SPFBO II has been quite a reading event for me, this time around there were 30 books in my lot. From which I narrowed it down to six titles. All of them have been reviewed as of today morning & three of the authors were very kind to answer a few questions as well (a big Thank You to Kristal Shaff, R. Show More Summary
In an October 23 Washington Post book review, former New York Times reporter Elaine Sciolino is sharply critical of a new book on Iran by Wall Street Journal writer Jay Solomon, The Iran Wars, because he criticizes the July 2015 nuclear...Show More Summary
It’s not every nationally known book critic that serves on the board of his local public library, but then Bob Minzesheimer, who died on October 15 after a battle with brain cancer, wasn’t just any book critic. USA Today‘s longtime book reviewer and writer, who was only 66 when he died, Bob earned a master’s […]
Official Author WebsiteOrder It Takes A Thief To Start A Fire here (USA) and here (UK)Get It Takes A Thief To Catch A Sunrise for FREE HERE (USA) and HERE (UK)Read Fantasy Book Critic's review of It Takes A Thief To Catch A SunriseRead...Show More Summary
Critical Perspectives on Tax Law Les Book (Villanova), Bureaucratic Oppression and the Tax System, 69 Tax Law. 567 (2016) Samuel Brunson (Loyola-Chicago), Avoiding Progressivity: RICs, Pease, and the AMT David Herzig (Valparaiso), Let Prophets Be (Non) Profits Shu-Yi Oei (Tulane), The Troubling Case of Offshore Tax Enforcement Distributing Wealth, Law...
These days my worst nightmare involves Social Security. Having written a book and co-developed software to help people collect Social Security benefits I’ve come to realize just how critically important are the Social Security earnings record histories we accumulated while working. Show More Summary
The United Nations has come under heavy criticism for appointing Wonder Woman, a comic book character as an ambassador, BBC is reporting. The U.N. came under fire after making Wonder Woman an Honorary Ambassador for the Empowerment of Women and Girls Friday. Show More Summary
This book more or less vanished. A few older works of criticism list it in their bibliographies, and a small press in Pennsylvania reissued it in 1970. But no scholar has ever paid it much attention, and for decades it survived in the...Show More Summary
To the editor: After reading Ta-Nehisi Coates’ important book, “Between the World and Me,” I puzzled over how the critical dialogue about the history, dreams, values and realities of our life together as Americans can ever begin between what we call the “races” in our land. Seeing the headline...
Oprah Winfrey is a celebrities who doesn’t live in a fairy tale world. Born to an unmarried teenage mother, Oprah Winfrey spent most of her childhood battling poverty and coping with her mother’s frustrated life. Oprah has also revealed that her childhood was traumatized when she was sexually abused by her own cousins. Show More Summary
“Collected Essays & Memoirs” gathers writing from this great cultural critic, who was as fluent with literature as he was with jazz and the blues.
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“The cultural critic’s conceptual enemy is the smoothing formula known as ‘the wisdom of crowds.’ On that theory, it must be the case that the person whose favorite song is the No. 1 song, whose favorite book is a best-seller, whose favorite food just switched from kale to quinoa, is the luckiest person in the […]
There has been quite a bit of criticism of FBI Director James Comey since he essentially closed the book on the Hillary Clinton email investigation. Comey took no questions after his statement when he said there would be no indictment of Hillary Clinton and has not spoken with the press since. Show More Summary
Matt writes: Movie lovers sorely missing a new book featuring the work of Roger Ebert are now in luck. The fourth installment of Ebert's celebrated book series, The Great Movies, is now on sale, compiling the critic's final 62 essays on indispensable films that he considered truly great. Show More Summary
"It really is infuriating," said Steven, taking off his glasses and pinching the space between his eyes. "I've accomplished a lot in my life. And I still do. The last book, critically, I couldn't have asked for better reviews. And this new one, I'm really excited about this one. Show More Summary
The United Nations on Monday defended the choice of comic book character Wonder Woman to lead a campaign for the empowerment of girls following criticism that the choice was demeaning to women. UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is due...Show More Summary
Alexis Ren, an Instagram model … “Man critical after being shot six times outside book party” … here’s (...)
Romans Suta (1896?1944) was an outstanding representative of classical Modernism, and his work included painting, set design, interior design, film design, teaching, art theory, criticism, graphic art and also book illustrations. Suta turned to graphic art in the mid-1910s, when he was taking his first serious approach toward the world of art. Show More Summary
Book writer "strikingly unpretentious for a person with considerable power,” friend says.