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  • Review: 'The One Hundred Nights of Hero': EW Review

    Review: 'The One Hundred Nights of Hero': EW Review

    What starts off as an homage to Scheherazade and her 1001 nights of storytelling quickly turns takes on a life (and story) of its own in Isabel Greenberg’s The One Hundred Nights of Hero. For her second graphic novel, the Eisner Awar…
    - 5 Dec 16, 10:47am -
  • Review: 'Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them' script: EW Review

    Review: 'Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them' script: EW Review

    A published screenplay is a different beast – though one no less fantastical – than full-length novel. Instead of inspiring readers’ imaginations about the worlds they’re meant to be depicting, a pu…
    - 29 Nov 16, 4:53pm -
  • Review: 'Beyond the Truth' by Anne Holt: EW Review

    Review: 'Beyond the Truth' by Anne Holt: EW Review

    When you think of Scandinavian noir, names like Stieg Larsson, Henning Mankell, and Camilla Läckberg probably come to mind, not Anne Holt. That may be about to change. Holt—dubbed “the godmother of modern Norwegian crime…
    - 29 Nov 16, 11:26am -
  • Review: 'Talking as Fast as I Can' by Lauren Graham: EW Review

    Review: 'Talking as Fast as I Can' by Lauren Graham: EW Review

    Through a handful of essays, Graham shares stories from her early days as a struggling actress as well as behind-the-scenes tidbits from her seven seasons (and now the Nov. 25 Netflix revival) as beloved, quick-witted Lorelai Gilmore on Gilmore Girls…
    - 29 Nov 16, 11:09am -
  • Review: 'The Daily Show (The Book): An Oral History': EW review

    Review: 'The Daily Show (The Book): An Oral History': EW review

    Jon Stewart left the Daily Show 15 months ago and the country hasn’t been the same since. Perhaps not since the golden age of Johnny Carson had one man so ruled the nexus of entertainment and current events, and Stewart’s re…
    - 22 Nov 16, 4:43pm -
  • Review: 'The Princess Diarist' by Carrie Fisher: EW Review

    Review: 'The Princess Diarist' by Carrie Fisher: EW Review

    Star Wars fans are likely to have as curious and strained a relationship with Carrie Fisher’s The Princess Diarist as the actress has with the films: a hope for something deeper, disappointment in its glibness, and ultimately a respect a…
    - 22 Nov 16, 3:57pm -
  • Review: 'Pretend I'm Your Friend' by MB Caschetta: EW Review

    Review: 'Pretend I'm Your Friend' by MB Caschetta: EW Review

    At first the stories in MB Caschetta’s linked collection (following her first novel, Miracle Girls, which came out in 2014) seem like loosely plotted vignettes, windows peering into characters’ lives for a brief moment befor…
    - 18 Nov 16, 11:42am -
  • Review: 'Moonglow' by Michael Chabon: EW Review

    Review: 'Moonglow' by Michael Chabon: EW Review

    Love and war, sex and madness, long-buried secrets and rockets to the moon: Hardly a shade of human intrigue—or a pivotal moment in 20th-century history—goes unexplored in Chabon’s vibrant, sprawling latest. Ins…
    - 17 Nov 16, 11:33am -
  • Review: 'The Fate of the Tearling' by Erika Johansen: EW Review

    Review: 'The Fate of the Tearling' by Erika Johansen: EW Review

    In the final book of Erika Johansen’s excellent Tearling trilogy, Queen Kelsea Glynn is struggling to save her besieged kingdom from a physical foe, the Red Queen, as well as from a strange supernatural force that has begun gaining…
    - 15 Nov 16, 3:06pm -
  • Review: 'Settle for More' by Megyn Kelly: EW Review

    Review: 'Settle for More' by Megyn Kelly: EW Review

    Let’s get it out of the way at the very beginning: The Roger Ailes stories in lawyer–turned–Fox News host Megyn Kelly’s book are every bit as lurid and appalling as you might imagine, with the forme…
    - 15 Nov 16, 1:51pm -

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    • newVarious Artists: Pop Ambient 2018

      Various Artists: Pop Ambient 2018

      Another (extremely rough) year has come and gone, which means that the German electronic music label Kompakt gets to roll out their annual Total and Pop Ambient compilations for us all. Each installment of the…
      - 8 hours ago, 19 Nov 17, 1:09pm -
    • newLara Hope and the Ark-Tones: Love You to Life

      Lara Hope and the Ark-Tones: Love You to Life

      Lara Hope and her band of roots rockin' country and rockabilly rabble rousers in the Ark-Tones have been the not so best kept secret of the Hudson Valley, New York music scene for awhile now. All of their releases are fantastic…
      - 11 hours ago, 19 Nov 17, 10:22am -
    • 'Nomadland' Defines a New Kind of Migrant Worker in America: The Elderly

      'Nomadland' Defines a New Kind of Migrant Worker in America: The Elderly

      There's been much hand-wringing over the state of the American economy in recent years. After the 2008 financial crisis upended middle-class families, we now live with regular media reports of recovery and growth -- as well as rising inequali…
      - 1 day ago, 18 Nov 17, 11:00am -
    • Life Makes Us Better Readers: Tess Gallagher's 'The Man from Kinvara'

      Life Makes Us Better Readers: Tess Gallagher's 'The Man from Kinvara'

      Many years ago—it had to be 1989—my sister and I attended a poetry reading given by Tess Gallagher at California State University, Northridge's Little Playhouse. We were students, new to California and poetry. My sister had a paperback copy…
      - 2 days ago, 18 Nov 17, 9:00am -
    • Del Sol String Quartet: Dark Queen Mantra

      Del Sol String Quartet: Dark Queen Mantra

      Dark Queen Mantra , both the composition and the album itself, represent a collaboration between the Del Sol String Quartet and legendary composer Terry Riley. Now in their 25th year, Del Sol have consistently championed modern music thro…
      - 2 days ago, 17 Nov 17, 12:36pm -
    • Love, Time, and Distance in Graphic Novel '5,000 Km Per Second'

      Love, Time, and Distance in Graphic Novel '5,000 Km Per Second'

      Manuele Fior's 5,000 Km Per Second was originally published in 2009 and, after winning the Angouléme and Lucca comics festivals awards in 2010 and 2011, was translated and published in English for the first time in 2016. As suggested b…
      - 2 days ago, 17 Nov 17, 12:30pm -
    • Kris Kristofferson and Rita Coolidge: Full Moon (Expanded Edition)

      Kris Kristofferson and Rita Coolidge: Full Moon (Expanded Edition)

      Why is it that 1973 albums by Waylon Jennings and Willie Nelson have become classic country staples (see: Jennings' rough-hewed landmark Honky Tonk Heroes and Nelson's before-its-time Shotgun Willie ), while Kris Kristofferso…
      - 2 days ago, 17 Nov 17, 12:12pm -
    • Mike Stern: Trip

      Mike Stern: Trip

      Guitarist Mike Stern suffered from a big owie last year. It seems that, while trying to cross a street in Manhattan, he tripped and fell, breaking both of his shoulders in the process. He underwent surgery and reports that "I still have to us…
      - 2 days ago, 17 Nov 17, 11:54am -
    • Dan Deacon: Rat Film

      Dan Deacon: Rat Film

      Dan Deacon's music sounds like scrolling through hundreds of emoji's while your phone updates and time is going 2x, and you are on a train that Steven Seagal just hijacked, and you are high and its a cartoon. On “Rat Film", for the first time, D…
      - 2 days ago, 17 Nov 17, 11:49am -
    • Dead Man Counting: An Economic Ghost Story

      Dead Man Counting: An Economic Ghost Story

      Peter Fleming is surely an outlier in the cohort of university business school academics. A professor on the faculty of management at the Cass Business School , City University of London, Fleming is the author of The Mythology of…
      - 2 days ago, 17 Nov 17, 11:30am -

    The A.V. Club: AVBooks

    • newOutlander uses a magical goat lady to solve its problems

      Outlander uses a magical goat lady to solve its problems

      The trickiest part of sustaining a long-running adventure narrative is keeping the characters alive. Their lives have to be consistently believably perilous, otherwise it wouldn’t be much of an adventure. But they also have to believably survive th…
      - 24 mins ago, 19 Nov 17, 9:00pm -
    • newThe new Wrinkle In Time trailer has ants, plants, and Galifianakis

      The new Wrinkle In Time trailer has ants, plants, and Galifianakis

      Disney released a second, equally colorful trailer for Ava DuVernay’s upcoming A Wrinkle In Time adaptation tonight, unleashing a dazzling video that takes Meg Murray, her little brother Charles Wallace, and their friend Calvin on a technicolor rid…
      - 26 mins ago, 19 Nov 17, 8:58pm -
    • newAl Franken has been cut from PBS's Dave Letterman special

      Al Franken has been cut from PBS's Dave Letterman special

      Al Franken’s contribution has been cut from an upcoming PBS special honoring David Letterman, Variety reports. The former Saturday Night Live star and current senator will be edited out of tomorrow night’s broadcast of The Kennedy Center Mark Twa…
      - 59 mins ago, 19 Nov 17, 8:25pm -
    • newDamn it, tech bros, don't try to "disrupt" tipping

      Damn it, tech bros, don't try to "disrupt" tipping

      Look, we get that the bullshit surrounding the practice of tipping can suck, especially in industries—most notably food service in the U.S.—where it’s implemented in place of paying workers an actual living wage. Tipping can be awkward, it’s…
      - 2 hours ago, 19 Nov 17, 7:36pm -
    • newJeffrey Tambor quits Transparent amid harassment claims

      Jeffrey Tambor quits Transparent amid harassment claims

      Deadline is reporting that two-time Emmy-winner Jeffrey Tambor has left his starring role on Amazon’s Transparent, in the wake of multiple accusations of sexual harassment that have been levied against him. Tambor issued a statement about his depar…
      - 4 hours ago, 19 Nov 17, 5:08pm -
    • newTrump "jokes" about leaving American citizens to rot in foreign prison because their dad was rude to him

      Trump "jokes" about leaving American citizens to rot in foreign prison because their dad was rude to him

      Well, it finally happened: Two of the loudest, brashest voices in modern American media have finally collided with each other, setting off a new Golden Age of petty, asinine bullshit in which the rest of us are all now forced to live. In one corner:…
      - 5 hours ago, 19 Nov 17, 4:44pm -
    • newRussell Simmons and Brett Ratner accused of sexual misconduct against a then-17-year-old woman

      Russell Simmons and Brett Ratner accused of sexual misconduct against a then-17-year-old woman

      Def Jam founder Russell Simmons and director/producer Brett Ratner have both been accused of sexual misconduct in connection with an incident from 1991, with a then-17-year-old woman accusing Simmons of sexually assaulting her while Ratner stood by a…
      - 7 hours ago, 19 Nov 17, 2:09pm -
    • newFuture Man settles in for a madcap holiday dinner party-slash-torture session

      Future Man settles in for a madcap holiday dinner party-slash-torture session

      Even though Future Man could send its characters anywhere in time and space, one of the show’s best episodes so far is also the closest thing it’s had to a bottle episode, taking place almost entirely in the Futturman house. With just 28 minutes…
      - 7 hours ago, 19 Nov 17, 2:00pm -
    • newJustice League had the DCEU's worst U.S. opening weekend yet

      Justice League had the DCEU's worst U.S. opening weekend yet

      It’s a gloomy day in Superhero Land—the United States version of it, anyway—as the domestic box office figures for Warner Bros.’ massive, much-hyped Justice League came in today, revealing that the Zack Snyder/Joss Whedon superhero brawl had…
      - 8 hours ago, 19 Nov 17, 1:28pm -
    • newA standout Punisher episode knows war is hell

      A standout Punisher episode knows war is hell

      It turns out showing is more effective than telling. “Kandahar” revisits a lot of the same backstory as the previous episode, but it does so in flashback form rather than having characters just sit around and talk about what happened. That’s a…
      - 10 hours ago, 19 Nov 17, 11:00am -

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    • Linda Fairstein on James Taylor's 'Fire and Rain'
      Crime novelist Linda Fairstein talks about James Taylor’s ‘Fire and Rain,’ a standard about a tragedy that can still make her cry after almost five decades.
      - 30 Jul 17, 4:58pm -
    • Don't Fear the Robots
      Smart machines will replace some jobs, but they will create many more by generating new wealth and higher demand for products and services.
      - 22 Jul 17, 10:19pm -
    • Best-Selling Books, Week Ended July 16
      Best-Selling Books, week ended July 16, with data from NPD BookScan
      - 21 Jul 17, 1:58pm -
    • The Annoying Everyday Drags on the Economy
      Americans collectively waste billions of dollars a year overpaying for parking. Humorist Joe Queenan adds up the costs of other daily annoyances.
      - 21 Jul 17, 9:17am -
    • Can the Tech Giants Be Stopped?
      Google, Facebook, Amazon and other tech behemoths are transforming the U.S. economy and labor market, with scant public debate or scrutiny. Changing course won’t be easy.
      - 20 Jul 17, 4:25pm -
    • Why Anyone Can Be Chinese
      A Westerner who’s lived in China for more than two decades argues that Chinese identity should be cultural, not racial.
      - 17 Jul 17, 12:12pm -
    • Facebook's Surprising Role in Bereavement
      Research shows that Facebook social networks can play a role in—and possibly enhance—intimacy and grieving after the loss of a close friend.
      - 15 Jul 17, 6:03am -
    • At the Met, Art of the War to End Wars
      Max Beckmann, Otto Dix, helmets as sculpture and poster propaganda: an exhibition at New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art evokes World War I
      - 14 Jul 17, 5:15pm -
    • Elizabeth Strout on 'Blowin' in the Wind'
      Novelist Elizabeth Strout on the changing meanings of the Bob Dylan standby ‘Blowin’ in the Wind’ for a child raised in Maine and later listening as an adult.
      - 14 Jul 17, 3:25pm -
    • The Perils of Cultural Purity
      Amanda Foreman on recent moves to suppress “cultural appropriation” and the need for a free exchange of ideas among societies.
      - 14 Jul 17, 3:21pm -
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