City Lights hosted the announcement of the National Book Awards finalists this month. But do book awards even matter?
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David Burgin is legendary as a rough-and-tumble newspaper editor. But the legend is full of astonishing contradictions, and its last chapter may include the outcome of a sexual harassment lawsuit filed by one of his proteges at the Oakland Tribune.
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