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Penguin Random House Defends Effort to Buy Simon & Schuster

adminDec 13, 20211 min read
The Biden administration has challenged the deal over concerns it would harm authors, but the publisher said that argument is a misunderstanding of how the book industry works.

Mikio Shinagawa, Who Ran a Fashionable SoHo Haunt, Dies at 66

adminDec 13, 20211 min read
His earthy Japanese restaurant, Omen, became a downtown canteen for well-known patrons like Patti Smith, Yoko Ono and Richard Gere.

Inflationary Wave Changes Political Terrain for Right-Wing Populists

adminDec 13, 20211 min read
The leaders of Turkey, Hungary and Brazil are all grappling with problems posed by the global rise in prices ahead of national elections.

Detecting Signs of Trouble in Schools

adminDec 13, 20211 min read
Discussing steps to reduce the number of school shootings. Also: Book censorship; hunger in Afghanistan; abortion after incest; what kind of America?