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Why Do Americans Love Bullshit? The New Book Bunk Gets to the Bottom of It

22 hours agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Kevin Young's Bunk is a necessary blast of truth in a world of BS. by Rich Smith I n Bunk, a thoroughly researched and consistently illuminating book of cultural criticism, Kevin Young combs through the lies, hoaxes, humbugs, conspiracies, fake news items, and general bullshitery of America's most famous and infamous bullshitters. Show More Summary

Editors’ Choice: 7 New Books We Recommend This Week

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

Henry Cavill's mustache was digitally removed in 'Justice League' and it's laughably bad

While there has been plenty of criticism surrounding the new comic book flick Justice League, we need to talk about Superman's upper lip. Henry Cavill plays the role of Clark Kent/Superman in the film, a role which apparently called for a clean cut face. Show More Summary

Microsoft’s Surface Book 2 has a power problem

Microsoft’s Surface Book 2 has been well received by reviewers and critics for the most part, with the small exception of a little performance issue discovered by the Verge, and later substantiated by other reviewers who tested the performance of the Book. Show More Summary

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In 1937, a British literary critic named Cyril Connolly sat down to write a book around an unusual question: How does an author create something that lasts for ten years? Connolly's view was that the mark of literary greatness lay in standing the test of time. Show More Summary

HENI Publishing announces new book featuring the most important interviews conducted by Robert Storr

2 days agoArts : Artdaily

Interviews on Art was inspired by the desire to bring together, for the first time, the most important interviews conducted by the acclaimed American critic and curator Robert Storr. This definitive collection brings together conversations...Show More Summary

Roger Scruton's Fallacious Argument in "On Human Nature"

In his new book On Human Nature (Princeton University Press), Roger Scruton shows the straw man fallacy in criticizing the biological science of human nature as biological reductionism. Although some biologists do sometimes sound like...Show More Summary

Saoirse Ronan To Host ‘Saturday Night Live’, With Musical Guest U2

Saoirse Ronan, flying high in the critically acclaimed Lady Bird, will host NBC’s Saturday Night Live on Dec. 2. Musical guest will be U2. The booking was announced on tonight’s SNL hosted by Chance the Rapper, with musical guest Eminem. The Dec. Show More Summary

Books: The National Book Award winners, Alexander Chee on his mentor Kit Reed and more

Hello, readers! I’m Carolyn Kellogg, book editor of the L.A. Times, with this week’s newsletter with some great bookish stories to carry you through Thanksgiving. THE BIG STORY When critic at large Alexander Chee took his first creative writing class from Kit Reed at Wesleyan University more than...

Joss Whedon Liked A Comment Hating On Justice League's Villain And Now Some Fans Are Mad

While comic book superheroes are all the rage at the movie theater, they quite often overshadow comic book villains in a big way. Many early reviews have been critical of the big bad in Justice League, and a surprising person seems to agree.

The best concert tours of all time, according to a veteran music critic

When great artists take innovative music on tour, they not only provide a novel and memorable experience for fans, but can also shape the future of music in unexpected ways. In his new book, "Lighters in the Sky: The All-Time Greatest...Show More Summary

Critics Divided on Future Home of the Living God | Book Pulse

Louise Erdrich's latest is getting plenty of attention and the NBAs will be announced today in a ceremony starting at 7:20 p.m. EST

MY THANKSGIVING: Thanksgiving Wins Over a Convert

The Times book critic Parul Sehgal has grown into the pleasure of catering to others on the holiday, spurred by marriage and family.

Joe Biden: ‘God willing’ Trump’s presidency will be ‘a single exception’

With a new book out about his son and rumors swirling about his plans for 2020 as he refuses to shut the door, former Vice President Joe Biden criticized President Donald Trump during an appearance on the "Late Show with Stephen Colbert" on Monday night. Read more... Permalink | Email this | Linking Blogs | Comments

Tina Brown, Joe Biden, & Kevin Young Make Noise | Book Pulse

Tina Brown's The Vanity Fair Diaries: 1983-1992, Joe Biden's Promise Me, Dad: A Year of Hope, Hardship, and Purpose, and Kevin Young's Bunk: The Rise of Hoaxes, Humbug, Plagiarists, Phonies, Post-Facts, and Fake News draw critical attention. The NBAs are tomorrow.

Shorties (An Interview with Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, A Critical Evaluation of Taylor Swift's Poetry, and more)

The Atlantic interviewed author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. Stephanie Burt considered new poems by Taylor Swift at Cosmopolitan. 12 year-end book lists were added to Largehearted Boy's aggregation of "best books of 2017" lists (bringing the total to 155),including Kirkus's best...

Bush Family Bashes President Trump for His Brash Courage – Can’t See Their Passivity Resulted in Criminal and Corrupt Obama Years

Guest post by Joe Hoft Former Bush Presidents Silent on Obama, Friends with Clintons, But Critical of President Trump?  Their Actions Are in Part Why Son and Brother Jeb Got Destroyed! In a new book coming out soon, former Presidents George H. Show More Summary

Ruth Reichl Signs on for New Best Food Writing Book Series

Plus a cookbook from Margaritaville Former Times critic Ruth Reichl has signed on to guest edit the inaugural edition of The Best American Food Writing — an anthology that will be a part of The Best American Series collection by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. Show More Summary

Interview with Craig Schaefer [Part II] (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

Editors’ Choice: 9 New Books We Recommend This Week

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

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