David Pearson’s Penguin cover features the title and author’s name almost completely obscured by matte black foil. If you’ve read 1984, you’ll get that the concept is referencing the rewriting of history carried out by the Ministry of Truth — where the novel’s hero, Winston Smith, works. Pearson said of the design: “I can’t vouch for its success on Amazon.”
I guess Penguin doesn’t mind looking like the Ministry of Truth here.
- A conservation group in Zimbabwe reported that Jericho, the brother of beloved lion Cecil, was shot and killed by a hunter. But some scientists monitoring the pride believe he is OK.
- Joe Biden has begun to "actively explore a possible presidential campaign," the New York Times reports.
- The trooper who pulled over Sandra Bland was disciplined for "unprofessional conduct" in the fall of 2014, records show.