When you really think about it, the comic book movies that have come out in the past several years have been great. Now, they’re not Academy Award winning works of art, but at least they’re not Dragonball: Evolution. As a fanboy of something, if you’ve ever felt like you’ve been wronged, just think about how […]
As expected, Hamilton dominated the nominations for the 70th Annual Tony Awards® when they were announced this morning. The revolutionary play garnered a record-setting 16 nominations including Best Musical, Best Book of a Musical, Best Original Score (Music & Lyrics) Written for the Theatre, several technical awards and a handful of acting awards. Show More Summary
There are more than 200 nominations for your favorite business books of 2015 and now it's time to vote. Actually, we're in the final week of voting so get over to our awards page and cast yours by May 11.
Winning a James Beard Award is the equivalent to winning an Oscar or Tony for a food writer or chef. This prestigious award recognizes the best and the brightest in the food industry. Check out the winners of the book, broadcast and journalism winners below.
Earlier today I wrote that American had eliminated its telephone booking fee for awards. It turns out it was just a mistake with the wrong information loaded to American's website. Continue reading WHOOPS: American Didn’t Eliminate Its Phone Ticketing Fee on Awards After All...
American has eliminated telephone booking fees for award tickets. These were already waived for Executive Platinum members and for customers booking awards that couldn't be booked at AA.com. A year ago American started waiving telephone booking fees for awards you couldn't book online, following US Airways practice. Show More Summary
When Don DeLillo took the stage at the 2015 National Book Awards, where he accepted the Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters, he opened with a humorous confession. “Yes,” he said, “I’m here to talk about myself.” Next he did what he always does, what he can’t help but doing: he told a story. […]
Generous is a word that circulates and frames so many descriptions of Maggie Nelson’s The Argonauts, a genre-fluid memoir that was recently awarded the 2015 National Book Critics Circle Award for Criticism. The book’s cultural and personal backdrops show a society beginning to rethink the terms of gender and sexuality, but also a society still...
The first month of the fourth NWSL season is officially in the books. Through three weeks we’ve already seen everything from big goals to serious injuries, breakout performances from rookies and veterans alike, some surprising results and shocking upsets, and a promising start – in the stands at least -- for the league’s newest team. Show More Summary
A new Chinese 6% VAT tax on hotel stays went into effect today. Hilton's website now reflects the VAT, as it should. However their award searches are showing not just the number of points for the award but also this new VAT based on the payment Hilton HHonors makes to the hotel. This is an error, of course, since Hilton HHonors awards include tax. Show More Summary
It's nearly the end of the primary election season and nearly the end of our Small Business Book Awards contest voting, too. So, before you go jet-setting off to one of these great small business events across the country, be sure to drop a vote for some of your favorite business books today.
Post by Laura Anastasia. Sure, your grandma is sweet and all, but is she Kris Jenner or Goldie Hawn cool? Our favorite celebrity grandmas have done it all, from winning Grammys and Academy Awards to writing best-selling books. They put...Show More Summary
One of the best uses of Air France/KLM FlyingBlue miles is booking their Promo Awards. FlyingBlue publishes these every month, and they offer 20-50% off select award tickets on Air France and KLM metal. Back in the day Promo Awards would...Show More Summary
Today’s guest is novelist, short story writer, and poet Laura Lam! Her first novel, Pantomime, won the Bisexual Book Award for Speculative Fiction and was nominated for other awards, including the Cybils Award for Young Adult Speculative Fiction. Show More Summary
The UK’s Arthur C. Clarke Award just announced its six book finalists for 2016—and the result is a combination of books you might not expect, and books you probably haven’t read yet. Read more...
Why on earth - or the rest of the solar system - is a book called "Space Raptor Butt Invasion" by Chuck Tingle up for a Hugo award? Thank the puppies. They sound cute, but for the second year in a row, politically motivated groups calling themselves the Sad Puppies and the Rabid Puppies have more...
The James Beard Foundation announced the winners of its annual Books, Broadcast and Journalism awards on April 26. Cookbook author and photographer Heidi Swanson won top honors for the Photography category for her book Near & Far: Recipes...Show More Summary
The big prize. The James Beard Foundation held its annual media awards Tuesday night, handing out medallions to winners in the book, broadcast, and journalism categories. Zahav: A World of Israeli Cooking was named cookbook of the year;...Show More Summary
Just how has a dinosaur erotica novel titled Space Raptor Butt Invasion managed to land a nomination at the most prestigious science-fiction book awards? In a turn of events that wouldn’t seem out of place in a thrilling page-turner,...Show More Summary
Over the past week I've been doing something which is very uncharacteristic of me -- planning travel in advance. Usually I plan travel day-by-day given that I'm on a never ending journey, but I'm trying to plan my actual destination-oriented...Show More Summary