Sleight of Hand: On Meena Kandasamy’s “When I Hit You” and “Exquisite Cadavers”

THE UK PAPERBACK cover of Meena Kandasamy’s When I Hit You shouts out with a chorus of one-word reviews: “Scorching” (The Observer), “Searing” (The Financial Times), “Explosive” (the Guardian) and “Shattering” (The Daily Telegraph). My experience of reading it was that I often realized I had been tensing my legs, clenching my teeth, needing to […] The post Sleight of Hand: On Meena Kandasamy’s “When I Hit You” and “Exquisite Cadavers” appeared first on Los Angeles Review of Books. Continue reading at 'Los Angeles Review of Books'

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Book Bans and Antisemitism Go Hand in Hand

Angela Engel, publisher of the Collective Book Studio, examines the disturbing connection between banned books and antisemitism. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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'A Handful of Earth, A Handful of Sky' reveals Octavia E. Butler's early life in Pasadena

Drawing on Octavia E. Butler's journals and notes, "A Handful of Earth, A Handful of Sky" offers a glimpse inside her journey to becoming a science fiction writer. Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

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BookExpo 2018: At PEN Panel, Free Speech and Race Go Hand in Hand

This year’s PEN America–hosted BookExpo panel saw journalists and a civil rights activist debate the meaning of free speech in an era of “fake news” and deep racial tensions. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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Hitting the Books: Summer reading list

More than a million new titles are published annually in the US, far more than even the most bibliophilic secret agent could get through. Even with a weekly publishing schedule, we can only bring you 52 Hitting the Books each year. To help shine a spotlight on all the fantastic stories that... Continue reading at Engadget

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Children's Institute 2022: Supply Chain Issues Hit Sidelines, Too

Sales of jigsaw puzzles and games remain strong sellers, along with art supplies more than two years into Covid. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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Hit the Road with these Bookish Road Trip Essentials

Pack those books, queue up an audiobook or two, and make your summer road trip decidedly more bookish with these fun pieces!- Courtney Rodgers Continue reading at Book Riot

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‘I almost got hit’: the Ukrainian journalists turned war correspondents overnight

Initially writing stories and making television reports was secondary for the journalists as many focused on survivalRussia-Ukraine war: latest updatesWhen the war started journalists in Ukraine found themselves at the centre of the biggest story in the world. They became war correspondents... Continue reading at The Guardian

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Book Biz Stocks Take a Hit

A tough year for the stock market got worse in April, leading the Publishers Weekly Stock Index, now down to only six companies, to drop 8.8%. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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Hitting the Books: Dodge, Detroit and the Revolutionary Union Movement of 1968

After decades on the decline intro, America's labor movement is undergoing a massive renaissance with Starbucks, Amazon and Apple Store employees leading the way. Though the tech sector has only just begun basking in the newfound glow of collective bargaining rights, the automotive industry has... Continue reading at Engadget

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Kentucky Hands Unprecedented Control of Public Libraries to Politicians

New legislation in Kentucky gives complete control of public library board appointments to county judge executives. Continue reading at Book Riot

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New Kentucky Law Hands Control of Libraries to Local Politicians

In a move that has alarmed library leaders, Kentucky bill SB 167—which came back from the dead last week with a veto override—will empower local politicians to “appoint whomever they want to library boards and block major library spending.” Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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'Hogwarts Legacy' will hit Xbox, PlayStation and PC this holiday season

Hogwarts Legacy will arrive on PC, PlayStation 4, PS5, Xbox One and Xbox Series consoles in holiday 2022. Hogwarts Legacy was announced in late 2020 and it was originally due to come out in 2021, but was later delayed to 2022. The "holiday" timeframe is one step closer to an actual release... Continue reading at Engadget

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Hitting the Books: Lab-grown meat is the future, just as Winston Churchill predicted

From domestication and selective breeding to synthetic insulin and CRISPR, humanity has long sought understand, master and exploit the genetic coding of the natural world. In The Genesis Machine: Our Quest to Rewrite Life in the Age of Synthetic Biology authors Amy Webb, professor of strategic... Continue reading at Engadget

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Hitting the Books: 'Miracle Rice' fed China's revolution but endangered its crop diversity

Feeding the planet's 8 billion people is challenge enough and our current industrialized commercial practices are causing such ecological damage that we may soon find ourselves hard-pressed to feed any more. For decades, scientists have sought out higher yields and faster growth at the expense... Continue reading at Engadget

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'Wall Street Journal' and its owners hit by cyberattack linked to China

News Corp says it was the target of a cyberattack that impacted The Wall Street Journal, New York Post, Dow Jones, its UK news operations and other publications and business units. The company says hackers accessed the emails and documents of some employees, including journalists. A... Continue reading at Engadget

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Hitting the Books: The decades-long fight to bring live television to deaf audiences

The Silent Era of cinema was perhaps its most equitable with both hearing and hearing-impaired viewers able to enjoy productions alongside one another, but with the advent of "talkies," deaf and hard-of-hearing American's found themselves largely excluded from this new dominant entertainment... Continue reading at Engadget

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Little Hands Love New Board Books for 2022

Put these new board books publishing in the first half of 2022 into the hands of the youngest readers in your life. Continue reading at Book Riot

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She has a bestseller and hit Netflix series. But Stephanie Land's 'Maid' isn't just about being a 'palatable poor person'

Stephanie Land, the author of 'Maid,' joins the L.A. Times Book Club on Jan. 25. Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

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W H Smith sales hit 85% of 2019 levels after good Christmas trading

W H Smith has reported a "good performance" for the 20-week period to 15th January 2022, with total group revenue at 85% of 2019 levels.  Continue reading at The Bookseller

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