| May 25, 2013
| 11:30 AM
Between 1920 and 1930, there were three writers with at least five books in the list of 10 best-selling books, according to Publishers Weekly. Two of them are Zane Grey and Sinclair Lewis. The other is Warwick Deeping.
| Feb 22, 2012
| 4:32 PM
By Megan Crepeau Hey, remember that artificial meat post from Monday? The one we all agreed was nasty/awesome/awesomely nasty? Here's some more food for thought (THAT IS AN AWFUL JOKE I'M SO SORRY): "Headless Chickens" - An architecture student at......
| Dec 16, 2011
| 2:58 PM
As 2011 comes to a close, we take a minute to reflect on the year's best in the world of publishing. Here is the list of our favorites, all published this year:
"The Paris Wife" by Paula McLain
This gorgeous novel portrays the whirlwind...
| Mar 29, 2012
| 9:48 AM
Award-winning poet PK Harmon and avant-garde fiction writer Halvor Aakhus will be reading from their new and forthcoming books at 7 p.m. on Saturday, April 7 at Bottle Works Ethnic Arts Center.
The event is free. Donations are encouraged and books...
| Sep 13, 2012
| 1:48 PM
The last time filmmaker Jason Reitman came through town we got into a conversation about unlikable characters. He knows something about unlikable characters: "My first movie was about the head lobbyist for Big Tobacco ('Thank You for Smoking'), my...
| Sep 14, 2012
| 12:50 PM
When the great English poet Philip Larkin worked at the University of Hull, he liked to say that the need to change trains in Doncaster meant most journalists, academics and other London irritants didn't bother to harass him.
The American writer David...
| Jul 27, 2012
| 2:09 PM
A funny thing happens when a retired journalist brings his 20-plus years of word craft to fiction writing — namely, the birth of a 12-year-old boy named Max, whose angles are shaped by David Foster Wallace, Norman Mailer and the author himself,...
| Aug 19, 2012
| 12:39 PM
This Thursday at 8 p.m. there will be a launch party for a new thingamajob I wrote titled the “The Great Dysmorphia: An Epistemological View of Ingesting Hallucinogenic Mushrooms at a 2012 Republican Presidential Debate”. Honestly, if the...
| Apr 16, 2012
| 1:42 PM
The 2012 Pulitzer Prizes award today had a big gap -- there was no winner in the fiction category, which must have ticked off a whole lot of marketing execs. What will they do with all the "Winner of the Pulitzer Prize" stickers they had printed up for...
| Oct 15, 2012
| 12:17 AM
Josh Radnor, best known for the sitcom How I Met Your Mother, struck out on his first film – HappyThankYouMorePlease. In this movie, he hits it out of the park. Perhaps some of the themes you’ve seen before – age difference in...
| Apr 23, 2012
| 7:50 AM
Great books — not the ones rushed off the factory floor but the finely crafted, original works of imagination — can find an audience, if it finds a champion. In the case of "The Art of Fielding," that champion was a young literary agent, Chris...