The scientific description of Omura’s whale wasn’t made until 2003, which is awesome. A very rare and impressive whale.
In what Laura Hazard Owen  described as a “train wreck of an investor’s call,” Barnes & Noble reversed course on pretty much every major decision it had made over the past several months. It’s still going to make tablets. The Nook and retail business aren’t going to be separated. Oh, Barnes & Noble, you beautiful hot mess of a bookstore. (Paid Content)
The writer Will Self has told recounted in disbelief how, while on a walking holiday with his son, he was suspected of being a paedophile. “Can there be a more disturbing parable of the Britain we have become?”, he asked. (The Guardian)
Monica Ali, bestselling author of Brick Lane, is starring in the new advertising campaign for Britain’s biggest retailer, Marks and Spencer. In the campaign, shot by Annie Leibovitz, and entitled ‘Britain’s Leading Ladies’, Ali joins a line-up of creative women including the artist Tracey Emin and actress Dame Helen Mirren. (Vogue)
Idlewild Books, which specializes in travel and world literature, got a brand redesign this summer from a young designer named Andrew Colin Beck. (Fast Company Design)
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