Nov 16, 2011 by Lauren
According to Dylan Byers of Politico, who has run the numbers on Nexis, the phrase “income inequality” has appeared in news organizations 500% more often since the beginning of the Occupy Wall Street movement. That, more than anything, is a victory for the protesters. OWS has been, from the beginning, a kind of cultural cohesion around a collection of ideas that the mainstream media has traditionally ignored, or even disparaged.…
Nov 11, 2011 by Lauren
For those of you who don’t know it, Books of Wonder is a brilliant young people’s book store on 18th Street in Manhattan. And this Sunday, it gets even better. I’ll be reading and answering questions along with a very impressive list of authors: TAMORA PIERCE – Mastiff JOHN CONNOLLY – The Infernals RAE CARSON – The Girl of Fire and Thorns MATTHEW CODY – The Dead Gentleman DELIA SHERMAN…
Nov 4, 2011 by Lauren | 1 comment
Ok, this freaks even me out. As many of you already know, the NYPD has been constructing a major surveillance initiative aimed primarily at the financial district but now spreading to mid-town. Footage from surveillance cameras all over the Wall Street area is being processed in a centralized unit using state of the art face and gait recognition software. With this technology, New York City Police offers can track a…
Oct 31, 2011 by Lauren
If you’re in or near New York City this Wednesday evening, come on by and hear me read from Scored, along with the following dazzling writers: Nora Raleigh Baskin, The Summer Before Boys Donna Freitas, The Survival Kit Leanna Renee Hieber, Darker Still Stewart Lewis, You Have Seven Messages Barry Lyga, Mangaman Lynn Weingarten, The Secret Sisterhood of Heartbreakers Where: Jefferson Market Branch of the New York Public Library corner…
Oct 25, 2011 by Lauren | 6 comments
Scored is on sale now. It’s already gotten the thumbs up from “the world’s toughest book critics” at Kirkus. But can it win the heart and mind of a two year old? Find out for yourself:…