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Love at first bite

Legends cling to Bram Stoker’s life. One interesting cluster centres on his wife, Florence. She was judged, in her high… The post Love at first bite appeared first on The Spectator.

We’re all snobs really

D.J. Taylor’s clever dissection of snobs is really two books in one. Scattered throughout are entertaining, delicious (initially), solemnly related… The post We’re all snobs really appeared first on The Spectator.

Spot the British Author

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Answers to ‘Spot the British Author’

1. Kingsley Amis 2. Beatrix Potter 3. Graham Greene 4. Salman Rushdie 5. Nick Hornby 6. Arthur Conan Doyle 7.… The post Answers to ‘Spot the British Author’ appeared first on The Spectator.

How the World First Learned of the Attack on Pearl Harbor

In this excerpt from the Associated Press' Pearl Harbor, the world responds to breaking news of the attack on Hawaii

Newswire: Adventure on the high seas with this exclusive first look at Island Book

Cartoonist Evan Dahm has been creating long-form fantasy adventure webcomics and publishing them on his own for the past decade, but he’ll be getting a big boost in distribution with a new graphic novel from First Second: Island Book. Show More Summary

A Crown for Gumecindo by Laurie Ann Guerrero

Diego Báez reviews Laurie Ann Guerrero's A Crown for Gumecindo today in Rumpus Poetry.

Black Feminist Joy: A Photo Essay

photography Maneo Mohale Maneo Mohale is the 2016 Bitch Media Writing Fellow in Global Feminism. “Joy is good. And joy that need not be gated and walled against the pain of others is surpassing good.” — Shailja Patel, Kenyan Writer and...Show More Summary

WOMANPRODUCER Project Celebrates the Women Behind the Music

Katie Presley Khaela Maricich and her partner Melissa Dyne, who together perform as The Blow, have announced the creation of their latest project, WOMANPRODUCER. Part art project, part archive, and part musical collaboration, WOMANPRODUCER is a celebration of women artists who, as the name suggests, produce their own music. Show More Summary

Robert A. Wilson, 94, Whose Bookshop Was Poets’ Sanctuary, Dies

Among the figures he knew as owner of the Phoenix Book Shop in Greenwich Village were Gertrude Stein, W.H. Auden, William S. Burroughs, Edward Albee, Allen Ginsberg and Patti Smith.

She Brings Comic Book Characters to Life

How a comic book aficionado uses her own body as a canvas.

Nonfiction: George J. Mitchell on Israeli-Palestinian Diplomacy

In “A Path to Peace,” two American officials, George J. Mitchell and Alon Sachar, recall Israeli-Palestinian negotiations.

Links: Dragons, Christmas Cats, & Giveaways

It’s Wednesday, which means that it’s time for links! I don’t know about you, but here in New England, it’s raining and pretty cold, which has severely reduced my productivity. Hopefully, these links will give you a brief distraction,...Show More Summary

Around the World with Books

Bibliophiles will rejoice at The New York Times‘s current travel section, which is entirely book-dedicated. The staff lead with “Temples for the Literary Pilgrim,” which profiles jaw-dropping bookstores, cafés, and restaurants around the world; Ann Patchett provides a U.S. Show More Summary

A Year in Reading: Imbolo Mbue

I love books that devastate me. The post A Year in Reading: Imbolo Mbue appeared first on The Millions.

The Two Friends Who Changed How We Think About How We Think

In 2003, we reviewed “Moneyball,” Michael Lewis’s book about Billy Beane and the Oakland A’s. The book, we noted, had become a sensation, despite focussing on what would seem to be the least exciting aspect of professional sports: upper management. Show More Summary

Author accused of 'Christmas greed' after spending $23,000 to snap up and resell Hatchimals, the hot holiday toy

Sara Gruen, author of the bestselling novel "Water for Elephants," is scrambling to sell more than 100 "Hatchimals" toys that she bought on EBay the day after Black Friday.  She’s also ducking the ire of parents who are desperate to get the hot holiday toy for their kids. The writer purchased 156...

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