Hannah a.m. Oliver

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I Gave A Speech About Race To The Publishing Industry And No One Heard Me

We are ready for a publishing industry that represents the world we live in, and it will ignore us — writers and readers of color — at its peril.<p>Last night, I walked into a mini-disaster. Or to be more precise, I stood on a chair in it.<p>A few weeks ago, when <i>Publisher’s Weekly</i> asked me to give the …

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Diversity In Book Publishing Isn't Just About Writers — Marketing Matters, Too

Novelist Angela Flournoy recently said, "I think it's an undue burden for the writer of color that's just trying to get people to care about their book as much as other people's books, to then also be the one to have the answers."<p>Flournoy, writer of the acclaimed novel The Turner House, was …

‘Drug-infested den’ and ‘true American patriots’: Donald Trump’s map of America

When President Trump looks at America, he sees two very different worlds: He’s visited inner cites he declared to be “worse than almost any of the places in the Middle East,” he slammed New Hampshire as a “drug-infested den.” And he’s championed “beautiful” cities full of “massive crowds” and “true …

A surprisingly subtle force may have broken off one of the largest icebergs ever recorded

The Roman poet Ovid once quipped that "dripping water hollows out stone, not through force but through persistence."<p>When it comes to buckling ancient, thousand-foot-thick ice shelves — and perhaps the 1.1-trillion-ton, Delaware-size piece of ice that Antarctica just shed into the sea— Ovid may have …

Watch: Here’s what it’s like to fly past Pluto in a rocket ship

Thanks, NASA.<p>It’s been two years since NASA’s research spacecraft, New Horizons, zoomed past Pluto on its never-ending voyage into space.<p>To celebrate the milestone, and to take advantage of the data and photos NASA collected along the way, the agency released a new video on Friday showing …

The Best Listens of Summer

My 7 favorite podcasts<p>One of the surprise hits of new media these days is podcasts.<p>Many of the most popular ones are descendants of the 2014 hit …

YA novelist Kwame Alexander has daddy issues

Portia Wiggins Portraiture<p>Looking for news you can trust?<br>Subscribe to our free newsletters.<p>When Kwame Alexander talks, you can sense something …

How Long Can Connecticut's Prison Reform Last?

Governor Dannel Malloy’s allies worry the policy changes implemented under his watch will be undone once he leaves office.<p>When Dannel Malloy, the Democratic governor of Connecticut, entered Germany’s Heidering Prison two years ago this summer, he saw something more akin to an American college …

5 Steps to Make Sure Your Website Is ADA-Compliant

Websites need to be just as accessible as ATMs, elevators, terminals and other user interfaces.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is one of America's most comprehensive pieces of civil rights legislation. Most people are familiar …

Web Design

Six Bad Ass Librarians from Pop Culture

Sometimes the media needs to remind us who the truly tough, mysterious characters are in this world, and they usually hang out with books. It’s so …

DNC race remains tight as energized Democrats combat Trump

ATLANTA (AP) — Just days before Democratic activists pick a new party chair, the contest to head the Democratic National Committee remains fluid, as …

The Real Reason Dystopian Fiction Is Roaring Back

From the "everything old is new again" files: Bygone dystopian fiction is officially back in vogue. As reported last month, Penguin Random House has …

Five Slack Hacks That Can Keep You Productive No Matter What

Here’s how to get notified only when you want to, master some handy keyboard shortcuts, and turn off that annoying red dot.<p>Slack is designed to replace your inbox and be the one place where all your communications would happen, keeping you and your team productive and informed at the same time. But …

Legacy Of Playwright: Mapping How Shakespeare Saw the World

A new exhibit honouring the 400th anniversary of William Shakespeare’s death has opened at the Norman B. Leventhal Map Center at the Boston Public …

It’s Impossible To Watch Just One Of These GIFs Of Japanese Wood Joining

Traditional Japanese carpentry is almost unfathomably complicated. Timber was joined, not by nails or screws, but by carving extremely intricate patterns into the wood, then interlocking them as self-reinforcing joints.<p>These aren’t your dad’s Lincoln Logs or Lego, though. The patterns include …

Brexit won because those who opposed it did not address its core philosophy

Some scientists claim that philosophy is dead – but recent politics proves we need it more than ever<p>A few months ago, I was asked to give a lecture on the usefulness of philosophy while in the UK. The lecture followed a wave of hostility towards philosophy from well-known physicists. Stephen …

5 Common Mistakes New Freelancers Make And How To Avoid Them

Making mistakes as a new freelancer is part of the learning curve. Nobody becomes a freelancer one morning, lands a bunch of new high-paying clients, kicks $10,000 in a week and spends the rest of the month drinking mojitos on some fancy white-sand beach. When I was just getting started, a lot of …

Surviving Beatles Talk Ron Howard's New Documentary: "In the End You Kind of Become a Fan"

"We started with vinyl, went to CD. … Now, it's streaming," says Ringo Starr as he and Paul McCartney discuss the director's new Fab Four film, which …

6 More Ways to Become a Power Library User

A few years ago, we offered a list of ways to become a pro at using your public library. Kelly pointed out that everyone knows about checking out …

'I worked in a sweatshop and know how those $59 jeans are made'

"It was an assembly line, one person had to iron 50 jeans an hour, another person had to attach 250 buttons an hour. If you do one less, you would be …

5 Outfit Ideas We're Stealing From H&M For Fall

As dedicated fashion lovers, we're always on the hunt for the newest ways to discover outfit inspiration. We aren't just talking about your typical …

Home Chat: Noel Coward's searing feminist satire – review

The tiny Finborough Theatre, above a pub in Earls Court, has made it its calling card to discover plays by great 20th-century dramatists that have been forgotten.<p>Home Chat, an 1927 script by Noël Coward, has not been performed for nearly 90 years. It was not greeted well when it was first produced …

Are the Liberal Arts an Antidote to Social Media?

The performative nature of our social media personas.

On a Certain Epigram by Anna Akhmatova

By Anthony Madrid June 21, 2016<p>Our Correspondents<p>Detail of a portrait of Anna Akhmatova by Kuzma Petrov-Vodkin, 1922.<p>In my village it’s a famous epigram, but I wonder how many of you are familiar with it. Here it is, complete and unexpurgated, in Anna Akhmatova’s original Russian, from 1958:<p>Могла …

When Everyone Knows How Much Everyone Else Is Paid

For companies that decide to make salaries public, internal efforts to close the gender gap aren’t far off.<p>One idea for eliminating America’s gender-wage disparity is to have formal reviews of a company’s entire payroll. The thinking is that if employers did an internal audit analyzing their pay …

Supreme Court Justice To Appear in Shakespeare Play

Hon. Ruth Bader Ginsburg will have a cameo in Merchant of Venice.<p>U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg will have a cameo role in an upcoming …

VISIBLE: Women Writers of Color: Desiree Cooper

“The invisibility of writers of color is in fact a willed blindness. But we exist.”<p>With these words, three Los Angeles–based publishers launched …

Biden accuses GOP of threatening democracy in Supreme Court standoff

'Unless we can find common ground, how can the system designed by our founders function,' the vice president says.<p>Vice President Joe Biden on Thursday cast the Senate’s refusal to consider Judge Merrick Garland’s nomination to the Supreme Court as a viral dysfunction that would infect other …

Here's everything we know — and don't know — about the Brussels attacks

Brussels, with a population of a little more than a million residents, was placed on locked down after a trio of bombings rocked the city.<p>Here is everything we know and don't know about the attacks on Belgium's capital.

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