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Book Notes - Kaethe Schwehn "The Rending and the Nest"

In the Book Notes series, authors create and discuss a music playlist that relates in some way to their recently published book. Previous contributors include Jesmyn Ward, Bret Easton Ellis, Celeste Ng, Lauren Groff, T.C. Boyle, Dana Spiotta, Amy...

Our Back Pages: Notes From the Book Review Archives

In which we consult the Book Review’s past to shed light on the books of the present. This week: John Banville on Dublin and “Ulysses.”

Book Notes - Kelly Barnhill "Dreadful Young Ladies, and Other Stories"

In the Book Notes series, authors create and discuss a music playlist that relates in some way to their recently published book. Previous contributors include Jesmyn Ward, Bret Easton Ellis, Celeste Ng, Lauren Groff, T.C. Boyle, Dana Spiotta, Amy...

Best of: Frau Koma Returns After Another American Mass Shooting

Note: Yes. Again. Part 1, Demon Seed Read Part 2 and Part 3. And death and hell were cast into the lake of fire. This is the second death. And whosoever was not found written in the book of life...

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- Following the news late last year (noted here) about forged Waldseemüller world map gores, the Bavarian State Library (BSB) has announced that their copy is also a 20th-century forgery.- The ABAA has posted a list of books stolen in...Show More Summary

Is Investigative Reporter Ronan Farrow Banned From NBC?

“There is an internal war brewing after it was claimed that Ronan Farrow has been banned by NBC News’ top exec Andy Lack,” The New York Post’s Page Six reports. The report notes that Farrow was booked to appear Friday...

Book Notes - Cheston Knapp "Up Up, Down Down"

In the Book Notes series, authors create and discuss a music playlist that relates in some way to their recently published book. Previous contributors include Jesmyn Ward, Bret Easton Ellis, Celeste Ng, Lauren Groff, T.C. Boyle, Dana Spiotta, Amy...

Briefly Noted Book Reviews

“When Montezuma Met Cortés,” “First Time Ever,” “Brass,” and “Three Daughters of Eve.”

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Book notes: How Jordan Peterson author of 12 Rules for Life: An Antidote to Chaos became a cultural phenomenon.  (NYMag)

Simon & Schuster To Leak Miranda Sings’ Dirty Secrets In Second Book, ‘My Diarrhe’

Miranda Sings may not be coming back to Netflix for a third season of her scripted series, Haters Back Off, but the beloved character creation of YouTube luminary Colleen Ballinger is forging onward as a noted author. Ballinger will release Sings’ second book in July called My Diarrhe -- an indubiously scatological spelling of the word 'diary'. Show More Summary

Rarer books: Singmaster’s notes

David Singmaster‘s “Notes on Rubik’s magic cube” are a collectors item, but it is still possible to buy a copy. I own a fifth edition (august 1980). These notes capture the Rubik craze of those years really well. Here’s a Conway story, from Siobhan Roberts’ excellent biography Genius at Play. The ICM in Helsinki in […]

Book Notes - Ryan McIlvain "The Radicals"

In the Book Notes series, authors create and discuss a music playlist that relates in some way to their recently published book. Previous contributors include Jesmyn Ward, Bret Easton Ellis, Celeste Ng, Lauren Groff, T.C. Boyle, Dana Spiotta, Amy...

‘Mean Girls’ Book Author On The Passing Of Jill Messick And The Need For Civility In The #MeToo Moment – Guest Column

Editors Note: Author and educator Rosiland Wisesman penned the 2002 book Queen Bees & Wannabes, which was adapted by Tina Fey into the 2004 film Mean Girls, produced by the late Jill Messick. Wiseman is also founder of Cultures of Dignity, which works with communities to shift the way we think about young people’s physical and emotional well-being. Show More Summary

Is Barnes & Noble the New Borders Books + More?

There has been some distressing news over the past two weeks concerning the bookseller Barnes & Noble. Admittedly, this news comes on the heels of a cycle of less than encouraging news from the bookseller over the past year. As noted in Publishers Lunch, Abrams Capital, a large investor in the company, has thrown in the towel and sold up. Show More Summary

Our Back Pages: Notes From the Book Review Archives

In which we consult the Book Review’s past to shed light on the books of the present. This week: Francine Prose on Ursula K. Le Guin.

Peterson of "The 12 Rules for Life"

Cultural Offering notes the Psychology Today interview with Jordan Peterson. Dr. Peterson's thought-provoking book is a best-seller and deservedly so.

Book Notes - Tim Wirkus "The Infinite Future"

In the Book Notes series, authors create and discuss a music playlist that relates in some way to their recently published book. Previous contributors include Jesmyn Ward, Bret Easton Ellis, Celeste Ng, Lauren Groff, T.C. Boyle, Dana Spiotta, Amy...

Book Notes - Lauren Moseley "Big Windows"

In the Book Notes series, authors create and discuss a music playlist that relates in some way to their recently published book. Previous contributors include Bret Easton Ellis, Kate Christensen, Lauren Groff, T.C. Boyle, Dana Spiotta, Amy Bloom, Aimee...

Book Notes - Danielle Lazarin "Back Talk"

In the Book Notes series, authors create and discuss a music playlist that relates in some way to their recently published book. Previous contributors include Bret Easton Ellis, Kate Christensen, Lauren Groff, T.C. Boyle, Dana Spiotta, Amy Bloom, Aimee...

World After Capital: Digital Technology (Zero Marginal Cost)

NOTE: Last week’s blog post was the current introduction to my book World After Capital. Today’s post covers the first half of the chapter on Digital Technology, which discusses how zero marginal cost is unlike anything found in the analog world. Show More Summary

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