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No, Ronald Reagan Was Not Just a More Amiable Version of Barry Goldwater

Jacob Weisberg is critical of Rick Perlstein's The Invisible Bridge, the third volume in his history of movement conservatism from 1958 to 1980. The first two books covered Barry Goldwater and Richard Nixon; the third spans the period from 1972 through 1976, which encompasses the end of Nixon and the rise of Reagan. Show More Summary

How Common Core’s recommended books fail children of color

Critics of the Common Core  have questioned a number of different aspects of the standards, including how they were written, whether they are developmentally appropriate and whether too much emphasis has been placed on non-fiction at the cost of literature. Here is a look at an issue that has gotten little attention: How the recommended […]

David Fincher's The Girl Who Played With Fire Will Be Extremely Different From The Book

David Fincher's The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo doesn't qualify as a flop, but it certainly was considered a box office disappointment. Released right around Christmas in 2011 - which many have criticized as a mistake because of theShow More Summary

Bruce Sterling's "The Epic Struggle of the Internet of Things"

2 months agoOdd : Boing Boing

It's a new long-form essay in the tradition of Sterling's must-read, groundbreaking 2005 book Shaping Things, a critical perspective on what it means to have a house full of "smart" stuff that answers to giant corporations and the states that exert leverage over them. Read the rest

City Of Stairs by Robert J. Bennett (Reviewed by Liviu Suciu & Mihir Wanchoo)

Official Author WebsiteOrder the book HERERead Fantasy Book Critic's review of Mr. Shivers AUTHOR INFORMATION: Robert Bennett Jackson currently resides in Austin, Texas. His attempt to write books began with an early fascination with Stephen King books shared by him and his brother. Show More Summary

Proof That the John Williams Score Is Absolutely Essential to Star Wars

In an interview with film critic Tom Shone for his book Blockbuster, George Lucas said, “Star Wars is basically a silent film, was designed to be a silent film.” The director was referring to his style of storytelling, and its reliance...Show More Summary

Notable Letters to the Editor: I'm A Dominatrix, Not A Sex Worker

3 months agoPop Culture / Celebrity : Gawker

The London Review of Books recently ran a long critical essay on the life and work of Alain Robbe-Grillet. He directed films and wrote novels about sadomasochism. In passing, the essay referred to Robbe-Grillet's wife Catherine, as receiving "clients" in a "chambre secrète." She objected. Read more...

Jennifer Lawrence Just Entered The Guinness Book Of World Records

Though just 24 years old, Jennifer Lawrence has already had an extraordinary career. In 2010, she garnered critical acclaim--not to mention her first Academy Awards nomination--for the gritty indie drama Winter's Bone. In 2013, she won...Show More Summary

How 'Gatsby' Went From A Moldering Flop To A Great American Novel

When book critic Maureen Corrigan first read F. Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby in high school, she was unimpressed. "Not a lot happens in Gatsby," Corrigan tells Fresh Air's Terry Gross. "It's not a plot-driven novel and I alsoShow More Summary

Studiocanal & Pierre Morel Back In Business With ‘Victor The Assassin’ Pic

Studiocanal has acquired rights to Tom Wood's critically acclaimed Victor The Assassin book franchise for director Pierre Morel to helm and The Picture Company to produce with Sentient Entertainment. The tie-up comes after Studiocanal...Show More Summary

Smart critical essays on the women of Terry Pratchett

3 months agoOdd : Boing Boing

This long-running series of essays by Australian fantasy author Tansy Rayner Roberts combine real affection for Pratchett's marvellous Discworld books with sharp critical insights on the portrayal of women in fantasy; historically, one of the more problematic genres for the portrayal of women. Read the rest

A “Meta-Fictional Masterpiece”

by Dish Staff Critics are raving about Ben Lerner’s new book, 10:04: Like Lerner’s first novel, Leaving the Atocha Station, 10:04 is a conceptual novel of sorts, by which I mean that it takes what it wants from any number of genres (fiction, poetry, art criticism, autobiography) and corrals the results under the roof of […]

The Economist Withdrew Its Book Review That Criticized An Author For Pointing Out That Slavery Victims Were Black

A review of a book about the economic impact of slavery went live on The Economist website Thursday, and the general response was shock and outrage. In "The Half Has Never Been Told: Slavery and the Making of American Capitalism," Cornell...Show More Summary

Worst Book Review Ever Criticizes Slave History For Not Presenting 'Both Sides'

An anonymous review of a new book about slavery and capitalism in The Economist must be read to be believed, particularly the closing line: Mr Baptist has not written an objective history of slavery. Almost all the blacks in his book are victims, almost all the whites villains. Show More Summary

Oprah’s New Book is Out

3 months agoMedia / Publishing : GalleyCat

Oprah Winfrey‘s new book What I Know For Sure hit bookshelves this week. The book from from Flatiron Books is based on the column in O, The Oprah Magazine which spawned from an interview with  film critic Gene Siskel, who asked her,Show More Summary

Jon Favreau, Bill Murray And Christopher Walken Surface In Jungle Book Selfies

After the critical darling that is Chef, Jon Favreau is now in production on the live-action remake of Disney's The Jungle Book. And he can't wait to give us a look at his cast, which boasts Bill Murray, Christopher Walken and newcomer Neel Sethi. The image up top Favreau shared on Facebook. Show More Summary

Comic Book vs. Film: Guardians of the Galaxy

3 months agoArts / Writing : LitReactor

Guardians of the Galaxy may be a box office success, but how does it measure up to its source material? Column by BH Shepherd Beautiful imperfection. It’s a term art critics have bandied about almost as long as there has been art to critique. Show More Summary

The Immoveable Feasts of French Modernism

3 months agoArts : Hyperallergic

LOS ANGELES — In 1988 Jed Perl, a critic in his mid-thirties who had written for Vogue, Art in America, and The New Criterion, published his first book: Paris Without End: On French Art Since World War I.

Kim Kardashian’s Selfie Book: Worst Wedding Gift Ever?

Facebook critics often refer to Kim Kardashian as the most annoying cast member on Keeping Up With The Kardashians. Unfortunately, the already aggravating reality star is ten times worse when she’s in bridezilla mode! Such was the case during the latest season of KUWTK, which essentially featured Kim with a smart phone in front of her face. Selfies are […]

Contemporary Art Doesn't Have to Be Pretentious and Confusing

Marina Abramovi?'s durational performance at MoMA. (Photo via) Ossian Ward is one of Britain’s leading art critics. His new book, Ways of Looking, sounded a little patronizing from the title, given that anyone with eyes should probably have that down already. Show More Summary

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