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Do We Really Even Know What 'Sex Addiction' Is?

For all the discussion, sex addiction is a psychiatric label without real explanation. The following is an excerpt from the new book  Sex Addiction: A Critical History by Barry Reay, Claire Gooder and Nina Attwood (Polity, 2015):   "Tiger Woods claims to be addicted to sex. Show More Summary

Trailer Debut: "I Lost It At The Video Store"

We are pleased to present the trailer debut for the new Critical Press book, "I Lost It At The Video Store: A Filmmakers' Oral History of a Vanished Era." It was written by Tom Roston and is in stores Thursday, September 24th. For more information, visit the official Critical Press site. I Lost It At The Video Store - Book Trailer from The Critical Press on Vimeo.

Amy Schumer Has Landed a Massive Book Deal

2 months agoEntertainment : BuzzSugar

Find out how much Schumer is making for her autobiography - Vulture Miss Piggy isn't taking her breakup very well - HuffPost Entertainment Hailee Steinfeld perfects yet another cover song - MTV Even the best films get harshly criticized...Show More Summary

HaBO: Rival Film Critics & a Christmas-Themed Stalker

This HaBO comes from Liz, who is looking for a romance she read over two decades ago: I read this book over 20 years ago, so I know it’s a long shot that someone else will remember it. It’s about rival movie critics, who host a television show together. Show More Summary

Duran Duran, Neil Gaiman, and Beginnings

2 months agoGenres / Sci Fi : Whatever

I’m both a friend and fan of Neil Gaiman, and a former music critic. So for years I’ve known about, but had never seen, Neil’s very first published book, the 1984 quickie biography of Duran Duran, arguably the biggest band to emerge from the first era of MTV (“You know! Back when they actually played music!” the 80s […]

Wash. Post 's Erik Wemple: NYT Review Of Killing The Messenger "Wrongly Omits" NYT Criticism

Washington Post opinion writer Erik Wemple criticized a New York Times review of Media Matters Chairman David Brock's latest book, Killing the Messenger, for largely omitting "the book's broadside against the New York Times." Despite...Show More Summary

GIVEAWAY: A Thousand Nights by E.K. Johnston

Read or Learn More About A Thousand Nights Here Read the First Four Chapters Here Fantasy Book Critic is excited to host a giveaway of A Thousand Nights by E.K. Johnston. We have one prize pack that will be awarded to one lucky winner at the end of the giveaway. Show More Summary

Chimamanda Adichie & Zadie Smith on Race, Writing, & Relationships

'On the heels of the blockbuster success of her latest novel, Americanah, Chimamanda Adichie sat down with Zadie Smith at NYPL’s Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture to discuss the critically acclaimed book and how it came to be. In their far-reaching conversation, Adichie and Smith talk about race, feminism, and finding one’s identity in a globalized world.'

GUEST BLOG POST: Is Epic Fantasy a Dinosaur? by Cindy Dee

Visit Cindy Dees Official Website Here Fantasy Book Critic is proud to welcome Cindy Dees as she stops by for her blog tour. Cindy Dees recently released the first book in a new fantasy series. The Sleeping King was released September 8, 2015 by Tor Books. Show More Summary

The Audio Book Club Ventures Between the World and TNC

To listen to the Audio Book Club discussion of Between the World and Me, click the arrow on the player below. Subscribe in iTunes ? RSS feed ? Download ? Play in another tab This month Slate critics Jamelle Bouie, Meghan O’Rourke, and Katy Waldman discuss Ta-Nehisi Coates’ searing book Between the World and Me. Show More Summary

The Enduring Relevance of Artists’ Books

2 months agoArts : Hyperallergic

Few books or critics have as astutely examined the history and predicted the evolution of artists’ books as Johanna Drucker does in The Century of Artists’ Books (1994).

Strange Reasons Bill Murray Has Missed Out on Movie Roles

2 months agoHumor / odd : Neatorama

Image: Quirk Books The Big Bad Book of Bill Murray: A Critical Appreciation of the World's Finest Actor was released on September 15. The new book details, among other things, the beyond quirky manner in which Murray fields (or rather, neglects to field) film role offers. Show More Summary

Listen to Win: How Actionable Observation Provides Profitable Answers

2 months agoInternet / Blogging : Copyblogger

Tara Gentile is a very smart entrepreneur who’s just published a short, affordable book on one of Brian Clark’s favorite topics — listening. It’s a critical skill for developing products and services. Once Brian got into the product and software game, he started with an audience, rather than the product or service. Show More Summary

The Tolstoy of the Zulus. The Citizen Kane of Video Games. Subsumptive Analogies are the Hitler of Figurative Speech! 

Among many other American infamies past, Ta-Nehisi Coates’ book Between the World and Me conjures the ghost of an old Saul Bellow controversy. Bellow, a tetchy critic of multiculturalism in his later life, once asked an interviewer: “Who is the Tolstoy of the Zulus? The Proust of the Papuans?” Coates remembers reading the quip and feeling shattered. Show More Summary

Interview: Bad Religion’s Greg Graffin can’t explain the main point of his new book in 30 seconds

For 35 years now, Greg Graffin and his band Bad Religion have always stood for an element of punk rock that saw itself as being as much about critical thinking and challenging accepted norms of society as it has been about music. With...Show More Summary

Quickies: Political Correctness, Anxiety Disorder Management, and Feminist Comic Books

Categories: Quickies Sarah Silverman pushes back against “creepy P.C. culture” backlash: “You have to listen to the college-aged, because they lead the revolution” – Listening to criticism instead of just brushing it off... (Read more...)

Federal Government Turns to NYU Langone Medical Center to Help Curb the Spread of Drug-Resistant Microbes

Martin J. Blaser, MD, is one of the world's foremost authorities on the human microbiome - and he proved it last year with the publication of his critically acclaimed, best-selling book, "Missing Microbes," which helped lay audiences better understand the microbiome's often complex make-up and the important role it plays in human health.

Margaret Eby on Southern Writers and South Toward Home

Margaret Eby's new book, South Toward Home: Travels in Southern Literature, is part history, part criticism, part travelogue, and part memoir. Her stories of visiting the places that were important to Southern writers are as evocative...Show More Summary

Why People Are Criticizing A 'Black Lives Matter' Book For Kids

As the Black Lives Matter movement continues to build major momentum after more than a year of activists’ work, some remain unclear about the movement's mission. Duchess Harris, professor and chair of American studies at Macalester College...Show More Summary

El-Hadji Diouf Aims Racial Accusations at Steven Gerrard and Liverpool

Former Liverpool forward El-Hadji Diouf has accused Steven Gerrard and his one-time club of racial prejudice following the Reds legend's criticism of him in his new book. In a recent extract from Gerrard's upcoming autobiography, MyShow More Summary

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