- ‘Secondhand Souls’ review: A wildly entertaining sequel to ‘A Dirty Job’
Washington Post, Tuesday - 08/25/2015 - 10:47 AM
“Have fun with writing,” Christopher Moore once said. “Be as silly and as off the wall as you want to be.” Great advice — writing should be fun. But Moore, well, he takes that to a whole new level. Just get a load of this sentence, which arrives early in his flat-out bonkers new novel, “Secondhand Souls”:Read full article >>
- Martin is OK with 'Game of Thrones' ending first
USA Today: Books, Tuesday - 08/25/2015 - 08:47 AM
George R. R. Martin finally admits the show will probably finish first. Related StoriesChillax — George R. R. Martin says the 'Game of Thrones' ending will be bittersweetLike 'Game of Thrones' but too lazy to read the books? There's an app for thatGeorge R. R. Martin got a taste of his own medicine in 'Sharknado 3'
- Books: Book Review: ‘The Butterflies of North America; Titian Peale’s Lost Manuscript’
New York Times: Books, Monday - 08/24/2015 - 05:15 PM
With “The Butterflies of North America; Titian Peale’s Lost Manuscript,” today’s readers can appreciate both the insects and the striking images.
- Philly's Kevin Hart packs the Linc on biggest comedy tour ever
Philadelphia Inquirer: Books, Monday - 08/24/2015 - 12:47 AM
Lincoln Financial Field doesn't usually sell out for a guy so short. Next Sunday, 53,000 people will head to Chip Kelly's house to see Kevin Hart - the diminutive comedian, standing tall at a reported 5 feet, 4 inches, who was born and raised in North Philadelphia - become the first comedian to headline, and sell out, an NFL stadium.
- 'Keepers': Film critic Richard Schickel names favorites 'of a moviegoing lifetime'
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: Books, Sunday - 08/23/2015 - 08:47 PM
If you’re one of those who think all the best movies were made sometime before the Eisenhower administration, this book’s for you.
- Books of The Times: Review: Helen Phillips Tweaks Corporate Culture in ‘The Beautiful Bureaucrat’
New York Times: Books, Sunday - 08/23/2015 - 04:37 PM
A young woman snaps up a data-input position at a soulless behemoth of a company and then discovers something is awry.
- The college football money machine
Washington Post, Saturday - 08/22/2015 - 02:47 AM
On the evening of Sept. 5, I will consume more beer than is recommended. I will dance a jig on a thin wooden bench. I will hug strangers, curse at teenagers and sing a 107-year-old song at least a dozen times. Read full article >>
- Expanded media coverage of this year’s National Book Festival
Washington Post, Friday - 08/21/2015 - 08:47 AM
The best way to experience the Library of Congress National Book Festival is to come to the Washington Convention Center on Sept. 5 and see the 175 authors in person. But what if you don’t live in the D. C. area or can’t get there for the event? Read full article >>
- Marja Mills, Emily St. John Mandel coming to Club Book
Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune: Books, Thursday - 08/20/2015 - 07:46 AM
The fall season starts in September with Meg Waite Clayton.
- Do the Genes of Warriors Win the Evolution Battle?
Wall Street Journal: Books, Thursday - 08/20/2015 - 06:47 AM
Does success in warfare enhance reproductive success, making war evolutionarily beneficial? Robert M. Sapolsky on new research
- Bookends: Why Get an M.F.A.?
New York Times: Books, Tuesday - 08/18/2015 - 08:00 AM
Siddhartha Deb and Ayana Mathis discuss the worth of graduate writing programs.
- On suspense and a new series: Interview with author A.M. Irvin
USA Today: Books, Monday - 08/17/2015 - 08:47 PM
Vilma Gonzalez chats with AM Irvin, aka A Meredith Walters, about new Missing series.
- Books: New and noteworthy
USA Today: Books, Monday - 08/17/2015 - 04:47 AM
Pulitzer Prize winner Adam Johnson returns with a collection of stories.