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Review of Half a King by Joe Abercrombie

Half a King is the first book in the Shattered Sea trilogy by New York Times bestselling fantasy author Joe Abercrombie, who has also written The First Law trilogy, Best Served Cold, The Heroes, and Red Country. This latest novel, his first YA book, will be followed by Half the World in February 2015. Show More Summary

'Shaky Ground: Context, Connoisseurship and the History of Roman Art' Reviewed

A Bryn Mawr Classical Review reviw, by Josephine Shaya of the book (Elizabeth Marlowe, 'Shaky Ground: Context, Connoisseurship and the History of Roman Art' Debates in archaeology, London; New York: Bloomsbury Academic, 2013) which nobody involved in the portable antiquities debate can do without reading. Show More Summary

Lawsuits: Here's What You Need to Know About Zaha Hadid Suing a Critic

Photo via Getty Images British starchitect Zaha Hadid, international purveyor of colorless, sloping futuro-structures, is suing Martin Filler, a critic for the New York Review of Books, for allegedly defamatory statements in his recent piece, called "The Insolence of Architecture."...

New York Review of Books Issues Retraction

A defamation lawsuit filed last week by world-renowned London based architect Zaha Hadid certainly got the plaintiff’s attention. On Monday, the New York Review of Books posted a letter from article author Martin Filler. It reads: In...Show More Summary

Zaha Hadid sues over New York Review of Books article

4 days agoArts : Culture Monster

Architect Zaha Hadid has filed a libel lawsuit over an article that recently appeared in the New York Review of Books, prompting the author to issue an admission of error.

Zaha Hadid Sues The New York Review of Books for Defamation

Pritzker prize-winning architect Zaha Hadid does not appreciate the criticism that has been leveled at her of late. She recently announced plans to sue The New York Review of Books and architecture critic Martin Filler over alleged defamatory statements in

Top architect Hadid's defamation lawsuit prompts retraction

By Jonathan Stempel NEW YORK (Reuters) - A well-known architecture critic has retracted a portion of a recent book review that Pritzker prize-winning-architect Zaha Hadid claimed in a lawsuit had defamed her. Hadid sued Martin Filler...Show More Summary

New York Review Of Books Critic Apologizes For Error In Zaha Hadid Takedown

Whoops. Last week architect Zaha Hadid demanded that the New York Review of Books retract a June essay by critic Martin Filler, claiming that the "personal attack disguised as a book review" had "exposed Ms. Hadid to public ridicule and contempt." Read Full Story

Architecture Critic Acknowledges a Mistake in Critique of Zaha Hadid

Martin Filler acknowledged a significant error in a New York Review of Books article he wrote that was harshly critical of Ms. Hadid.

Behind Bold Designs, A Thin Skin: Zaha Hadid Sues Publisher For Defamation

The architect sues the New York Review of Books over an article by critic Martin Fuller. The escalating battle between Pritzker Prize-winning architect Zaha Hadid and her many critics has reached a fever pitch. Hadid, the target of outcry...Show More Summary

Zaha Hadid Files Defamation Suit Over Labor Criticism

last weekArts : Hyperallergic

Architect Zaha Hadid, who designed the Al Wakrah stadium in Qatar currently in its initial stages of construction, recently filed a lawsuit against New York Review of Books architecture critic Martin Filler, Dezeen reported.

Top architect Hadid files defamation lawsuit over book review

last weekNews : The Newsroom

By Jonathan Stempel NEW YORK (Reuters) - Zaha Hadid, an award-winning architect known for futuristic designs, sued The New York Review of Books and the architecture critic Martin Filler on Thursday over alleged defamatory statements about her in a recent book review. Show More Summary

Kill the Bookends column: Why the New York Times Book Review’s most frustrating feature has to go

Sure, Bookends seems harmless enough. But it actually represents the worst impulses of today's critical culture

Kennedy Jr. on Fox NY: This Book Is Going to Scare People

New York News Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., author of Thimerosal: Let The Science Speak, appeared on MyFoxNY yesterday: NEW YORK (MYFOXNY) - At least a dozen scathing reviews were printed about Robert F. Kennedy Jr.'s new book on a preservative...

Our Declaration

last weekOdd : Kottke.org

For the New York Review of Books, Gordon Wood reviews Our Declaration: A Reading of the Declaration of Independence in Defense of Equality by Danielle Allen, a professor at the Institute for Advanced Study. Any review that starts "This is a strange and remarkable book" is worth paying attention to. This is a strange and remarkable book. Show More Summary

Go, Read: Profile Of Frank Miller In New York Times; Sunday Book Review On Jules Feiffer's Latest

The Miller is here. The Feiffer is here. Neither one is particularly insightful, although together they provide one of those step-back moment were you think, with amazement, "These kinds of profiles and review are routine now." The Feiffer...Show More Summary

Talking History

On the topic of reading classics: Alberto Manguel at the New York Review of Books considers the dialogue across history that books afford. “The relationship between a reader and a book… eliminates the barriers of time and space, like ‘conversations with the dead.’”

All Hail Augustus

Daniel Mendelsohn’s introduction to the NYRB Classics’ reissue of Augustus is now available online as part of the Aug 14 issue of the New York Review. If you’re a fan of Williams, this book will seem different in some interesting ways. Show More Summary

Afternoon Must-Read: Jerry Coyne: Criticizing Nicholas Wade’s Book on Race

Jerry Coyne: Our letter to the New York Times criticizing Nicholas Wade’s book on race: "As scientists dedicated to studying genetic variation... >...we thank David Dobbs for his review of Nicholas Wade's A Troublesome Inheritance: Genes,...Show More Summary

Smug Writer Thinks You'll Be Stuck on Twilight Forever

The Summer of Hand-wringing About America's Reading Habits continues apace with Tim Parks of the New York Review of Books arguing against what his title calls "reading upward." Read more...

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