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Kirk Cameron Wants to Save Christmas, but He Can’t Even Save His Own Movie

This is the actual poster for Kirk Cameron's movie Saving Christmas: It's one of those cases where you can absolutely judge a book by its cover. On Rotten Tomatoes, the film has a pathetic score of 9%, with one critic saying it's "one...Show More Summary

Late Night: The Roundup

Enjoy your weekend folks! James Risen will be here tomorrow to discuss his new book and James Gustave Speth will be here on Sunday with his memoir. - Uh-oh. Editors in Egypt pledged not to criticize any institution in the country; Still,...Show More Summary

What Is Everyone Saying About The Hunger Games: Mockingjay — Part 1?

Almost every critic who's seen the The Hunger Games: Mockingjay — Part 1 so far has bristled at the fact that the movie only tells half the story of the third and final book in Suzanne Collins's saga. The consensus has been that this installment also offers significantly less action... More »

The Rise of Chu: Chatting with Wesley Chu about returning to Angry Robot Books and his new series, The Rise of Io

Angry Robot Books announced on November 17th that they have signed Wesley Chu, author of The Lives of Tao, to a three book, six-figure deal for a follow-up sequel to his critically acclaimed science fiction series. The first volume of The Rise of Io will be released in August, 2016. Show More Summary

Barbie computer engineer book criticized for 'sexist drivel'

2 months agoSports / Baseball : Dodgers Now

It has been more than 20 years since Mattel brought the infamous "Teen Talk Barbie" into the world, a talking doll programmed to say deathless phrases such as "I love shopping!" and "Math class is tough!" Of course, times have changed since then. Kind of.

‘People love spying on one another’: A Q&A with Facebook critic Eben Moglen

Eben Moglen has dedicated himself to convincing people to resist Facebook's siren song. The bushy-bearded Columbia Law School professor and founder of the Software Freedom Law Center is a central figure in the new book "More Awesome Than Money," by Jim Dwyer of the New York Times. It's the story of how four New York University students who, filled with the […]

Mini-Reviews: The Wolf In Winter by John Connolly & The Shotgun Arcana by Rod S. Belcher (Reviewed by Mihir Wanchoo)

Official Author WebsiteOrder the book HERE Read Fantasy Book Critic's Review of “The Lovers” Read Fantasy Book Critic's Review of “The Whisperers” Read Fantasy Book Critic's Review of “The Burning Soul” Read Fantasy Book Critic's Review...Show More Summary

Charles Champlin: LA arts and film journalist was 88

Charles Champlin wore a lot of hats on the Los Angeles arts and entertainment journalism scene: LA Times arts editor, film critic, book critic, columnist, author, host of TV programs and more.

Lez Liberty Lit #59: Luminous Misandry

2 months agoLGBT / Lesbian : Autostraddle

Texts from Jane Eyre as a new form of literary criticism, whether to finish every book you start, strong opinions on book lists and more.

Mom's Home: A Word to Conservative Critics of Pope Francis

Ok, everyone. I realize I have been out of the loop for a while. I have been trying to finish a book. And I had an unexpected family emergency to deal with. But Mom's home now. Time to shape up.

Marco Rubio Pens Pre-Run? Book

Florida Senator Marco Rubio has a book out in January, timed, it seems, for a possible 2016 presidential run. …followed by a book tour that comes at a critical time for him as he weighs a presidential run,” the Tampa Bay Times reports. American Dreams: Restoring Economic Opportunity for Everyone is listed on Amazon with a [...]

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Here's John McCain's Response To Critics Who Say He's Too Eager To Go To War

Sen. John McCain (R-Arizona) has a simple response to those who accuse him of always advocating for war: Tell me when I've been wrong. During a WNYC radio interview promoting his new book, "Thirteen Soldiers," on Tuesday, McCain was pressed by a caller on his hawkish foreign policy views. Show More Summary

Book Review: Ha Jin’s A Map Of Betrayal offers a spy novel without cloak-and-danger antics

Novels can be acts of self-interrogation, with writers using the fictional space to plumb questions of their own identities. (In fact, some critics argue that every novel is such an act.) It’s hard not to see Ha Jin’s latest book, A Map Of Betrayal, in this light. Show More Summary

WORLDWIDE GIVEAWAY: The Heresy Within by Rob J. Hayes

Official Author WebsiteRead Fantasy Book Critic's review of The Heresy Within by Rob J. HayesLast year Rob J. Hayes absolutely exploded on to readers with his excellent debut, grimdark trilogy. He’s now being re-published and it's our...Show More Summary

MSNBC's Chris Hayes Questions Sharyl Attkisson On Ties To Conservative Media

From the November 7 edition of MSNBC's All In With Chris Hayes: Previously: After Criticizing Journalists Who Are Too Close To Politicians, Sharyl Attkisson Parties With Darrell Issa Sharyl Attkisson Begins Stonewalled Book Tour On Fox News, Brings Claim Of Liberal Bias Stonewalled: Sharyl Attkisson's Failed Attempt To Rehabilitate Her Bogus Reporting

Pro-Abortion Author Criticizes Planned Parenthood, Says Tide Shifting in Pro-Life Direction

Pro-choice author, Katha Pollitt joined Politics and Prose to promote her new book, PRO. Pollitt believes that there is no bad reason for an abortion. She has rightly claimed that most abortions are for convenience and makes no apologies for supporting this. In addition, Pollitt has said that abortion is more moral than the decision […]

Page and Perspective: All About Gatsby

"The Great Gatsby" is one of the great American novels. Why? NPR book critic Maureen Corrigan explores this in her new book, "And We Read On." [ more › ]

After Criticizing Journalists Who Are Too Close To Politicians, Sharyl Attkisson Parties With Darrell Issa

Sharyl Attkisson was toasted by Oversight Committee Chairman Darrell Issa (R-CA) at a party last night promoting her new book. The former CBS News reporter has previously criticized other reporters for being too cozy with those theyShow More Summary

Poetry in Translation: A Conversation with Kätlin Kaldmaa

Kätlin Kaldmaa is an Estonian poet, writer, translator and literary critic. She has published four collections of poetry, two books for children, an autobiographical work of non-fiction, and a novel. She has translated over 40 booksShow More Summary

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