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Stacy Slotnick


Permission to Judge a Legal Brief by Its Cover Is Granted

Stacy Slotnick | August 22, 2014 | Books
Despite the adage, "Never judge a book by its cover," many consumers do just that. The artistic packaging in which things come not only powerfully affect what interests us but also how we react to the contents we find inside.
G. Doucette


Please Stop

G. Doucette | August 22, 2014 | Books
Here is the problem. You all seem to think self-published authors are bad writers, because bad writers are self-published. The thing is, bad writers are everywhere.
Thom Nickels


Agnes Repplier, Honored by Edith Wharton But Ignored in Philadelphia

Thom Nickels | August 22, 2014 | Books
At 16 years old, she then embarked on a serious course of self education, perfecting her French and Latin, reading and rereading Horace, and then trying her hand at becoming a writer by submitting stories, small articles and poems to various Philadelphia newspapers. S
Oliver Tearle

The Poetry and Prophecy of Edgar Allan Poe

Oliver Tearle | August 22, 2014 | Books
Less famous is the story behind Poe's choice of bird. There is reason to believe that Poe originally planned to have a parrot, rather than a raven, utter the refrain 'Nevermore' in the poem.


Top 10 Art and Design Bookstores Around the World

ARTPHAIRE | August 22, 2014 | Arts
For lovers of art and design, a travel itinerary should always include a good bookstore among its listings of local museums and art galleries. After all, a great bookstore is often a destination unto itself. Here are of ten of the most sensational bookstores for art and design around the world.
Jacques Attali


Amazon, What's Next?

Jacques Attali | August 22, 2014 | Books
The battle against the online retailer Amazon may seem minor, in terms of the current world economic and geopolitical issues at stake, and far removed from the thoughts of all of us because it seems to concern only the distribution of revenue sales from digital book sales in the USA. This is not the case.
Seth Abramson


The Metamodernist Manifesto: After Postmodernism (Part II)

Seth Abramson | August 22, 2014 | Books
The question, for both postmodernist and metamodernist philosophers and artists, is why and how a text is non-absorptive.
Gail Sheehy


10 Dares to Take in Your 20s

Gail Sheehy | August 22, 2014 | Women
Married at 23, a mother at 24, and blindsided by divorce at 28, I found myself struggling, like many young women I meet today, to strike a balance between my personal life and my career.
Off The Shelf

These Magical Worlds Are Even Better Than 'Harry Potter'

Off The Shelf | August 22, 2014 | Books
These magical worlds might be better than Hogwarts.
Zaki Hasan


Interview: Chloë Grace Moretz, Liana Liberato, and Gayle Forman on If I Stay

Zaki Hasan | August 22, 2014 | Entertainment
As part of the current Hollywood vogue of adapting popular young adult novels to the silver screen, If I Stay is one of the more effective entries in the genre.
Illya Szilak


Review: Reading Writing Interfaces: From the Digital to the Bookbound

Illya Szilak | August 21, 2014 | Books
In her valuable new book, Reading Writing Interfaces: from the Digital to the Bookbound, Lori Emerson asks us to reconsider the inevitability and desirability of the "invisible" computer interface.
Robert D. Stolorow


Review Essay on Levels of Life" by Julian Barnes

Robert D. Stolorow | August 21, 2014 | Books
The friend who gave me the book knew that I had been investigating and writing about the phenomenology of traumatic loss since the death of my late wife in February of 1991 shattered my world.
Scott DiMarco


10 Leadership Lessons from a Combat Logistician

Scott DiMarco | August 21, 2014 | Business
Where ever you work: be it in an office, a factory, in sales, or even a library, we all were the new person at some point in our career. Weathering out a tough situation is never a comfortable proposition, but it is part of the human condition.
Steven Paul Leiva


Five Books About Ray Bradbury

Steven Paul Leiva | August 21, 2014 | Books
An author of his genius, his very individual voice, achieves an immortality -- or at least a vastly longer than normal lifespan. And to read his novels and short stories is to know Ray.
Tyler Malone

In Conversation with Paul Holdengräber

Tyler Malone | August 21, 2014 | Books
In this, our second conversation, Paul Holdengräber of the New York Public Library claims that good conversation can leave one "hopeful about the possibility of speech." As one of the world's leading conversationalists, he would know.
Rozanne Gold


Books to Make You Hungry

Rozanne Gold | August 21, 2014 | Taste
They will enable you to cook your heart out and feel enlightened all at once.
Digital Book World

Top Ten Best-Selling Ebooks -- Week of August 16

Digital Book World | August 21, 2014 | Books
All it takes is a quick glance at the Digital Book World Ebook Best-Seller List on any given week to see how a TV or movie adaptation boosts best-selling ebook sales. But once in a while the effect is especially pronounced.
James A. Grymes

When Music Saved Lives

James A. Grymes | August 22, 2014 | Books
"Music has kept me alive."
David Henry Sterry


Self-Publishing Literary Fiction: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly: Cari Noga Reveals All to the Book Doctors

David Henry Sterry | August 20, 2014 | Books
The Book Doctors met Cari Noga in 2011, when she won our National Novel Writing Month Pitchapalooza (think American Idol for books). Her pitch was spectacular, haunting and superbly crafted.
Anna Shen

Q&A: The Bravery of Those Who Toiled to Expose Injustice

Anna Shen | August 21, 2014 | Media
The making or covering up can happen anywhere in the world. Actually, muckraking journalists have been been exposing these injustices for hundreds of years. It is not simply in the modern era of American journalists.
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