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Jim Jarmusch Turns the Vampire Myth: Only Lovers Left Alive

Regina Weinreich | Posted 05.29.2014 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

Jim Jarmusch, the celebrated indie filmmaker gives the vampire genre a clever tweak in his new movie, Only Lovers Left Alive. If you've been around su...

Paul Auster on Poe, Pynchon, and 'Boy Writers'

Anne Margaret Daniel | Posted 03.29.2014 | Books
Anne Margaret Daniel

As someone who aspires to fit into Auster's definition of "boy writer," I'm wondering if he might extend his coinage to include "girl writers" as well. Who are they among women, the creative sparks, the gleeful, the ones who make you want to read?

How Jewish Is It? Art Spiegelman at the Jewish Museum and Lost Childhood Opera in Bethesda

Regina Weinreich | Posted 01.25.2014 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

Puffing vigorously on a cigarette substitute, Art Spiegelman addressed journalists at the Jewish Museum at a recent opening of an exhibition "Co-mix...

The Book We're Talking About This Week

Posted 08.20.2012 | Books

Winter Journal by Paul Auster Henry Holt, $26 What is it about? An unconventional look at the author's own life, presented in fragments, lists ...

Turkey, Where Islam Seeks Balance With Western World

AP | CHRISTOPHER TORCHIA | Posted 04.06.2012 | World

ISTANBUL (AP) — For adversaries in a long-distance spat, they made an odd couple. Turkey's leader, a brash visionary who propelled his country to re...

PHOTOS: Complex's Guide to Artistic Nepotism

Joy Yoon | Posted 04.01.2012 | Arts
Joy Yoon

Hollywood is notorious for its nepotistic tendencies and keeping it all in the family (example: Will and Jada Pinkett-Smith) there are a few other humdingers out there that will make you go hmm...

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.

PHOTOS: 9 Great Graphic Novel Adaptations

Andrew Losowsky | Posted 10.27.2011 | Books
Andrew Losowsky

Books are turned into movies all the time, but increasingly, they are also getting the graphic novel treatment.

The 5 Most Frequently Stolen Books From Bookstores

blogs.publishersweekly.com | Posted 09.14.2011 | Books

Yesterday, historian and author Barry H. Landau was arrested on charges of stealing historical documents, including ones signed by Abraham Lincoln, fr...

Advantage: Keynes?

Amitai Etzioni | Posted 08.01.2011 | Business
Amitai Etzioni

If you want to know what is going to happen next to your investments, the job and housing markets, and more generally to the economy, you may want to follow what is happening to the ideas of British economist John Maynard Keynes. Keynes argued that when economies are sputtering, the government must increase deficits, because its increased expenditures will stimulate the economy to better growth. But what happens when our leaders don't realize the economy is sputtering, and uncork the champagne early?

Audio Walking Tours With Contemporary Literature As Your Guide

fsgworkinprogress.com | Posted 06.15.2011 | Books

There’s a passage in Don DeLillo’s Americana where he describes walking down a busy sidewalk among a throng of New Yorkers. He captured this feeli...

How Well Do You Know The Brooklyn Literary Scene? Take This Quiz To Find Out

guardian.co.uk | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Novelist Jonathan Lethem took a shot at New York's fashionably bookish borough this weekend, telling the LA Times that Brooklyn has become "repulsive ...

Fictional Novels Starring Non-Fictional Authors

flavorwire.com | Stephanie Hlywak | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Authors often appear in their own works of fiction as thinly veiled surrogates -- Kilgore Trout is widely believed to be Kurt Vonnegut's alter ego, an...

Japan's Top Lit Translator Comes to NYC: Gangster Fables

Barry Yourgrau | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Barry Yourgrau

I'll have the pleasure of doing a bilingual reading on Thurs. Dec. 9 in New York with my good friend Motoyuki Shibata who is visiting from Japan. We...

Paul Auster On Book Reviews

WSJ | Steven Kurutz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

One that that has changed, though, is Auster's relationship to critics. "I've learned not to look at reviews," he said. "Early on I did, I was always ...

'Sunset Park': Paul Auster Tackles Another Brooklyn Neighborhood

AP | MICHAEL ASTOR | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

"Sunset Park" (A Frances Coady Book/Henry Holt, $25), by Paul Auster. Brooklyn's Sunset Park neighborhood is home to thriving communities of Mexican a...

HuffPost Readers' Picks: 15 Books You Read Over The Weekend And Loved (PHOTOS)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

We asked you, whether by tweeting or Facebook , to tell us what books gave your weekend that little special something. From classics to current bestse...

David Grossman Gets Over-The-Top Blurbs For New Book From Nicole Krauss, Paul Auster

The Guardian | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

David Grossman is a much-garlanded author and his latest novel sounds extremely interesting. The story of an Israeli mother, Ora, who sets out for a h...

Israeli Author Amos Oz Wins Prize At Italian Book Fair Despite Call For Cultural Boycott Of Israel

Israel News | Saviona Mane | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Israeli author Amos Oz yesterday received the reader's prize at the Turin International Book Fair, despite calls from Italian academics for an academi...

Literary Events In Your Neighborhood

The Huffington Post | Jessie Kunhardt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

There are so many fantastic book-related events happening every day in many cities, from book signings to author readings to poetry competitions and m...

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.

Pitch Black - Paul Auster's Man in the Dark

Adrienne Celt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Adrienne Celt

Paul Auster's new novel, Man in the Dark, steps into the dizzying tapestry of individual human consciousness and dances there.