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Nick Hornby On Amazon, Money And Sex

Posted 03.07.2012 | Books

The following is an excerpt from "Care To Make Love In That Gross Little Space Between Cars?: A Believer Book of Advice" [Vintage, $14.95] Dear Nic...

Writers Wednesday: The Latest Trends In Poetry

| Posted 03.07.2012 | Books

From Writer's Relief staff: As with any industry, trends appear when you begin to look at the big picture—and the market for publishing contempor...

6 Tips For Traveling Abroad

Chris Pavone | Posted 05.07.2012 | Books
Chris Pavone

It's to glimpse what life is like somewhere else. An opportunity to put ourselves in shoes that walk those cobblestoned streets every day, to get a sense what life would be like if we lived there, instead of here and to feel that we are part of a place that doesn't belong to us.

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Video Reading Events Push Literature In New Directions | Maddie Crum | Posted 03.07.2012 | Books

When Henry James re-edited his complete works for the so-called New York Editions, photography had recently emerged as an artistic technology and a sh...

Why Ayn Rand Was Right

Gary Weiss | Posted 05.07.2012 | Books
Gary Weiss

Today, the revolution is being waged by the right. It will be successful -- unless the rest of us stop ridiculing Ayn Rand and begin taking her seriously.

Female Gang Members On Love And Motherhood

Posted 03.06.2012 | Books

The following is an excerpt from "Jumped In" by Jorja Leap [Beacon Press, $26.96] No one believes I’m in a gang. My mama don’t believe I’m i...

Are Men Still Always On Top?

Jane Maas | Posted 05.06.2012 | Books
Jane Maas

The sixties was a supposed Feminist era, when women were at long last claiming our rights. It was a time when men (who were still making all the decisions) were establishing banks for women and hotel rooms for women (all pink and chintzy) and it turned out that we didn't want any of them.

Author: Why I Decided To Become A Woman

Posted 03.05.2012 | Books

Excerpted from "Through the Door of Life: A Jewish Journey Between Genders" by Joy Ladin [University of Wisconsin Press, $26.95] What’s so bad ...

PHOTOS: 8 Trippy Pieces Of Psychedelic Art

Posted 03.03.2012 | Books

A man with an afro breathes volcanic heat. An intergalactic meet-up of tigers, wizards and egyptian emperors takes place in a vibrant nebula. These im...

5 Ways to Spot The Psychopath In Your Life

| Posted 03.02.2012 | Books

By Daniel Lefferts for Bookish: One out of every 10 Wall Street employees is a clinical psychopath, the CFA Institute (an investment and financial ...

PHOTOS: 5 Book-Inspired Dog Costumes We'd Love to See

| Posted 03.02.2012 | Books

By Robbie Olson for Bookish: Photo illustrations by Margaret Bristol Just a few days ago, Marvel Comics announced that it will be expanding its co...

7 Totally Awesome Movies That Were Never Made

David Hughes | Posted 05.02.2012 | Books
David Hughes

Every movie, like Rocky's whole life, has a million to one shot. So what happens to all the scripts that get finished, make it into the right hands, get announced in the press -- and then wind up on the scrapheap?

7 Facts You Didn't Know About Dr. Seuss

| Posted 03.02.2012 | Books

By Margaret Bristol for Bookish Theodor Seuss Geisel, aka Dr. Seuss, wrote more than 60 children’s books, many of which became must-haves for eve...

Inside The Lives Of Indian Bar Dancers

Sonia Faleiro | Posted 05.01.2012 | Books
Sonia Faleiro

I was then invited to attend a brothel madam's birthday party in the red light district. Thereafter it seemed only natural that when the brothel workers went on pilgrimage to a shrine high up in the hills outside Mumbai, that they would invite me along.

6 Reasons To Never Go On A Cruise

| Posted 03.02.2012 | Books

By Margaret Bristol for Bookish: Call me a landlubber, but recent disturbing news stories about cruise ships have me reconsidering my vacation plan...

What Can You Learn From The Kama Sutra?

Aditya Haksar | Posted 05.01.2012 | Books
Aditya Haksar

How is the Kama Sutra seen today? Is it of any interest apart from the scholarly or the prurient? Can it have a wider appeal?

7 Lessons Celebrities Can Learn From The Berenstain Bears

| Posted 02.29.2012 | Books

By Margaret Bristol for Bookish: Generations of readers have been mourning the death of prolific children’s author Jan Berenstain last Friday. Be...

A Statistical Analysis Of 6 Popular Vampire Myths

Pavarti K Tyler | Posted 04.29.2012 | Books
Pavarti K Tyler

The mythos and portrayal of vampires vary greatly by tradition and region, but in popular culture the vampire is almost always defined by an unquenchable thirst for blood, skin that is cool to the touch, avoidance of the sun and garlic and the lack of soul.

8 Awful Book Blurbs By Good Writers

| Posted 02.28.2012 | Books

By Greg Zimmerman for BookRiot: For obvious reasons, established writers are usually very selective about which novels they’ll blurb. Perhaps, so...

7 Surprisingly Optimistic Books

Amy Spencer | Posted 04.29.2012 | Books
Amy Spencer

That's what optimism is, after all: a belief that your life is going to work out for the best. However sad or challenging an experience might feel in the moment, there is a benefit to be gained. Centuries of literature have taught us this lesson over and over.

The Best Book-To-Film Adaptations

Joseph McBride | Posted 04.29.2012 | Books
Joseph McBride

I've come to admire films that have managed to take a book or short story and turn it into a first-rate screen story.

'The Descendants' Author Insults 'The Artist'

Posted 02.28.2012 | Books

The author of "The Descendants," Kaui Hart Hemmings, may not be very happy that the film adaptation of her book was overlooked for Best Picture last n...

Harry Potter eBooks Coming Soon

Posted 02.27.2012 | Books

Today, in a press release, J.K. Rowling's Pottermore announced a Harry Potter "e-book and digital audiobook distribution agreement with OverDrive for ...

Movie Versus Book: Oscar Winner 'Hugo'

Posted 02.27.2012 | Books

For each of this year's six Academy Award-nominated films that began as paperbound stories, we've found one reviewer who has only read the book, and o...

11 Surefire Ways To Get A Promotion

Chris Barez-Brown | Posted 04.28.2012 | Books
Chris Barez-Brown

I believe the way to get spotted is to shine more brightly and to stand out from the crowd by being more you. We all have what we need to be amazing in business, but so often we hide it away as we believe it's safer to do so. Head above the parapet may get blown off.