Amanda Katz

Katz is a writer covering book publishing, media, and ideas. She previously edited the Globe’s Ideas section and is a former editor of nonfiction and fiction at Bloomsbury Publishing in New York. She has written about books, reading, and digital culture for the New York Times, NPR Books, Slate, and other publications. She holds an MFA in poetry from Brown University.

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Brown University unveils 3D virtual-reality room

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Its creators see the Yurt as a key site for exploration of not just school subjects, but also the potential of the medium itself.

Searching for the inspiration behind Archie Comics’ Betty

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A new documentary film called “Archie’s Betty” explores Archie Comics cartoonist Bob Montana’s past in Haverhill.

Chasing extinction is Elizabeth Kolbert’s passion

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The Williamstown resident takes a dim view of the earth’s future in her Pulitzer Prize-winning book, “The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History.”

At 161 years old, Beacon Press looks toward its future

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After an anxious decade in publishing, the nonprofit book publisher will add two acquisitions editors.