At a time when we're being assaulted by new levels of hate, intolerance, and bigotry in our political campaigns, an important new book, Brown is the New White: How the Demographic Revolution Has Created a New American Majority, points the way toward a more inclusive, just, and fair society.
Knowing the impact that one perfect novel had on my life, I set out with my colleagues, Paul Stiff and Josh Conviser, to understand America's relationship with books--research we were doing for a grant from the National Science Foundation for our company's innovation in book discovery.
When it comes to the discipline of writing, there's a lot of talk about showing up. Butt in chair. Schedule the time. Keep your dates with yourself. All of this is good advice, and the most successful and prolific authors have the disposition or the drive or the self-governance required to stay the course on the long and arduous journey of writing a book, or multiple books.
Fiction has a unique advantage to shatter stereotypes about terrorism provided they are written by and about Muslims themselves, or at least writers who are very familiar with the nuances and complexities of the Muslim world.
A diamond list of magnificent literary works celebrating their 10th Anniversary this year.
Excitement abounds when Stan Lee's around! Few know that excitement (and the man himself) as well as Terry Dougas: he of humble Greek small-town origins, who followed his dreams to Los Angeles, in 2005 partnered with producer Paris Kasidokostas to form 1821 Media (history buffs.
What if I told you that being a librarian had ruined me as a reader? Well, it would be a lie. Mostly.
I love all sorts of mysteries, and most of the ones I read have a murder case central to the plot. I also love a good heist, a smart con, and, sometimes, I crave intrigue in a library or on a college campus. If you're ready for a mystery sans corpse, take a look at these five crime novels.
Thirty years ago, nine-year-old John O'Leary was rushed to the emergency room. As he lay in a hospital bed, he frantically wondered if he was about to die. He had suffered burns covering 100 percent of his body and was given less than one percent chance of survival.
Woody Allen is not an angel. As his third and current biographer, I can attest to it. That does not mean he is a pedophile who molested his and Mia Farrow's adopted daughter, Dylan Farrow, as a child.