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Year of the Artist, Day 261: Milo Manara, Part 5 – L’odyssée de Giuseppe Bergman

Every day this year, I will be examining the artwork on a single comic book story. Today’s artist is Milo Manara, and the story is L’odissea di Bergman/L’odyssée de Giuseppe Bergman (Bergman’s Odyssey), which was published in 2004 (I can’t find where it originally appeared, but it was published in both France and Italy). These […]

The Cost of Missing Your Flight

1 hour agoOdd : The Hairpin

by Erica Taddeo I spent a week in Seattle recently – my sister had a wedding to attend, and I tagged along to shop and explore the city. The wedding was on a Saturday night. Our flight home was booked for the following day, connecting...Show More Summary

Take to the high seas with Down Among the Dead Men gamebook

The great folks behind 80 Days and Sorcery! have released a new interactive book full of piratey goodness. Down Among the Dead Men has you take on the role of a magician, a thief, a pirate, or a governor's daughter in disguise among a seafaring crew. Show More Summary

The shame and glory of Tennessee Williams in John Lahr's new book

3 hours agoSports / Baseball : Dodgers Now

One day a comprehensive literary biography of Tennessee Williams will be written that won't resemble a psychiatric case study. Until then let's savor John Lahr's "Tennessee Williams: Mad Pilgrimage of the Flesh," a work that is scintillating on the backstage and bedroom dramas and almost...

Five Catholic Cardinals Launch Book Opposing Marriage Reform

Days before the upcoming Vatican summit on marriage, a group of five cardinals have released a book reaffirming traditional Catholic teaching on marriage and divorce. Speculation concerning possible changes in Catholic teaching and practice...Show More Summary

The Seven All-Time Strangest Remarks From Facebook Billionaire Peter Thiel

7 hours agoLGBT / Gay : Queerty

Whenever Peter Thiel, the gay PayPal/Facebook billionaire, opens his mouth to speak, it’s anyone’s guess what’s going to come out. Thiel is making the media circuit these days, promoting his new book, Zero to One, and offering his opinion on virtually everything, including car service Uber (“ethically challenged,” although that didn’t stop Thiel from investing […]

Where Do You Go After Writing Your Ending? A Q&A With John Darnielle

On September 16, John Darnielle—best known as the singer/guitarist and essential constituent of the band the Mountain Goats—released his debut novel, Wolf in White Van. A day later, the National Book Foundation announced it had been nominated to the long list for the 2014 National Book Award for fiction. Read more...

The Great Day Dawns

The first day of the latest congressional puppet show on the topic of Benghazi, Benghazi!, BENGHAZI! is in the books. And it appears that all of the committee members involved in this latest investigation left the hearing room with a great deal of un...

It’s Free Stuff Thursday!

Scott Kelby’s Shoot Like A Pro Tour Come spend the day with Scott Kelby, the photographer who wrote the bestselling book on digital photography, as he brings the concepts, images and ideas from his best-selling book series to life at his Shoot Like A Pro Tour! Here are the upcoming dates: Sept 26 – Houston,Continue...

(American) National Book Awards longlists

The (American) National Book Awards have been announcing longlists all week -- one category revealed each day -- but the fiction list, due to be unveiled only today was 'leaked' yesterday, so they're now already all up. [The National...Show More Summary

It seems someone goofed and revealed the 2014 National Book Award longlist for Fiction a day early

Not that I mind, as it gives me a headstart on reading for it, but the Fiction longlist for the 2014 National Book Awards was released this afternoon on Huffington Post and the New York Times webpage an afternoon earlier than the planned 8 AM EDT Friday announcement. Show More Summary

Year of the Artist, Day 260: Milo Manara, Part 4 – Revoir les étoiles

Every day this year, I will be examining the artwork on a single comic book story. Today’s artist is Milo Manara, and the story is Revoir les étoiles (To See Once More the Stars), which was published in À Suivre magazine in 1997. These scans are from The Manara Library volume 5, which was published […]

The New End of Days

You may have heard that our own Emily St. John Mandel has a new book on shelves. The book depicts a post-apocalyptic future in which a group of nomadic actors deal with the aftermath of a devastating flu pandemic. Claire Cameron (who’s also written for The Millions) reviews the book for The Globe and Mail.

Quickly Publish on Kindle to Improve Personal Brand

The popularity of e-readers and devices like Nook and Kindle have made it easier than ever to publish a book. What once took months, even years to accomplish, now can be done in just a matter of weeks, or even days. In addition to the...Show More Summary

Ohio State Football: Breaking Down J.T. Barrett's Breakout Game vs. Kent State

J.T. Barrett was just seven days removed from an embarrassing and inefficient performance against Virginia Tech when he bounced back and etched his name in Ohio State's history book. It was a quick turnaround for the redshirt freshman, who was harassed and overwhelmed by a stingy Hokies defense. Show More Summary

New Comic Book Day: When the Futures End, We'll All Be Jerks

There are event books, and then there are books that are events. I don't know what the distinction is, but it seemed like a thing to write. In this week's New Comic Book Day roundup, I have some...

Healthy or Wealthy: Best Way to the Second Is Via the First

Getty Images Two non-consecutive days a week, I limit my food intake to about 600 calories. The other five days, I eat normally. I changed my diet based upon a PBS series and a related book titled "The Fast Diet: Lose Weight, Stay Healthy and Live Longer with the Simple Secret of Intermittent Fasting" by Dr. Show More Summary

Overnight Open Thread (9-16-2014) - I Believe Jonah Goldberg Wrote a Book About This Edition

Quote of the Day "Or to paraphrase, those who pound the table the loudest voicing complaints about micro-"aggressions" are fighting off the nagging thought: If the person who committed them isn't particularly evil, then maybe I'm not particularly special."  ...

Peter Thiel's recipe for success isn't for everyone, which may be why it works

Z ero to One," the book from contrarian founder and funder Peter Thiel, ships today — something which he has been working hard over the past 10 days to make sure anybody exposed to business media knows. The campaign began with a long...Show More Summary

National Book Awards longlist for Poetry

Day two of the four-day rollout for the National Book Awards longlist is for Poetry. Being a long-time reader of poetry, I already owned one of the longlisted titles (Louise Glück's Faithful and Virtuous Night) and have since bought two others. Show More Summary

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