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  • Scott Phillips talks about his novel 'Rake'

    Scott Phillips talks about his novel 'Rake'
    Scott Phillips’s latest novel, “Rake” (Counterpoint: 192 pp., $25), is narrated by an actor whose name we never learn. That, of course, is only as it should be, for what’s important is not who he is but who he plays: Dr. Crandall Taylor, a central character in an American soap opera that has become a prime-time hit in France.
  • Happy birthday, Aldous Huxley!

    Happy birthday, Aldous Huxley!
    Aldous Huxley was born 119 years ago, on July 26, 1894. Happy birthday, Aldous Huxley! Huxley is best known for his prophetic 1932 novel "Brave New World." The book envisioned a dystopic future characterized by extreme government control, enticing...

    'Blue Is the Warmest Color' gets NC-17 rating; book due in September

    'Blue Is the Warmest Color' gets NC-17 rating; book due in September
    It's not just the French who have a better handle on sexy material than Americans -- Canadians do, too. The film "Blue Is the Warmest Color," notorious for its sexy scenes between two young women, took the top prize at Cannes this year. But it's had a...

    Hope Larson on ‘Bitter Orange’ film, ‘Four Points’ with Rebecca Mock

    It's been a busy year for Hope Larson. In the spring, the accomplished graphic novelist released her first superhero story, […]

    In defense of 'bad' writers

    In defense of 'bad' writers
    Many years ago I met a reader who told me a story about one of my own books. My first novel “The Tattooed Soldier” was new then, having recently been published by a small house in upstate New York. I was just coming to terms, then, with the...