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Once Upon a Time, There Was Self-Loathing

Anneli Rufus | Posted 07.23.2014 | Books
Anneli Rufus

Is self-loathing -- or at least stark, scathing self-criticism -- a required personality trait for novelists? Well, it's certainly a useful tool for probing the depths of human possibility. Here are ten examples of bestselling novels whose characters struggle with low self-esteem.

One Possible Keeper In A Wobbly Comedy Bunch

Maureen Ryan | Posted 04.23.2014 | TV
Maureen Ryan

"About a Boy," despite its missteps, is the only one of the three shows with real potential. The cast is very good and if the central relationships are beefed up, it could be a keeper.

The Dying Art of Mixtapes

Nick Kolakowski | Posted 02.22.2014 | Arts
Nick Kolakowski

When it comes to budding relationships, a mix-tape falls into the same category as a handwritten note. I've taken the time to craft this, it says, because I care about you.

Reese Gets 'Wild' In First Photo As Cheryl Strayed

The Huffington Post | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 10.21.2013 | Entertainment

Reese Witherspoon is currently filming her starring role in the adaptation of Cheryl Strayed's mega-popular adventure memoir, "Wild," and on Friday th...

7 Myths About Autism It's Time to Put to Rest

Hannah Brown | Posted 06.02.2013 | Parents
Hannah Brown

Let's move on and put these myths to rest so we'll have more to celebrate next year on Autism Awareness Day.

Why I Love Nick Hornby

Andrea Grossman | Posted 12.16.2012 | Los Angeles
Andrea Grossman

You can't be a great writer without being a great reader. We know why Nick Hornby is such a terrific novelist, screenwriter and columnist: it's not only what he reads, but how he reads.

The Sound of the Life of the Mind and Fire Red Moon: Chatting With Ben Folds and Craig Chaquico

Mike Ragogna | Posted 10.12.2012 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

"I thought VH1 had it right with their old moniker, 'Music First.' That's what I think for young artists. Keep it about your art. It's really easy for someone to say, 'Well things change. Everything's changed because the music distribution system has changed.' That doesn't change your music."

Forget Chick-Lit, What About D*ck Lit?

Posted 07.26.2012 | Books

Women who disagree with the trend of lumping books concerning relationship-related issues into a fluffy, too-broad genre of "chick lit" have plenty to...

Nick Hornby: Uniquely Referential (VIDEO)

Crane.tv | Posted 09.27.2013 | Arts
Crane.tv

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Nick Hornby On Amazon, Money And Sex

Posted 03.07.2012 | Books

The following is an excerpt from "Care To Make Love In That Gross Little Space Between Cars?: A Believer Book of Advice" [Vintage, $14.95] Dear Nic...

Have You Read a Book a Day for a Week? Try Doing It for a Year

Steve Kettmann | Posted 10.12.2011 | Books
Steve Kettmann

Nina Sankovitch funneled her grief into a daffy, crazy notion, namely, that every day for a year she would read a book and post an online review of that book all in real time. Plenty of people have had such notions. Sankovitch really did it.

Spotted Reading In Public: Summer Reads On The Way To The Beach

Posted 09.07.2011 | Books

New Yorkers read in public constantly, and we've spotted them reading plenty this summer on the way to the beach. And like the City itself, the collec...

Chatting with Ben Folds; Plus His Video Premiere of "A Working Day"

Mike Ragogna | Posted 09.04.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

Co-written with novelist Nick Hornby, "A Working Day" is Ben Folds' commentary on popularity and hipness that skewers its topic while calling out the internet, blogs, and other social media in the process.

PHOTOS: America's Favorite British Authors And Jane Austen Wasn't On The List!

Posted 09.03.2011 | Books

America has an enduring love affair with British literature--we may have won the War of Independence but we are forever indebted to our island ancesto...

PHOTOS: 10 Uplifting Books For Lonely Souls

flavorwire.com | Posted 07.16.2011 | Books

In response to Russ Marshalek’s excellent post on devastatingly sad books last week, we’ve decided to try and lift your spirits a little during th...

Nick Hornby Takes Cue From Dave Eggers On Literacy

guardian.co.uk | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Author Nick Hornby and art entrepreneurs Ben Payne and Lucy Macnab open the first Ministry of Stories centre in east London. Based on Dave Eggars' San...

Why Do Writers Like Ping Pong?

GalleyCat | Jason Boog | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

In November, It Books will publish "Everything You Know Is Pong: How Mighty Table Tennis Shapes our World" by Roger Bennett and Eli Horowitz. The ping...

PLAY > SKIP: New Music for Sept. 28

Shawn Amos | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Shawn Amos

Maybe it's the changing of the seasons, but there's some serious nostalgia going on this week. A trio of aging rock dudes -- Eric Clapton, Daniel Lanois, and Phil Collins -- are getting reflective.

HuffPost Premiere: Ben Folds & Nick Hornby's "Levi Johnston Blues," Plus A Conversation With Beth Nielsen Chapman

Mike Ragogna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

Ben Folds' new album, Lonely Avenue, to be released on September 28, 2010, should be one of the most interesting collaborations of the year.

"Crazy Little Thing Called Love": A Playlist for Bristol and Levi

David Wild | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
David Wild

Here is my loving playlist for two kids who remind us all about a sometimes flickering yet ultimately difficult to extinguish force in our world -- a crazy little thing called love.

Ten Minutes With: Nick Hornby

Fabio Periera | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Fabio Periera

From his home in London, Nick Hornby took a few minutes to speak with me about the recession, his writing, and mixing it up with singer-songwriter Ben Folds.

Oscar Nominees: The Literary Side Of The Movies

Los Angeles Times | Carolyn Kellogg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Several films nominated for best picture this year are based on books, which might be a literary accomplishment if there weren't so many darned pictur...

Dancing With My Shelf: A Case For Book Soundtracks

Peter Bognanni | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Peter Bognanni

As it turns out, authors have been playing around with this direct intersection of music and literature for quite some time.

Top 10 Rock 'N Roll Novels

The Guardian | Tiffany Murray | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

"What is a 'rock'n'roll novel'? Rock'n'roll -- from Robert Johnson to Jack White -- is a coming-of-age sound that allows us to find ourselves, and may...

HuffPo Review: Nick Hornby's, Juliet, Naked

Katya Wachtel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Katya Wachtel

Nick Hornby talks about his latest novel, shopping for producers, and the fright that might accompany a quotidian reading of the New York Times' art blog.