Not discussed in this episode: cakes, quick breads, those French cookies Proust was always droning on about, Ashton Kutcher, pogs, and Izzy Stradlin.
In my new book, Finding Mr. Brightside, Juliette gets dragged out onto the dance floor by twerking dervish Heidi and instinctive robot buster-outer Abram. What does any of that even mean? You're about to find out. Here are the 8 known dance floor archetypes (that I can currently think of): 1. Show More Summary
Ms. Satter’s “Ancient Lives,” a darkly comic coming of age story with roots in 1980s teen films, will open the winter season.
The e-book subscription service Oyster has recently launched The Oyster Review, and we have reason to be excited: the first issue names our own Emily St. James Mandel‘s Last Night in Montreal “The Book of the Week” and features a look at the novel written by former Millions intern Rachel Hurn.
Murray Farish‘s debut collection, Inappropriate Behavior, includes tales of fictionalized or alternative history that incline toward the surreal. He discusses the “principally and unaccountably strange” with Evelyn Somers, who has written about his work before, at Bloom. Show More Summary
Melissa Adamo reviews Andrea Bennett's Canoodlerstoday in Rumpus Poetry.
Times critics review “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1,” “A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night” and “Happy Valley.”
By Ethan Reid for Off the Shelf The Walking Dead. 28 Days Later. The Hunger Games. As readers, we are drawn to apocalyptic stories for many reasons, like the constant chatter about global warming or our melting ice caps. The endgame is part of our social consciousness, as it should be. Show More Summary
My freshman-year roommate introduced me to Marian Keyes. She was sheepish as she presented me with Angels and Sushi for Beginners on my 19th birthday. She'd been a fan for awhile. "It's fluffy," she told me, indicating the telltale chick-lit...Show More Summary
We all love books at XOXO After Dark, but that doesn't mean we don't have our fair share of TV junkies on the team (as anyone who's seen our Bachelorette recaps will know!). So we were relieved when Kristin Harmel, author of The Life...Show More Summary
Doll Making: A Creative Approach Laury 1970 Submitter: This book was found in the craft section of my local public library. It’s more about artistically crafted dolls you can make at home. Really, it’s just filled with creepy dolls. I know I won’t be able to get their face out of my head when I […]
As a promising Albanian writer, Kadare was invited to Moscow, where he met the odd mix of Party sycophants and belles-lettrists that was the Soviet intelligentsia.
In anticipation of Tim Burton’s Big Eyes coming out on Christmas Day, I’ve been having my own Burton retrospective and recently watched Edward Scissorhands for the umpteenth time. With this film, Burton found a kindred spirit in Johnny Depp that has … Continue reading ?
Even now, writing in Manhattan, my heart beats faster recalling that initial meeting. Oddly enough, the first word that came to my mind was beauty.
Anna Richland forwarded me a link to a long video of Rube Goldberg machines built for a Japanese children’s show called Pythagoras Switch. I didn’t want to embed an 18 minute video – that’s like asking you to get caught at work not working, right? But they are SO COOL. So here’s a short one:... Continue reading ?
In this episode, Elyse and Sarah interview Sarah MacLean, New York Times bestselling author of historical romance. We talk about Billionaire Dinosaurs, but more about her upcoming book, Never Judge a Lady by her Cover, which comes out Tuesday, 25 November. Show More Summary
Each week, Big Issues focuses on a newly released comic book of significance. This week, it’s The Multiversity: Pax Americana #1. Written by Grant Morrison (All-Star Superman, Batman Incorporated) with art by Frank Quitely (All-StarShow More Summary
"Texts from Jane Eyre" is an LOL reimagining of your favorite characters: No one is safe, not Achilles, Scarlett O’Hara or Harry Potter.
In our multimedia world, it’s odd that books still constrained. Amy Poehler recently released “Yes, Please,” which includes snapshots, handwritten notes and bold graphic elements, such as a hot pink spread that simply says, “LIKE WHO LIKES YOU.” But with the advent of ebooks, it’s thrilling to see someone push, really push, the medium. Hillary Carlip has done just that.