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Now on Chipotle Cups: Stories by Famous Writers

Jonathan Safran Foer spearheads project

(Newser) - Jonathan Safran Foer. Toni Morrison. George Saunders. Michael Lewis. Malcolm Gladwell. They're some of the most famous authors working today, and now they're lending their prose to, of all things, fast-food packaging. Starting today, cups and bags at Chipotle Mexican Grill will come adorned with text from one... More »

Politician: Ban Toni Morrison Novel From Schools

The Bluest Eye becomes flashpoint in Common Core debate

(Newser) - Horrified by its depictions of child molestation and incest, Alabama state Sen. Bill Holtzclaw is calling for Toni Morrison's The Bluest Eye to be struck from all high school reading lists in the state. "The book is just completely objectionable, from language to content," Holtzclaw tells the... More »

Bob Dylan Gets Medal of Freedom

Madeleine Albright, John Glenn also among honorees

(Newser) - President Obama bestowed the Presidential Medal of Freedom on Bob Dylan, Madeleine Albright, and a host of other luminaries today at the White House. The Los Angeles Times notes that 1962 seemed to be a pivotal year for this year's honorees: It's when Dylan's first album came... More »

Bob Dylan to Get Presidential Medal of Freedom

Pat Summitt, Toni Morrison also among this year's honorees

(Newser) - Bob Dylan will get the nation's highest civilian honor later this spring, reports Bloomberg . Dylan, 70, will be one of 13 recipients of the Presidential Medal of Freedom. He's already got scores of Grammys, an Oscar, and a Pulitzer, and the Wall Street Journal's Speakeasy blog can'... More »

To Give Talk, Rutgers Pays Snooki More Than It Paid...

...Toni Morrison, a Nobel-winning author

(Newser) - Apparently, Rutgers University thinks Snooki is worth more as a guest speaker than Nobel-winning novelist Toni Morrison. Beloved author Morrison will be paid $30,000 to give the commencement speech in May—the first time Rutgers has paid for a graduation speaker—but Snooki snagged $2,000 more when she... More »

Morrison Tops Times 10 Best Books List

NY Times names its top 10 for 2008

(Newser) - Nobel Prize-winner Toni Morrison's most recent novel and nonfiction books about two wars feature on the New York Times list of the 10 best books of the year. They include:
  • A Mercy: Morrison's tale of 17th-century slaves and masters is "part Faulknerian puzzle, part dream-song."
  • 2666: Chilean author
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