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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 ...