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During a video meeting in February, Joshua Wolf Shenk — then the executive director of the Black Mountain Institute and editor in chief of the Believer magazine — showed his genitals to about a dozen colleagues. The incident was reported to the Office of Equal Employment and Title IX at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, which houses the literary institute, and Shenk resigned in March. He ...

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The Barack Obama and Bruce Springsteen brotherhood of man mission continues. “Renegades,” the podcast collaboration between the former president and the Boss has been repurposed and will be released as a book this fall. “Renegades: Born in the USA,” the book adaptation, will be released Oct. 26, Penguin Random House announced on Thursday. The 320-page tome will retail for $50 and include ...

FICTION: An insightful sendup of startup culture and the modern marriage. "The Startup Wife" by; Tahmima Anam; Scribner (304 pages, $26) ——— A Bangladeshi American woman drops out of her MIT doctoral program to become a coding wiz, and then writes an algorithm powering an innovative new social networking app. An encyclopedically brilliant white man becomes the charismatic savior-guide ...

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Organizers say that more than 400 million people worldwide will watch the ceremony that will highlight Peru's natural beauty.

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"The Sentence Is Death" by: Anthony Horowitz; Harper (373 pages, $27.99) ___ Anthony Horowitz (a fictional character and the narrator of this book) is on the set of "Foyle's War," the World War II-era TV show that Anthony Horowitz (a real person and the author of this book) wrote for the BBC. When Honeysuckle Weeks (a character in this novel but also an actress on the show) steps off a bus ...

LOS ANGELES - Being a Grammy Award-winning stage, film and television actor wasn't enough for Andrew Rannells. The star of Showtime's "Black Monday" is now a published author. "Too Much Is Not Enough: A Memoir of Fumbling Toward Adulthood" (Crown Archetype, $26) is a coming-of-age tale of a young man from the Midwest who survived bad auditions and relationships while chasing his dream of ...

"The Mastermind" by Evan Ratliff; Random House (480 pages, $28) ___ In early 2016, I broke a surreal tale about how DEA investigators in Minneapolis helped take down a global drug kingpin whose illicit activities were of a magnitude beyond anything that the most skilled crime novelists could conjure up. By that time, journalist Evan Ratliff was already more than a year on the trail of Paul ...

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