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The Joy and Pain of Things

Randy Frost | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Randy Frost

Irene's attachments to things and the emotions tied up in them cost her a husband and, for the most part, a normal life.

'Eat, Pray, Love' Movie Coming Out In August: Prepare For The Juggernaut

Los Angeles Times | Carolyn Kellogg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

The movie based on Elizabeth Gilbert's memoir, "Eat, Pray, Love," is coming in August. It'll be big -- not only was the book featured on "Oprah" and a...

What Is the Future for Literary Journals in an Online World? Huffington Post Interviews Stephanie G'Schwind, Editor of Colorado Review

Anis Shivani | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Anis Shivani

How has the economic crisis affected our best literary journals? Can literary journals continue to serve their traditional function of discovering and promoting the best new writing in the changed technological environment?

Are Publishers More Worried About eReaders Than Readers?

Publishing Perspectives | Ron Hogan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

It's never a good idea for industry conference speakers to show up late for their own panels, but when the assigned topic is "Will the iPad Kill Off e...

Tom Stoppard Fears Loss Of Printed Page, Thinks Educational Focus Has Shifted Away From Humanities

BBC News | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Playwright Sir Tom Stoppard has spoken of his fear that the "printed page" is being lost in a "world of technology"....

Emily Dickinson's Secret Love

The Boston Globe | Lyndall Gordon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Following her father's death, poet Emily Dickinson did something unthinkable in his lifetime: She began to romance her father's best friend. This exce...

Borders CEO Michael Edwards: eBooks And Bookstores Can Co-Exist

CNN | Michael Edwards | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

There's no question that both books and bookstores are moving an increasingly digital direction. The e-book is the biggest thing to hit the publishing...

Nabokov Marginalia: Author Graded New Yorker Stories, Gave A+ Only To Salinger And Himself

The New Yorker | Ian Frazier | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Nabokov was also a professor of literature, and in his copy of the New Yorker anthology he gave every story a letter grade. The way he wrote each grad...

Borders iPad App Finally Released

SlashGear | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Borders' eBooks app 2.0 for the iPad has just been released, bringing yet another big-name retailer into the Apple ecosystem....

The New Vampires: 9 Possible Future Crazes In Teen Lit (PHOTOS, POLL)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Vampires are having a great run in books, especially teen literature, and publishers are looking not only for the next Stephenie Meyer and "Twilight,"...

Population Levels Stabilizing, Says Author Fred Pearce On Jon Stewart (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Fred Pearce, the author of the new book "The Coming Population Crash and Our Planet's Surprising Future," talked to Jon Stewart last night about his s...

Earth Day: 10 Incredible Hubble Telescope Images Of Our Universe (PHOTOS)

Edward J. Weiler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Edward J. Weiler

While the book "Hubble: A Journey Through Space and Time" represents a sampling of the telescopes' 20-year contributions, many of Hubble's greatest discoveries are yet to come.

The Wonder of Exotic Creatures

Dora Levy Mossanen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Dora Levy Mossanen

For many years now, I continue to look forward every month to my copy of the "National Geographic," turning the pages with the eagerness of an explore...

Scientology Books By L. Ron Hubbard Banned By Russian Government For 'Extremist' Content

The Moscow Times | Scott Rose | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Works by Scientology founder L. Ron Hubbard will be added to the country's list of extremist literature for "undermining the traditional spiritual val...

'Soul Of A Citizen': Jesus And Climate Change -- The Journey Of Evangelical Leader Rich Cizik

Paul Loeb | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Paul Loeb

When we become frustrated in working for change, we might remember how hope can come from unexpected places and historically resistant constituencies. Rich Cizik's efforts to engage his fellow evangelicals on global warming exemplifies this.

Yann Martel Responds To Negative Reviews: 'I Don't Live Or Die By It'

National Post | Mark Medley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

The review spread across Twitter like wildfire. On April 12 at 5:57 p.m. the noted literary blogger Edward Champion posted a link to his evisceration ...

Balanced Life: Avoid a Repellent Plotline

Gretchen Rubin | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Gretchen Rubin

One of the key tools for a happiness project, I've discovered, is mindfulness. Which is unfortunate, because I'm a very unmindful person.

Kindle To Go On Sale At Target

The Huffington Post | Jessie Kunhardt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

In a surprising partnership with a competitor, and a physical store at that, Amazon has just announced that Target stores across the country will begi...

Earth Day 2010: America's Amazing Canyons (PHOTOS, POLL)

Lena Tabori | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Lena Tabori

"Canyon Wilderness" is a treasure worth holding close to our hearts, reminding us of all that we need to think about.

Where is the Left on Cybercrime?

Joseph Menn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Joseph Menn

Electronic identity theft is the greatest consumer protection issue of our time, according to the Federal Trade Commission statistics, and the poor suffer disproportionately.

New York Public Library's Very Cool Robotic Librarian

The New York Times | KATE TAYLOR | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Here is how it works: On one side of the machine, which is two-thirds the length of a football field and encircled by a conveyor belt, staff members p...

The Writer Who Couldn't Read (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Neuroscientist Oliver Sacks always brings the most fascinating neurological problems to our attention. An NPR story, animated below, relates how crime...

Kobo Debuts eReader For Android

Publishers Weekly | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

The Kobo/Android e-reader is available for free download through the Android marketplace. E-books purchased through Kobo can be read and synchronized ...

Anne Frank Novel 'Sexes Up' Holocaust Victim's Story, Angers Family

Telegraph | Ben Leach | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

The teenager documented her experiences during the German occupation of the Netherlands during the Second World War before her death in Bergen Belsen ...

'Wolf Hall' Wins First Ever Walter Scott Historical Fiction Prize

The Guardian | Richard Lea | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

The novelist Hilary Mantel added another literary award to her NBCC and Booker prizes when Wolf Hall won the inaugural Walter Scott prize for historic...