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Obama talks to Vice; millennials consume news

President Obama talks to Vice founder Shane Smith about foreign policy, marijuana legalization, global warming, and political gridlock.

In the new edition of the children’s book Heather Has Two Mommies, originally published in 1989, Heather’s two moms are wearing rings on their left hands. Leslea Newman explained to the AP: “"I don't specifically say that they're married but they are.”

Jack White’s publishing venture, Third Man Books, just signed with the distributor Consortium. They’re set to publish three books this year, including Hidden Water, a collection of work by the late poet Frank Stanford: unpublished poems, and facsimiles of Stanford’s drafts, letters, and art.

Millennials consume more news than they’re purported to, according to a study by the American Press Institute and the Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research—sixty-nine percent access some type of news every day. They just get to it in different ways than the generations above them. Rather than going directly to news providers for it, “news and information are woven into an often continuous but mindful way that Millennials connect to the world generally, which mixes news with social connection, problem solving, social action, and entertainment.” Only half report being online most or all day.

At the London Review of Books, Kristen Dombek reviews Kim Gordon’s memoir: “If rock stars’ memoirs are supposed to reify our fantasy that artistic stardom can provide you with a ‘suspended adulthood,’ as she puts it, [Gordon] refuses to comply. This is a book about the very adult problem of having worked so hard at an artistic career that you can wake up to accidentally see a text message on your spouse’s phone and find your cities, your industry and your marriage irrevocably changed, all at the same time, in such a way that to sort out what is what, what you have done to get here, can ‘make your brain split open.’ ”

In other rock 'n' roll—publishing news, Carrie Brownstein’s memoir, Hunger Makes Me a Modern Girl, is coming out in October. The book ends with Sleater-Kinney going on hiatus in 2005.