Framed is an award winning narrative-puzzle game set in a noir comic book world.
On the day of the National Book Awards, the novelist Rachel Kushner strolled through the Guggenheim’s retrospective on “post-conceptual” painter Christopher Wool, whose big exhibit had coincided tidily with an astronomical spike in the value of his work. In a few hours, Kushner would have her own shot at posterity,... More »
Edie Falco and Alec Baldwin have always received a lot of love from their peers, and that helped them to get in the SAG Awards record books this morning, surpassing David Hyde Pierce’s record for most career SAG nominations — 19. Falco...Show More Summary
The 2013 college football season has featured plenty of exceptional individual performances from some of the sport's biggest stars. With the regular season now officially in the books, it's time to honor the true best of the best. Though...Show More Summary
In The New York Times Charles McGrath writes about his experiences as a judge for the fiction category of this year's (American) National Book Award, in Caution: Reading Can Be Hazardous. He reveals that there were 407 entries (though...Show More Summary
They've announced the winners of this year's Indian Crossword Book Awards (but, well, you know... as my sadly tireless refrain has it: not at the official site, last I checked...). See, for example, the Times of India report for theShow More Summary
I’m blown away, and I’m not even on the damn plane yet! I’m flying from Los Angeles to Paris today in first class on the Air France A380, and it’s the single most expensive one-way award redemption I’ve ever booked. Upon check-in there’s...Show More Summary
Three books from Hachette Audio have been nominated for GRAMMY Awards for Best Spoken Word Album. This includes: America Again by Stephen Colbert, Let’s Explore Diabetes With Owls by David Sedaris and The Storm King by Pete Seeger. Sedaris has previously been nominated for three GRAMMY awards. Show More Summary
When I arrive at James McBride’s office in Hell’s Kitchen, the recent National Book Award winner for fiction is living it up, mopping the floor of the small workspace. His last three books, a co-writing credit on Spike Lee’s film Red Hook Summer, and a whole bunch of music have been achieved between these four walls — that’s a lot of history. … Read More
Very few writers, regardless of their specialty, can claim the honors of a National Book Award nomination, a hat-trick of National Magazine Award nods, and a #1 New York Times Bestseller, all to their credit. Elizabeth Gilbert can. Throw in her radiant new novel, The Signature of All Things, that TIME recently named one of [ Continue Reading... Show More Summary
Also: Joan Didion on Martha Stewart; Alice Munro's Nobel interview; the difficulties of judging the National Book Awards.
One of my sources of discovering new books and writers to read are the yearly awards dedicated to speculative fiction. But over the years I’ve learned that some of these awards work better for me than others. Of course, the main reason...Show More Summary
The first award for Auburn Tigers head coach Gus Malzahn is already in the books. According to Charles Goldberg of AuburnTigers.com, the first-year Auburn coach was named SEC Coach of the Year by the Associated Press after his team won...Show More Summary
Raytheon is the only public-traded defense contractor to book a win for the day.
The Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI) revealed the winners of the 2013 Jane Yolen Mid-List Author Award. Eve Feldman, author of Billy and Milly Short and Silly (Putnam) and Dog Crazy (Tambourine), is the winner. Show More Summary
PointsHound and Rocketmiles are the two major websites that award you frequent flyer miles when booking hotel rooms. In general Rocketmiles has the biggest mileage offers, but they also have the fewest hotels and are in a limited – but growing – number of cities. Show More Summary
Also: Joyce Carol Oates on Mike Tyson; remembering the Egyptian poet Ahmed Fouad Negm; NPR launches a "Book Concierge."
The new award table for Hyatt Gold Passport goes into effect on January 7, 2014. Members can book hotel stays at the current rate through January 6, 2014. Award stays booked by January 6, 2014 for later dates can be modified through February 15, 2014 without affecting the award rate. Show More Summary
James McBride is having a great year, especially since taking home the National Book Award for his novel The Good Lord Bird last month. Up against heavyweights like Thomas Pynchon and critical darlings such as Rachel Kushner and George...Show More Summary
How great would it be to share a dinner table with Sherman Alexie? The National Book Award winner, Spokane Coeur d'Alene Indian, and author of 24 books always has something smart to say, and his way of saying it is with a good-natured dark humor that illuminates the bad stuff of life with a warm and loving light. Show More Summary