- ArtsBeat: Book Review Podcast: The Kim Philby Case
New York Times: Books, Friday - 07/25/2014 - 05:02 PM
Ben Macintyre discusses “A Spy Among Friends,” and Donald L. Miller talks about “Supreme City.”
- First full 'Fifty Shades of Grey' trailer drops
USA Today: Books, Friday - 07/25/2014 - 10:48 AM
It's pretty tame, if you ask us. What do you think? Related StoriesBeyoncé gets you excited for '50 Shades of Grey'#FlashbackFriday: Movie premieres from 1994 are so well, 1994Zach Braff used bad grammar in his movie title on purpose
- Deborah Harkness' 'The Book of Life' hits No. 1
USA Today: Books, Friday - 07/25/2014 - 12:47 AM
It's her first time at No. 1 as the All Souls Trilogy reaches its conclusion.
- Long lists, short lists, prizes galore
Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune: Books, Thursday - 07/24/2014 - 12:47 PM
From Kate DiCamillo to Siri Hustvedt to Dylan Thomas, here's your one-stop-shopping for recent awards news.
- Old J.D. Salinger stories revived by new illustrations
Washington Post, Thursday - 07/24/2014 - 08:47 AM
For the first time in 70 years, three of J. D. Salinger’s earliest stories are available to the public — and new illustrations helped make it possible. The recently released collection, “J. D. Salinger: Three Early Stories,” comes from the Devault-Graves Agency, an indie publisher in Memphis, Tenn., that carefully tiptoed around the Salinger estate’s copyright. Before he died in 2010, the famously reclusive author of “Catcher in the Rye” (1951) spent the last decades of his life insisting — sometimes in court — that no one quote from his letters, republish his uncollected work or use his famous characters.
- ArtsBeat: One of Marvel’s Avengers Turns to Sign Language
New York Times: Books, Thursday - 07/24/2014 - 12:01 AM
In an upcoming storyline in “Hawkeye,” the hero has to communicate without hearing.
- ArtsBeat: Look, Up in the Sky! (For Price of Superman Debut Comic to Be Auctioned on eBay)
New York Times: Books, Wednesday - 07/23/2014 - 11:03 AM
Action Comics No. 1, featuring the debut of Superman, will be auctioned on eBay next month.
- Julia Stiles on Andrew Bird's 'Lusitania'
Wall Street Journal: Books, Wednesday - 07/23/2014 - 10:47 AM
Actress Julia Stiles tells how Andrew Bird's breakup song 'Lusitania,' with a boat-disaster metaphor, soothes her on movie sets.
- Marja Mills addresses controversy at literary event
Chicago Tribune: Books, Tuesday - 07/22/2014 - 08:47 PM
Less than a week after the publication of Marja Mills' memoir, "The Mockingbird Next Door," her story of befriending famously reclusive 88-year-old author Nelle Harper Lee, the book remains embroiled in controversy.
- ‘Cloud Atlas’ author David Mitchell tweets a short story
Washington Post, Tuesday - 07/22/2014 - 02:47 PM
Sentence by sentence, 140 characters by 140 characters, Nathan and his mother explore an eerie manor inhabited by “freakish” nobles. Every sentence ends in a hook. Each new installment builds suspense as Nathan navigates the ghostly labyrinth with Jonah, the other boy (or “boy”) of the house. Read full article >>
- Bookends: When It Comes to Fiction About National Tragedy, How Soon Is Too Soon?
New York Times: Books, Tuesday - 07/22/2014 - 10:00 AM
Daniel Mendelsohn and Anna Holmes discuss whether there is an appropriate amount of time to wait before turning national tragedy or trauma into art.
- Room for Debate: Does Poetry Matter?
New York Times: Books, Monday - 07/21/2014 - 12:21 PM
Sunday's New York Times Book Review featured several new collections of poems. But does poetry matter? Is it relevant?