The sale of Borders was officially approved yesterday. To make sense of the entire fiasco, Melville House’s Dennis Johnson has a compelling write-up. For most book lovers, their final sale is bittersweet.
"The only way to avenge all the things white people did to you was to get your kid into Harvard. You bided your time. You worked your ass off, day after day, year after year." Our own Marie Myung-Ok Lee has a new short story in Joyland called "La Piñata" (and of course you can also read her in these pages, too).
“I've always referred to it as a troubled project in the sense that I'm trying to tell stories about people who not are here in a way to tell their own stories. I'm trying to speak about an environment I knew well, but I'm aware that I'm dealing with very dark material. I'm pointing out the irony of what we would wish for ourselves and what actually ends up happening.” Teju Cole on tweeting American drone strikes.
Diane Keaton writes in her upcoming memoir, Then Again, that "Going out with Woody Allen was like being in a Woody Allen movie."