In 2007, the writer began work on a project about a massive hurricane hitting New York City. Five years later, just as he put the final edits on Odds Against Tomorrow--published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux earlier this month--Hurricane Sandy descended on the city. Over a recent cup of coffee in Tur ... More >>
Remember the Clarence Thomas hearings, and how David Brock (then a right- rather than a left-wing operative -- yes that's how long ago it was!) called Anita Hill "a little bit nutty and a little bit slutty"? Remember how decent people were outraged by this appalling breach of decorum?
Boy, those we ... More >>
Proving that plagiarism doesn't ruin your career (at all) we have the case of Kaavya Viswanathan, the lit wunderkind who scored a reported $500,000 two-book deal while still in high school, had the first of her chick-lit novels published her sophomore year at Harvard, and then got busted for ... More >>