GalleyCat caught up with Salman Rushdie yesterday at the launch of the PEN World Voices Festival held on the patio of the Instituto Cervantes. The festival, which is celebrating its fifth year — if you build it they will come! says Rushdie — runs from April 27 to May 3 in New York City and will feature 160 writers from 40 different countries. Some names you might recognize include Paul Krugman, Adam Gopnik, Neil Gaiman, Parker Posey, Lou Reed, Laurie Anderson, and Francine Prose. And that’s just the tip of the iceberg. Check out the entire line-up here.
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Forbes.com has compiled a list of the 25 Most Influential Liberals in US Media, which depending on who you are includes most of the East Coast, or begins and ends with Arianna Huffington (who ranks second). A number of people on the list are bloggers: Ezra Klein, Josh Marshall, and our favorite addition, Andrew Sullivan, whose support of both Obama and Gay marriage has apparently forever excluded him from the GOP camp.
However the two entries we find most intriguing are the op-ed page editors of both the New York Times and the Washington Post. David Shipley of the Times comes in at nine, and Fred Hiatt of WaPo makes the top three. Says Forbes of Shipley: “Relatively unknown, compared with others on this list, he runs the most widely read op-ed page in America. The page is poised to challenge left-leaning shibboleths from within the fold while still remaining faithful to the Times’ core liberal values.” In case you’re wondering Paul Krugman occupies top spot. See the full list here.
Per today’s Publisher’s Marketplace:
OBAMA: The Historic Journey, a heavily-illustrated book covering Barack Obama‘s life, from his childhood through his inauguration as the 44th president of the United States, with a final chapter that includes the inaugural address and a 32-page photo essay by 12 New York Times staff photographers, with an introduction by NYT executive editor Bill Keller and essays from Times staff and contributors including Frank Rich, Thomas Friedman, Paul Krugman, Maureen Dowd, David Brooks, and Gail Collins, to Geoff Kloske to Riverhead, for publication on February 16, 2009, by Scott Moyers at The Wylie Agency, produced by the New York Times and Callaway Arts & Entertainment.
It’s been a few days since we looked into the Financial Crisis of ’08, which in the current Internet news cycle is pretty much the equivalent of a few months. Paul Krugman, the Nobel prize-winning NYT columnist, says that it’s going to get worse before it gets better. The President seems to be talking a lot but at this point pretty much no one is listening. And the original bailout was a bad idea so now they’re trying a new one. However, as of yet no one has really explained where all the money went (other than to partridge hunts in England, but even that couldn’t account for it all). Until now! Today we turn to another Carney for explanation (and yes they’re related…apparently it’s all the result of some ambitious breakfast experiment). Per Tim Carney writing today at Culture 11:
So, what the heck happened to all that money? Did somebody take it?…Not really. Most of the wealth we “lost” was wealth that never really existed. The core of our loss is that home values and expected future home values are not as high as people had thought. From that fact, there is a ripple effect that has frozen credit markets and brought down stock prices. That’s not to say there isn’t real loss in our downturn. It’s also true that some people are making money off of our woes. But the heart of the story is mis-valuation.
So basically we’re having a real crisis based on imaginary money, which begs the question who exactly put these people in charge? At some point someone may also be able to explain why we can’t now use fake money to bail us back out.
The Swedes may not like our novelists and poets but apparently our economists (and Op-eders) are great. Reuters is reporting that New York Times columnist and Princeton professor Paul Krugman has been awarded the 2008 Nobel prize for economics. The $1.4 million prize “recognised Krugman’s formulation of a new theory to answer questions driving world-wide urbanisation.”
He has thereby integrated the previously disparate research fields of international trade and economic geography.