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Miss Fischer Season Three: Spoiler Party in the Comments!

We at the Pink Palace of Bitchery adore Miss Fischer’s Mysteries, an Australian series about a woman named Phryne Fischer who solves mysteries (always involving murder) with the help of her companion, Dot, and Inspector Jack Robinson. Show More Summary

Video Reviews of ‘The Walk,’ ‘The Martian’ and ‘He Named Me Malala’

Times critics on “The Walk,” “The Martian” and “He Named Me Malala.”

Banned Books Week: Some Final Thoughts

Eleventh Stack brings Banned Books Week 2015 to a close with a guest post from Carl, who works at our West End location. We hope you enjoy his philosophical ruminations about censorship and intellectual freedom. Our regularly-scheduled monthly recap will return … Continue reading ?

Sara Says: Two Women You Never Heard, Two Memoirs You Won't Soon Forget

Amazon Book Review executive editor Sara Nelson on two novelish memoirs – or maybe they’re memoirish novels – that will introduce you to women you might once have known, and lives you might have thought you wanted to lead. Or not.

Love in the Ruins: On Matt Bell’s ‘Scrapper’

Maybe the finest thing about Scrapper is the way in takes us into a deep-pore underworld that’s rarely explored in even the best books about Detroit.

Foodie Fiction Finds

I love food. There, I said it. I enjoy the whole process: planning what to eat, shopping for ingredients, cooking and baking dishes and, most of all, eating the labors of my work, as well as the works of others. … Continue reading ?

The Rumpus Interview with Amy Fusselman

Amy Fusselman discusses her latest memoir/manifesto/philosophical treatise Savage Park, the rise of a new kind of nonfiction, and what kind of art “discombobulates her and makes her scream.”

161. Romance Writing and Library Archives: An Interview with Digital Archivist Caryn Radick

In this episode, I interview Caryn Radick, who is a Digital Archivist in the Special Collections and University Archives at the Rutgers University Libraries. We discuss library archives and what they do – and what’s in them. Plus, Caryn...Show More Summary

AVQ&A: What artist can’t you get into, despite knowing that they’re great?

Welcome back to AVQ&A, where we throw out a question for discussion among the staff and readers. Consider this a prompt to compare notes on your interface with pop culture, to reveal your embarrassing tastes and experiences, and to ponder how our diverse lives all led us to convene here together. Show More Summary

Newswire: The Kingkiller Chronicle to be made into movies, TV, games, basically everything

Lionsgate, apparently unwilling to choose whether to adapt Patrick Rothfuss’ The Kingkiller Chronicle into a TV show or a movie or a podcast or whatever, has decided it’s going to turn the bestselling series of novels into pretty much one of everything. Show More Summary

What Do Hell and Camelot Have in Common?

Camelot was the court of King Arthur, but it also was term given to the Kennedy White House. The knights in shining armor were of course Jack, Bobby and Teddy, and there were a cast of characters that included the Harvard professor,Show More Summary

Newswire: Amazon teams up with Pizza Hut’s pages-for-pepperoni program Book It!

Doing its ongoing part to transform American children into overly literate, weak-eyed tubs of goo, Pizza Hut has announced that it’s expanding its long-running pizza bribery program Book It! via a partnership with Amazon. Parents who...Show More Summary

Search Continues for a New Home for the Tony Awards

Scouts for the annual awards show have begun visiting sites around New York.

Museum Directors Release Plan to Help Provide Safe Havens for Endangered Antiquties

The group that represents art museum directors has released protocols designed to help the holders of antiquities endangered by vandalism or looting find safe havens at museums.

The Tower That Enchanted Yeats

Local residents have restored Thoor Ballylee, which now offers the inspiration of this poet’s faint presence to readings and musical events.

Letter of Recommendation: Letter of Recommendation: Aesop’s Fables

Read in an era of loudly shouted certainties, the stories are a refreshing reminder that sometimes morality should be a low-key, case-by-case matter.

You’re Invited

We have discussed the gender gap in literature more than once. At McSweeney’s, you’re invited to an all-male, all-white literary panel. Sounds fun.

The Social Sex: A History of Female Friendship

It happens that the right book of the moment shows up right on your doorstep: The Social Sex: A history of Female Friendship, by Marilyn Yalom, co-written with Theresa Donovan Brown, was presented fresh off the press at my favorite local bookstore, The Book Passage, in Corte Madera. Show More Summary

Why Did They Ban Teen Fiction--'My Enemy, My Brother'--in 1983?

An eye-catching exhibit during Banned Book Week 2015 resurrects the history of a 1983 book-banning in Tucson, AZ. Below: The author's original copy of My Enemy, My Brother, banned in 1983 by Tucson, AZ's largest public school district,...Show More Summary

YA Virtual Book Clubs Are on the Rise, and Here's Why You Should Join One Too!

When BookTuber Sasha Alsberg told me she chose Hollywood Witch Hunter to be the October "book of the month" for her virtual book club Perustopia, a read-a-long group she stared with with fellow BookTuber Regan Perusse, I was completely...Show More Summary

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