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Mar 8, 2010 @ 6:00:00 am

I Don't Care About Your Band author Julie Klausner

The Oscars were infinitely more bearable last night thanks to the peanut gallery of literary tweeters: Colson Whitehead, Edward Champion, and Julie Klausner. This from Bookforum's own Chris Lehmann: "If James Cameron ends the night drunk and sobbing, I'm happy."

Borders cuts workforce; employees call it "Black Thursday."

Barnes and Noble to offer discounted e-Books to print book buyers.

"I swear to God," David Shields tells Bookslut, "I can’t read a book unless it has miniature numbered sections. I exaggerate, but only slightly." A not-so-subtle plug for his new manifesto, Reality Hunger, to be sure, but also a bit of word sampling from Morrissey, neatly summing up our feelings on Shields’s over-hyped book: “I still love you/I still love you/ Only slightly, only slightly less than I used to.”

Scholar Jenny Woolf claims that newly unearthed evidence absolves Alice in Wonderland author Lewis Carroll of pedophilia charges.