For decades, the New York Review of Books has enjoyed a reputation as the most important intellectual publication in the US, a home for complex and challenging ideas. This week, the stately magazine has been capsized after choosing to publish a highly contentious piece by the former broadcaster Jian Ghomeshi, who has been accused of sexual assault by more than 20 women. Ghomeshi’s article will not be printed until 11 October but it has already cost editor Ian Buruma his job, prompted a detailed apology from the NYRB’s publisher, divided the staff at its West Village office and generated a storm of criticism which has drawn in some of the biggest names in the literary world. One of the women who accused Ghomeshi of attacking her told the Guardian she was distressed by the article in which, she said, her alleged attacker tried to elicit sympathy and gave a false account of the legal process. “This is so self-absorbed that I don’t know how this could be published … [Read more...] about How one article capsized a New York literary institution
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Press play to listen to this article By JACK BLANCHARD PRESENTED BY AIRBUS Send tips here | Subscribe for free | View in your browser Good Tuesday morning. The most Boris Johnson thing ever: Is booking a professional photographer to capture the moment you quit the Cabinet, just in time for the Telegraph splash. DRIVING THE DAY HOW IS IT ONLY TUESDAY? Theresa May’s new-look Cabinet meets in Downing Street this morning as questions swirl about her future as prime minister. No. 10 last night concluded a rapid-fire reshuffle, confirming the incendiary briefing to Playbook last week that a “full reshuffle plan” had been drawn up for the Chequers summit was no empty threat. Jeremy Hunt takes his place in one of the great offices of state (and is one step closer to No. 10); Matt Hancock and Dominic Raab have the big jobs they lusted after, and for some reason Jeremy Wright is now culture secretary. But the relative slickness of the Downing Street operation last night … [Read more...] about POLITICO London Playbook, presented by Airbus: New-look Cabinet meets — Merkel in town — Judge dread in D.C.
Olivia Potts 7 July 2018 9:00 AM 7 July 2018 9:00 AM Share Twitter Facebook LinkedIn Email Whatsapp Stories of the Law and How It’s Broken The Secret BarristerMacmillan, pp.384, £16.99In Your Defence: Stories of Life and Law Sarah LangfordDoubleday, pp.320, £16.99 ‘The first thing we do, let’s kill all the lawyers,’ says Dick the Butcher in Henry VI, Part II. Mostly, this has been written off by literature undergraduates and fridge magnet makers as a joke at the expense of one of the oldest professions; but there’s another interpretation. Dick, although a comic character, was a follower of the rebel Jack Cade, who believed that by disrupting law and order he could overthrow the king and stand in his place. What this line actually means is that lawyers independent of the state are the final bastion of civilised society. Without lawyers, society falls apart. This premise is examined in two new books, both written by … [Read more...] about Two new books by barristers chronicle the perilous state of our justice system
LIAM GALLAGHER needs to get working on his “quick maths” and keeping his jacket on in the warm weather. I can reveal the rocker is planning an unlikely collaboration with viral grime sensation Big Shaq. The Man’s Not Hot rapper — aka Michael Dapaah — revealed Liam had been in touch about working on a new track. In an exclusive interview, he said: “Liam Gallagher — that’s my guy. Yeah, we talk all the time. “He said, ‘You’re a legend man, just keep going. Go for it brother.’ “He wants to work on a song together — he’s been giving me great vibes. Hopefully we will get in the studio together soon. He’s showing me a lot of love.” Despite this, Big Shaq is stuck between the warring Gallagher brothers — after Noel also invited him to support him on his tour. And the rapper is now hoping his friendship with both former Oasis stars might help to heal their rift. Speaking at Wireless … [Read more...] about Rocker Liam Gallagher teams up with viral grime sensation Big Shaq on new track
Pop-ups appearing in Facebook Messenger are asking European users to review their privacy settings to continue using the app. The notification has been prompted by the strict new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) ahead of laws taking force on 25 May. GDPR is designed to bring tech firms like Google and Facebook into line amid mounting concerns over the way they collect and share private user data. It comes as Mark Zuckerberg sat down before Congress to address issues surrounding the Cambridge Analytica scandal this week. Latest estimates suggest more than 87 million users may have had their data mined by the firm through the'This Is Your Digital Life' quiz. In recent days, it also emerged that private conversations on Messenger may have fallen into the hands of the British consultancy firm - a claim the company denies. Scroll down for video Pop-ups appearing in Facebook Messenger (pictured) are asking people to review their privacy settings to … [Read more...] about Messenger asks users to confirm privacy options ahead of new EU laws