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Friday News: Net Neutrality ruling, fan fiction goes to college, more comics come to TV, and women of the Harlem Renaissance

Friday News: Net Neutrality ruling, fan fiction goes to college, more...

FCC votes for net neutrality, a ban on paid fast lanes, and Title II – So the FCC finally reached a decision to enforce net neutrality by reclassifying internet service providers as common carriers, which puts them in the category… more

Friday News: upcoming romance conference, fake memoir pulled, sexist internet comments, and Kickstarter’s trends

Friday News: upcoming romance conference, fake memoir pulled, sexist internet comments,...

Library to Host Conference, “What Is Love? Romance Fiction in the Digital Age,” Feb. 10-11 – Next month Harlequin will be sponsoring a conference on Romance at the Library of Congress. Conference program and registration information can be found here…. more

Wednesday News: More controversy for Lena Dunham, exercising your speed reading skills, Elena Ferrante on writing and storytelling, and Cora Buhlert on romance in SFF

Wednesday News: More controversy for Lena Dunham, exercising your speed reading...

Publisher to Alter Lena Dunham Book After Rape Story Questioned, Attorney Says – More controversy surrounding Lena Dunham’s first book this time based on her allegation that she was raped while at Oberlin. Her description of the fellow student is… more

Tuesday News: Did Uber threaten a female journalist; are books essential goods; why is the Internet a guilty pleasure; and how we can get the meaning of life in 60 seconds or less

Tuesday News: Did Uber threaten a female journalist; are books essential...

Report: Senior Uber exec threatened to dig up dirt on journalists – So apparently stalking and doxxing have gone mainstream. According to a story in Buzzfeed and discussed in this Gigaom piece, Uber’s Senior Vice President of Business Emil Michael… more