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The Literary Fortress

Alan Black | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Alan Black

"What's that?" I asked. "A literary fortress," he said, "And a metaphor." I walked around the battlements. Thick hardback tomes lay beneath stacks of paperbacks rising into walls and turrets.

White Man's Burden Redux: The Movie!

Mike Barber | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Barber

Since more whites than non-whites are shown throughout our pop culture as the people effecting change, the lesson inferred is that these individual cases we see in movies and on TV are the rule, when they're really the exception.

Copia eBook Platform To Produce New eReaders With DMC

Gizmodo | Brian Barrett | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Copia is an open platform that wants to help you share with the world world exactly how you rate the entire Norah Roberts oeuvre. It's like Goodreads ...

Women Sweep Literature Prizes

The Huffington Post | Jessie Kunhardt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Is it an accident, the judging panels, a mini-trend or are the tides turning? With the sweep of this year's literary awards, all eyes are on the women...

Amazon Sucks Up To Literary Agents

Crain's New York Business | Matthew Flamm | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Amazon.com has gone on a charm offensive. The online retailing giant flew out a dozen of New York's top literary agents last week for a day of meetin...

"Stones Into Schools": Greg Mortenson On His New Book

USA Today | Bob Minzesheimer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Greg Mortenson has written a sequel to his 2006 best seller, Three Cups of Tea, about his efforts in Pakistan. Mortenson, 51, who lives in Montana, sp...

Taylor Swift To Write An Autobiography?

celebrity-gossip.net | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

She has taken the music industry by storm with her constant flow of hit songs and award-winning moments. And now Taylor Swift is looking to try her ha...

New Books On Hamas: Government Or Terrorist Organization?

The New York Review of Books | Nicolas Pelham and Max Rodenbeck | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Which Way for Hamas? Nicolas Pelham and Max Rodenbeck The New York Review of Books Inside Hamas: The Untold Story of the Militant Islamic Movement b...

Stephen Colbert Questions Malcolm Gladwell On His Quest For Connections (VIDEO)

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Malcolm Gladwell was on "The Colbert Report" last night talking about his new book, "What the Dog Saw". He and Stephen discussed his never-ending curi...

Ardath Rodale Dead: Former Chairwoman Of Rodale Dies At 81

Philadelphia Inquirer | Sally A. Downey | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Ardath Harter Rodale, 81, of Allentown, former chairwoman of Rodale Inc., died Friday at her home. ...

Spanish Publishing CEO On US-European Rivalry

Publishing Perspectives | Edward Nawotka | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Grupo Planeta CEO Jesús Badenes is not afraid of the internet: "It would be easy to reduce the internet to mere diffusion, but that is too easy. The ...

Graphic Novels Make It To Fine Art Museum

The Columbus Dispatch | Steve Stephens | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

TOLEDO -- Not far from the Van Goghs and Cezannes, visitors to the Toledo Museum of Art can find the "underground comix" of R. Crumb and the pioneerin...

Social Networking on Blogs

Penny C. Sansevieri | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Penny C. Sansevieri

Before you even target a blog for your pitch, you should get to know them first. Here's how.

Imagining Israel in 2024: Only Tel Aviv Remains

Nathan Gardels | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Nathan Gardels

There is a melancholy that Russians and Jews share, a sense of the dramatic flow of time, and a longing for a faraway land, behind the horizon. So, the Jews in my novel dream of going home to Moscow.

The Tide Always Comes Back

Jean Carnahan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Jean Carnahan

Conceived on the beach, The Tide Always Comes Back is woven with hope, humor and gentle reminders of what we know to be true.

The Publishers Run into Sharp Elbows

William Petrocelli | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
William Petrocelli

Many familiar independent booksellers are gone, and they've been replaced by big-box retailers with far sharper elbows. At the moment, they -- not the publishers -- appear to be controlling the book business.

Book Review: 'The Swan Thieves' Finds Mystery In Impressionism

AP | M.L. JOHNSON | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

"The Swan Thieves" (Little, Brown and Co., 576 pages, $26.99), by Elizabeth Kostova: Renowned painter Robert Oliver pulls a knife and attacks a painti...

WATCH: Jon Stewart Endorses Josh Lieb's Book And Acts Like A Monkey

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Daily Show executive producer Josh Lieb's new book, I Am a Genius of Unspeakable Evil and I Want to Be Your Class President, was published today. Inst...

Men: What Have We Learned So Far?

Tom Matlack | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Tom Matlack

The one thing each of these men have in common is brutal honesty. You can't get very far towards your own definition of manhood when you are lying to yourself or the people you love. So dig deep.

Does Social Networking Kill the Author Mystique?

Jason Pinter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Jason Pinter

I have no doubt that some people buy books based on their discovery of an author online. But I also believe that what helps can also hurt if not done in moderation.

Book Gossip: Andrew Ross Sorkin's Book Party

New York Magazine | Moe Tkacik | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Much earlier in the current decade I was twice named one of the "30 under 30" business journalists, a list that also included Andrew Ross Sorkin, whos...

Glenn Beck As Political Organizer: Fox News Host Sponsoring 7 Conventions

New York Times | BRIAN STELTER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Glenn Beck, the popular and outspoken Fox News host, says he wants to go beyond broadcasting his opinions and start rallying his political base -- for...

Happy Holidays, Amazon: Kindle Is Most Gifted Item Ever

PC World | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

Amazon's Kindle e-book reader hit a watershed moment on Christmas Day, when, for the first time ever, customers purchased more Kindle books than physi...

James Joyce Copyright Battle Lost: Estate Pays Author's Legal Costs

Law.com | Karen Sloan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

The estate of author James Joyce has agreed to pay $240,000 in legal costs incurred by a Stanford University scholar following a fair use legal battle...

Read All Day: And I Did

Nina Sankovitch | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Nina Sankovitch

In the past year I have read a book a day. Every day for 365 days. I didn't just read, I also wrote and posted on my website my response to what I'd read, my personal and visceral reaction to the book.