Remainders, some slightly stale edition

  • Tickets to this year’s New Yorker Festival, which includes readings from Zadie Smith and Ian McEwan, among others, go on sale August 25.
  • The libel suit against Augusten Burroughs for his portrayal of a Northampton, Massachusetts family in his first memoir, Running with Scissors, has implications for all authors using their life in their work.
  • A middle-aged anthropology professor, frustrated by her students’ failure to engage with their studies, goes back to college as a freshman and writes a book about it.

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