Items Tagged With plagiarism

Xiaolu Guo States American Literature is Overrated, Shia LaBeouf Scandal, and More

by Evan Smith Rakoff

Daily News

Online Only, posted 1.22.14

Liel Leibovitz reports that Listen Up Philip, a movie that premieres this week at the Sundance Film Festival, has glaring parallels to the work of Philip Roth; musician Trent Reznor is on board to collaborate on the score of David Fincher’s adaptation of Gillian Flynn’s Gone Girl; University of Southern California students have launched a letter-writing campaign to save USC’s Master of Professional Writing program; and other news.

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Ruth Graham on Plagiarism Scandals, Harvard Poetry Professor Herbie Hancock, and More

by Evan Smith Rakoff

Daily News

Online Only, posted 1.13.14

Harvard has named jazz musician and composer Herbie Hancock its 2014 Norton Professor of Poetry; Ruth Graham ponders the many plagiarism scandals of 2013; Brain Pickings showcases the audio of William Faulkner’s 1954 Nobel Prize acceptance speech; and other news.

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New Year’s Reading List, Jorge Luis Borges, Shia LaBeouf’s Apology, and More

by Evan Smith Rakoff

Daily News

Online Only, posted 1.2.14

The Daily Beast offers a life-affirming reading list; Kitchen Sink Press has donated its archives to Columbia University; test your literary knowledge with a quiz gleaned from Jeopardy champion Tom Nissley’s A Reader’s Book of Days; and other news.

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Poet Kofi Awoonor Among Victims in Kenya, Banned Books Week, and More

by Evan Smith Rakoff

Daily News

Online Only, posted 9.23.13

Ghanaian poet Kofi Awoonor was among the victims of the ongoing seige at a shopping mall in Kenya; this afternoon PEN American Center is hosting a live Google+ hangout with Sherman Alexie; Rebecca Mead discusses her new book My Life in Middlemarch; and other news.

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