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Our God of Imagination

In his latest “Easy Chair” column, Harper’s Magazine contributor Thomas Frank sarcastically eviscerates the business class’ most prized literary genre: creativity.

Posted on May 21, 2013 READ MORE



The Author Who Hates Public Libraries

Best-selling children’s book writer Terry Deary claims the concept of providing the “impoverished access to books” is outdated and irrelevant; despite hopes that the next pope will be less homophobic than the last, the likely candidate supports “Kill the Gays” laws; meanwhile, PayPal and Lenovo aim to finish off passwords in order to move on to more secure measures. These discoveries and more after the jump.

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Zakaria Suspended After Acknowledging Plagiarism

Fareed Zakaria, a CNN host and editor-at-large for Time magazine, has been suspended by both news organizations after he admitted to plagiarizing parts of a story from The New Yorker. Zakaria apologized once the allegations came to light.

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New Yorker Journalist Quits Over Fake Dylan Quotes

Jonah Lehrer (at right) resigned Monday from The New Yorker after he admitted to fabricating quotes from Bob Dylan in his book “Imagine.” The discovery was made by Michael C. Moynihan, a writer for the online magazine Tablet.

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