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Report: Hillary and Bill Clinton tried to get a critic yanked from MSNBC

Hillary and Bill Clinton lobbied MSNBC's parent company, General Electric, to drop a contributor who made a prostitution metaphor in reference to their daughter Chelsea, according to a new book from Daniel Halper, an editor with the conservative Weekly Standard. Show More Summary

The Strain Will Be Very Different From the Books

Looks like Game of Thrones book purists may soon have another group of angry fans to commiserate with: At a recent Television Critics association panel, The Strain trilogy co-writer and show co-creator Guillermo del Toro and showrunner Carlton Cuse explained that the series will detour widely from the narrative laid out in... More »

New York Times Critic Finds Harper Lee's Burger King Salad Habit "Sad"

New York Times book critic Dwight Garner did not enjoy the new book about Harper Lee, The Mockingbird Next Door. In justifying that opinion, he takes an odd detour into... fast food criticism? Class commentary? Something like that. Read more...

Guest Review: Half A King by Joe Abercrombie (Reviewed by A. E. Marling)

Official Author WebsiteOrder the book HERERead the first seven chapters HERERead Fantasy Book Critic's Review of The Blade ItselfRead Fantasy Book Critic's Review of Before They Are HangedRead Fantasy Book Critic's Review of Best Served...Show More Summary

Critical and/vs. sales success

In Raise Your Hand If You've Read Knausgaard at The New York Review of Books' weblog Tim Parks wonders, among other things: Is there any consistent relationship between a book's quality and its sales ? Or again between the press andShow More Summary

HERCULES ON THE RADIO!! Learn What Ain’t It Cool’s TV Critic Thinks Of THE BOOK OF MORMON!!

HERCULES ON THE RADIO!! Learn What Ain’t It Cool’s TV Critic Thinks Of THE BOOK OF MORMON, Tomorrow’s LEFTOVERS, Next Week’s THE STRAIN And The Latest UNIVERSAL, MARVEL And SNL News!! Listen And Call In LIVE Saturday 8pm PT / 11pm ET!! Read the full article on AICN I am – Hercules!! “Nerd World Report With Hop & Herc” airs live Saturday 8:05 p.m. Show More Summary

Newswire: Alan Moore calls for a boycott of Hercules

Alan Moore—Watchman creator, anarchist, and vocal critic of adaptations of his work—is once again voicing his distaste for Hollywood. This time, however, he’s doing it on behalf of his recently deceased friend and fellow comic book creator, Steve Moore (no relation). Show More Summary

American Psycho Musical Coming to the US Sadly Won’t Bring Matt Smith With It - What rhymes with "I need to return some videotapes?"

4 days agoOdd : Geekosystem

Brett Easton Ellis' novel American Psycho criticizes self-obsessed New Yorkers, so it only makes sense that after a UK run starring Matt Smith a musical adaptation of the book will move off-Broadway next year. Actors of New York, start practicing dancing in raincoats now.

‘Mood Indigo’s’ Limp Romance Isn’t Entirely Michel Gondry’s Fault

Michel Gondry is getting too much credit for the impotence of Mood Indigo. Like many critics, I watched the film before I read the book from which it was adapted. Assuming, despite my prior knowledge of author Boris Vian’s wordplay and...Show More Summary

Todd Akin: "Legitimate Rape" Doesn't Result in Conception, Unless You're One of My Staffers

Todd Akin continues to expand on his critical contributions to the discourse of rape and abortion rights while he promotes his book. While reiterating that he was not wrong to say, as he did in 2012, “If it’s a legitimate rape, the female...Show More Summary

Reframing Your Definition of Affluence

Since the release of my book The Primal Connection last year, I’ve been honored for it to have been critically recognized, receiving three distinguished awards: the silver winner at the IBPA Benjamin Franklin Awards in the Body, Mind, and Spirit category; the bronze winner at Foreword’s Book of the Year Awards in the Health category; […]

Interview with Rachel Aaron (Interviewed by Mihir Wanchoo)

Official Author Website Order “Nice Dragons Finish Last” HERERead Fantasy Book Critic's review of "Nice Dragons Finish Last"Read Fantasy Book Critic's review of "The Spirit Thief" Read Fantasy Book Critic's review of “The Spirit Rebellion”...Show More Summary

Archie's death in comic book angers conservatives

Conservative critics are taking aim at the fatal shooting of Archie in the pages of his comic series. In the issue of “Life With Archie" hitting comic book stores on Wednesday, Riverdale's red-headed ragamuffin takes a bullet meant for his openly gay friend, Kevin Keller, who has grown up to be a politician campaigning for gun-control legislation.

Exclusive Interview: Matt Ryan on Constantine

At this year?s Television Critics Association summer press tour, the first of three comic book TV shows to present a panel was "Constantine." NBC's adaptation of "Hellblazer" stars Matt Ryan as John Constantine, a blonde haired, British exorcist/demonologist. Show More Summary

Books By Or About Unconventional Women

The unconventional woman has, since the beginnings of the novel, been a favorite object of study. Take an intelligent woman with a mind critical enough to consider that the restrictions imposed upon the female sex are ridiculous andShow More Summary

20 Comics for Non-Comic Book Readers

Comics can be as varied and diverse as their readers. Who says you need to be a superhero buff to enjoy a good graphic novel? For years, comics and graphic novels have gained both critical acclaim and literary clout in the book world. Show More Summary

10 Days Out, Clinton, Inc. by Weekly Standard’s Daniel Halper Leaked to Press

Saturday night, a second critical book on the Clinton’s following the release of Hillary Clinton’s Hard Choices was leaked to press 10 days ahead of its publishing date. Clinton, Inc.: The Audacious Rebuilding of a Political Machine,...Show More Summary

Nice Dragons Finish Last by Rachel Aaron (Reviewed by Mihir Wanchoo)

Official Author Website Order “Nice Dragons Finish Last” HERERead the first three chapters HERE Read Fantasy Book Critic's review of "The Spirit Thief" Read Fantasy Book Critic's review of “The Spirit Rebellion” Read Fantasy Book Critic's...Show More Summary

Telenovela Star Angelica Celaya Cast as Zed on Constantine

Constantine has found its leading lady! Telenovela star Angélica Celaya has joined the cast as comic book character Zed, executive producers David Goyer and Daniel Cerone announced at the Television Critics Association's fall previews...Show More Summary

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