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562 Top Writers: Time for 'Bill of Digital Rights'

Authors from 81 countries cite surveillance concerns

(Newser) - Yesterday, these guys came together to call on the world to limit spying; today, the globe's leading writers are taking up the mantle. Some 562 authors, from Margaret Atwood to Don DeLillo to Ian McEwan, are following tech firms' anti-surveillance push with one of their own: They're calling... More »

Nabokov's Ghost: Make Buck off Laura

Son's imagined convo with dead dad might've saved final manuscript

(Newser) - Dmitri Nabokov's decision not to destroy his famed father's unfinished manuscript followed an imagined conversation with Vladimir's ghost, writes Ron Rosenbaum for Slate. Rosenbaum, who sleuthed his way through the "to burn or not to burn" debate, was previously told by Dmitri—who hinted at the book's genius before... More »

Nabokov's Last Work: Burn It?

Writers debate last request of Russian-American novelist

(Newser) - His works include Lolita and Pale Fire, but Vladimir Nabokov's greatest masterpiece might be an unfinished manuscript languishing in a Swiss safe deposit box. Nabokov demanded that The Original of Laura be burned after his death, but his heir has vacillated. Now that Dmitri Nabokov is hinting he might go... More »

Period Pieces Coast Through Tony Awards

Spring Awakening , Coast of Utopia make history at theater honors

(Newser) - The Coast of Utopia, Tom Stoppard’s marathon glance back at 19th-century Russia, became czar of the Tonys at last night's 61st annual ceremony in New York. The $7-million, 8-hour epic claimed more statuettes than any drama in history—including honors for best play and director—in a year when... More »

On Broadway, It Looks Like 'Spring'

Would-be best musical leads the pack with 11 Tony Award nominations

(Newser) - The rock musical Spring Awakening scored 11 Tony Award nominations today, including best musical, best book, and best original score for Steven Sater and pop musician Duncan Sheik. Tom Stoppard's 9-hour trilogy The Coast of Utopia (a best play competitor) and the musical Grey Gardens scored 10 nods apiece. The... More »

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