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Archived Since:February 28, 2012

Blog Post Archive

J.K. Rowling Features ‘Singing Sorceress’ Celestina Warbeck on Pottermore

11 hours agoArts / Writing : LitReactor

New content featuring Celestina Warbeck is being featured on Pottermore.com. News by Riki Cleveland It seems that J.K. Rowling just isn’t ready to stop writing about the wonderful wizarding world of Harry Potter. In her latest addition...Show More Summary

Punctuation Pairs: How To Combine Punctuation

11 hours agoArts / Writing : LitReactor

As if the rules of punctuation weren’t confusing enough, what do you do when you have more than one punctuation mark to contend with? Column by Taylor Houston As if the rules of punctuation weren’t confusing enough, what do you do when...Show More Summary

Bookshots: 'Confessions' by Kanae Minato

yesterdayArts / Writing : LitReactor

Six years later, the best-selling Japanese thriller gets a stateside release. Review by Joshua Chaplinsky Bookshots: Pumping new life into the corpse of the book review Title: Confessions Who wrote it? A shifting landscape of motivations,...Show More Summary

Live in Portland? Go to Bedtime Stories for Adults this Friday.

yesterdayArts / Writing : LitReactor

Do you live in or around Portland? Do you want to have some fun while maybe wearing pajamas? Then go to this thing on Friday. News by Rob Hart One of my favorite parts of AWP in Seattle earlier this year was Bedtime Stories for Adults, hosted by The Elliott Bay Book Company. Show More Summary

The Machine With a Soul: Typewriters In the Past, Present, and Future

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Perhaps our fondness stems from that image in the collective cultural imagination: a man with his typewriter, clacking away in a lonely hotel room, bottle of cognac at his side. Column by Leah Dearborn “There was a young man who came into the shop,” one of the associates at an antique store in Gloucester recalls. Show More Summary

Reconsidering 'True Detective'

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'True Detective' was a smash hit, for lovers of television and literary horror alike, but is it all it's cracked up to be? Column by John Jarzemsky This article's very existence is a testament to the argument that originality doesn't...Show More Summary

Hanx Writer: The Tom Hanks Typewriting App

4 days agoArts / Writing : LitReactor

Tom Hanks releases Hanx Writer, an app that attempts to mimic a typewriter on your iPad. News by Peter Derk Tom Hanks has joined the hallowed ranks of Kim Kardashian, Tyra Banks, and countless other celebrities who have created and promoted their own apps. As celeb apps go, Hanx Writer is pretty straightforward. Show More Summary

Prose & Conversation: Death of the Short Story

4 days agoArts / Writing : LitReactor

Brian hates short stories. Cath loves them. Under the harsh spotlight of Prose & Conversation they attempt to resolve their differences. Column by Cath Murphy Over the months of running Bookshots, I’ve gotten a feeling for the kind of books that the LitReactor reviewers enjoy. Show More Summary

Bookshots: 'The Trouble with Brunch' by Shawn Micallef

4 days agoArts / Writing : LitReactor

Not so much about Eggs Hollandaise as class revolution. To the barricades mes amis! Review by Cath Murphy Bookshots: Pumping new life into the corpse of the book review Title: The Trouble With Brunch Who wrote it? Changes in how we brunch...Show More Summary

Book vs. Television Premiere: 'Outlander'

5 days agoArts / Writing : LitReactor

How does the Starz television adaptation of 'Outlander' stack up to Diana Gabaldon's best-selling novel? Column by Riki Cleveland Disclaimer: I’ll try not to divulge anything that would outright ruin the reading or viewing of Outlander, but I will discuss mild spoilers in this column. Fans of any best-selling book series are a choosy bunch. Show More Summary

10 Soul-Crushing Things About Writing in 2014

5 days agoArts / Writing : LitReactor

Find it hard promoting yourself, dealing with incompetent online reviewers, or taking writing advice from viral marketers? You're not alone. Column by Phil Jourdan I’m sorry. I’m sorry that sometimes I’m a Negative Nancy. I’m sorry I have things I’m pissed off about and that I’m sharing my resentment. Show More Summary

Libraries Dominate eBook Subscription Market

6 days agoArts / Writing : LitReactor

A new Wall Street Journal article points out all the ways public libraries are killing it in the eBook market. News by Peter Derk Kindle Unlimited, Scribd, and Oyster are all eBook services aping the Netflix style, providing users with...Show More Summary

The Great Hugo Controversy of 2014

6 days agoArts / Writing : LitReactor

We take a look at this year's Hugo Awards for works of Science Fiction & Fantasy and examine the controversy surrounding the ballot. Column by Rajan Khanna In just a few short days, the 2014 Hugo Awards Ceremony will take place at Worldcon, held this year in London. Show More Summary

Bookshots: 'The Supernatural Enhancements' by Edgar Cantero

6 days agoArts / Writing : LitReactor

Spirits, ciphers, secret societies, and some funky pseudoscience involving the dangers of dreams make 'Supernatural Enhancements' a fun and addictive read. Review by Leah Dearborn Bookshots: Pumping new life into the corpse of the book...Show More Summary

Burnt Tongues: A Behind the Scenes Chronicle

last weekArts / Writing : LitReactor

A behind the scenes chronicle of 'Burnt Tongues,' the Chuck Palahniuk anthology, as recounted by one of the authors. Column by Brandon Tietz Introduction: If you're reading this, then you already know I made it, I won, I got in. Out of the thousands of people dropping their shit in the "Chuckshop," somehow I beat the odds...beat them. Show More Summary

Arrest Us! And The Winners Are... (Part 1)

last weekArts / Writing : LitReactor

We announce the winners of the publisher prize packs and the celebrity critiques for the Arrest Us! crime contest! There are exclamation points! News by Nathan Scalia We've been busy little bees here at LitReactor, and no, that's not completely figurative. Show More Summary

Bookshots: 'Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage' by Haruki Murakami

last weekArts / Writing : LitReactor

Like the titular character, Murakami's new novel lacks a certain vitality and color, and handles a difficult subject matter with an off-putting flippancy. Review by Christopher Shultz Bookshots: Pumping new life into the corpse of the...Show More Summary

Gaming Provides A New Way To Not Get 'Ulysses'

last weekArts / Writing : LitReactor

A crowdfunded campaign seeks to create a virtual reality 'Ulysses' game. News by Peter Derk We've all experienced the thrill of watching a movie and using it to complete a book report. The high of the original idea. The excitement when you turn it in. Show More Summary

You Make Me Sick: 5 Novels About Disease

last weekArts / Writing : LitReactor

Illness is a great subject for literature; it's surprising there aren't more disease novels. Column by Ed Sikov The runaway success of John Green’s The Fault in Our Stars, a tale of teenage love and terminal illness, got me thinking about novels that use disease as the focal point. Show More Summary

Bookshots: 'We Are All Completely Fine' by Daryl Gregory

last weekArts / Writing : LitReactor

Daryl Gregory's 'We Are All Completely Fine' tells the story of a victims support group and the hidden secret that ties them all together. Review by Rajan Khanna Bookshots: Pumping new life into the corpse of the book review Title: We...Show More Summary

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