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GIVEAWAY: Trollhunters by Guillermo del Toro and Daniel Kraus

Pre-Order Trollhunters from Amazon Here Fantasy Book Critic is excited to partner with Disney-Hyperion to celebrate the release of the first YA novel from horror film legend Guillermo del Toro with Daniel Kraus. In celebration of the...Show More Summary

Locke and the Declaration (crosspost from Crooked Timber)

I didn’t take part in the book event on Danielle Allen Our Declaration, except as a commenter. But, as it happened, I converged on some of the central questions by a different route. For some time now, I’ve been writing critically about John Locke and his propertarian theory of liberalism. Increasingly, I’ve come to the […]

Queen Of Fire by Anthony Ryan (Reviewed by Mihir Wanchoo)

Official Author WebsiteOrder the book HERERead Fantasy Book Critic's review of Blood SongRead Fantasy Book Critic's review of Tower LordRead Fantasy Book Critic interview with Anthony RyanRead "The Influence Of History On Epic Fantasy"...Show More Summary

Quintessentially American ?

A fun exercise at the Literary Hub, where: In a deeply unscientific survey of nearly 50 writers, editors, publishers, critics, and translators, representing 30 countries, we asked them to name three quintessentially American books, and...Show More Summary

Terminator Genisys Departs From Pro-Life Themes of The First Two Terminator Movies

I had missed the news that Sonny Bunch, the executive editor of the Washington Free Beacon, a former film critic for the Washington Times and assistant editor of books and arts for the Weekly Standard, is now guest blogging for the Washington Post. Since Bunch writes about culture and politics and reviews movies for the […]

Kate Bolick Talks About Her Book "Spinster" and the Changing Lives of Single Ladies

Cultural critic Kate Bolick’s first book, Spinster, is part memoir, part cultural commentary on the changing nature of marriage and relationships. In descriptions of her own dating life and reflections on being young and single in New York, Bolick asks readers to rethink what being single means for women. Show More Summary

Great Job, Internet!: Dive into this video tribute to the books in Wes Anderson films

Digging a little deeper than the average supercut or montage, culture critic Luis Azevedo of The A To Z Review has constructed a video essay about books and literature in Wes Anderson films. Wes Anderson characters are always reading and, as a result, books appear frequently throughout his works, especially in the hands of his characters. Show More Summary

All New, All Different Marvel: Your Guide to the Avengers Team Books

Our critical rundown of the All-New All-Different Marvel line moves on to the seven Avengers (or Avengers-adjacent) team titles, which includes three teams with Avengers in the name, plus A-Force, the mighty Ultimates, a bunch of villains...Show More Summary

Racially-Charged Texas Radio Host Michael Berry Renews Friendship With Ted Cruz

Texas-based radio host Michael Berry, whose racially-charged comments regularly draw widespread criticism, hosted presidential candidate Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) on his show to discuss their long friendship and Cruz's new book, but steered...Show More Summary

Readers Versus Critics, Round 497: The New Fifty Shades Of ‘Grey’ Book

“Readers, as their buying patterns have suggested for some years, do not need a critical imprimatur to select their next read.”

Are Instagram Pictures E.L. James’s Response To Twitter Critics?

By now I’m sure you’ve heard about yesterday’s twitter fiasco. E.L. James had a Q&A to help commemorate the release of her new book, ‘Grey,’ which is the re-telling of her hit book, ‘Fifty Shades of Grey,’ from Christian Grey’s point of view. Well, the twitter talk didn’t go so well when the haters came […]

E.L. James event backfires when critics of 'Fifty Shades of Grey' air grievances using #AskELJames

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E.L. James was thrown a curve ball on Monday when critics of her "Fifty Shades of Grey" erotica series crashed her social media event, using the hashtag #AskELJames to challenge the author for writing books they allege perpetuate rape culture and sanction domestic violence. The social media event...

'Fifty Shades' author E.L. James worth $58 million, despite being spanked by critics

E.L. James might not have as much money as Christian Grey, the kinky billionaire featured in her "Fifty Shades of Grey" books. But she's getting close.

Secular Activist Naomi Klein Joins Pope Francis To Fight Climate Change

Pope Francis has an unlikely ally in the fight against climate change – activist Naomi Klein. Klein is a harsh critic of modern capitalism, arguing for fundamental economic changes in her book This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. the Climate to address the problems of a warming planet. Show More Summary

What Should Houston Rockets Do Next After the 2015 NBA Draft?

With the NBA draft in the books and free agency beginning on July 1, the Houston Rockets need a plan. The Rockets had two critically acclaimed picks on draft night. First, general manager Daryl Morey took Sam Dekker out of Wisconsin with the No. Show More Summary

Aid & development links: Gates Foundation critics, drones, flaky aid boys and more

A veil of secrecy on Australian foreign aid? Fairfax's Adam Gartrell on the absence of the usual 'blue book' with details on Australian aid spending. Ashlee Betteridge analyses the impact of budget cuts to the Australian Volunteers for International Development program. Not everyone loves the Gates Foundation. Show More Summary

The Fold by Peter Clines (Reviewed by Mihir Wanchoo)

Official Author Website Order the book HERE Read Fantasy Book Critic Interview with Peter Clines Read Fantasy Book Critic’s review of Ex-Heroes Read Fantasy Book Critic's review of Ex-Patriots Read Fantasy Book Critic’s review of Ex-Communication...Show More Summary

Book Review: In Keepers, a film critic trolls movie buffs

Richard Schickel, the longtime film critic for Time magazine, knows what a huge topic cinema is. He’s written more than two dozen books about the industry’s most important artists and eras, and has been involved with another two dozen film-related documentaries and television productions. Show More Summary

The 8 Best Quotes From Critic Jonathan Gold’s Public Radio Interview with Robert Sietsema

Eater senior critic Robert Sietsema talks toiling over postage, guinea pigs, and his new book “New York in a Dozen Dishes.” Senior Eater critic Robert Sietsema recently released a new book New York in a Dozen Dishes. In an interviewShow More Summary

“An attack on the Social State”: a discussion with Henry Giroux (Pt.1)

A discussion with critical theorist, writer, academic, and teacher Henry Giroux about his book "Neoliberalism's War on Higher Education" and what's being done to universities in the age of "crisis" and "austerity".

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