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Heart of the Borderlands: An Interview with Guy Gavriel Kay

A new release by fantasy master Guy Gavriel Kay is always an event. His approach, which is to explore our shared humanity through a prism of fantasy and history, is unparalleled--both in the genre and outside it. Children of Earth and...Show More Summary

Chasing Chaos: An Interview with Katie Rose Guest Pryal

Katie Rose Guest Pryal returns to Los Angeles in her in second novel, Chasing Chaos. In Chasing Chaos, screenwriter Daphne struggles to find her way in the changing landscape of her personal life as best friend, Greta, announces her engagement. Show More Summary

10 Summer Reads Everyone Is Talking About

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A Tonic for Today: A Review of an Interracial Comedy

The funniest woman I've ever known is my college roommate, Beth Wareham. In her new book with co-author, Jason Davis (a Blood, O.G.), a Westchester County housewife and a Harlem gangbanger get it on in hilarious circumstances. It's a...Show More Summary

The Greeks at the Center of World History

In the seventh century BCE, one could find cinnamon from India at the Temple of Hera in the Greek island of Samos in the Aegean Sea. Hera was the wife of Zeus, the father of the Olympian gods. Samos also gave birth to the natural philosophers...Show More Summary

Word Origin Comics: How to Ruin Your Reputation and Make a Name for Yourself

"Reputation is what others think of us; character is what God knows of us. When you have spent what feels like eternity trying to repair a few moments of time that destroyed the view others once had of you then you must ask yourself if you have the problem or is it really them? God doesn't make us try so hard, only enemies do." ? Shannon L. Show More Summary

Only One Woman Can Save the World from Donald Trump. Nope, It's Kim Kardashian

The idea of a Donald Trump victory in November is almost too scary to contemplate. And the prospect of a Hillary Clinton Presidency is not exactly filling the populace with ecstasy either. How can we cope with this confrontation between...Show More Summary

Where Are the Smartest Places on Earth? You May Be Surprised By the Answer

This review first appeared in the New York Journal of Books. "The Smartest Places on Earth" by Antoine van Agtamael and Fred Bakker is a smart book. It is also smartly timed. And the smartest thing it does is land right at the intersection...Show More Summary

'Monsters: A Love Story,' A Conversation with Liz Kay

Photo: Michele O'Donnell Liz Kay holds an MFA from the University of Nebraska, where she received an Academy of American Poets Prize. Her poetry has appeared in various journals and she has been nominated for the Pushcart Prize and for inclusion in the Best New Poets Anthology. Show More Summary

As I Desire You: Sexuality, Enigmatic Knowing, and the Therapeutic Couple

"There are many things we don't know and only feel," Dr. Galit Atlas writes in her book The Enigma of Desire. This sentence has haunted me, I tell the acclaimed psychoanalyst, since the first time I read her innovative work. Enigma brings...Show More Summary

Martha Nussbaum and Anger, Apologies, and Forgiveness

Over the years, I've spent a considerable amount of time discussing anger, apologies, and forgiveness with therapists and survivors of child abuse and other traumas. Survivors and therapists alike are often passionate in the their belief that forgiveness is the only way to move forward from traumatic abuse. Show More Summary

Tragedy or Comedy

I spent a year first in a cast then crutches and finally a special boot, then I had to do it all over again. Three days after my first surgery I returned to the gym. I hobbled around, with a knee carefully placed on a bench I would load weights. Show More Summary

I Eat Jelly Beans While I Write

When you're writing a story, food is important. Mark and I are both working on a novel here in Greece, and we keep batting back and forth what our characters are eating. My main character Amanda is a good cook. She cooks lightly without much oil, and everything she makes is fresh. Show More Summary

Perfectly Scary Summer Read

I don't know when I last read such an intoxicating novel. This is the water, Murphy writes, treating setting as character. The water in the pool has a memory, and acts as a membrane connecting all the human characters--the woman whoShow More Summary

Maximum Security Book Club

Professor Mikita Brottman was on sabbatical when she decided she wanted to do something more challenging than teaching literature to undergraduates, who had all the answers courtesy of a current version of Cliff Notes, at the Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore. Show More Summary

10 Things All Aspiring Writers Should be Doing

What are some writing tips for young aspiring authors? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights. Answer by Steena Holmes, NYT & USA Today Bestselling...Show More Summary

Jeff Bezos and Amazon's Book Review Policy Is Destroying Indie Authors' Ability to Sell Books

Imagine breaking your back writing your memoir with the dream of getting it published. Then your book agent receives 50 rejections from hot shot editors that give you amazing excuses why they have to pass on publishing the book. The next move is to self-publish. Show More Summary

ALL SUMMER LONG Shows How the One Per Cent Live

Book Review - Jackie K Cooper ALL SUMMER LONG by Dorothea Benton Frank Dorothea Benton Frank never ceases to surprise. Just when you think all of her novels have to be centered in the famed South Carolina low country she presents us with a novel that has the world as its backdrop. Show More Summary

REVIEW: Was 1960's Liberalism the Cause of Today's Overincarceration Crisis?

The following article first appeared in The National Book Review: From the War on Poverty to the War on Crime: The Making of Mass Incarceration in America by Elizabeth Hinton Harvard University Press 464 pp. By Lauren-Brooke Eisen The statistics are stunning. Show More Summary

Gilda Lives On & Gay Life In The 1940s: Summer Reading Comes Early

The saying that "Those who cannot learn from history are doomed to repeat it" is just as true today as it was in 1948 when Winston Churchill repeated it from the writings of the philosopher George Santanya. It is particularly true for anyone who has ever been marginalized in anyway -- and that is probably most of us. Show More Summary

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