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Further Reading: Troublesome CEOs

Further Reading: Troublesome CEOs

  After a 2013 memo about sexual harassment was leaked to the press, newspapers at home and abroad have been speculating on whether or not Uber CEO Travis Kalanik—no stranger to controversy—might lose his job. Kalanik has been accused of poisoning company culture with laddish (some might say horribly sexist) behavior. Fictional CEOs are no strangers to […]

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Further Reading: Clouds

Further Reading: Clouds

James Comey testified before the Senate Intelligence Committee today. In his prepared remarks, made public yesterday, the recently ousted F.B.I. director shared the details of his meetings with President Trump, recorded in memo form, during which the President made several references to the harm his presumed ties with Russia have caused on his ability to govern. In a metaphorical flourish, the […]

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Further Reading: Federal Judges

Further Reading: Federal Judges

Further Reading is a new feature on The Booklist Reader, designed to provide readers’ advisory for today’s headlines. As CNN reports, President Trump is bristling against—and lashing out at—the ruling of the federal judge who defanged the administration’s threat to block funds to sanctuary cities. Although a sitting president’s antagonism towards the judiciary is certainly newsworthy, fiction writers […]

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Further Reading: Murder and Social Media

Further Reading: Murder and Social Media

Further Reading is a new feature on The Booklist Reader, designed to provide readers’ advisory for today’s headlines. When Steve Stephens murdered Robert Godwin on Sunday, he filmed the despicable deed and uploaded the video to Facebook. Millions of people watched it before Facebook pulled it down. While the murder and its aftermath shocked the nation—and rightfully so—crime […]

Further Reading: Phone Sex

Further Reading: Phone Sex

Further Reading is a new feature on The Booklist Reader, designed to provide readers’ advisory for today’s headlines. As The O’Reilly Factor continues to lose advertisers over multi-million dollar lawsuits settled against its host, the depositions of Bill O’Reilly’s accusers have started circulating on Twitter. While it’s completely inadvisable to read these—please trust us on this—suffice it to […]

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Further Reading: Russia

Further Reading: Russia

Further Reading is a new feature on The Booklist Reader, designed to provide readers’ advisory for today’s headlines.   You can’t trip over a rock without hearing something about Russia these days. And what’s true for the news is also true for good, recent fiction for adults. The following recommended novels about Russia and Russians, linked […]

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Further Reading: Phone Taps

Further Reading: Phone Taps

Terrible! Just found out that Obama had my “wires tapped” in Trump Tower just before the victory. Nothing found. This is McCarthyism! — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 4, 2017 As the nation and the world consider President Trump’s allegations that President Obama bugged his phone, readers might consider investigating the following novels, linked to their excerpted […]

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Further Reading: North Korea
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Further Reading: North Korea

Further Reading is a new feature on The Booklist Reader, designed to provide readers’ advisory for today’s headlines.   The three-generation Kim Dynasty has made North Korea one of the most reviled—and ridiculed—nations in the world. Memes depicting Kim Jong-un laughing about the fact that he’s “no longer the craziest leader” keep popping up on social […]

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Further Reading: Crowds

Further Reading: Crowds

Further Reading is a new feature on The Booklist Reader, designed to provide readers’ advisory for today’s headlines.       Crowds have been very much in the news this past week: crowds large and small, violent and calm, paid and unpaid. For a terrifying (and terrifyingly well-written) look at the danger of crowds, read John […]

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Further Reading: Jackie Evancho

Further Reading: Jackie Evancho

Further Reading is a new feature on The Booklist Reader, designed to provide readers’ advisory for today’s headlines.   Jackie Evancho, the platinum-selling singer who, at the age of 10, won America’s Got Talent for her preternaturally precise renditions of Callas and Puccini, will perform at the presidential inauguration. Although her appearance was announced last month, Evancho’s all over the […]

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