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9 New Books We Recommend This Week

15 hours agoNews : NYTimes: News

Suggested reading by book critics and editors at The New York Times.

A checklist for figuring out whether your algorithm is a "weapon of math destruction"

yesterdayHumor / odd : Boing Boing

The Data & Society institute (dedicated to critical, interdisciplinary perspectives on big data) held an online seminar devoted to Cathy O'Neil's groundbreaking book Weapons of Math Destruction, which showed how badly designed algorithmic...Show More Summary

Austrian economists and environmental policy

While working on my long-forthcoming book, Economics in Two Lessons, I came across an interesting article by Edwin Dolan published (with commendably openness to criticism) in the Quarterly Journal of Austrian Economics. The conclusion...Show More Summary

11 critical things to consider when choosing where to retire

Whether you are retired or are only beginning to plan for retirement, you probably know that there's no shortage of books and websites with lists and quizzes to help you choose a new location for life in retirement. We've got plenty of our own: Where to retire abroad, best and worst states for retirement, go West to retire, and more. Show More Summary

Artificial Intelligence Is Changing The Ways We Analyze Books

"While critics and book reviewers may continue to be an essential part of public cultural life, literary theorists who do not embrace AI will be at risk of becoming an exotic species – like the librarians who once used index cards to search for information."

Smith vs. Smith: Reading the Morrissey and Marr Memoirs

Such was the critical pandemonium surrounding the publication of Morrissey’s Autobiography in October 2013 that despite my vested interest as the author of two books on the man and his work—the hymn-by-hymn Smiths history Songs That Saved Your Life and the pick’n’mix biography Mozipedia —I abstained from my peers’ speed-reading hysteria. Show More Summary

Weekend Wax Bits

6 days agoMusic / Jazz : JazzWax

This Sunday, in the New York Times Sunday Book Review, rock author and critic Anthony DeCurtis writes a glowing review of Anatomy of a Song. Anthony DeCurtis, whose biography of Lou Reed is out next year, is a big deal...        

Nonfiction: David Hockney: A Book of Paintings and ‘A History of Pictures’

A catalog of Hockney’s work and “A History of Pictures,” a lavishly illustrated dialogue between the artist and the art critic Martin Gayford.

Best Films Books Of 2016

It’s been a surprisingly good year for film books. Whether you are into biographies, film history, pictorials, “making of” books, or critical studies, there was something for just about everyone. This year’s list may top last year’s, which was also bountiful. Show More Summary

GIVEAWAY: Win A Thousand Nights Companion Series Prize Pack (Spindle and A Thousand Nights by EK Johnston)

Fantasy Book Critic is excited to partner with Disney-Hyperion to offer a giveaway of A Thousand Nights Companion Series by EK Johnston. One very lucky winner will receive a copy of A Thousand Nights and a copy of Spindle! Spindle is the newest book in A Thousand Nights Companion Series. Show More Summary

10 New Books We Recommend This Week

Suggested reading by book critics and editors at The New York Times.

Emily Ratajkowski Hits Back After Book Of Nude Photos Published 'Without Her Permission'

Emily Ratajkowski is not happy with Jonathan Leder. The model/actress sent out a flurry of tweets on Wednesday to criticize the recent publication of a series of photographs taken of her in May 2012. The pictures were taken by photographer...Show More Summary

Jose Mourinho: Manchester United Won, So Why is Jose Still Not Happy?

Jose Mourinho has criticized referee Mike Jones’s decision to book Wayne Rooney in Manchester United’s 4-1 win over West Ham in the EFL Cup on Wednesday. Rooney received his fifth yellow card of the season at Old Trafford after arguing...Show More Summary

My World Of Flops: Canceled right off the bat? You betcha! case file #75: Sarah Palin’s Alaska

My World Of Flops is Nathan Rabin’s survey of books, television shows, musical releases, or other forms of entertainment that were financial flops, critical failures, or lack a substantial cult following. Throughout his utterly singular, awful campaign, pundits speculated as to what Donald Trump’s endgame in running for presidency might be. Show More Summary

NBCC 2016 John Leonard Prize Finalists Announced

The National Book Critics Circle John Leonard Prize, which honors a debut book in any genre, will be presented at the NBCC Awards Ceremony at The New School in New York on March 16, 2017. Here are the finalists, with links to PW reviews. Show More Summary

A Chat with Author Claire Vaye Watkins on Motherhood, Pandering, and Writing 

Four years ago, Claire Vaye Watkins’s Battleborn, a book of short stories that delved into the harshness of the American West, was a critical success. Battleborn was noted for its fearlessness, its unflinching portraits of individualism and striving, for Wakins’s relentless look at the lives of prostitutes,… Read more...

The Fiancée of Donald Trump’s Pick for Treasury Secretary Wrote an Offensive Book About Her Trip to Africa

A critic called it “the defining work of the White-Savior-in-Africa genre for the digital age.”

who’s afraid of w.e.b. dubois?

At the Social Science History Association meetings, I was part of the Author Meets Critics panel about The Scholar Denied, Aldon Morris’ book on the career of W.E.B. DuBois and the institutions that shape academic discourse. The panel included Vilna Bashi Treitler and Melissa F. Weiner. The conversation was interesting and focused on how DuBois […]

Lauren Graham wrote her new book on the familiar sets of the 'Gilmore Girls' revival

Today in Entertainment: Black film critics predict the end of #OscarsSoWhite Nov. 28, 2016, 3:16 p.m. Here's what's new and interesting in the world of entertainment and the arts today: Black film critics say 2016 is best year ever for black people in filmMan of the moment in L.A. theater stages...

Marion Cotillard Discusses Her Death Scene In THE DARK KNIGHT RISES

Image via Warner Bros. There’s no doubt that Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight was an amazing film — one that managed to become both a critical and mainstream sensation. It was The Godfather Part II of comic book movies, and no matter what followed, it would have had a hard time living up to that performance. Show More Summary

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