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Entries by Andrew Losowsky from 07/2012

Why Is The Penis Shaped Like That? (EXCERPT)

Posted 07.02.2012 | Books

Excerpted from "WHY IS THE PENIS SHAPED LIKE THAT? …And Other Reflections on Being Human" by Jesse Bering. Published July 7th by Scientific American...

11 Best Summer Books Of 2012

Posted 07.03.2012 | Books

The summer is in full flight, and it's time to take a vacation and settle down with a good book. This year, spurred on by the growth in e-readers ...

Daniel Gray, Designer, Creates Fake Book Covers In Movies (PHOTOS)

Posted 07.03.2012 | Books

Daniel Gray, a UK-based graphic designer, was watching a movie when a thought occurred to him. "'What if that book they mentioned was an actual pa...

Independent Bookstores Celebrated In Independent Booksellers Week: What's YOUR Favorite? (ADD YOUR OWN)

Posted 07.05.2012 | Books

It's Independent Booksellers Week in the UK, but given that we're the ones who came up with Independence Day, we thought we'd celebrate by asking you ...

TED Books Launches Reading App On iPad Featuring Multimedia Extras (PHOTOS)

Posted 07.06.2012 | Books

TED Books wants to do for reading what the world-famous series of TEDTalks did for web video: provide viral inspiration. In a conversation with Huf...

'No Rest For The Dead': David Baldacci On A Crime Novel With 26 Authors

Posted 07.09.2012 | Books

Excerpted from David Baldacci’s introduction of “No Rest For The Dead”, a thriller now out in paperback written by 26 different authors, includi...

Letter From The Pulitzer Fiction Jury: What Really Happened This Year : The New Yorker

Posted 07.09.2012 | Books
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On April 16, 2012, the Pulitzer Prize Board announced that it would award no Pulitzer for fiction in 2012. This was, to say the least, surprising and ...

The Dark Knight Rises: 'A Tale Of Two Cities' Is The Story's Literary Source, According To Director

Posted 07.09.2012 | Books

He was the best of bats, he was the worst of bats. The origins of the plot for The Dark Knight Rises, the new Batman movie, lie in "A Tale of Two ...

Game Of Thrones Video Game: Seven Kingdoms Trailer Shows Westeros In A Whole New Light (VIDEO)(EXCLUSIVE)

Posted 07.10.2012 | Books

The new Game of Thrones video game Game of Thrones: Seven Kingdoms, is based closely on George RR Martin's eternally unfinished book series and the cu...

Six Books In Search Of A Vacation

Posted 07.10.2012 | Books
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We may drag our bodies on vacation, but our brains also need their own escape from the every day. But what should you read, and during what part of yo...

Neil Gaiman's Next Children's Books Announced

Posted 07.11.2012 | Books

Neil Gaiman's next childrens books have been announced, and it includes some typically offbeat titles. According to industry bible Publishers Weekl...

Important Facts About Marijuana Legalization

Posted 07.12.2012 | Books

Reprinted with permission from MARIJUANA LEGALIZATION: What Everyone Needs to Know by Jonathan P. Caulkins, Angela Hawken, Beau Kilmer, Mark A. R. Kle...

Marie Tillman's The Letter (EXCERPT)

Posted 07.12.2012 | Books

Excerpted from"The Letter: My Journey Through Love, Loss and Life" by Marie Tillman (Grand Central Publishing). © 2012 by Marie Tillman. All rights r...

The History Of The Batmobile (PHOTOS)

Posted 07.13.2012 | Books

The Batmobile. That's pretty much all we need to say. If your coffee table needs a little more awesome, Insight Editions has come up with a "Compl...

Weird Pulp Crime Covers From A Bygone Age (IMAGES)

Posted 07.16.2012 | Books

The golden age of pulp noir detective novels is long gone, but their covers -- hand-painted, dramatic, misogynist -- have become symbolic of a genre a...

Oksana Marafioti's 'American Gypsy': Tracking Down A Hair And Graveyard Dirt For A Spell (EXCERPT)

Posted 07.16.2012 | Books

Excerpted from AMERICAN GYPSY by Oksana Marafioti, published by Farrar, Straus and Giourx, LLC. Copyright © 2012 by Oksana Marafioti. All rights re...

Cassidy Tucker (CassJayTuck) On How To Read A Book (VIDEO)

Posted 07.19.2012 | Books

Cassidy Tucker (aka Cass Jay Tuck) reads a lot. She also makes a lot of videos, and has gained quite a following for her fun (and funny) YouTube b...

Stop The GR Bullies: An Explanation

| Posted 07.20.2012 | Books

A lot of people today have expressed their anger at a blog post published on HuffPost Books, written by the creators of a website called Stop the GR Bullies. Here's what we did wrong.

The Hidden Messages Of Harry Potter (EXCERPT)

Posted 07.23.2012 | Books

Excerpted from "Hooked Up: A New Generation's Surprising Take on Sex, Politics and Saving the World" by Jack Myers (York House Press, $24.95) The w...

Jack Daniel's Classy Book Cover Cease-And-Desist Letter For Patrick Wensink's 'Broken Piano For President'

Posted 07.23.2012 | Books

Patrick Wensink's book "Broken Piano For President" has a familiar-looking cover. So familiar, in fact, that Jack Daniel's sent his publisher Lazy Fac...

Neil Gaiman, 7, Interviewed About Scientology By The BBC In 1968 - New York News - Runnin' Scared

Posted 07.23.2012 | Books
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Former Scientologist Patty Moher was going through her collection of old church magazines and other materials when she spotted something pretty remark...

Is 'Fifty Shades Of Grey' Bad For Women? (CHANGE MY MIND)

Posted 07.24.2012 | Books

'Fifty Shades of Grey' has led to many discussions about its content, and its relationship to the role of women. A recent blog entry, Fifty Shades...

Man Booker Prize Longlist 2012 Announced

Posted 07.25.2012 | Books

The Man Booker Prize Longlist 2012 has been announced, and it contains a few surprises. Hilary Mantel, Will Self, Michael Frayn and Malaysian author T...

Man Booker Prize Longlist 2012: Twitter Reacts

Posted 07.25.2012 | Books

The Man Booker Prize longlist was announced today, and reactions to one of the English language's most prestigious prizes have begun. Opinions, unsurp...

Voldemort, Mary Poppins: Other Olympic Opening Ceremony Literary Suggestions

Posted 07.26.2012 | Books

According to rumor, tomorrow's Olympic opening ceremony will feature a 40-foot Voldemort battling 30 Mary Poppins, who will float down into the stadiu...