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Colorado Highway Becomes Book Dump

2 months agoArts / Writing : LitReactor

Someone has been dumping books on a Colorado highway. Who is this mysterious critic/lazy jerk? News by Peter Derk Book critique? General littering? Modern art? Statement on the inconvenience of print media? Whatever it is, someone'sShow More Summary

For Mimi Sheraton, It Started with Caviar and a Frozen Candy Bar

There are bucket lists. And then there are bucket shopping lists. Mimi Sheraton, former food critic for the New York Times, is currently on a tour to promote her book 1,000 Foods To Eat Before You Die. The book took ten years to compile...Show More Summary

Superheroes Reimagined with Realistic Body Types

Responding to a familiar comic book criticism, has "reverse Photoshopped" comic covers to give superheroes average American body types.

Med Film Factory Training Program: Crowdfunding to Undo the Stereotypes

In his book titled Reel Bad Arabs: How Hollywood Vilifies a People, author, film historian and critic Jack G. Shaheen analyzes the negative impact of Hollywood's cinematic stereotypes. He bases his writing on a study of more than 900 films through which, he writes, "... Show More Summary

Metrolink train crash investigation: Why was man driving along tracks?

A truck driver under investigation in Wednesday's Metrolink crash in Oxnard will be in court Thursday.  He was booked on suspicion of felony hit-and-run in the collision that injured 28 people, four of them critically.

New Comic Book Day: Everything Old Is New Again

2 months agoHumor : Topless Robot

The slow shift to digital first seems to be hitting critical mass this week. We've got a webcomic that was Kickstartered (sp? Or I guess conj?) onto paper, then picked up by Image; a Monkeybrain...

‘Guardians Of The Galaxy’ Director James Gunn Defends Superhero Films Against Oscar Elite

Many comic book fans took notice that several people at the Oscars on Sunday took jabs at superhero films. Everyone from host Neil Patrick Harris to Jack Black had some harsh criticism of comic book movies, raving about “Superman, Spider-man,...Show More Summary

NEWS: Kelly Gay's The Cold Light Of Day, Grimm Mistresses, and The Labyrinth Of Flame Kickstarter

Official Author WebsiteRead my review of The Better Part of Darkness Read my review of The Darkest Edge of Dawn Read Fantasy Book Critic's review of The Hour Of Dust and Ashes Read Fantasy Book Critic’s review of Shadows Before The Sun...Show More Summary

How the Critically Acclaimed Author of "Monster," Walter Dean Myers, Impacted Me as a Black Writer

2 months agoLifestyle : xoJane

The characters in the books I loved — and still do — were overwhelmingly white and I never questioned it.

‘Sons Of Anarchy’ Star Kim Coates Picked For Lead Role In Comic Book Film

Kim Coates, who starred as Tig Trager in the critically acclaimed and popular FX series, Sons of Anarchy, has been chosen to star in a new comic book movie directed by one of the co-founders of the band Slipknot. Officer Downe was a one-shot comic by Joe Casey and Chris Burnham. Show More Summary

The 10 Best Audio Books for Foodies

2 months agoFood & Drink / Cooking : Foodista

Need a little inspiration in the kitchen? Want to drool over chefs and restaurant critics talking about food? Want to laugh and learn along with a culinary student (and best-selling author) as she studies at Paris's famous Le Cordon Bleu cooking school?

Abe Books Searches for First Editions of ‘The Iliad’ Climb after Release of The Boy Next Door; Film Critics Lay Siege on the Film’s Script

The Guardian reports that searches for “The Iliad, first edition” on the online marketplace AbeBooks have climbed since the release of J-Lo’s new movie The Boy Next Door, which starts with her character being given a first edition of, you guessed it: The Iliad. MEANWHILE, critics from Jezebel to Melville House have penned a number […]

'A Kim Jong-Il Production' times it right, post-Sony hacking

2 months agoSports / Baseball : Dodgers Now

In publishing, as in showbiz, timing is critical. Serendipity seems to have smiled on author Paul Fischer and his new book, "A Kim Jong-Il Production: The Extraordinary True Story of a Kidnapped Filmmaker, His Star Actress and a Young Dictator's Rise to Power."

Concerned About the Firing of Kelvin Cochran, GOP Congressmen Write Atlanta Mayor Reed

Several members of Georgia’s U.S. House delegation have sent a letter to Atlanta mayor Kasim Reed expressing their concern over the firing of Kelvin Cochran, the fire chief who self-published a book that contained passages critical of homosexuals. Show More Summary

‘The Wes Anderson Collection: The Grand Budapest Hotel’, A Book That Takes an In-Depth Look at the Making of the Film

2 months agoHumor : Laughing Squid

ABRAMS Books has just published The Wes Anderson Collection: The Grand Budapest Hotel, a new book by award-winning critic Matt Zoller Seitz, who also wrote The Wes Anderson Collection. The new book and its accompanying video do an in-depth examination of the film work, story, and the character development that writer and director Wes Anderson […]

Book Excerpt: Robert Christgau Remembers the Deaths of Lennon, Marley, and Lester Bangs

In the late 1960s, Robert Christgau helped invent rock criticism. Ever since, he's been among the country's best and most influential arts journalists. In his memoir, Going Into the City: Portrait of a Critic as a Young Man, Christgau, a native New Yorker, traces both his own (and pop's) intellectual and emotional... More »

Shirley MacLaine Suggests The Holocaust Was A Form Of Karma

Shirley MacLaine is facing stark criticism for an controversial passage in her latest book. The book, titled What If…: A Lifetime of Questions, Speculations, Reasonable Guesses, and a Few Things I Know For Sure, was published in November 2013. Show More Summary

Robert Christgau Checks Out The Ramones

2 months agoIndustries / Media : FishbowlNY

Music critic Robert Christgau‘s memoir comes out February 24. To whet the appetite, Rolling Stone has teased an excerpt one week ahead of the book’s release. Going Into the City: Portrait of a Critic as a Young Man covers Christgau’s life and career up to the mid-1980s, when he left his post as music editor of the Village Voice. Show More Summary

Cover Reveal: Shower Of Stones: A Novel of Jeroun by Zachary Jernigan

Official Author WebsiteRead Fantasy Book Critic's review of No ReturnRead The Debut Novel: A Series Of Intentions by Zachary Jernigan (guest post)Zachary Jernigan's No Return was a debut that won me over completely nearly two years ago and now Zachary is releasing the sequel to his complex debut via Nightshade books. Show More Summary

‘Fifty Shades Of Grey’ Movie Like Adolph Hitler, Worse Than ISIS Attacking America, Claims Critics

The Fifty Shades Of Grey movie may have hoards of rapid fans eagerly awaiting the transition from book to video, but some critics believe this film lust can be more dangerous than even the possibility of ISIS attacking America. EvenShow More Summary

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