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The Diversity of Imagination

Many topics are being explored around diversity in children's books, which I think is critical to our world. Publisher's Weekly reported that the Association of Writers and Writing Program's annual conference had "more panels than ever...Show More Summary

‘NYT’ touts an Israel apologist’s book

Why is the New York Times touting Matti Friedman, who has said critics of Israel are anti-Semitic, as "temperate and careful" while ignoring authors such as Max Blumenthal, Ilan Pappe, and Anna Baltzer?

Scientology Leader David Miscavige is Threatening to Sue Publishers Over His Father’s Tell-All Book

The Church of Scientology is threatening to sue the publishers of a new book criticizing its leader. Which is to say, David Miscavige is essentially threatening to sue his own father.The book is called Ruthless: Scientology, My Son David Miscavige, and Me and it's by Ron Miscavige, the Church leader's father. Show More Summary

The Secret Weapon Behind Every Best-Selling Book

Countless authors dream about having their book hit a bestseller list, but many miss this mission critical element to every bestseller strategy.

Scientology Honcho Miscavige Threatens to Sue Own Father to Block Book That Could Finally Bring Down 'Church'

L. Ron Hubbard's successor tries to stop his dad from criticizing the Church of Scientology in a new tell-all book. High-ranking Church of Scientology member David Miscavige’s lawyers have threatened to file suit against Miscavige’s father, Ron. Show More Summary

"Are We Smart Enough to Know How Smart Animals Are?"

A new and important book by primatologist Frans de Waal considers the critical questions and data that center on the cognitive lives of a wide variety of nonhuman animals.

Anna Kendrick’s Book of Comedic Essays Has a Two-Thirds Fitting Title

It's not just bloggers who one day dream of writing a book of comedic essays described by critics as "a gimlet-eyed look at life in the big city" — critically acclaimed thespians do, too. Last year, Anna Kendrick signed a deal with Touchstone to produce one such book, and today, ... More »

TV Club: Everyone’s in enemy territory on Game Of Thrones (newbies)

Welcome to another season of Game Of Thrones reviews for those who have not read the books the series is based on. Since critics won’t be receiving screeners this season, each week I’ll publish the episode page once the broadcast ends and add my review to the page when I finish. Show More Summary

Scott Coker explains booking Kimbo Slice for Bellator 158 despite failed drug test

Uncasville, Conn.-- Bellator MMA and its president, Scott Coker, have come under heavy criticism recently after booking Kimbo Slice for their upcoming Bellator 158 card in London, England, which takes place at O2 Arena on July 16, 2016. Show More Summary

The best way to have a good idea for a book (or anything else)

And the best way to have a lot of ideas is to give your inner critic time off when you are generating ideas. Come up with as many as possible, write the all down (yes, even the bad ones), and...

Tony Stewart Fined by NASCAR For Criticism of Lug Nut Rule

On the day that Tony Stewart announced he would return to NASCAR, he was fined $35,000 for violating guidelines in the Sprint Cup Series Rule Book. On Wednesday, at a sponsorship appearance, Stewart criticized NASCAR’s 2015 rule change...Show More Summary

Andy Serkis' Jungle Book Hired A Very Special Consultant, Here's What We Know

The past week has once again proven that Jon Favreau is a force to be reckoned with. His take on the classic Jungle Book story has met with critical and commercial acclaim, paving the way for a ton of brand new Disney reboots. However, his Jungle Book is not the only version of Mowgli's tale slated to hit theaters in the near future. Show More Summary

Grierson & Leitch Episode 13: The Jungle Book, Sing Street, Green Room, and Shawshank Redemption

This week on the podcast, New Republic film critics Tim Grierson and Will Leitch discuss the The Jungle Book, director Jon Favreau’s update to the 1967 Disney animated classic. Then, Grierson reviews two other new releases: Sing Street,...Show More Summary

aldon morris book forum #3: some criticisms

If you’ve read the three posts so far on The Scholar Denied (here, here and here), then you will know that I hold the book in high esteem and that I am very sympathetic to its overall claim that sociology really needs to put DuBois, and his legacy, at the center of the history of […]

GIVEAWAY: Win a Copy of The House of Daniel by Harry Turtledove

To celebrate Harry Turtledove's guest blog post at Fantasy Book Critic we have one copy of his new book The House of Daniel to giveaway! Don't forget to stop by his guest blog post to learn more about his new book and to see what he has to say. Show More Summary

GUEST BLOG: Spirits in the Material World by Harry Turtledove

Harry Turtledoveis an acclaimed alternate history novelist and Fantasy Book Critic is excited to have him stop by as he promotes his latest book The House of Daniel, set for publication April 19, 2016 by Tor. The House of Daniel combines one of America's favorite sports – baseball – with supernatural/fantasy elements. Show More Summary

'The Jungle Book' News: How Scary Is 'The Jungle Book'? Actor, Director Say 'Really Intense' Scenes Are In The Trailer

"The Jungle Book," the live-action/CGI remake of the 1967 animated film of the same title, has hit theaters and is currently earning much praise from moviegoers and critics alike.

Why Criticism Is So Tough To Swallow (And How To Make It Go Down Easier)

A few years ago, I was working hard on a scrappy document that would eventually blossom into my first-ever book. It was still very early in the project, and I was hungry for guidance. So I was delighted that a colleague, who I'll call Matt, had agreed to review my efforts and offer some constructive feedback. Show More Summary

What Critics Are Saying About ‘The Jungle Book,’ ‘Barbershop: The Next Cut’ and ‘Criminal’

This week at the multiplex, we've got a wild child, non-stop conversation, and implanted memories. Find out what the critics have to say on Rotten Tomatoes.

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