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For Our Consideration: Marvel learned the wrong lessons from the Carol Corps

All the way back in March, Marvel announced a slew of titles that would be going away during and after the Secret Wars event. I tweeted the equivalent of a verbal shrug at the fact that Captain Marvel was one of the books apparently on the chopping block. Show More Summary

Jamie Barton, Mezzo, Wins Richard Tucker Award

The $50,000 prize, which commemorates Tucker, the great Brooklyn-born tenor, was the latest in a series of accolades for Ms. Barton, a rising star.

‘The Good Wife’ Recap: So Long, Farewell

The moment was more anticlimactic than we ever could have expected.

‘Veep’ Recap: The Expendabelles

This Good Friday is a bad one for Selina and company.

‘Silicon Valley’ Recap: It’s Not About How Much You Earn

There’s a new guy in “Silicon Valley,” and he’s awful, which is great.

‘Game of Thrones’ Recap: The Faith and the Crown

Sunday's episode brought an uneventful wedding, a shocking engagement and a fatal instance of insubordination.

Books of The Times: Review: In ‘Look Who’s Back,’ Hitler Returns and He’s Amusing

Timur Vermes’s debut novel has created a sensation in Germany, been translated into many languages and generated endless essays asking whether it’s acceptable to laugh about Hitler.

5 Books to Get You Out of Your Literary Comfort Zone

So, one of my New Year's resolutions was to expand the types of books I read. While reading has always been a hobby of mine, I tend to gravitate towards the same types of books: fiction stories and John Green novels. Partially inspired...Show More Summary

Julian Fellowes To Adopt Trollope Novel For TV

Julian Fellowes, creator of "Downton Abbey," is adapting a 19th-century British novel for TV.

Tennessee Williams Plays Coming to 59E59 Theaters Next Season

Next season’s lineup includes six new short plays adapted from short stories by Williams. Pulitzer Prize-winner Beth Henley, PEN/Laura Pels Award-winner Marcus Gardley, and other playwrights have signed on to adapt Williams’s works for productions starting in August.

Book review: Toni Morrison’s violent new novel

Morrison's new book erases barriers between the lofty African American novel and contemporary urban lit The post Book review: Toni Morrison’s violent new novel appeared first on

Lessons in Failure

“In eleven years, I’ve written four books: three novels and one story collection. Only the story collection has ever seen the light of day; the first two novels, including my thesis, were never published and the third novel is making the rounds with agents right now. I’d like to believe I’ve learned a few things […]

New Group to Host Stage Adaptation of ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’ in Harper Lee’s Hometown

The Monroe County Heritage Museum produced the play this year, and the preceding 25 years, under an agreement with Dramatic Publishing Company, which licenses the play. But the company announced the new arrangement on its Facebook page Saturday.

Why romance novelists are the rock stars of the literary world

Romance writing isn’t just a billion-dollar industry. It’s also the nicest meritocracy around. The post Why romance novelists are the rock stars of the literary world appeared first on

World Nomads Festival Will Put Focus on Tunisia

The biennial festival, which in 2011 presented artists inspired by the Arab Spring, will feature the singer Sonia M’Barek, the musician Bassam Saba, and the filmmaker Nejib Belkadhi

The Art of Being Uncomfortable

Ask an author and they'll practically gush about how hard writing a book is. It takes a special kind of mental endurance. You get up at 6 a.m., if you're paying the bills by doing something that's not writing books yet, and you write in the spare, secret hours that others spend sleeping. Show More Summary

Books 1-6 of Darynda Jones’ Charley Davidson Series: $1.99!

Books 1-6 of Darynda Jones’ bestselling Charley Davidson series are on sale today, which is terrific if you’ve been thinking, “I need smart mouthed, sarcastic grim reapers who have real and good friendships with other women in my reading right now now now.” This series has many, many fans – and the newest book, Eighth Grave After Dark, is coming out on May 19, too.

‘Furious 7’ Tops Box Office For Fourth Week

Big-budget, visual effects-driven summer movies will be packed cheek by jowl for four months starting Friday, with the release of “Avengers: Age of Ultron.” So it was the box office calm before the storm over the weekend, with no major movies arriving to challenge “Furious 7.

Literary Paper Dolls

What better way to celebrate pioneering women writers ranging from Edna St. Vincent Millay to Edith Wharton than with a collection of literary paper dolls?

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