“Unlike critics who write about film or food or music, book critics are rarely required to engage with popular material,” Jennifer Weiner wrote in The Guardian on Tuesday with blithe confidence. Like anyone who engages in book criticism professionally, I imagine, I bridled at this opening salvo. Show More Summary
David Shields is a puckish literary critic and Litkicks favorite whose epic 2010 book Reality Hunger proposed that creative writers may as well skip the pretense of fiction and simply write the truth, since that's what readers value most in either fiction or non-fiction anyway. Show More Summary
Christopher Scalia has penned an article for The Weekly Standard complaining that his dad, Antonin, is misunderstood by the left. He says his father’s critics… …will never read any of Justice Scalia’s opinions or books, or encounter a news article that accurately represents his opinions or statements. If they hear his name, they won’t say, [...]
With Fallout 4, Call of Duty: Black Ops III and Star Wars Battlefront drawing lukewarm reactions, what is the critic’s role in the age of patches and updates? Long books, when read, are usually overpraised, because the reader wishes to convince others and himself that he has not wasted his time.”E.M. Show More Summary
Between your meticulous sister's need to host the perfect holiday meal and your picky brother's refusal to accept any gift without a hint of cynical criticism, the most wonderful time of the year can turn into a struggle to stay calm and chipper. Show More Summary
Krysten Ritter is a lady in red while stopping by The Today Show for an interview last week in New York City. The 33-year-old actress’s brand new Netflix show Jessica Jones is getting a ton of praise from comic book fans and critics alike! “I never in a million years fancied myself playing a superhero,” [...]
EXCLUSIVE: Gulfstream Pictures has bellied up to the bar on Balanchine, a feature based on iconic ballet choreographer George Balanchine. David K. Israel is adapting Elizabeth Kendall's critically acclaimed book Balanchine & the Lost Muse: Revolution & the Making of a Choreographer. Show More Summary
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Brad Pitt’s Plan B Entertainment and Warner Bros. have picked up the rights to adapt Illuminae, a best-selling and critically acclaimed YA sci-fi novel. The book was written by Amie Kaufman and Jay...Show More Summary
After Christopher Nolan nailed it both financially and critically with Batman Begins in 2005, Warner Brothers started looking to expand that success and make more superhero movies based on the DC comic book stable. George Miller (Mad Max: Fury Road) was brought in to put together a team superhero movie, Justice League: Mortal. Well, since […]
Marvel and Netflix have unleashed their latest comic book collaboration, turning the "Alias" comic into a 13-episode TV series "Jessica Jones." And folks are going mad for the deeply dark noir show. Here's what the critics are saying. Krysten Ritter stars as the titular superhero turned private...
American television drama series "The Affair" is going to show Noah Solloway (Dominic West) dealing with some temptations and critics around him. According to International Business Times, season 2 episode 8 of the show will kick off with Noah rising to fame as his book "Descent" becomes more and more popular. Show More Summary
Ted Koppel's new book, Lights Out: A Cyberattack, A Nation Unprepared, Surviving the Aftermath warns of an impending disaster when America's critical infrastructure will be destroyed by cyberattackers, plunging the nation into a literal dark age. (more…)
Topic: Books Movies Because there are extreme cases where book-lover rage is justifiable. Which cases? I pulled the Metacritic critic ratings of the top 500 movies on IMDb tagged with the “based on novel” keyword.1 I then2 found theShow More Summary
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. The American movie world isShow More Summary
Picture a circle. Imagine it represents your future startup, transformed into a wildly successful company. The circle contains every critical element needed to make it all work. Now -- what do you think sits at the center? Your ideas? Your capital? Your unique way to solve this or that problem? No. Show More Summary
Post critic brings his Razzle Dazzle book tour to the Florida Studio Theatre.
In seven weeks touring with his new book, Between the World and Me, critically acclaimed journalist and best-selling author Ta-Nehisi Coates said he has yet to see a crowd as big as the one that attended his lecture at Davidson College...Show More Summary
Bill O'Reilly ended his show tonight by going after The Washington Post in his ongoing fight against critics of his book Killing Reagan.
According to Deadline, director Lenny Abrahamson, who made the critically lauded Room, will direct an adaptation of Donald McRae’s book A Man’s World: The Double Life Of Emile Griffith, about a boxer who was secretly bisexual. EmileShow More Summary
Richard Brittain is an aspiring author and champion of the Channel 4 game show “Countdown.” He’s also really bad at taking criticism. A teen-aged woman named Paige Rolland left a negative review for his book, “The World Rose,” on its Amazon page. This didn’t sit well with Brittain, who tracked her down, stalked her, and finally hit her over the […]