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Tiger Beatdown › Uh, yes, Franca Sozzani, racism is a problem in fashion

The cover of “Vogue Italia” has an important face on it this month: Chinese model Fei Fei Sun, who is the first Asian model to appear on the cover of …

Out of 100 rapes, only nine are prosecuted. It's sad, but important to remember that Steubenville is a rare exception: http://bit.ly/1099Css

What gets people to care about rape? Its impact on the football season. (via http://www.mattbors.com)

Do Girls of Color Survive Dystopia?

Very interesting subject! I'm a big fan of dystopian and post-apocalyptic literature, both adult and YA.<p>It's post-apocalyptic, not dystopian, but …

Neil Gaiman returns to Marvel » MobyLives

Neil Gaiman will be working on comics for Marvel for the first time in six years.<p><b>Neil Gaiman</b>, who got his start writing comic books and made a name …

What to Do When Friends Give You Books You Don't Want to Read

You know how it goes. You’re chatting with a friend, and the friend mentions a book they’ve read, and you say, “Oh, that sounds …

Independent Booksellers' Week: authors' favourite bookshops

http://www.theguardian.com/books/gallery/2012/jul/06/authors-favourite-independent-bookshops<p>720<p>Writers from Michael Frayn to Deborah Moggach …

Decline in independent bookshops continues with 73 closures in 2012

Another 73 independent booksellers shut up shop in 2012 – more than one casualty for every week of the year – bringing the number left in the UK down …

15 Summer Reads Handpicked By Indie Booksellers

Booksellers know how important a good story is — one that reaches out, pulls you in and keeps you reading late into the warm summer night. As readers seek out recommendations for their summer travels, booksellers are scouring their shelves for the stories that shine.<p>For some suggestions, we turn …

Indie booksellers sue Amazon and the Big Six over DRM » MobyLives

Amazon: your one-stop shop for things that maintain the hegemony of Amazon<p>Three independent booksellers are looking to change the lines of engagement …

Remembering Chinua Achebe And The Importance Of Struggle

To remember Chinua Achebe who died last Thursday, <i>Fresh Air</i> listens back to an interview with the great African writer that originally aired on May 10, 1988. In it, Achebe talks about the literary trope of the white explorer or missionary living amongst the savages, and the importance of …

Book News: Fifty Shades Of Greenbacks: Random House Profits Jump

<i>The daily lowdown on books, publishing, and the occasional author behaving badly.</i><p>Profits at Random House shot up 75.6 percent last year because of Fifty Shades of Grey sales, according to <i>Publisher's Weekly</i>. The <i>Fifty Shades</i> trilogy has been so successful that CEO Markus Dohle announced at the 2012 …

Homeland by Cory Doctorow

<i>“So we’re going to win?”<br>Jolu laughed. “There’s no winning or losing, Marcus. There’s only doing.”</i><p><i>Homeland</i> is the sequel to Cory Doctorow’s brilliant …

Calling Dr Laura by Nicole Georges

It’s difficult to resist comparing <i>Calling Dr. Laura: A Graphic Memoir</i> to Alison Bechdel’s <i>Fun Home</i>. They’re quite different in tone, but both are …

The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller

<i>The Song of Achilles</i> is a sort of retelling of <i>The Iliad</i> from the point of view of Patroclus, an exiled prince and the lover and companion of …

Persepolis removed from Chicago schools amidst confusion; protest scheduled

<b>Marjane Satrapi’s</b> PERSEPOLIS, a stunning coming of age story considered a classic by many, has been ordered removed from Chicago’s Lane Technical …

Fragmented Memories and Revising Badminton: A Conversation with Geneviève Castrée

The work of Geneviève Castrée encompasses art, music, and comics, all of which share a common defiance of tradition. It’s idiosyncratic and deeply …