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Sheryl Sandberg turns grief into action in new book ‘Option B’

16 hours agoTechnology : Venture Beat

REVIEW: Nearly two years ago, Sheryl Sandberg’s life changed significantly when her partner of 11 years and SurveyMonkey chief executive Dave Goldberg died suddenly during a vacation in Mexico. As she grieved, Facebook’s chief operating officer began adapting to a life she and many others never wish for. In a bid to regain some normalcy in […]

CHUWI Hi13 review: A legit Surface Book rival that costs only $369

If you always wanted a Surface Book but couldn't afford the high price tag, CHUWI may have the answer with the exceptional Hi13. With a 3K screen priced below $400, the Hi13 is a real looker. The CHUWI brand is not yet a household name...Show More Summary

Bookshots: 'Borne' by Jeff VanderMeer

20 hours agoArts / Writing : LitReactor

Giant flying bears! Review by Max Booth III Bookshots: Pumping new life into the corpse of the book review Title: Borne Who wrote it? I instantly fell in love with 'Borne,' and also Borne the character, and I’ve no doubt in my mind you... [Continue Reading]

A Life Altered by War and Transmuted Into Fiction

Thirty-five years ago, Salman Rushdie published an essay titled “Imaginary Homelands,” in The London Review of Books. “It may be that when the Indian writer who writes from outside India tries to reflect that world, he is obliged to deal in broken mirrors,” Rushdie wrote. Show More Summary

Lexicon Review: A Smart and Suspenseful Read

It’s rare that I find a good book these days.  There’s just so many out there.  I don’t even really The post Lexicon Review: A Smart and Suspenseful Read appeared first on Rogues Portal.

Review of Clinton Campaign Book, Part I

[guest post by JVW] Last week (or was it two weeks ago?) I blogged on excerpts from the newly-published book about the Hillary Clinton campaign fiasco, Shattered by Jonathan Allen and Amie Parnes. Now some of you failed to share my enthusiasm for this amazing read, a wounding barb that I tried not to take […]

TV RECAP/REVIEW: ‘Supergirl’ – S2E18 – “Ace Reporter”

yesterdayHumor / odd : Nerd Bastards

The nanobots are here. The nanobots are here. It was only a matter of time, of course, before Supergirl’s latest episode, “Ace Reporter,” went where comic books – and science fiction for that matter – have gone before: Nanotechnology run amok. As always, it’s not a good idea to mess with Father time or Mother Nature. And it’s […]

Womp Womp! WashPost Runs Review Trashing Elizabeth Warren’s New Book

In a book review for Sunday’s print edition The Washington Post, The Atlantic’s Emma Green tore into Democratic Senator Elizabeth Warren (Mass.) new book This Is Our Fight for neglecting to grapple with the Democratic Party’s many issues following its 2016 election debacle and failing to understand why blue collar Americans backed President Trump.

Book Review: Two Monographs

Renzo Piano: The Complete Logbook by Renzo PianoThames and Hudson, 2017Hardcover, 420 pagesThis Building Likes Me: The Work of John Wardle Architects by John Wardle ArchitectsThames and Hudson, 2016Hardcover, 440 pagesThe cover of the...Show More Summary

A Review of Neandertal: the Strange Saga of the Minnesota Iceman, Part 1

A book on a perennially popular and notorious mystery animal case has finally been translated into English... -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

Shorties (An Interview with Paul Auster, Stephin Merritt on Writing, and more)

Hazlitt interviewed author Paul Auster. The Los Angeles Review of Books interviewed Stephin Merritt of Magnetic Fields about writing. The New York Times shared a primer of resistance poetry. Stream a new How To Dress Well song. The Los Angeles...

Reunion: The Relationship God Wants Us to Have

Book Review: (re)Union: The Good News of Jesus for Seekers, Saints, and Sinners by Bruxy Cavey You’ve got a friend who you’d like to see cross the line of faith. You want to sit down and be able to answer all their questions in a casual, non-threatening manner. Problem is, there’s aspects of your Christian […]

Ng?g? wa Thiong'o Q & A

At the Los Angeles Review of Books Nanda Dyssou has An Interview with Ng?g? wa Thiong'o. Among Ng?g?'s observations: Getting published is one of the most infuriating challenges of writing in African languages. There are hardly any publishing...Show More Summary

Three Envelopes review

The most recent addition to the complete review is my review of Nir Hezroni's recent thriller, Three Envelopes, just out in English. For those not interested in the book/review itself, I nevertheless offer the Google/author/editor-fail...Show More Summary

“Wild in Rio” by Lyssa Kay Adams

I will admit that my first reaction to the book summary was, “Cutting Edge in Rio!” which…might have been jumping to some erroneous conclusions. This is a tricky one for me to review, because while “Wild in Rio” is a miss for me, the writing quality is good and I can see it being a hit for a lot of people. Show More Summary

Tracking Gobi Grizzlies by Douglas Chadwick Book Review

Book Review: Tracking Gobi Grizzlies: Surviving Beyond The Back Of Beyond by Douglas Chadwick If grizzly bears fascinate you, pick up a copy of Tracking Gobi Grizzlies by Douglas Chadwick. Chadwick is a best selling author and wildlife biologist based in Whitefish, Montana. Show More Summary

Patrick Kurp on Arthur Krystal

Long-time friend of this weblog, and an accomplished blogger himself, Patrick Kurp of Anecdotal Evidence has an article out in the Los Angeles Review of Books entitled "Literature with a Capital L": On Arthur Krystal's "This Thing We Call Literature."...

'The Handmaid's Tale' Is Unequivocally A Story By, For And About Women

3 days agoNews : Huffington Post

With the much-awaited release of Hulu’s “The Handmaid’s Tale” only four days away, much has been said in the past 24 hours about who the story, in both its book and TV show form, is for. In Saturday’s New York Times review, executive...Show More Summary

How US Race Laws Inspired Nazism

As much as Americans like to think of Germany’s Nazism as a foreign evil, Adolf Hitler and his henchmen drew inspiration and guidance from U.S. race laws, as documented in a new book, reviewed by David Swanson. By David Swanson…Read more ?

His Stolen Bride by Barbara Dunlop

I picked this book to review because I’ve seen my share of kidnapped brides in historicals, where the premise can be more or less convincing and usually involves feuding families, Scotland and/or fake highwaymen. These are all fun things, but they are a little harder to squeeze convincingly into a contemporary novel set in America. Show More Summary

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