The Vladimir Nabokov Museum
According to a list recently posted on Poynter, Charles “Chip” McGrath is among the staffers who are leaving the New York Times, which recently announced that it will be reducing staff by offering buyouts. McGrath edited the Times’s Sunday Book Review from 1994 until 2003, and has more recently been an arts reporter and reviewer for the paper, recently profiling authors such as Philip Roth and Andrew Solomon.
New York Times architecture critic Michael Kimmelman gets a good look at plans for the Norman Foster-led redesign of the New York Public Library’s flagship branch, and isn’t impressed with what he sees. “The designs have all the elegance and distinction of a suburban mall,” Kimmelman complains. Ouch.
An ultra-conservative group have been systematically vandalizing the Vladimir Nabokov Museum in St. Petersburg for what they see as Nabokov’s efforts to “promote pedophilia.”
Novelist and onetime Harper's editor Colin Harrison is the new editor-in-chief of Simon and Schuster’s Scribner imprint.
Should publishers be allowed to correct factual errors in digital versions of nonfiction books? Even in books whose authors have died? If so, how much correcting is too much? Melville House publisher Dennis Loy Johnson grapples with this issue following his digital re-issue Thirty-Eight Witnesses, A.M. Rosenthal's 1964 book about the murder of Kitty Genovese.
Courier font gets a makeover.