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Interview with Craig Schaefer (Interviewed by Mihir Wanchoo)

Official Author Website Read Fantasy Book Critic's review of The Long Way Down Read Fantasy Book Critic's review of The White Gold Score Read Fantasy Book Critic's review of Redemption Song Read Fantasy Book Critic's review of The Living...Show More Summary

10 of the Most Shocking Books About Scientology

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Since its founding in 1954, the Church of Scientology has been met with both criticism and skepticism. However, while some may disagree or have doubts about Scientology and the church's beliefs, there are many others who partake in its practices, and even openly advocate them. Show More Summary

Critical thinking is one for the history books

A critical analysis of archeology leads to rejection of astrology, conspiracies, etc.

Finding and Filling Needs | 2017 LibraryAware Community Award

From books to bikes to banks, Mississippi Valley Library District steps up to address critical service gaps.

GIVEAWAY: Win a Copy of Shadow Run: Kaitan Chronicles Book 1 by AdriAnne Strickland and Michael Miller

Fantasy Book Critic is excited to offer you a chance to win a copy of Shadow Run by AdriAnne Strickland and Michael Miller. It is the first novel in the Kaitan Chronicles which is like a combination of Firefly meets Dune. Summary ofShow More Summary

Confusion and carnage: an interview with film critic Adam Nayman about the films of Ben Wheatley

Critic Adam Nayman knows how to start an argument. The Toronto-based writer, whose work has appeared in such journals as Cinema Scope, Slant and AV Club, made a stir in film critic circles a few years back with his book "It Doesn't Suck,"...Show More Summary

Illuminating Insight: Ann Hornaday on "Talking Pictures"

In her captivating new book, Talking Pictures, Washington Post movie critic Ann Hornaday says that a movie will teach you how to watch it. She explains how the thousands of small and large choices made by the writers, actors, cinematographers, production designers, composers, editors, and directors create the ultimate immersive creative experience. Show More Summary

'Handmaid's Tale' author weighs in after Hulu trailer gets trolled

Margaret Atwood simply reminded conservative critics that the book came out in 1985.        

Bearing witness: a review of Alice Rothchild’s book ‘Condition Critical’

In her book, “Condition Critical: Life and Death in Israel/Palestine” Dr. Alice Rothchild emotes courage and sincerity to a degree that begs analysis: Who is she addressing and to what end? The book’s title answers the latter of theShow More Summary

11 New Books We Recommend This Week

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

HBO Books Final Season for Acclaimed Drama Series

HBO announced details today about the endgame for a drama series that has been a hit with critics and has won a Peabody Award. The pay-cable network will roll out the third and final season of “The Leftovers” starting April 16. The series...

Worst Leaders in History? Winston Churchill as ‘Evil’ as Hitler, Mao and Stalin, Indian Lawmaker Says

The role of former British Prime Minister Winston Churchill in the Bengal famine has been sharply criticized in a new book.

Sing (or Headbang) Along to The Book of Mormon and Hard Core Logo Live!

Musical theatre fans can choose between the church of punk rock, or the Church of Latter Day Saints (both feature cuss words). It’s a question a critic often gets asked, especially by those who don’t see a lot of stage shows: “What’s...Show More Summary

Cozying up to George W. Bush because he's not Trump painting.

Here's Mimi Swartz in the NYT with "'W.’ and the Art of Redemption," reacting to Bush's new book of paintings: [N]o less than The New Yorker’s art critic, Peter Schjeldahl, can barely hide his surprise when describing the quality as astonishingly high, the portraits “honestly observed and persuasively alive.” Why the shock and awe? Because Mr. Show More Summary

Robert Silvers, Longtime Editor Of 'The New York Review Of Books,' Dies At 87

last weekNews : The Two-Way

Silvers co-founded the journal with Barbara Epstein in 1963. It quickly became a leading forum where authors and critics grappled with cultural issues — and with each other.

National Book Critics Circle Awards | Publishing Year 2016

On Thursday, March 16, at the New School in New York City, the National Book Critics Circle (NBCC) announced the recipients of its book awards for publishing year 2016. As with last November’s National Book Awards, a sense of political urgency hung over the proceedings. Michelle Dean, awarded the Nona Balakian Citation for Excellence in […]

The Art of Paying Attention

This article is adapted from this year’s acceptance speech for the Nona Balakian Citation for Excellence in Reviewing, awarded by the National Book Critics Circle. Kurt Hutton / Getty Images Not too long ago I saw, on the internet, a photograph of a very small baby raccoon sitting on a road. Show More Summary

Critics Of Netflix’s ‘Iron Fist’ Clearly Never Read The Comic Book At All

Netflix released the highly anticipated Iron Fist on Friday with many fans loving how true they stayed to the comic, while many critics showed their ignorance when criticizing the show for the dumbest reasons imaginable. Iron Fist was part of the Defenders in Marvel Comics. Show More Summary

Books: John Scalzi on living in two Americas, Festival of Books schedule announced, reviews and more

I’m tardy on the newsletter this week because Derek Walcott died yesterday — a great loss of a great poet. Adriana Ramírez, one of our critics at large, has our appreciation. THE BIG STORY John Scalzi, another of our critics at large, lives in two Americas: an Ohio county that voted 78% for Trump...

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