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Covering Guantanamo Diary

Mohamedou Ould Slahi

Christian Lorentzen reviews Mohamedou Ould Slahi’s Guantanamo Diary, “a relentless catalogue of grotesque abuses.” Mark Danner covers the heavily redacted book for the New York Times. The Intercept provides some information about how the book got published.

Frances McDormand, who recently starred in the adaptation of Elizabeth Strout’s Olive Kitteridge, has joined the cast of the adaptation of Meg Wolitzer’s novel The Wife.

The Los Angeles Review of Books has inaugurated a new series titled No Crisis, “a look at the state of critical thinking and writing—literary interpretation, art history, and cultural studies—in the 21st century.”

A tech writer at Business Insider urges Michael Bloomberg to buy the New York Times. “How could Bloomberg buy the New York Times if it isn't for sale? By taking a page out of Rupert Murdoch's book.”