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New York Review of Books Issues Retraction

MartinFillerNYRBHedA defamation lawsuit filed last week by world-renowned London-based architect Zaha Hadid certainly got the defendants’ attention. On Monday, the New York Review of Books posted a letter from article author Martin Filler. It reads:

In my review of Rowan Moore’s Why We Build: Power and Desire in Architecture [NYRB, June 5], I quoted comments by the architect Zaha Hadid, who designed the Al Wakrah stadium in Qatar, when she was asked in London in February 2014 about revelations a week earlier in The Guardian that hundreds of migrant laborers had died while working on construction projects in Qatar. I wrote that an “estimated one thousand laborers… have perished while constructing her project thus far.”

However, work did not begin on the site for the Al Wakrah stadium until two months after Ms. Hadid made those comments; and construction is not scheduled to begin until 2015. There have been no worker deaths on the Al Wakrah project and Ms. Hadid’s comments about Qatar that I quoted in the review had nothing to do with the Al Wakrah site or any of her projects.

I regret the error.

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On The Menu: Mediabistro’s Holiday Gift Guide

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We hate the term “last-minute gifts,” because it makes us feel nervous about being unprepared for the rapidly approaching holiday, especially since we just started our Christmas shopping yesterday. But for those of you who still need some gift recommendations (like us) today’s mediabistro.com Morning Media Menu is one to catch.

This morning, hosts Jason Boog of GalleyCat and AgencySpy‘s Matt Van Hoven offered some gift ideas for every media loving person on you list.

Jason provided some options for publishing related gifts, like a subscription to the New York Review of Books or a copy of one of the biggest books of the year, Pride, Prejudice and Zombies. Matt had some ideas for the advertising professional in your life, like The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Marketing Basics in paperback. Why paperback you might ask? “Because it’s only $4.39 on Amazon.com,” Matt said.

List in for more gift ideas, as well as a discussion about the 50 biggest Twitter trending topics of 2009. You can listen to all the past podcasts at BlogTalkRadio.com/mediabistro and call in at 646-929-0321.