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Book Publisher Refuses To Publish Books Critical Of Islam- Fear Terrorists Will Come For Their Offices

I have so many thoughts on this that I don’t even know where to begin. It’s a sad day in the world when you have to fear radical Islamists coming

Taylor Swift joins Rilke in Michael Robbins' 'Equipment for Living,' reviewed by Justin Taylor

“Criticism is parasitic literature,” writes Michael Robbins, the poet and critic, in his new book, “Equipment for Living: On Poetry and Pop Music,” a collection of his recent criticism, which I in turn have been tasked with criticizing. Where to start? Maybe best to begin with Robbins himself....

Al Franken Books 'Real Time' Return After N-Word Boycott

The Democratic senator has not appeared since Bill Maher's highly criticized use of the N-word in early June. read more

What Michiko Kakutani Meant For The Times, And Where Its Books Coverage Is Headed Without Her

Boris Kachka investigates how the notoriously publicity-shy critic worked and what she's like as a person (no mean feat, that), and he looks at how changes in both the Times approach to her beat and her own interests seem to have led to her decision to take a buyout.

What the Departure of the Times’ Michiko Kakutani Means for Books Coverage

Except for the few people who were privy to Michiko Kakutani’s growing estrangement from the job of country’s most powerful book critic, most readers were surprised by her decision last month to take a buyout after 38 years at the New York Times. But one book publicist did have a premonition a week ... More »

Anti-Paper Prophet: Comments on The Curse of Cash

Kenneth S. Rogoff stands out as the advocate of restricting hand-to-hand currency who has argued the case most comprehensively and probably the most cautiously. I critically reviewed his recent book, The Curse of Cash, in the July 2017 issue of Econ Journal Watch. Show More Summary

GIVEAWAY: Owl And The Electric Samurai by Kristi Charish

Kristi Charish’s The Owl series is a series that has mixes the fun of urban fantasy along with the rollicking action of adventure thrillers. Kristi Charish & Fantasy Book Critic are glad to be giving away two copies of Owl And The Electric Samurai to Two Lucky Winners!!! There are two copies up for grabs. Show More Summary

TV Club: Oldtown offers one last game-changing secret as Game Of Thrones goes behind enemy lines (newbies)

Welcome to another season of Game Of Thrones reviews for those who have not read the books the series is based on. Since critics won’t be receiving screeners this season, each week I’ll publish the episode page once the broadcast ends and add my review to the page when I finish. Show More Summary

Weekend picks for book lovers: Sarah Schmidt takes on Lizzie Borden

Spend your weekend reading 'See What I Have Done' by Sarah Schmidt. Plus more books USA TODAY's critics liked.        

Dem AZ Rep. Sinema 'seriously considering' Senate challenge

Flake narrowly won in 2012 and is among the very few GOP incumbents who might be vulnerable next year in a Senate map that favors Republicans. Flake has been a high-profile critic of President Donald Trump and has written a book, "Conscience of a Conservative," that details his unease about Trump and the Republican Party.

Meet The Bright (And Popular) Young Book Critics Of YouTube

"'BookTubers' as they are (slightly irritatingly) known, post videoed book reviews on YouTube and many rack up hundreds of thousands - even millions - of views.... Who could have predicted that, in the age of smartphones, video games and constant distraction, a vast audience of young people would be clamouring for broadcast literary coverage?"

Interview with Alec Hutson (Interviewed by Mihir Wanchoo)

Official Author Website Order The Crimson Queen HERERead Fantasy Book Critic's review of The Crimson Queen Alec Hutson's The Crimson Queen was our first SPFBO Semifinalist and as you can read in my review yesterday, it's really apparent why. Show More Summary

‘The Book Of Harlan,’ NAACP Image Award-Winning Novel, Being Prepped As Feature By Mark Tonderai

EXCLUSIVE: Mark Tonderai and his Shona Films are developing a feature film based on Bernice L. McFadden's critically acclaimed novel The Book of Harlan which won both the American Book Award and the NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Literary Work this year. Show More Summary

The German Lion of Africa

What’s going on with book reviews? Here is the Pulitizer prizewinning (for ‘criticism’) Michael Dirda in the Washington Post, on…

Everything That's Wrong About The Atlantic's Prog-Rock Diss

Taste is subjective, obviously, but flawed arguments cannot go unchallenged. by Dave Segal The book that triggered one of this century's most maddening pieces of music criticism. In a recent piece in The Atlantic titled “The WhitestShow More Summary

TV Club: Another surprise battle upsets the balance of power on Game Of Thrones (newbies)

Welcome to another season of Game Of Thrones reviews for those who have not read the books the series is based on. Since critics won’t be receiving screeners this season, each week I’ll publish the episode page once the broadcast ends and add my review to the page when I finish. Show More Summary

Meet the Republican Senator Who Called Out President Trump

The Arizona Republican, who is running for re-election next year, released a new book which criticizes Trump

Conspiracy and Condemnation

(August 4, 2017 01:19 PM, by Contributing Guest) by Art Carden Democracy in Chains author Nancy MacLean and her defenders are promulgating the idea that critics of her book (like me) are part of a sinister conspiracy to discredit her book. It might make a good plot... (1 COMMENTS)

Editors’ Choice: 11 New Books We Recommend This Week

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

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