Recommended Viewing: Charlie Rose sits down with Donna Tartt for the author’s only American television interview since releasing her latest novel, The Goldfinch. (Related: Adam Dalva fears that Tartt may have been “following me around with her notebook in hand for the last 14 years.”)
"Porn, Cyberterrorism, The Russian Mob and the Future of Literature" A piece exploring the coming insurrection: digitization - and thus democratization - of books.
As noted on Arts & Letters Daily, Yale's decision to shutter its Initiative for the Interdisciplinary Study of Anti-Semitism raises the question, "Where does scholarship end and advocacy begin?"
Would you rather be sentenced to almost eight years in prison or be forced to read Malcolm Gladwell? Convicted eco-terrorist Rebecca Rubin was sentenced to five years in prison and told to read Gladwell's David and Goliath. The judge believes Rubin could learn non-violent protest from Gladwell. Pair with: Our own Michael Bourne's review of the book.