Posts by: Steven Tagle

ABA Challenges Big-Box “Predatory Pricing”

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Two weeks ago, the American Booksellers Association, an organization of independent booksellers, asked the Justice Department to investigate what it describes as “illegal predatory pricing” by big-box retailers Amazon.com, Wal-Mart, and Target. The price war began on October 15 when Wal-Mart.com slashed prices on new hardcover bestsellers, including books by John Grisham, Stephen King, Barbara […]

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Lynndie England Sues Tortured Biographer

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Former Army reservist Lynndie England, the international face of the Abu Ghraib prison scandal, is suing her biographer for seizing control of what was intended to be a shared copyright. In July, writer Gary S. Winkler abruptly resigned from the limited liability corporation established to handle finances and formed his own.

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When in Rome: DC Lit Mag Launched

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The Rome Review, Washington DC’s new literary magazine, released its inaugural issue on June 27. The issue features work from Daniel Wallace, Blake Butler, Kathleen Rooney, and David Means, as well as photography from Jonathan Goley, Thomas Sayers Ellis, and Juliane E. Min. Founded by Editor Tarek Al-Hariri and Assistant Editors Blake Gaines and Gregory […]

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Shya Scanlon Experiments with Web Serialization

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Beginning this Thursday, Shya Scanlon will be serializing his sci-fi novel, Forecast, in semi-weekly installments across 42 web journals and blogs. Forecast is a sci-fi tale of relationships and identity under constant surveillance. The novel opens in a world where the weather has gone berserk, and electricity is created out of negative human emotion. Here […]

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AP to Distribute Nonprofit Journalism- Brief Rumpus Interviews with the Participants

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Sy Hersh would be proud: the Associated Press announced last Saturday that it will distribute watchdog and investigative journalism from four leading nonprofit organizations to its 1,500 member newspapers. The deal will widen distribution of the groups’ work while addressing a need created by newspapers’ shrinking resources.

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“A Friend’s Take” by Steven Tagle

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Rumpus contributor Steven Tagle has entered this film in Project Pushback, a competition to produce fresh messaging in support of the freedom to marry. If you like “A Friend’s Take,” please take a second to create a free user account on vimeo.com and vote for the film. Here’s how to vote: 1. Create a free […]

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Hersh Inaugurates Center for Investigative Reporting @ BU

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Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative journalist Seymour “Sy” Hersh presided over the inauguration of the New England Center for Investigative Reporting at Boston University, a non-profit, university-based organization dedicated to training the next generation of investigative reporters.

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The Rumpus Mini-Interview Project #1: The Gregory Brothers

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The Gregory Brothers, a Brooklyn-based quartet, remix speeches and news clips using an audio processor called Auto-Tune to create catchy musical news mash-ups that Rachel Maddow dubs “newsicals.” By auto-tuning the voices of politicians, pundits, and TV journalists like Katie Couric, the Gregory Brothers have produced a YouTube phenomenon that makes history accessible and entertaining to […]

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