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Official conservatism has been brain-dead for a while

The Post reports: The organizers of this week’s Conservative Political Action Conference rescinded their booking of Breitbart Editor Milo Yiannopoulos on Monday, following an outcry after the right-wing speaker’s critics resurfaced videos of him criticizing age-of-consent laws and joking about a teenage sexual encounter he had with a Catholic priest. Show More Summary

Simon & Schuster Cancel Yiannopoulos' Book

"Simon & Schuster received a hefty backlash to their decision to publish Dangerous in the first place, given Yiannopoulos’ history of xenophobia, misogyny, and hate speech. Some critics threatened to boycott the publishing house in response, and Roxane Gay withdrew her upcoming book from the publisher in protest."

Richard Schickel, Critic and Filmmaker, Dies at 84

Mr. Schickel reviewed films for Life magazine and wrote 37 books about the movies.

The One Book You Need To Read To Understand The Plight Of Refugees

The Refugees, Viet Thanh Nguyen’s fiction follow-up to his acclaimed debut novel, The Sympathizer, would be critically praised at any historical moment. But, as it happens, it arrived at this one: Just a couple short weeks after President Donald Trump signed an executive order that brought the U.S. Show More Summary

Newswire: R.I.P. Richard Schickel, longtime film critic for Time

Richard Schickel, the prolific critic best known for his 38-year tenure as a film reviewer at Time magazine, died on Saturday. In addition to authoring more than three dozen books and biographies about directors, stars, and musicians, Schickel directed countless documentaries for TV. Show More Summary

Richard Schickel Was Never a Big Fan of the Oscars

Three documentaries; two books; one lifelong friendship. That's the short version of how Richard Schickel, the longtime former Time film critic who passed away over the weekend age 84, connected to Clint Eastwood. A longer version is an interview conducted with Schickel in 2010, when one of those documentaries, The Eastwood Factor, was bundled into...

‘I Reached For the Books’: Rigoberto González on Literacy’s Power

] LA Times critic at large, Rigoberto González, shares his experience growing up in a family of immigrant farmworkers to paint a picture of literacy’s value in a democratic society. González’s journey begins in 1980 at the U.S.-Mexico border, before delving into the ways that his brother and cousins took to the streets to proclaim […]

Richard Schickel, Long The Film Critic At Time, Has Died At 84

"In a career spanning five decades, thousands of reviews and dozens of books, Schickel chronicled Hollywood’s changing landscape, from the days when studios reigned with stars such as Katharine Hepburn to the rise of independent directors who summoned a new wave of realism that distilled the yearnings of a turbulent nation. A reviewer for Time […]

SOMETIMES GOOD THINGS: Donald Glover And James Earl Jones Join 'Lion King' Remake

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The critical and box office success of Jon Favreau's The Jungle Book has landed the lovable helmer another big budget "live action" remake of a beloved Disney classic: The Lion King. And the Iron Man director took to Twitter...

The one critical skill many data scientists are missing

GUEST: When I started to learn about data science and consider it as a career choice, there was a diagram that I came across regularly and still come across today, in articles and even text books aimed at introducing and educating the world about the “sexiest job of the 21st century.” First created by Drew Conway, […]

Books: Rigoberto González on the power of the written word, finding books all over L.A. and more

Rigoberto González, one of our critics at large, was raised in a family of immigrant farmworkers. Now he writes award-winning books. He tells his story and more this week in Books at the L.A. Times. THE BIG STORY “In 1980, I arrived with my family to the U.S.-Mexico border from Michoacán with what...

10 New Books We Recommend This Week

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Suggested reading from critics and editors at The New York Times.

GIVEAWAY: Win a Prize Pack for Frostblood by Elly Blake

Visit the Official Site Follow @elly_blake and @TheNovl on Twitter Share an excerpt! Read the first chapter of Frostblood on TheNovl. Are you Frostblood or Fireblood? Take the quiz! Fantasy Book Critic is excited to partner with Little, Brown to provide our readers with the chance to win the newly released YA novel, Frostbloodby Elly Blake. Show More Summary

Major player at Vatican II confesses to concealing homosexual sex life

Former priest Gregory Baum discloses in a new book that he hid his sexuality 'because (it) would have reduced my influence as a critical theologian.'

Stellar nonfiction chosen by the National Book Critics Circle

Next month, the National Book Critics Circle will present its 2016 book prizes in six categories; these are the five finalists in nonfiction. Each book deserves to be read for years to come, but every one of them seems to speak urgently about this particular moment — a time of economic inequality...

My World Of Flops: Love isn’t all around case file #80: The Mary Tyler Moore Hour

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. When Mary Tyler Moore died recently at 80, she was mourned and eulogized as one of television’s biggest winners. Show More Summary

The Killing Floor Blues by Craig Schaefer (reviewed by Mihir Wanchoo)

Official Author Website Order The Killing Floor Blues HERE Read Fantasy Book Critic's review of The Long Way Down Read Fantasy Book Critic's review of The White Gold Score Read Fantasy Book Critic's review of Redemption Song Read Fantasy...Show More Summary

The book 'Fifty Shades Darker' gets a lift, even though critics are thrashing the film

The film adaptation of E.L. James' "Fifty Shades Darker" has been whipped mercilessly by critics, but fans of the author's bondage-themed erotica series don't seem to care. The novel, a sequel to the publishing phenomenon "Fifty Shades of Grey," has been hovering in the top 200-300 bestselling...

Not dead yet: Why Justin Peck's 'Year of the Rabbit' is set to Sufjan Stevens

About a half-decade ago, author and critic Jennifer Homans made a bold claim in the epilogue of her book "Apollo's Angels": Ballet is dying. Whether she was right has been a topic of debate ever since, sometimes ad nauseam, but the fact remains that the most widely known, and thus widely celebrated,...

Here’s What Critics Have to Say About Fifty Shades Darker

The critics have spoken on Fifty Shades Darker, the sequel to BDSM-flavored romance Fifty Shades of Grey, and what they’re saying is: Yikes. The new film, based on E. L. James’ book of the same name, made some major changes after its predecessor's director, Sam Taylor-Johnson, allegedly clashed with the books' author over creative differences. Show More Summary

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