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Entries by Andrew Losowsky from 10/2011

Prison Books Ban: The Censorship Scandal Inside America's Jails

Posted 10.02.2011 | Books

When Mark Melvin asked his friend to order him a Pulitzer Prize-winning history book, he didn't expect to have to file a lawsuit in order to read it. ...

Is Philip Johnson's Glass House The Most Beautifully Designed House In The World?

Posted 10.03.2011 | Books

The architect Philip Johnson's Glass House is one of the most important icons of modern architecture. For nearly five decades, Johnson and the art col...

"The Exorcist" Author William Peter Blatty On Revisiting His Most Famous Work

Posted 10.03.2011 | Books

The book "The Exorcist", famously made into a movie in 1973, came out 40 years ago. To celebrate this anniversary, the author William Peter Blatty...

13 Songs Bob Dylan Will Sing When He Doesn't Win The Nobel Prize For Literature

Posted 10.05.2011 | Books

The day before the official announcement, Bob Dylan was installed as UK betting company Ladbrokes' favorite to win the Nobel Prize for Literature. ...

LIVE: Nobel Prize For Literature 2011 Announcement

Posted 10.06.2011 | Books

Who will win? Who do you want to win? Why does everyone care so much? Follow our coverage here, and let us know your thoughts in the comments! You can...

Tomas Tranströmer, Swedish Poet, Wins The Nobel Prize For Literature 2011

Posted 10.06.2011 | Books

A cheer went up in the Swedish Academy as they announced that, for the first time since 1974, one of their fellow countrymen had been awarded the Nobe...

Ji Lee, Facebook's Creative Director, Makes New Book Of Word Games

Posted 10.06.2011 | Books

Facebook's Creative Director Ji Lee has an unusual habit: he stares at words until he can find their meanings hidden inside. The result is a witty, pl...

Jason Boog: Writers Can Learn From The Great Depression

Posted 10.06.2011 | Books

"There are plenty of people who will write for free." Jason Boog has heard this argument before. "'Writers are complaining? There are more pres...

How Can Pubslush And Inkubate Get You Published?

Posted 10.08.2011 | Books

The 'slush pile' is the collection of unasked for, unpublished work that writers send to publishers. Wading through it is often a thankless task given...

Saddam Hussein Predicted That The American Economy Would Struggle Due To Foreign Wars, According To New Book

Posted 10.10.2011 | Books

In January 1993, Saddam Hussein predicted that the American economy would struggle due to overspending on military operations overseas, according to a...

From Byronic To Moronic: Literature's Most Addictively Compelling (and Repelling) Leading Men

Posted 10.11.2011 | Books

By Christine Spines via Word & Film Stephenie Meyer’s decision to produce “Austenland” — a film about a woman so obsessed with the taciturn...

Wrong Title Announced At Presentation Of National Book Awards 2011 Finalists

Posted 10.12.2011 | Books

There was confusion over the shortlist of the 60th annual National Book Awards, as the wrong title was announced in one of the categories. The awa...

Writer Wednesday: Ann Patchett Shares Tips About Writing And Avoiding Doubt

Posted 10.12.2011 | Books

Bestselling novelist and essayist Ann Patchett recently wrote "The Getaway Car" (Byliner), "a practical memoir about the agony, ecstasy, and occasiona...

Design*Sponge Presents Great Ideas For Bookshelves

Posted 10.13.2011 | Books

One of the most popular design blogs in the world, Design*Sponge is filled with great, affordable tips for improving your home. Created and run by ...

Ghost Of Borders Haunts Halloween - Bankruptcy Beat - WSJ

Posted 10.13.2011 | Books

From The Wall Street Journal: If you’re looking for a Snooki wig or vampire teeth this Halloween, there’s a good chance that you can find what ...

Saul Bass, One Of The Best Designers Of Movie Posters Ever

Posted 10.14.2011 | Books

Saul Bass was one of the greatest designers of the 20th Century. His iconic posters for Vertigo and The Man With The Golden Arm are some of the most m...

Famous Writers Including Salman Rushdie And Neil Gaiman Sign On To Support Occupy Wall Street

Posted 10.14.2011 | Books

Its statement is simple and stark. "We, the undersigned writers and all who will join us, support Occupy Wall Street and the Occupy Movement aroun...

PUBLISHERS WEEKLY BEST-SELLERS

Posted 10.14.2011 | Books

-- HARDCOVER FICTION 1. "Shock Wave" by John Sandford (Putnam)...

Architizer Blog » Blog Archive » The Architecture Of The Comic Book City

Posted 10.15.2011 | Books
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In the opening of issue #2 of the Daredevil re-launch, you'll find the Man Without Fear perched beneath the iron undercarriage of a fully realized rep...

Booker Prize Facts And Why You Should Care Who Wins

Posted 10.16.2011 | Books

On Tuesday, the latest winner of The Man Booker Prize will be announced. It's one of the most important literary prizes in the English language - but ...

The Booker Prize 2011 Shortlist Reviewed

Posted 10.16.2011 | Books

Thrice-shortlisted author Julian Barnes is the favorite among gamblers to win the Man Booker Prize 2011. But is his the best book on the shortlist...

Johnny Depp's Reading List Revealed!

Posted 10.17.2011 | Books
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From the WSJ's Speakeasy blog: A new role for Johnny Depp: bookworm. At last night's premiere of "The Rum Diary," Depp revealed his literary si...

Lauren Myracle Withdraws From National Book Awards As The Debacle Continues

Posted 10.17.2011 | Books

It's one embarrassment after another for this year's National Book Awards. First, they name the wrong book in the shortlist for the Young People'...

Norton Juster's 'The Phantom Tollbooth' At 50 : The New Yorker

Posted 10.17.2011 | Books
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Our cult of decade anniversaries--the tenth of 9/11, the twentieth of "Nevermind"--are for the most part mere accidents of our fingers: because we've ...

P.D. James Writes Jane Austen Sequel

Posted 10.17.2011 | Books

NEW YORK -- P.D. James could hold back no longer. The 91-year-old detective novelist said Wednesday she was glad to finally complete a long-desired p...