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National Book Awards: What Do You Think? (PHOTOS, POLL)

The Huffington Post | Jessie Kunhardt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

The National Book Foundation rolled out the nominations for the 2009 National Book Award on Wednesday, and the winners will be announced November 18. ...

Dave Eggers Proves Print Is Not Dead

Alex Palmer | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Alex Palmer

[Dave Eggers'] Panorama was done as an homage to the traditional newspaper and a demonstration of the potential that the form holds for creativity and compelling storytelling.

Literary Prize Winners Of 2009 (PHOTOS, POLL)

The Huffington Post | Jessie Kunhardt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

There were some surprises this year, and a lot of women winning awards. In case you missed them, here are the moments we celebrated in literature duri...

Hipsters Ironically Boycott Where The Wild Things Are

The Hollywood Ham | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
The Hollywood Ham

Those Hipsters who did go to the movies this weekend built on the ironic support for Where The Wild Things Are by seeing Couples Retreat.

Best Books Of The Decade: The Boston Globe Weighs In

Boston Globe | Nicole Lamy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Harry Potter did not make my list. There. I said it. I read every last one of the wizard's adventures, I swear, but now the whole experience is kind o...

No Time to Read? Go Short

Nina Sankovitch | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Nina Sankovitch

There is a solution to the time crunch: the beauty and brevity of a short story. For those with circumscribed time, short stories deliver, and deliver big time.

Movie Review: Where the Wild Things Are

Marshall Fine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

I don't want to know how Spike Jonze made Where the Wild Things Are. I'd rather simply simmer in the joy of having watched it unfold before my eyes.

HuffPost New York Needs Writers!

Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

In the city that never sleeps, there's always a wealth of attractions. While that's great for New Yorkers' social lives, it unfortunately also means t...

The New Yorker's Best Books Of The Year

The New Yorker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Reviewers' favorites from 2009....

Wild Things Is Where the Entertainment Isn't

Jackie K. Cooper | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Jackie K. Cooper

Where the Wild Things Are sounds like a fun film for the kids and an emotional one for adults, but it isn't. The film is much too scary for younger children and much too boring for older ones.

Memoirs are the New Novel: Here's to Life with Sudden Death

Elizabeth Benedict | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Elizabeth Benedict

It's a compelling story, but it's Downing's intelligence, his bone-dry wit, his carefully measured sorrow, carefully controlled rage, and beautifully wrought prose that make this memoir such a standout.

Wild Things: The Book of the Film of the Book

Amy Hungerford | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Amy Hungerford

Storytelling -- in words, pictures, film -- is a flexible art in which compelling stories produce unlimited creative responses that can enchant us, can move or madden us.

Where The Wild Things Are Creators On Disney And Fear (INTERVIEW)

Newsweek | Ramin Setoodeh and Andrew Romano | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

To discuss the dark, unorthodox adaptation, Sendak invited us over, along with Jonze and novelist-screenwriter Dave Eggers (who participated via speak...

A Muslim American Hero: A Conversation With Dave Eggers on Zeitoun

Wajahat Ali | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Wajahat Ali

The Syrian American protagonist of Dave Eggers' new book -- despite his heroic efforts in post-Katrina New Orleans -- is arrested and brutally detained for weeks in a hellish, makeshift prison.

Please, Dear Novelists - Get Real

Johann Hari | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Johann Hari

The Slumdog Kill-ionaire is back, and he is reminding us how exhilarating fiction can be when novelists finally leave their seminar rooms and dive into the real world.

Lovin' Her: Oscar, Thy Name Be Maya Rudolph

David Wild | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
David Wild

Let the Academy be officially forewarned: if Maya Rudolph doesn't get an Oscar nomination, then I'm not watching the show.

Dave Eggers' Zeitoun: New Book About Katrina

The Rumpus | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Dave Eggers has a new nonfiction book, Zeitoun, coming out in a few weeks, fast on the heels of Away We Go, a movie he co-wrote with his wife, Vendela...

An Interview with Maya Rudolph

Melissa Silverstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Melissa Silverstein

When in LA for the Away We Go junket, I was able to interview Maya Rudolph about the film, SNL and a couple of other things

Ted@State: A Trip To The Nation's Capitol

Adriana Dunn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Adriana Dunn

The U.S. political system is no longer inaccessible and shrouded in secrecy. The prime example of this new attitude was yesterday's TED@State talk.

HuffPost Review: Away We Go

Marshall Fine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

This low-key, sometimes melancholy comedy is a road movie with a twist. While this couple does have a series of misadventures, there's never a moment when they lose each other.

Novelists in Hollywood: Away We Go

Jed P. Cohen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Jed P. Cohen

What makes Away We Go important is that it got made at all. It is a heartening prospect that as the country reads less and goes to the movies more, the movies continue to read.