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Entertainment Weekly: Book Coverage

  • 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 -

Financial Times: Books

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    • On Memory and Nostalgia: Seth's 'Palookaville 23'

      On Memory and Nostalgia: Seth's 'Palookaville 23'

      A wonderful addition to Seth’s already brilliant body of work, Palookaville 23 is a reminder of how much time he’s dedicated to his art, and how worthwhile that time has been.There’s a nostalgia that’s inherent to Seth’s stories and art, m…
      - 3 days ago, 22 Sep 17, 7:30am -
    • On Memory and Nostalgia: Seth's 'Palookaville 23'

      On Memory and Nostalgia: Seth's 'Palookaville 23'

      A wonderful addition to Seth’s already brilliant body of work, Palookaville 23 is a reminder of how much time he’s dedicated to his art, and how worthwhile that time has been.There’s a nostalgia that’s inherent to Seth’s stories and art, m…
      - 3 days ago, 22 Sep 17, 7:30am -
    • Art Garfunkel's Endearing, Impressionistic, Reflective Thoughts About His Life and Times

      Art Garfunkel's Endearing, Impressionistic, Reflective Thoughts About His Life and Times

      In What Is It All but Luminous Garfunkel reveals the soft, lush, probably difficult, and definitely peculiar character that has been taking notes, observing, singing, and remembering for over 50 years.The musical comedy duo of Garfunkel and Oates (R…
      - 3 days ago, 22 Sep 17, 6:00am -
    • A World Made of War: On Oriana Fallaci's Fearless Journalism

      A World Made of War: On Oriana Fallaci's Fearless Journalism

      Cristina de Stefano’s discusses her perceptive insight into the fascinating Italian journalist with Oriana Fallaci, a book delivered in a riveting and engaging narrative style that’s evocative of Fallaci herself.A key component of Fallaci's inte…
      - 3 days ago, 21 Sep 17, 10:35pm -
    • Bettany Hughes' 'Istanbul' Evokes the Past and Compels the Future

      Bettany Hughes' 'Istanbul' Evokes the Past and Compels the Future

      This learned and lively book by award-winning historian, author, and broadcaster Bettany Hughes offers a riveting biography of a city that has remained relevant for well over two millennia. Bridging the worlds of East and West -- both figuratively…
      - 4 days ago, 21 Sep 17, 7:30am -
    • Idols, Ideals, and Reminders in 'Generations: Captain Marvel & Ms. Marvel #1'

      Idols, Ideals, and Reminders in 'Generations: Captain Marvel & Ms. Marvel #1'

      Ms. Marvel reconnects with her idol, but a choppy narrative limits the impact.Whenever a fan meets their icon, there's usually an unpleasant moment when the fan has a stunning realization: their idol, for all the hopes and dreams they embody, is sti…
      - 4 days ago, 21 Sep 17, 6:30am -
    • 'Goodnight, L.A.' and Hello, Hollywood

      'Goodnight, L.A.' and Hello, Hollywood

      Unsung heroes of classic rock get their due in this cinematic book.Kent Hartman once wrote an awesome book about the Wrecking Crew, a handful of first call studio session musicians who quietly upped the ante for many of the best songs in the '60s an…
      - 4 days ago, 21 Sep 17, 5:30am -
    • Norse Code: The Rise of Nordic Literature

      Norse Code: The Rise of Nordic Literature

      Nordisk Books, a small, UK-based press, is behind the push of a Nordic literature revival. PopMatters talks with Duncan Lewis about taking the genre beyond the usual crime novels.An unfolding nightmare of addiction and infidelity, Havoc is the story…
      - 4 days ago, 20 Sep 17, 10:00pm -
    • The Tale of a Screenwriter, 'Rewrite Man' Is an Ode to Professionalism, Not Virtuosity

      The Tale of a Screenwriter, 'Rewrite Man' Is an Ode to Professionalism, Not Virtuosity

      The life and times of forgotten screenwriter Warren Skaaren double as an education on the convoluted beast that was New Hollywood.The premise of Rewrite Man is one of the simplest and most reliable in biography: You’ve never heard the name, but yo…
      - 5 days ago, 20 Sep 17, 7:29am -
    • There Is Power in 'Curry'

      There Is Power in 'Curry'

      Naban Ruthnum’s provocative intellectual journey traces the complex roots of curry and its diasporic colonization of the West.“Curry’s just as fake and real as a great novel, as a sense of identity,” writes Naben Ruthnum. “Like the English…
      - 5 days ago, 20 Sep 17, 4:30am -

    The A.V. Club: AVBooks

    • newStar Trek: Discovery introduces something (and someone) new

      Star Trek: Discovery introduces something (and someone) new

      The costumes are wrong. The bridge is too dark. And the tech, for a series set ten years before the original Star Trek, is far too advanced; everything’s touch screens and glass monitors and shinier than the inside of an Apple store. The Klingons a…
      - 29 mins ago, 25 Sep 17, 12:09am -
    • newStephen King adaptation Gerald's Game is potent, horrific—and oddly cathartic

      Stephen King adaptation Gerald's Game is potent, horrific—and oddly cathartic

      Stephen King is having a moment, and so is Mike Flanagan. Coming off of the modest success and positive critical buzz surrounding last year’s Hush and Ouija: Origin Of Evil, Flanagan decided to cash in his “director to watch” chips and re-team…
      - 43 mins ago, 24 Sep 17, 11:55pm -
    • newIt's a tale of equal parts selflessness and revenge on Vice Principals 

      It's a tale of equal parts selflessness and revenge on Vice Principals 

      In order to understand Vice Principals and its particular brand of humor, you have to understand that there’s a single character trait within Neil Gamby and Lee Russell that makes them who they are. It’s not their vindictiveness, lack of a filter…
      - 2 hours ago, 24 Sep 17, 11:05pm -
    • newThe Deuce offers multiple perspectives on getting screwed

      The Deuce offers multiple perspectives on getting screwed

      There are plenty of smooth-talkers on The Deuce, but the show’s third episode prefers to be direct. In an episode titled “The Principle Is All”—so named for the ironic words of a guy who’s just broken the Mann act—Candy lays it out flat t…
      - 3 hours ago, 24 Sep 17, 10:00pm -
    • newMaze Runner becomes Mad Max in the trailer for The Death Cure 

      Maze Runner becomes Mad Max in the trailer for The Death Cure 

      The Maze Runner movies have always seemed like a weirder, more complex dystopian universe than something like The Hunger Games, with the first installment’s story about amnesiac teens trapped in some kind of prison maze leading into some crazy Resi…
      - 3 hours ago, 24 Sep 17, 9:48pm -
    • newClaire and Frank's marriage reaches a boiling point on Outlander

      Claire and Frank's marriage reaches a boiling point on Outlander

      At the top of the opening scene of “All Debts Paid,” Claire and Frank appear to be in a better place in their marriage. Frank finishes cooking a full English breakfast. Claire suggests that they both go out to the movies; she heard from her med s…
      - 4 hours ago, 24 Sep 17, 9:00pm -
    • newJennifer Lopez to donate $1 million to hurricane victims in Puerto Rico

      Jennifer Lopez to donate $1 million to hurricane victims in Puerto Rico

      According to Billboard, Jennifer Lopez has pledged to donate $1 million from her shows in Las Vegas to hurricane relief in Puerto Rico. Lopez announced the donation in a press conference with New York governor Andrew Cuomo, during which she also anno…
      - 4 hours ago, 24 Sep 17, 8:17pm -
    • newWe're liveblogging WWE's No Mercy

      We're liveblogging WWE's No Mercy

      It’s not often that a B-show pay-per-view contains two WrestleMania-caliber matches, but here we are—in WWE’s autumn doldrums, and its No Mercy card containing John Cena vs. Roman Reigns, and Braun Strowman vs. Brock Lesnar for the Universal ch…
      - 5 hours ago, 24 Sep 17, 7:50pm -
    • newCountry singer Luke Bryan joins Katy Perry on the new American Idol

      Country singer Luke Bryan joins Katy Perry on the new American Idol

      According to Variety, ABC’s American Idol reboot has enlisted country singer Luke Bryan to be the second judge alongside Katy Perry. Lionel Richie was apparently considered for Bryan’s spot, but he “appears to no longer be in the running,” wi…
      - 5 hours ago, 24 Sep 17, 7:36pm -
    • newEl-P shares clip from "rejected or ignored" Blade Runner 2049 score pitch

      El-P shares clip from "rejected or ignored" Blade Runner 2049 score pitch

      As reported by Pitchfork, rapper El-P recently revealed to his Twitter followers that he wrote a score for a Blade Runner 2049 trailer that was “rejected (or ignored).” He says “they”—meaning the producers, presumably—reached out to him a…
      - 7 hours ago, 24 Sep 17, 5:50pm -

    The Guardian: Books + Reviews

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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.
      - 56 days ago, 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.
      - 64 days ago, 22 Jul 17, 10:19pm -
    • Best-Selling Books, Week Ended July 16
      Best-Selling Books, week ended July 16, with data from NPD BookScan
      - 65 days ago, 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.
      - 66 days ago, 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.
      - 66 days ago, 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.
      - 70 days ago, 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.
      - 72 days ago, 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
      - 72 days ago, 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.
      - 72 days ago, 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.
      - 72 days ago, 14 Jul 17, 3:21pm -
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