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This 1927 Essay Proves We've Always Worried About The Future Of Books

The Huffington Post | Maddie Crum | Posted 07.28.2015 | Arts

Amid fear that screens will squander our attention spans and squelch our thirst for books, writers have taken to their laptops to defend the imp...

The Sounds of Silence

Charles Kolb | Posted 06.01.2015 | Style
Charles Kolb

All of us have been vastly empowered by modern communications technology - and this is a good thing. The question remains, however, whether we might somehow strive to find a better balance between too much connectedness and total silence.

7 Things You Never Knew About Christopher Isherwood

Chris Freeman | Posted 05.06.2015 | Gay Voices
Chris Freeman

Christopher Isherwood (1904-86) was an Anglo-American writer whose novels, memoirs, plays, and diaries span the 20th century, from his modernist beginnings in the late 1920s to his pathbreaking memoirs of the 1970s.

How Drag Queens Have the Power to Change Your Life

Matt Baume | Posted 06.30.2015 | Gay Voices
Matt Baume

This week's episode features Johann, a South African man who grew up closeted and lonely until he discovered the gay community in a place he could never have imagined as a child: at a screening of Drag Race, hosted by Seattle performer Ben DeLaCreme.

Datafication Redux II: Evgeny Morosov

Francis Levy | Posted 01.23.2014 | Technology
Francis Levy

Evgeny Morosov is a Luddite with a Luddite's true nostalgia for a way of life that has passed. The way of life is what is known as the mitteleuropaish...

Oscar-Winning Screenwriter And Novelist Dies

AP | SANDY COHEN | Posted 04.04.2013 | Books

LOS ANGELES -- Oscar-winning screenwriter and award-winning novelist Ruth Prawer Jhabvala has died. She was 85. Firoza Jhabvala said Wednesday that h...

Julian Barnes, E.M. Forster, and the Message of the Unreliable Narrator

Nina Sankovitch | Posted 02.20.2012 | Books
Nina Sankovitch

What does an unreliable narrator tell us about ourselves?

A Passage to Kabul

Franz-Stefan Gady | Posted 02.04.2012 | World
Franz-Stefan Gady

A recent reading of E. M. Forster's novel, A Passage to India, prompted me to reflect on the West's drawn out engagement in Afghanistan. The centerpi...

Finding the Souls of Politicians Through the Books They Read

Nina Sankovitch | Posted 12.10.2011 | Books
Nina Sankovitch

he question of whether a politician reads at all is a good one, and should be asked and answered more often. But the question of which books a politician has loved throughout his or her lifetime must be asked and answered.

Do Books Influence Where You Go On Vacation?

Posted 09.27.2011 | Books

Like movies and TV, books have a way of reaching into our subconcious and taking hold, influencing our decisions on everything from what to wear, what...

Spreading the Love: Book Reviews, Good and Bad

Nina Sankovitch | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Nina Sankovitch

I've received a number of emails and comments lately, with various undertones of censure, stating that I only write good reviews. "Don't you have anything bad to say?" is the implied question.

Unlisted -- But OK

Nigel Hamilton | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Nigel Hamilton

Just because you got some wonderful TV coverage doesn't get you on the list of "Reviewers' favorites from 2010."

Movie Review: 127 Hours

Marshall Fine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Yeah, OK, Danny Boyle's 127 Hours is the movie about the guy who cut his arm off. But it's not just a movie about a guy cutting off his arm. Rather...

Books That Sell

Laurence Hughes | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Laurence Hughes

Twitter was all atwitter about a recent Wall Street Journal opinion piece which argued that the increasingly difficult economics of the publishing business will soon lead to advertising in ebooks.

The Making of a Novel: Fighting Caricature

Jennie Nash | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Jennie Nash

Of the three main characters in my novel-in-progress, there's still one I can't wrap my head around: the mother. Real characters make decisions. They change over the course of the story.

Donald Windham Dead: Writer And Intimate Friend Of Truman Capote And Tennessee Williams Dies At 89

The New York Times | WILLIAM GRIMES | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Donald Windham, a novelist and memoirist who left vivid pictures of literary life in New York, both fictional and factual, when he was an intimate of ...