Remainders: teen edition

  • Just when you thought marketing to students couldn’t get any more insidious than Coke machines in public schools, McGraw-Hill announces plans to put advertisements in textbooks.
  • Are teenagers really throwing “rainbow parties” devoted to orgiastic oral sex, or do the publisher and editor of a new book just want you to think they are? (See also the sickening story behind the creation of the Gossip Girl series.)
  • Writing about the inner life of a 14-year-old girl? Laura Miller predicts you’ll never win the Nobel.

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