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BG 304: Zen Predator

Episode Description: Mark Oppenheimer is an essayist, reporter, critic, and one of the United States’ leading investigators of religion. His new book, The Zen Predator of the Upper East Side, is an investigation of the decades of sexual scandal surrounding Japanese Zen teacher Eido Shimano. Show More Summary

Lost in the Andes: the finest Donald Duck story ever written

yesterdayHumor / odd : Boing Boing

Like any masterpiece, Carl Barks' 1949 comic book story "Lost in the Andes" means many things to many critics, each one finding something new with every reading. Read the rest

Travels With My Censor: An American Author’s Book Tour Through China

“Recently, there have been a number of articles in the foreign press about Chinese censorship, with the tone highly critical of American authors who accept changes to their manuscripts in order to publish in mainland China. The articles tend to take a narrowly Western perspective: they rarely examine how such books are read by Chinese, […]

8 Reasons You Should See 'Fifty Shades' Again

Post by Suzee Skwiot. It's easily the most controversial and anticipated movie of 2015. The entire series has been criticized starting with the 2011 release of the book. But love it or hate it, Fifty Shades of Grey is a movie worth seeing twice. Show More Summary

Bill Nye Changes Position on GMOs

Dan Arel, Patheos: After publishing in his book, Undeniable: Evolution and the Science of Creation that he is critical of GMOs he spent time with scientists in the field and revised his views and says he will be revising his book for the second edition due out in the fall of 2015. Show More Summary

Why Anastasia Steele Is A Great Role Model

I am not a film critic, not by any stretch of the imagination. Nor am I an expert on BDSM. Although after seeing Fifty Shades of Grey, I kinda want to be... And I haven't read the book, so any comparisons, for better or worse, are lost on me. Show More Summary

What "Stuff Black People Don't Like" Don't Know About Black People

Paul Kersey releases yet another book critical of "Black people" as his primary "Secondary Source Of Income" harvested from his crew of White right-wing bigots."SBPDL" is so bent on the notion that GENETICS are the cause of the ailments...Show More Summary

Citizen Alert

It feels as if everyone who’s teaching a poetry class this semester is teaching Claudia Rankine’s Citizen. (I’m sure it’s being taught in nonfiction courses, as well; it’s been nominated for a National Book Critics Circle Award in both poetry… Continue reading ?

Yes, I Get It, You Don’t Like Fifty Shades Of Grey

I’ve read the book and yes, it is poorly written, yes, it is a romantic written version of any porn video and yes, my opinion technically agrees with most of the critics in the internet but I learned to limit discussing every single opinion I have and try not to overreact explaining what I think with other people.

U.S. blogger critical of Muslim extremists fatally stabbed in Bangladesh

Assailants hacked to death an American secular writer and blogger of Bangladeshi origin and seriously wounded his wife outside a book fair in Dhaka, the South Asian nation’s capital, officials said Friday.

Colorado Highway Becomes Book Dump

6 days agoArts / Writing : LitReactor

Someone has been dumping books on a Colorado highway. Who is this mysterious critic/lazy jerk? News by Peter Derk Book critique? General littering? Modern art? Statement on the inconvenience of print media? Whatever it is, someone'sShow More Summary

For Mimi Sheraton, It Started with Caviar and a Frozen Candy Bar

There are bucket lists. And then there are bucket shopping lists. Mimi Sheraton, former food critic for the New York Times, is currently on a tour to promote her book 1,000 Foods To Eat Before You Die. The book took ten years to compile...Show More Summary

Superheroes Reimagined with Realistic Body Types

Responding to a familiar comic book criticism, has "reverse Photoshopped" comic covers to give superheroes average American body types.

Med Film Factory Training Program: Crowdfunding to Undo the Stereotypes

In his book titled Reel Bad Arabs: How Hollywood Vilifies a People, author, film historian and critic Jack G. Shaheen analyzes the negative impact of Hollywood's cinematic stereotypes. He bases his writing on a study of more than 900 films through which, he writes, "... Show More Summary

Metrolink train crash investigation: Why was man driving along tracks?

A truck driver under investigation in Wednesday's Metrolink crash in Oxnard will be in court Thursday.  He was booked on suspicion of felony hit-and-run in the collision that injured 28 people, four of them critically.

New Comic Book Day: Everything Old Is New Again

last weekHumor : Topless Robot

The slow shift to digital first seems to be hitting critical mass this week. We've got a webcomic that was Kickstartered (sp? Or I guess conj?) onto paper, then picked up by Image; a Monkeybrain...

‘Guardians Of The Galaxy’ Director James Gunn Defends Superhero Films Against Oscar Elite

Many comic book fans took notice that several people at the Oscars on Sunday took jabs at superhero films. Everyone from host Neil Patrick Harris to Jack Black had some harsh criticism of comic book movies, raving about “Superman, Spider-man,...Show More Summary

NEWS: Kelly Gay's The Cold Light Of Day, Grimm Mistresses, and The Labyrinth Of Flame Kickstarter

Official Author WebsiteRead my review of The Better Part of Darkness Read my review of The Darkest Edge of Dawn Read Fantasy Book Critic's review of The Hour Of Dust and Ashes Read Fantasy Book Critic’s review of Shadows Before The Sun...Show More Summary

How the Critically Acclaimed Author of "Monster," Walter Dean Myers, Impacted Me as a Black Writer

last weekLifestyle : xoJane

The characters in the books I loved — and still do — were overwhelmingly white and I never questioned it.

‘Sons Of Anarchy’ Star Kim Coates Picked For Lead Role In Comic Book Film

Kim Coates, who starred as Tig Trager in the critically acclaimed and popular FX series, Sons of Anarchy, has been chosen to star in a new comic book movie directed by one of the co-founders of the band Slipknot. Officer Downe was a one-shot comic by Joe Casey and Chris Burnham. Show More Summary

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