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'The Casual Vacancy' Is Not the Only Novel That Includes Politicians!

Dave Astor | Posted 09.27.2012 | Books
Dave Astor

With the often-ridiculous U.S. presidential race in full swing, there's at least a 47 percent chance you'd like to forget about politicians for a few hours by immersing yourself in a novel. But be careful which novel you choose, because some of them feature ... politicians!

Natasha Trethewey Named 19th U.S. Poet Laureate

AP | BRETT ZONGKER | Posted 08.06.2012 | Books

WASHINGTON — A poet-historian representing a younger generation of writers will soon take office on Capitol Hill, overlooking the politicians, i...

One and Done (for Now) After Reading Certain Novelists

Dave Astor | Posted 05.28.2012 | Books
Dave Astor

Of course, not reading more of an author is a no-brainer when you thoroughly dislike the first novel you try by him or her. But things get trickier when you have some positive feelings about a book, as I did with The Magnificent Ambersons.

The Problem With Gender-Neutral Book Revisions (PHOTOS)

flavorwire.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

It just so happens that a little birdie (the Internet) told us that the 2011 International Translation of the Bible is now gender-neutral! According t...

Memoirs & A Tin Can Trust: Conversations with Rosanne Cash and Los Lobos' Steve Berlin

Mike Ragogna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

Rosanne Cash's new autobiography is clearly the journey of Rosanne Cash, not a back door glimpse into the life of Johnny Cash. Others in her position might not have been so elegant.

2010: The Year Main Street Sticks It to Wall Street and Washington

Don McNay | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Don McNay

If anyone has ever dreamed of being an office holder, 2010 is the year to do it. There are going to be several situations where voters elect a complete unknown, just to express their anger about the incumbent.