"At this late stage — Murakami is 68 — critical reception has ceased to matter to Murakami’s international audience. In Japan his books are greeted with Harry Potter–like rabidity, and in the U.S. initial print runs are in the hundreds of thousands. Cribbing a remark John Irving once made to him in an interview, Murakami […]
In case you run out of crime thrillers or romance novels, Bill Gates has some other beach reads you might find interesting. The 24 best Netflix original shows of all time, according to critics We tried the doughnut shop that has Super...Show More Summary
Welcome to books this week! I’m Los Angeles Times Books Editor Carolyn Kellogg with the news of what we’ve got for you, and more. THE BIG ESSAY Back when David Kipen — now one of our critics at large — was director of literature at the NEA, he met a man with a crazy idea: a museum dedicated to...
The first reviews for "Wonder Woman" are out of this world, with critics declaring it the best DC comic book movie yet. They're also comparing Gal Gadot's Amazon warrior to Christopher Reeve's iconic Superman. Of course, being better than the critically reviled "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice" and "Suicide Squad" is pretty damn easy. Show More Summary
Suggested reading from critics and editors at The New York Times.
"Hallmarks of her work, critics agreed, included her fleet, engaging prose and prodigious archival research.... What was more, where children's biographies of an earlier age inclined toward unalloyed veneration, Mrs. Fritz's were warts-and-all portraits of the often flawed men and women who left their impress on the world - and the resulting books were […]
The music writer's latest is a chronicle of lifelong fandom by Ned Lannamann Music writer Rob Sheffield has always willfully ignored the line between critic and fanatic, and his books serve as breaths of fresh air in the otherwise stuffy world of rock-dude pontificating. Show More Summary
This collection of rock criticism includes thoughts on hazing, lyrics, death and so much more.
Book reviewing in England is and always has been somewhat differently arranged than in the United States. Most often, in the United States, writers review one another's books and there is some sense of generosity born of shared time in the novel-writing trenches. Show More Summary
Television host Samantha Bee criticized first daughter Ivanka Trump’s new book titled “Women Who Work: Redefining the Rules for Success” on the Wednesday episode of her TBS show “Full Frontal.” During her introductory monologue, the former “Daily Show” corresspondent shredded the...
After writing several books (A Friend of the Family, The Explanation for Everything) from a male point of view, Lauren Grodstein’s new novel, Our Short History, is an intimate glimpse into a woman’s life, at a critical juncture between life and death.
After Raquel Salas Rivera’s reading at Unnameable Books, she joined poet Annie Won for a conversation at Critical Flame about bilingual poetry and Rivera’s “politics of identity as a queer Boricua poet whose home country is Puerto Rico, but has since resided in the U.S.,” in Won’s words. We’ll begin with Rivera’s response to Won’s […]
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. With his pioneering work onShow More Summary
Using a tired line he’s been recycling since at least 2003, former vice president Al Gore criticized the media’s coverage of climate change — for not blaming it enough. "Every night on the news is like a nature hike through the Book of Revelation," Al Gore said on May 6, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Show More Summary
Critics were not kind to Fifty Shades Darker, the James Foley-directed adaptation of the Book 2 in E.L. James’ BDSM-lite series. But the good people over at Screen Junkies, at least, recognize the film’s inherent comedic value, and it’s...Show More Summary
Who lives in a pineapple under the sea and sends up Free Comic Book Day? SpongeBob Squarepants! The post Spongebob FCBD Story Includes Biting Comics Industry Criticism appeared first on CBR.
High-powered attorney and women's rights crusader Lisa Bloom is the latest person to criticize Ivanka Trump's new #WomenWhoWork book and branding.
Ivanka Trump’s new book – Women Who Work – came out on May 2, and media responses have been virulently critical. The New Yorker’s Jia Tolentino labelled the read a “painfully oblivious book for basically no one,” while New York Times’...Show More Summary
Ivanka Trump’s new book quotes more than a dozen Hillary Clinton supporters, including outspoken critics of her father. In addition to passing on Ms Trump's own wisdom, Women Who Work: Rewriting the Rules for Success cites numerous celebrities...Show More Summary
The first daughter has released her second book Tuesday and it has drawn negative attention for the portrayal of class bias.