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New York Times threatens to sue publisher of an art book critical of the paper's war coverage

13 hours agoHumor / odd : Boing Boing

The critically acclaimed War Is Beautiful: The New York Times Pictorial Guide to the Glamour of Armed Conflict examines the ways in which the newspaper happily propagated the Bush Administration's lies about weapons of mass destruction...Show More Summary

How the United States built a welfare state for the wealthy

Syracuse University political scientist Chris Faricy is the author of the newly published book “Welfare for the Wealthy.” The book has been called “critically important” and “eye-opening.” He kindly answered some questions via email. A lightly edited transcript is below. Q: The conventional wisdom is that the Democrats want to expand government and Republicans want […]

My World Of Flops: Substantially less outrageous case file #54: Jem And The Holograms

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 ill-fated 2015 feature-film...Show More Summary

GUEST POST: 2015's Ten Best Fantasy Novels (According to Me) by Charlotte McConaghy

Visit Charlotte McConaghy Website Here Find Limerence on Amazon Here Fantasy Book Critic is excited to welcome Charlotte McConaghy to our blog. Charlotte is promoting her newly released novel Limerence: Episode 1. Limerence is a dystopian NA (New adult) novel that has the perfect mix of action and romance. Show More Summary

Deadpool 2 Likely Will Include This Pivotal Comic Book Character

Deadpool is only a few days away from being released to U.S. audiences, but the movie has already received exuberant praise from many critics (like our own Eric Eisenberg). So much so that yesterday it was reported that 20th Century Fox has already greenlit a sequel, with Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick returning to pen the script. Show More Summary

Poet Ross Gay is on a roll: He talks gardens and gratitude

Ross Gay is on a roll. His third poetry collection, “Catalog of Unabashed Gratitude,” is currently in the running for the $100,000 Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award and for the National Book Critics Circle Award for poetry, and was a finalist for the National Book Award and the NAACP Image Award. The...

WATCH LIVE: NYT Film Critic A.O. Scott Discusses His New Book

2 days agoNews : Huffington Post

Known for his witty New York Times film reviews, A.O. Scott expands on the art of critique in his latest book, Better Living Through Criticism: How to Think about Art, Pleasure, Beauty, and Truth. He joins HuffPost Live to discuss. -- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. Show More Summary

A. O. Scott, Last of the Power Critics

Renata Adler felt that a writer could go mad working as film critic for the New York Times for more than a year. A.O. Scott has been doing it for sixteen. What is it like to review movies for the Times? Scott’s new book Better Living...Show More Summary

Deadpool 2 Is Already In The Works, Here's What We Know

In case you hadn't noticed, Deadpool is getting quite a bit of buzz. Critics have been giving it positive reviews the last few days, raising its profile, and right now it looks like the comic book movie could make as much as $70 million in its first weekend. Show More Summary

The Young Barack Obama Anticipated How “Fetal Rights” Could Endanger Women

As a college senior, Barack Obama wrote love letters to his girlfriend that doubled as astute literary criticism of T.S. Eliot’s The Waste Land. This fact, considered in a January post at the New York Review of Books, affirmed the 44 th president’s status as the nation’s most eminently intellectual, cool, and crush-worthy POTUS. Show More Summary

Page & Perspective: A Critical Critique of Criticism

The New York Times' A.O. Scott will speak about his new book at Politics & Prose on Thursday. [ more › ]

Amid populist upheaval, A.O. Scott reviews criticism

A.O. Scott’s new book asserts that criticism is a “fundamentally democratic undertaking.” That’s a surprisingly populist sentiment coming from one of the two chief film critics at The New York Times. Criticism is surely no longer an oligarchy, where writers can claim a monopoly on taste, nor a dictatorship, where they can control hits and flops. But in the eyes...

Ex-Isle by Peter Clines (Reviewed by Mihir Wanchoo)

Official Author Website Order the book HERE Read Fantasy Book Critic Interview with Peter Clines Read Fantasy Book Critic’s review of Ex-Heroes Read Fantasy Book Critic's review of Ex-Patriots Read Fantasy Book Critic’s review of Ex-Communication...Show More Summary

Why Eliot on The Magicians Is the Fantasy Character We've All Been Waiting For

If you haven't started watching Syfy's The Magicians, then you better get on the ball. Based on the critically acclaimed books by Lev Grossman, the series is already causing major waves with fans - and it's already been renewed for a second season! While the show grounds itself in a mystical realm, rest assured this isn't your typical fantasy. Show More Summary

The Contents of His Head: On A.O. Scott’s ‘Better Living Through Criticism’

This is a rather defensive and sometimes irritable book, an act of muffled aggression by a man besieged and yet conscious of occupying a privileged position in the world.

Things We Saw Today: A Peek at the First Copy of Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Hamilton Book

5 days agoHumor / odd : Geekosystem

That spiffy hardcover book contains a behind-the-scenes look at the crafting of the smash hit musical Hamilton, by composer Lin-Manuel Miranda and theatre critic Jeremy McCarter. The book comes out on April 12th!

GUEST BLOG POST: Children in Fantasy by Duncan Lay

Amazon Link for The Blood Quarrel: The Complete Edition Here Fantasy Book Critic welcomes Australian fantasy author Duncan Lay, author of the Dragon Sword Histories and The Empire of Bones series. Duncan Lay recently released a thrilling fantasy novel The Bloody Quarrel. Show More Summary

Lecrae Posts Revealing Book Excerpt Ahead of 'Unashamed' Release

Two time Grammy Award-winner Lecrae wowed both the secular and Christian world in 2014 with his critically acclaimed studio album "Anomaly" and now his upcoming book is revealing some of the things he's had to put up with on his journey to success.

New York Times Sues PowerHouse Books for Copyright Infringement

last weekArts : Hyperallergic

The New York Times is suing independent publisher PowerHouse Books and its CEO, Daniel Power, over a series of images appearing in a book that's highly critical of the Gray Lady's coverage of war.

Open Book: ‘Infinite Jest’ at 20

When David Foster Wallace’s novel was first published, critics called it everything from “tedious” to “uproarious.”

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