Author of Russian cosmonauts’ unofficial anthem dies at 85

Vladimir Voynovich, Russian author, poet, journalist and dissident, who wrote the lyrics for the unofficial anthem of Russian cosmonauts “14 minutes to lift-off” has died from a heart attack, his family reported. Voynovich is also known for his satirical trilogy “The Life and Extraordinary Adventures of Private Ivan Chonkin” and for his dystopian novel “Moscow […]

The undercover author who discovered Amazon warehouse workers were peeing in bottles tells us the culture was like a prison (AMZN)

Robert Cianflone/Getty The author who discovered that Amazon warehouse staff were peeing in bottles to avoid taking too many breaks said the working culture was like a prison. James Bloodworth went undercover in 2016 to work at an Amazon warehouse in the UK, for a book on low-paid jobs in Britain. He described to Business […]

‘Ready Player One’ Author Ernest Cline’s ‘Armada’ to Be Made Into a Movie

It looks like Ready Player One will just be the beginning of Ernest Cline‘s buzzy Hollywood career. An Armada movie adaptation, based on Cline’s sophomore novel, is officially in development at Universal Studios. Screenwriter Dan Mazeau has been tapped to pen the script to the Armada movie, according to Deadline. Cline wrote an early draft of the script and will […]

The author of the Trump-Russia dossier claims the Kremlin told Trump not to nominate Mitt Romney for secretary of state

Thomson Reuters The author of the dossier detailing President Donald Trump’s alleged connections to Russia wrote another report in late 2016 that alleged Russia had intervened to block Trump’s nomination of former Utah Gov. Mitt Romney for secretary of state. Russia allegedly wanted Trump to pick someone who would cooperate with them on their goals […]

'Fire and Fury' author Wolff fakes technical glitch to dodge question on Trump's alleged affair

The author of the Trump-bashing bestseller ‘Fire and Fury’ Michael Wolff was hit with an inconvenient question in an Australian TV interview. So inconvenient, in fact, that he had to feign a technical malfunction and run off. The meltdown occurred during an interview with Channel 9’s “Today Australia” anchor Ben Fordham, who asked Wolff about […]

‘Fire and Fury’ author Michael Wolff ended a live TV interview after question about his claims Trump is having an affair

Screenshot/ The Today Show via Twitter   Michael Wolff abruptly left an interview with an Australian TV news program after he was asked about his claims President Donald Trump is having an affair. Wolff suddenly appeared to be having technical difficulties, said he couldn’t hear the question and left his seat. Alternative footage showed the […]

Infamous Google memo author shot down by federal labor board

(credit: Shutterstock) Former Google engineer James Damore has attempted to take civil and legal action against his former employer after being fired in August, but on Thursday, a federal memo revealed that one of Damore’s filings has been unequivocally denied. The National Labor Relations Board published its memo this week, which was issued in January […]

The founder of AOL and the author of ‘Hillbilly Elegy’ are touring the country with a $150 million seed fund for startups in overlooked American cities

_ Revolution This post is part of Business Insider’s ongoing series on Better Capitalism. AOL cofounder Steve Case runs the Washington, DC-based venture capital firm Revolution, which focuses on businesses outside of Silicon Valley. Last December, he announced that he and “Hillbilly Elegy” author JD Vance were overseeing a $ 150 million Rise of the Rest […]

Patriots author another incredible comeback to crush the Jaguars and return to the Super Bowl

The New England Patriots beat the Jacksonville Jaguars, 24-20, on Sunday to advance to the Super Bowl. The Patriots trailed 20-10 in the fourth quarter before completing yet another incredible comeback. While Tom Brady and Danny Amendola were crucial to the comeback, the defense was vital in shutting down Jacksonville’s offense in the fourth quarter. […]

SNL Casts Bill Murray as Steve Bannon, Fred Armisen as Fire and Fury Author

Saturday Night Live rang in 2018 by unmasking Grim Reaper Steve Bannon. Former Not Ready for Primetime Player Bill Murray turned up in this weekend’s cold open, portraying President Donald Trump’s former chief strategist in a Morning Joe parody. By his side was fellow alum Fred Armisen, who assumed the part of Fire and Fury author Michael […]