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Since civilization was something that could be achieved, everything was enlisted in order to push back barbarism and ignorance and spread civility and refinement. Courtesy books that told Americans how to behave doubled in numbers during the middle decades of the eighteenth century. Show More Summary

The Boundary-Pushing Novelist Who’s Made Twitter His New Medium

Keira Rathbone Teju Cole was stuck in traffic in Mumbai when an idea came to him. He had recently written a short story and he thought, why not share it in tweets? Cole is the author of two books of fiction, Open City and Every Day Is for the Thief. He's also a prolific voice […]

Refrigerator Look Book: John DeLucie

10 hours agoHealth : Well Good NYC

Find out how this busy chef sticks to a Paleo lifestyle while whipping up dishes at four New York City hotspots. (And what he eats on his "cheat" day.)

Year of the Artist, Day 202: Adam Hughes, Part 1 – Warriors #1 and Blood of Dracula #4

Every day this year, I will be examining the artwork on a single comic book story. Today’s artist is Adam Hughes, and the stories are “Two Sides of the Man” in Warriors #1 and “A Tradition of Terror” in Blood of Dracula #4, the first of which was published by Adventure Publications and is cover […]

Kindle Unlimited: Has Amazon Cornered the e-Book Market?

Subscription book services promise a whole new type of revenue, and Amazon is seizing the day.

Is Dwayne Johnson Set to Play Shazam for DC Comics Next Project?

With the beginning of Comic-Con just a couple days away, the influx of news about forthcoming comic book movies (like what titles Marvel has planned for release through 2019) will increase exponentially. And there's no official word on DC Entertainment having a presence at Comic-Con, we're betting the Warner Bros. Show More Summary

Why use a pen name?

I read the other day that J. K. Rowling submitted the first Harry Potter book with the name she normally used, Joanne Rowling. The publisher warned her that boys might be reluctant to read a novel written by a woman,...

Review plans for this week

Since completing the 40 reviews in 40 days personal challenge on the 16th, I've taken a mini-break from reviewing here. However, I plan on reviewing several books this week. Below are the titles (not in exact order) that I aim to have...Show More Summary

Year of the Artist, Day 201: Bernard Krigstein, Part 5 – Shock SuspenStories #18 and Uncanny Tales #42

Every day this year, I will be examining the artwork on a single comic book story. Today’s artist is Bernard Krigstein, and the stories are “In the Bag” in Shock SuspenStories #18 and “They Wait Below” in Uncanny Tales #42, the first of which was published by EC and is cover dated January 1955, the […]

The RadioBastard Podcast in conversation with ‘Knuckleheads’ Writer/Co-creator Brian Winkeler

2 days agoOdd : Nerd Bastards

Brian Winkeler is the writer behind Knuckleheads, the official comic book of slackers and, by extension, RadioBastard. A previous guest in the days before order came to the west and this here show was called The BastardCast, Jeremy and Jason welcome Brian back to RadioBastard to talk about comic book making, the move from Monkeybrain […]

Doctor details grim work identifying 9/11 bodies in new book

In 'Working Stiff: Two Years, 262 Bodies, and the Making of a Medical Examiner,' Dr. Judy Melinek recalls the harrowing days after the attacks, in which she helped process the remains of victims. Melinek writes that she actually felt grateful that her profession gave her a useful role in the massive recovery effort.

Year of the Artist, Day 200: Bernard Krigstein, Part 4 – Impact #1

Every day this year, I will be examining the artwork on a single comic book story. Today’s artist is Bernard Krigstein, and the story is “Master Race” in Impact #1, which was published by EC and is cover dated April 1955. By now you know that these scans are from Messages in a Bottle: Comic […]

SL Letter of the Day: Hey 19

2 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

I am on vacation for all of July. But I've invited Dr. David J. Ley to handle the Savage Love letters of the day. Dr. Ley is a writer and clinical psychologist who has written very smartly about sex, in his books The Myth of Sex Addiction and Insatiable Wives. Show More Summary

Book Review: Tales of Glory, the Stories Icons Tell

Tales of Glory: The Stories Icons Tell. Matthew W. Gaul, Phoenix, AZ: Leonine Publishers, 2013. 176 pp. On July 15th, the Ukrainian Church celebrated the feast of St. Volodymir, Equal-to-the-Apostles, and on that day I told my daughters the well known legend of how the saint decided what religion to establish among the Rus'. Show More Summary

SL Letter of the Day: Business Solicitations

3 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

I am on vacation for all of July. But I've invited Dr. David J. Ley to handle the Savage Love letters of the day. Dr. Ley is a writer and clinical psychologist who has written very smartly about sex, in his books The Myth of Sex Addiction and Insatiable Wives. Show More Summary

We Try It: Free Books on E-Readers

Sumertime equals reading time at my house. The children are reading for the summer program at our local library as well as keeping track of their time spent reading for school. I try to spend at least a half hour a day reading myself, and on pool days or road trip days, I log more time.  E-Readers are handy for... Read More

Around The Horn At Warner Bros; ‘Space Invaders’ And ‘Shining’ Prequel

Couple deals making at Warner Bros. Our sister publication Variety reports that Mark Romanek will direct Overlook Hotel, a Glen Mazzara-scripted prequel to Stephen King’s 1977 book The Shining, about the early days of the Overlook Hotel, glimpsed in the final scenes of the Stanley Kubrick-directed movie. Show More Summary

Weird Al thinks your sports team isn't as good as his sports team, and an entire marching band supports his position.

3 days agoOdd : Happy Place

Go our team! We're in Day 5 of Weird Al's 8-Day-Week of videos, the lead up to his new album Mandatory Fun. Today, we leave the tool shed and close the grammar books to head out to a ballgame, where Al takes a traditional marching band fight song and adds the lyrics that were always implied: We rule, you suck. Show More Summary

Stratford Caldecott R.I.P.

We are saddened to report that British Catholic writer Stratford Caldecott has passed away at the age of 60, after a long battle with pancreatic cancer. David Clayton reviewed his most recent book a few days ago; the very first post on NLM, August 1, 2005, reproduced an essay of his entitled “A New Liturgical Movement?”. Show More Summary

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