Happy June!

Rudyard Kipling, Ann Friedman, Simon Rich, books for Millennials, and more.
June 3, 2013 Ann Friedman

News round-up for the week ending June 2, 2013:

Bare Necessities: Rudyard Kipling plagiarized “promiscuously” when writing his famous novel The Jungle Book. SMH.

“Story finds a way”: Here at STET we loooooove Ann Friedman (subscribe to her weekly newsletter on the immediate, por favor). She recently gave a gif-filled presentation at Boston University called “How the Internet Killed My Job and Made Me a Star.” It’s almost an hour’s worth of your time but it’s a great hour to spend. One of my favorite quotes include, “Readers are community, editors are curators, and writers are thought-leaders.”

“Sony Pictures has acquired movie rights to former ‘Saturday Night Live’ writer Simon Rich‘s four-part New Yorker novella ‘Sell Out’ for ‘This Is the End’ filmmakers Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg to produce through their Point Grey Pictures banner.” (via The Wrap)

Books for 20-somethings (and everything-somethings, TBH): In the same week, both Buzzfeed and Bookriot did their round-ups of books for Millennials. Buzzfeed’s got 65 Books You Need To Read In Your 20s and Bookriot’s got What To Read Through Your Quarter-Life Crisis.

Ladies, ladies, ladies: Be a part of a forthcoming book effort by Sheila Heti, Heidi Julavitz, and Leanne Shapton called Women In Clothes: Why We Wear What We Wear. They are accepting pictures and responses to a survey about your style, your life, your mom, and other sartorially-related stuff.