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Interview: Mike Huckabee on 'Bend Over' Comment Criticized as Prison Rape Joke, Charlie Hebdo Cartoons (Part 2)

Mike Huckabee addressed criticism over writing, "bend over and take it like a prisoner," in a chapter on privacy in his new book, and talked about whether media organizations should publish Charlie Hebdo cartoons after the terrorist attack on the satirical magazine's headquarters.

Junot Díaz Book Named Greatest Novel of The 21st Century

2 months agoMedia / Publishing : GalleyCat

BBC Culture conducted a critics’ poll to select the “21st Century’s 12 greatest novels.” Junot Díaz’s The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao captured the top spot. The participating critics reviewed 156 books for this venture. Most ofShow More Summary

Growth Hacker Marketing: Your Agency as Your Partner in Crime

Ryan Holiday's book "Growth Hacker Marketing" is a great read for anyone growing a brand. The marketing mindset is shifting and here's why your agency plays a critical role.

EXCERPT: The Autumn Republic by Brian McClellan

Official Author WebsiteRead Fantasy Book Critic's review of Promise Of BloodPre-order The Autumn Republic HEREBrian McClellan is an author who along with Django Wexler seems to have brought a whole new sub genre alive. Flintlock fantasy's newest proponents are making their presences felt with their individual series. Show More Summary

Listen to the First Single From the Mountain Goats’ New Album About Pro Wrestling

Last we heard from John Darnielle, the lead singer (and sometimes sole member) of the Mountain Goats, he had just written his first novel, Wolf in White Van, which earned a National Book Award nomination and critical praise (including in Slate). Show More Summary

A Poet Emerges from the Wild Frontier

At NY Times, Saeed Jones reflects on becoming a poet in the face of adversity. In this article, Jones, the author of Prelude to Bruise and a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle award, reflects on his upbringing in rural Texas. The year I started writing poems, I dreamed about chains dragging along a […]

Comic Book Review: “Spread” #5 Is All About Hope

“Spread” #5 looks to be a transitional issue. Everything you need to know in terms of commentary or criticism can be read in Justin Jordan’s own words in the backmatter of this issue. WRITTEN BY: Justin Jordan ART BY: Kyle Strahm PUBLISHER: Image Comics PRICE: $2.99 RELEASE: January 21, 2014 Reviewed by Nick Brehmer Beginning […]

March: Book Two Is Now Available!

March: Book Two is the second volume of the autobiography of John Lewis who gives us  ‘a first-hand experience of milestone events that transformed the nation’ throughout the  Civil Rights Movement. The critically acclaimed first volume was the first graphic novel to win the Robert F. Show More Summary

Claudia Rankine’s editor on the genius of ‘Citizen’

For the first time in the 40-year history of the National Book Critics Circle Awards, one book is competing in two categories: poetry and criticism. That ambidextrous paperback book is “Citizen: An American Lyric,” by the Jamaican American writer Claudia Rankine. Rankine, a professor at Pomona College, also was a contender for the National Book Award in […]

Patriots Cialis Commercial Parody: For Deflated Balls (Video)

2 months agoSports : Total Pro Sports

Now that the New England Patriots have officially been booked for using deflated balls, you can expect the jokes and criticism to continue rolling in at an even higher rate now.  And jumping on board are the guys at Benstonium, who put together this clever New England Patriots Cialis Commercial Parody, which is intended to […]

Comics A.M. - The Competition For Comic-Con International

San Diego, L.A. and Anaheim make the pitch (again) for Comic-Con! Roz Chast's graphic memoir is a National Book Critics Circle finalist! Plus much more!

This is What Childhood Trauma Does To Human Longevity

2 months agoAcademics / Psychology : PsyBlog

The effects of a stressful early childhood on critical biological processes. Dr Jeremy Dean is a psychologist and author of PsyBlog. His latest book is "Making Habits, Breaking Habits: How to Make Changes That Stick" Advertisement 6Show More Summary

The National Book Critics Circle Awards Finalists in The New Yorker

The finalists for this year’s National Book Critics Circle Awards have been announced (you can find a full list of them here). Alexandra Schwartz, a member of the The New Yorker’s editorial staff and a regular contributor to Page-Turner,...Show More Summary

National Book Critics Circle Finalists Announced!

The New York Times’ ArtsBeat reminds us that the National Book Critics Circle Awards are “one of the most prestigious American literary awards…judged by a panel of critics and book review editors.” They come in six categories: autobiography, biography, criticism, fiction, nonfiction and poetry. Both ArtsBeat and the LA Times report on the announcement of […]

Chast, Piketty, Rankine among 2014 National Book Critics Circle nominees

2 months agoArts : Art Beat

For the first time in National Book Critics Circle Award history, the same book was a finalist in two different categories. Claudia Rankine’s 2014 book “Citizen: An American Lyric” was nominated in poetry and criticism. On Monday night...Show More Summary

National Book Critics Circle’s 2014 Awards Finalists

2 months agoMedia / Publishing : GalleyCat

The National Book Critics Circle announced the finalists for their 2014 book awards. The winners will be announced on March 12, 2015 at the New School in New York City. Follow this link for the complete listings in Autobiography, Biography,...Show More Summary

Mike Huckabee Thinks Beyoncé Turns Girls Into Strippers

2 months agoLifestyle / Fashion : The Cut

Potential GOP primary candidate Mike Huckabee has decided that shit-talking Beyoncé is the fastest way to get people to pay attention to his new book, God, Guns, Grits, and Gravy. He’s criticized President Obama for letting his daughters listen to her, even though the lyrics embarrass him. And he’s criticized... More »

Shorties (National Book Critics Circle Awards Finalists, Sleater-Kinney Profiled, and more)

The finalists for the National Book Critics Circle Awards have been named. Morning Edition and Rolling Stone profiled Sleater-Kinney. 38 online "best books of 2014" lists were added to the master aggregation at Largehearted Boy last week. The Largehearted Boy...

Roz Chast A National Book Critics Circle Finalist

Roz Chast's Can't We Talk About Something More Pleasant was nominated for another award announced yesterday. The book is a finalist in the autobiography category of the National Books Critics Circle awards program. The winner will be announced March 12 in New York. The appropriate category, one of six. Show More Summary

National Book Critics Circle Announces Finalists for 2014 Prize

The critics and reviewers of the National Book Critics Circle have announced the finalists for the 2014 prize across… Read More

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