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Ron Charles wins Moby award

Our esteemed colleague Ron Charles was awarded a Lifetime Achievement Award last night at the second annual Moby Awards for the best and worst book video trailers. The award honors Charles’s video work as the Totally Hip Book Reviewer, a side career he ditched after 13 episodes. Charles was unable to attend the awards ceremony at the Powerhouse Arena in Brooklyn so he provided a video acceptance speech.

About his retirement, Charles said: “Like any over-the-hill rock star, I know that the best way to reignite interest in my flagging career is to call it quits. I’m hopeful that this last episode will be the first in a long line of last episodes.”

Steven Levingston is the nonfiction editor of The Washington Post. He is author of “Little Demon in the City of Light: A True Story of Murder and Mesmerism in Belle Époque Paris” (Doubleday, 2014) and “The Kennedy Baby: The Loss that Transformed JFK” (Washington Post eBook, 2013).


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