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DICK CHENEY, YOU MAGNIFICENT BASTARD, THEY READ YOUR BOOK: Captives held by Islamic State were water…

DICK CHENEY, YOU MAGNIFICENT BASTARD, THEY READ YOUR BOOK: Captives held by Islamic State were waterboarded. “Critics of waterboarding have said for years that the practice endangered Americans, putting them at risk that they will be subjected to the same brutal treatment at the hands of the enemy.” Given that I expect something more along [...]

Why Book Criticism and Literary Culture Needs a Poptimist Revolution

When bestselling author Jennifer Weiner was profiled by The New Yorker in January 2014 in an article called “ … Read More

The Un-Islamic Delusion of Smart Diplomacy

Presuming that Islam‘s faithful warriors and shamans will give up their supremacist mindset by stroking their egos and stifling all criticism of their holy book is a dangerous delusion.

Lawsuits: Here's What You Need to Know About Zaha Hadid Suing a Critic

Photo via Getty Images British starchitect Zaha Hadid, international purveyor of colorless, sloping futuro-structures, is suing Martin Filler, a critic for the New York Review of Books, for allegedly defamatory statements in his recent piece, called "The Insolence of Architecture."...

Mudede Talks About Books on KUOW

3 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

It happens at 12:45 pm today. I'm covering for Nancy Pearl. The books I picked address my leading concerns: the city, life/bios, and critical theory... CM [ Comment on this story ] [ Subscribe to the comments on this story ]

Zaha Hadid Sues The New York Review of Books for Defamation

Pritzker prize-winning architect Zaha Hadid does not appreciate the criticism that has been leveled at her of late. She recently announced plans to sue The New York Review of Books and architecture critic Martin Filler over alleged defamatory statements in

Top architect Hadid's defamation lawsuit prompts retraction

By Jonathan Stempel NEW YORK (Reuters) - A well-known architecture critic has retracted a portion of a recent book review that Pritzker prize-winning-architect Zaha Hadid claimed in a lawsuit had defamed her. Hadid sued Martin Filler...Show More Summary

New York Review Of Books Critic Apologizes For Error In Zaha Hadid Takedown

Whoops. Last week architect Zaha Hadid demanded that the New York Review of Books retract a June essay by critic Martin Filler, claiming that the "personal attack disguised as a book review" had "exposed Ms. Hadid to public ridicule and contempt." Read Full Story

Architecture Critic Acknowledges a Mistake in Critique of Zaha Hadid

Martin Filler acknowledged a significant error in a New York Review of Books article he wrote that was harshly critical of Ms. Hadid.

Behind Bold Designs, A Thin Skin: Zaha Hadid Sues Publisher For Defamation

The architect sues the New York Review of Books over an article by critic Martin Fuller. The escalating battle between Pritzker Prize-winning architect Zaha Hadid and her many critics has reached a fever pitch. Hadid, the target of outcry...Show More Summary

Critic of Organic Agriculture Lacks Credibility

Recently, Mr. Mischa Popoff wrote an op-ed for Food Safety News critical of the organic movement. Popoff is a former Canadian organic certification inspection contractor, the author of a self-published book critical of organics, and a commentator affiliated with ultra-conservative think tanks in the U.S. Show More Summary

Don’t mention the books!

Tim Blair reviews criticism of an article in which he discussed the startling contents of a bookshop in Lakemba: …

Is it Hustler or a Comic Book: Critics unload on Illustrator’s ‘Spider-Woman #1? cover features heroine in overtly sexual pose

What does a pose like that have to do with a comic book? Nothing to do with it other than getting a raging debate going about it. The curves on this Marvel character make no spidey sense reports NY Daily News.   An Italian erotica illustrator...Show More Summary

Zaha Hadid Files Defamation Suit Over Labor Criticism

6 days agoArts : Hyperallergic

Architect Zaha Hadid, who designed the Al Wakrah stadium in Qatar currently in its initial stages of construction, recently filed a lawsuit against New York Review of Books architecture critic Martin Filler, Dezeen reported.

Fareed Zakaria gets even more plagiarism accusations

Our Bad Media Enigmatic media critics @crushingbort and @blippoblappo say they’ve found more examples of Fareed Zakaria lifting material from other texts. The purportedly purloined passages, they say, appear in Zakaria’s 2008 book “The...Show More Summary

Top architect Hadid files defamation lawsuit over book review

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By Jonathan Stempel NEW YORK (Reuters) - Zaha Hadid, an award-winning architect known for futuristic designs, sued The New York Review of Books and the architecture critic Martin Filler on Thursday over alleged defamatory statements about her in a recent book review. Show More Summary

Kill the Bookends column: Why the New York Times Book Review’s most frustrating feature has to go

Sure, Bookends seems harmless enough. But it actually represents the worst impulses of today's critical culture

Review of Stein, Textual Mirrors

MARGINALIA : “Beneficent Incision”: Midrash and the Contemporary Critical Moment – By Adam Zachary Newton. Adam Zachary Newton on Dina Stein’s Textual Mirrors: Reflexivity, Midrash, and the Rabbinic Self. I hope the book is not as jargon laden as the review. Show More Summary

The 6th Extinction by James Rollins (Reviewed by Mihir Wanchoo)

Official Author WebsiteOrder The 6th Extinction HERERead Fantasy Book Critic's review of The Judas StrainRead Fantasy Book Critic's review of The Last OracleRead Fantasy Book Critic's review of The Doomsday KeyRead Fantasy Book Critic's...Show More Summary

What A (Hemingway) Man Wants

by Dish Staff The Review That Caused Hemingway To Slap the Critic in the Face with a Book on.tnr.com/1vxIsNZ http://t.co/mg1VCAXsFF— The New Republic (@tnr) August 11, 2014 TNR recently pulled this review by Max Eastman of Hemingway’s Death in the Afternoon by from their archives, which purportedly causes Hemingway to track Eastman down in his […]

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