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Book Critics Don't Exist To Flatter Your Taste

1 hour agoNews : Huffington Post

“Unlike critics who write about film or food or music, book critics are rarely required to engage with popular material,” Jennifer Weiner wrote in The Guardian on Tuesday with blithe confidence. Like anyone who engages in book criticism professionally, I imagine, I bridled at this opening salvo. Show More Summary

Elegant Violence: David Shields Takes On The New York Times

David Shields is a puckish literary critic and Litkicks favorite whose epic 2010 book Reality Hunger proposed that creative writers may as well skip the pretense of fiction and simply write the truth, since that's what readers value most in either fiction or non-fiction anyway. Show More Summary

Son Of SCOTUS Justice Complains Dad Is Liberal Bogeyman

Christopher Scalia has penned an article for The Weekly Standard complaining that his dad, Antonin, is misunderstood by the left. He says his father’s critics… …will never read any of Justice Scalia’s opinions or books, or encounter a news article that accurately represents his opinions or statements. If they hear his name, they won’t say, [...]

Has video game reviewing become an impossible task?

With Fallout 4, Call of Duty: Black Ops III and Star Wars Battlefront drawing lukewarm reactions, what is the critic’s role in the age of patches and updates? Long books, when read, are usually overpraised, because the reader wishes to convince others and himself that he has not wasted his time.”E.M. Show More Summary

10 Calm Books To Read During The Hectic Holiday Season

Between your meticulous sister's need to host the perfect holiday meal and your picky brother's refusal to accept any gift without a hint of cynical criticism, the most wonderful time of the year can  turn into a struggle to stay calm and chipper. Show More Summary

Krysten Ritter's 'Jessica Jones' Continues to Get High Praise

Krysten Ritter is a lady in red while stopping by The Today Show for an interview last week in New York City. The 33-year-old actress’s brand new Netflix show Jessica Jones is getting a ton of praise from comic book fans and critics alike! “I never in a million years fancied myself playing a superhero,” [...]

Gulfstream Pictures Dancing With George Balanchine Biopic

EXCLUSIVE: Gulfstream Pictures has bellied up to the bar on Balanchine, a feature based on iconic ballet choreographer George Balanchine. David K. Israel is adapting Elizabeth Kendall's critically acclaimed book Balanchine & the Lost Muse: Revolution & the Making of a Choreographer. Show More Summary

Newswire: Brad Pitt to produce adaptation of YA sci-fi hacker book

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Brad Pitt’s Plan B Entertainment and Warner Bros. have picked up the rights to adapt Illuminae, a best-selling and critically acclaimed YA sci-fi novel. The book was written by Amie Kaufman and Jay...Show More Summary

How Does George Miller’s Unmade ‘Justice League: Mortal’ Wonder Woman Stack Up Against Zack Snyder’s ‘BvSDOJ’ Wonder Woman?

5 days agoHumor / odd : Nerd Bastards

After Christopher Nolan nailed it both financially and critically with Batman Begins in 2005, Warner Brothers started looking to expand that success and make more superhero movies based on the DC comic book stable. George Miller (Mad Max: Fury Road) was brought in to put together a team superhero movie, Justice League: Mortal. Well, since […]

(Almost) everybody loves Marvel's 'Jessica Jones'

5 days agoHealth : Booster Shots

Marvel and Netflix have unleashed their latest comic book collaboration, turning the "Alias" comic into a 13-episode TV series "Jessica Jones." And folks are going mad for the deeply dark noir show. Here's what the critics are saying.  Krysten Ritter stars as the titular superhero turned private...

'The Affair' Season 2 Episode 8 Spoilers: Noah Deals With Temptations, Critic Disses His Book

American television drama series "The Affair" is going to show Noah Solloway (Dominic West) dealing with some temptations and critics around him. According to International Business Times, season 2 episode 8 of the show will kick off with Noah rising to fame as his book "Descent" becomes more and more popular. Show More Summary

Zero: the number of security experts Ted Koppel consulted for hysterical cyberwar book

6 days agoHumor / odd : Boing Boing

Ted Koppel's new book, Lights Out: A Cyberattack, A Nation Unprepared, Surviving the Aftermath warns of an impending disaster when America's critical infrastructure will be destroyed by cyberattackers, plunging the nation into a literal dark age. (more…)

The 20 Most Extreme Cases Of ‘The Book Was Better Than The Movie’

Topic: Books Movies Because there are extreme cases where book-lover rage is justifiable. Which cases? I pulled the Metacritic critic ratings of the top 500 movies on IMDb tagged with the “based on novel” keyword.1 I then2 found theShow More Summary

My World Of Flops: Melancholy tradesman and the infinite sadness case file #49: The Cobbler

My World Of Flops is Nathan Rabin’s survey of books, television shows, musical releases, or other forms of entertainment that were financial flops, critical failures, or lack a substantial cult following. The American movie world isShow More Summary

How a Top Startup Expert Turned a Book Into a $50M Company

Picture a circle. Imagine it represents your future startup, transformed into a wildly successful company. The circle contains every critical element needed to make it all work. Now -- what do you think sits at the center? Your ideas? Your capital? Your unique way to solve this or that problem? No. Show More Summary

A Florida Pal Welcomes Back Michael Riedel

Post critic brings his Razzle Dazzle book tour to the Florida Studio Theatre.

Ta-Nehisi Coates speaks to large crowd at Davidson College as part of book tour

In seven weeks touring with his new book, Between the World and Me, critically acclaimed journalist and best-selling author Ta-Nehisi Coates said he has yet to see a crowd as big as the one that attended his lecture at Davidson College...Show More Summary

O’Reilly Goes After WaPo for Conflict of Interest Over ‘Vicious’ Killing Reagan Columns

last weekNews : Mediaite

Bill O'Reilly ended his show tonight by going after The Washington Post in his ongoing fight against critics of his book Killing Reagan.

Newswire: Room director to make a bisexual boxer movie that probably isn’t called Ring

According to Deadline, director Lenny Abrahamson, who made the critically lauded Room, will direct an adaptation of Donald McRae’s book A Man’s World: The Double Life Of Emile Griffith, about a boxer who was secretly bisexual. EmileShow More Summary

Amazon Reviewers Troll Author Who Assaulted British Teen

Richard Brittain is an aspiring author and champion of the Channel 4 game show “Countdown.” He’s also really bad at taking criticism. A teen-aged woman named Paige Rolland left a negative review for his book, “The World Rose,” on its Amazon page. This didn’t sit well with Brittain, who tracked her down, stalked her, and finally hit her over the […]

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