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It’s difficult not to feel sympathy for the hard-working people of Virgin GalacticSir Richard Branson’s private space tourism companyafter the loss of their SpaceShipTwo vehicle in a crash in the Mojave Desert at a little after 10 a 28 explosion of an Antares rocket taking off from Wallops Island, Henry Holt and Co. known for elevated fiction and news-breaking political titles such as Michael Wolff’s Fire and Fury announced in 2016 that it had bestowed Bravo TV personality Andy Cohen with his own imprint One of the trailblazers in this space was Anthony Bourdain who died June 8 at age 61 Daniel Halpern president and publisher of Ecco Books gave his star author Bourdain his own imprint in 2011 “It was his love of literature that got him doing this” Halpern says Anthony Bourdain Books has published 13 works since its founding–thanks in large part to Bourdain’s ability to identify talent Even before he had his own imprint Bourdain was bringing in new voices and insisting Halpern publish them Ecco will publish the few remaining under contract before closing in the wake of Bourdain’s death “It’s devastating” Halpern says “Nobody was so curious and committed not even close” The proto–celebrity editor might be Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis who took on a consulting editorship at Viking Press in 1975 (In ’77 a Viking spokesperson told the Washington Post that Onassis worked a two- or three-day week “except when she’s out of the country”) The former First Lady oversaw titles on Russian costumes and fairy tales “Jackie Kennedy is one of the models Sarah Jessica and I discussed when we started talking about the partnership” says Molly Stern senior vice president and publisher of Crown Hogarth and Archetype books who first approached Parker about taking a shot at publishing “Jackie was a journalist before she was married to the President and Sarah Jessica was a lifelong reader before she became an actress” SJP for Hogarth will publish literary fiction–Parker’s favorite genre–with an emphasis on multicultural voices “I’m focused on stories that cultivate empathy and expose us to people whose homes I’m not likely to be invited into” the newly minted editorial director says of her mission Fatima Farheen Mirza’s A Place for Us the imprint’s debut novel concerns the dynamics of an Indian-American Muslim family in California While Layla and Rafiq try to uphold their customs their children Huda Hadia and Amar struggle to please their parents while also fitting in with their new schoolmates In polished prose that zeroes in on domestic detail and at its loveliest recalls Jhumpa Lahiri Mirza delivers a portrait of a family straining to hold its center amid rebellions both quiet and explosive “I didn’t even know what an imprint was when Sarah Jessica called me to discuss my novel” says Mirza a 27-year-old graduate of the Iowa Writers Workshop “She was so thoughtful and the parts of the book she brought up were the ones most precious to me It was uncanny” Parker says she gets nervous in her new role Taking an approach that’s part book nerd and part method actor she travels to bookseller conventions doodles book-cover ideas and attends Penguin Random House’s launch and marketing meetings–where she presents her selections in hopes of winning over the internal support necessary to any book’s success “I don’t want to look like a lightweight” Parker says “I don’t want people to think I’m dabbling I want them to know I take their work seriously and I try to learn about the trade–I’ve spent a lot of time learning about the importance of bookshelf placement” (If it isn’t visible she notes it’s not going to be purchased) Kirby Kim a literary agent with Janklow & Nesbit Associates has firsthand experience with the soup-to-nuts nature of Parker’s involvement In March when he submitted a novel to multiple houses ahead of the London Book Fair Parker took a break from fair events to read the manuscript and her imprint wasted no time coming in with an offer “Instead of just networking and schmoozing she actually zoomed through the submission” Kim says Ultimately another publisher won the title “You lose books–that has been gutting” Parker says “It’s tough but it’s been good for me I don’t have a limitless budget I have to be thoughtful about how we’re spending our dollars” For their part Dunham and Konner have also remained active in the editorial process by keeping the Lenny list small with a manageable load of only a few books a year “They’re reading right along with us and offering ideas” says Random House editor in chief Andy Ward who is also Dunham’s editor “They’re incredibly good with the cover stuff too with type and illustration and in general coming up with ideas to give these books a look that feels a little different from what we might normally do” The literary world seems largely ready to embrace books from celebrity imprints on their merits Lenny’s 2017 debut Sour Heart by Jenny Zhang a collection of short stories about Chinese-American girls growing up in New York City was a critical hit and landed on multiple best-of-the-year lists The imprint’s next offering is Providence by Caroline Kepnes a modern-day retelling of HP Lovecraft’s horror tale “The Dunwich Horror” about a man who becomes a monster with destructive powers With its campy feel Providence might not seem an obvious sibling for the literary Sour Heart–even more so because it’s a co-product of the author and the book packager Alloy Entertainment which created the Gossip Girl series But the works have in common a pair of uniquely powerful champions in Dunham and Konner who promote their books in their online magazine Lenny Letter Even so certain authors might prefer the imprimatur of a literary institution over a celebrity’s “I could see why celebrity imprints would be ripe for derision–critics might say celebrities are trying to look smart” says Katherine Fausset a literary agent with Curtis Brown Ltd But she adds “maybe Sarah Jessica Parker has a greater chance of sitting next to Meryl Streep at a dinner party than some other editor” And nearly every writer wants to see their book turned into a movie As stars including Reese Witherspoon and Emma Roberts have helped buoy writers to greater visibility with their popular book clubs the walls between publishing and film have only eroded further “If you’re being positive about what’s happening now exciting is the right word” says Smith “If you’re being negative the word is parasitic” It’s also a new take on an old tradition Not long ago the effort was to spin book editors into celebrities Within the last decade or so industry dynamos such as Lee Boudreaux Sarah Crichton and Reagan Arthur were all given their own imprints that featured their names on the spines But those experiments were short-lived The only remaining of the three FSG’s Sarah Crichton Books is set to shutter next year Parker meanwhile is off to the races promoting her first novel Two weeks before its release she posted a picture of herself hailing a cab with SJP for Hogarth’s debut book in her hand It got nearly 167000 likes Contact us at [email protected] This appears in the June 25 2018 issue of TIMEAn empty lot in north Philadelphia Pennsylvania Mark Makela/The New York Times This city fights crime with gardening By Roni DenglerFeb 26 2018 3:00 PM The best tool to fight crime may be a lawnmower That’s the conclusion of a new study which shows that sprucing up vacant lots by doing as little as picking up trash and cutting the grass curbed gun violence in poor neighborhoods in a major US metropolis by nearly 30% “This is a really innovative study” says Jim Sallis a psychologist and behavioral medicine researcher at the University of California San Diego who was not involved with the work It’s “a clear and convincing demonstration” that simple improvements to vacant lots help make urban neighborhoods safer he says Vacant lots are abandoned property plots that often become overgrown with grass and shrubs and littered with trash and debris from illegal dumping Across the United States they make up about 15% of land in cities—an area about the size of Switzerland But generally each individual plot is no bigger than a tenth the size of a US football field Criminals exploit these neglected fields to sell and use drugs and as escape routes during police raids Previous work showed that new laws and treatment programs for criminals only sometimes made a difference in reducing gun violence Charles Branas an epidemiologist at Columbia University wanted to try a new strategy “We wanted to approach something that had a much deeper reach something that would touch the very structures that we thought were driving firearm violence in the first place” he says So he took aim at the dilapidated spaces that can lead to and spread violence and crime to other nearby places Restoring vacant land was a potential solution that hadn’t been tested on a citywide scale with low-income residents he says To find out whether renovating neglected lots could lower crime Branas and his colleagues coordinated with the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society and Philadelphia Division of Housing and Community Development to enlist local contractors to clean up hundreds of the more than 44000 vacant lots across Philadelphia Pennsylvania Some abandoned lots were transformed into parklike settings by clearing trash and debris leveling the land planting new grass and a few trees and building a low open fence in front of or around the space to discourage dumping and demonstrate that someone was taking care of the space In other lots contractors only picked up litter and mowed the existing lawn The researchers compared this second intervention in combination with the first treatment with a third control group of lots that stayed the same throughout the 3-year study They also analyzed police reports and interviewed neighborhood residents during the 18 months before and after the green-up Compared with leaving the lots as is transforming lots into parklike spaces or sprucing up them up with trash removal and mowing reduced overall crime by a modest amount less than 10% However the effects were amplified in neighborhoods below the poverty line There landscaping vacant lots reduced overall crime by more than 13% and dropped gun violence by nearly 30% the team reports today in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences Burglary and nuisance reports also plummeted in these neighborhoods by nearly 22% and 30% respectively thanks to the gardening Neighbors felt safer as well Residents living near lots converted to parklike environments perceived less crime in their neighborhoods and reported feeling 58% less fearful of going outside than people living near unimproved lots People who lived near renovated lots also used the spaces to relax and socialize 76% more than inhabitants near unmodified lots These trends themselves may reduce crime researchers suggest Seeing and interacting with people in your neighborhood on a recurring basis is “a powerful force” in helping people feel safe in their communities says William Sullivan a landscape architect at the University of Illinois in Champaign who did not participate in the work Sallis adds that despite being small the lots are suitable for socializing and bringing kids to play outdoors “There’s just great benefits from being outdoors—socially mentally exposure to vitamin D for example” he says And that means “we could expect benefits beyond the ones they documented” Not everyone was thrilled about the interventions Some residents worried about gentrification and property tax increases But Branas and colleagues did not find that the cleanups triggered gentrification and for the most part especially in poorer communities the renovations seemed to be a welcome and overdue change to residents Branas and team designed the interventions to be cheap—only $5 per square meter in initial costs and $050 per square meter or less than $255 per month per lot in upkeep—and believe such citywide interventions can be scaled But Sallis wants to know how “Who would be responsible” he asks One possibility he says is that cities might acquire landscaping grants from the Department of Justice as a crime-fighting tool or health departments as a mental health promotion tool because people feel less stressed when they feel safer Branas is cautiously optimistic about extending the results to other cities “We tried to present a program here that … has a protocol to it” he says which other cities could adjust to fit their needs For Sullivan the work shows that neighborhood landscapes matter “Too many policymakers think landscapes are an add-on frivolous trivial” he says But research continues to demonstrate “that the way in which we treat the landscape is significant” he says a partnership with baseball legend Derek Jeter that launched in 2013. 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