Jul 31, 2012 @ 12:01:00 am
How GoodReads hides some bad book reviews to keep the site from degenerating into a commenter free-for-all.
Popular science writer Jonah Lehrer has resigned from his position as a staff writer at the New Yorker after confessing to having fabricating several quotes from Bob Dylan in his latest book, Imagine: How Creativity Works. Lehrer was confronted about the quotes in an email from journalist and Dylan diehard Michael Moynihan last week (who was just interviewed by the Observer about the matter) and came clean on Monday morning.
Is there any point to the word “literary?” “It seems to imply some particular formal characteristics,” Rob Horning writes at the New Inquiry, “but that implication only allows the term to serve as an alibi for the status aspirations of the people who use it.”
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