Three NYC Bookshops That Will Steal Your Heart — Messy Nessy Chic

  New York City has no shortage of vast bookstores where you can easily spend an hour peacefully browsing the endless shelves and genres, but what I’m looking for is a bookshop that makes my heart ache a little; one that makes me want to swap lives with the bookseller and live inside their world. So… […]

Peer tutoring platform Knack raises $1.5M from Charles Hudson, Jeff Vinik — TechCrunch

Knack, a peer tutoring platform aimed at college students, is taking a different approach than some online tutoring marketplaces have in the past. As a result, the Florida-based startup has raised a $1.5 million seed round co-led by Charles Hudson’s Precursor Ventures and Tampa Bay Lighting owner and Fenway Sports Group Partner, Jeff Vinik. Other… via […]

Make it Short, I Got a Plane to Catch — Sharon Bonin-Pratt’s Ink Flare

The contemporary reader has a short attention span and we writers need to respect that. We need to write toward their preferences because they’re the folks who buy our books. How to shorten chapters, reduce paragraphs, decrease word count, and still write a book with intriguing premise, significant character development, and exciting plot remains […] via […]

Saudi crown prince attracts fresh scrutiny, if not sanction — Columbia Journalism Review

On Friday, the seemingly endless scandal over the murder of Jamal Khashoggi, the Saudi dissident writer killed in his country’s Istanbul consulate early last month, took another twist. The Washington Post, where Khashoggi worked as an opinion columnist, reported the CIA’s conclusion that Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman (MBS) personally ordered Khashoggi’s killing. The… via […]

Cook this: Charlie Bird’s farro salad from Ina Garten’s Cook Like a Pro — National Post

Our cookbook of the week is Cook Like a Pro: Recipes & Tips for Home Cooks by Ina Garten, the Barefoot Contessa. Over the next three days, we’ll feature recipes from the book and an interview with its author. Ina Garten had just made this sensational salad when we spoke. “I really would happily eat… via […]