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An almost-lost gem: 'Whatever Happened to Interracial Love'

Kathleen Collins was a professor of film history at New York’s City College who made a groundbreaking contribution to the subject that she taught. “Losing Ground” (1982), which Collins wrote and directed, was one of the first feature-length dramas made by an African American woman. Collins, who...

He – She Groovy Jewelry

He-She Jewelry Professional “Know How” Fellows 1976 When I found this lovely selection for ALB, I couldn’t stop laughing. I particularly love the manly look of jewelry and leisure suit. I think we have all learned from these pictures that the right accessories really do tie an outfit together. Getting my groove on! Mary More […]

Best Films Books Of 2016

It’s been a surprisingly good year for film books. Whether you are into biographies, film history, pictorials, “making of” books, or critical studies, there was something for just about everyone. This year’s list may top last year’s, which was also bountiful. Show More Summary

Did the Kochs Bring Us President Trump?

Pundits have plenty of reasons for Republicans’ 2016 electoral success, but none may be as explanatory as a book published in January, before a single ballot was cast. In Dark Money: The Hidden History of the Billionaires Behind theShow More Summary

Exploring the origins of consciouness, cephalopod and human, with Peter Godfrey-Smith in 'Other Minds'

Peter Godfrey-Smith is besotted with cephalopods. These enigmatic and generally solitary sea-dwellers include octopuses, cuttlefish and squid, all of which have big and complex brains and act in ways that suggest alien minds. A philosopher of science and experienced deep-sea diver, Godfrey-Smith...

Celebrity Picks: Mario Batali's Favorite Reads of 2016

The beloved orange Croc enthusiast talks about the books that resonated with him most...

A thriller with a fine literary pedigree: 'His Bloody Project' by Graeme Macrae Burnet

Crime fiction is always well represented on bestseller lists, but this year it's also found its way into the most exclusive chambers of literary prestige. Viet Thanh Nguyen’s “The Sympathizer” won the best first novel Edgar, the Pulitzer Prize for fiction and the Dayton Literary Peace Prize; and...

A Year in Reading: Claire-Louise Bennett

I have been a terrible reader this year, demanding the impossible — I wanted to experience the same tumult and sting of feelings I encountered when I read classic books for the first time, around the age of 16. The post A Year in Reading: Claire-Louise Bennett appeared first on The Millions.

Movie Review: Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

If you haven’t read Carrie’s review of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, I highly recommend doing so before reading this review, as I don’t plan on rehashing the plot so much. My quick and dirty summary is that a wizard (Newt) enters New York with a case full of fantastic beasts. Show More Summary

Movie Review: Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

I truly can’t imagine a more biased review than this review of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. The only way this review could be more biased would be if J.K. Rowling took me out to lunch, signed all my books, called me her best friend, named a character after me, bought me a ticket to The Cursed Child, and paid me a million dollars. Show More Summary

From the Heart ~ Lisa Flanagan, Johnny Heller, and Peter Kenny

December… the time to give thanks for those things that have sustained us through the past year. For narrators, a huge part of that is YOU, the listening community! As we wind down 2016, we want to give back to you, our listeners, who help make our job so rewarding, and who travel with us […]

The Rumpus Interview with Vi Khi Nao

Vi Khi Nao on her new novel Fish in Exile, why women shouldn't apologize (even when they're wrong), moving between genres, and why humor is vital in a novel full of darkness and grief.

223. Victorian Feminism and World Traveling Victorian Women: An Interview with Deanna Raybourn

Sarah interviews NYT Bestselling author Deanna Raybourn about Victorian feminists, the changes that happened during Queen Victoria’s reign, and the ways in which women have adapted to technological advances throughout history. They discuss...Show More Summary

Big Issues: Valiant swaps superheroes for prehistoric predators with Savage #1

Each week, Big Issues focuses on a newly released comic-book issue of significance. This week, it’s Savage #1. Written by B. Clay Moore (Aloha, Hawaiian Dick, JSA Liberty Files: The Whistling Skull) with art by Lewis LaRosa (Bloodshot...Show More Summary

10 New Books We Recommend This Week

Suggested reading by book critics and editors at The New York Times.

Fiction: Robert Harris’s Thriller Goes Inside the Vatican

Robert Harris’s new thriller, “Conclave,” is a tightly woven tale about power machinations at the top of the Roman Catholic Church.

Announcing Bitch Media's 2017 Writing Fellows!

Bitch Media Writing Fellows Andi Zeisler Today, we are thrilled to announce the writers who have been selected for the 2017 Bitch Media Fellowships for Writers. Now in its second year, the program received 5,000 applications, all ofShow More Summary

Nonfiction: A Biography of Moses, the Man

Avivah Gottlieb Zornberg’s “Moses: A Human Life” shows a man facing the divine and the elusive meaning of life.

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