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  • For Maya Sloan, ghostwriting Jenners' YA book just part of fiction fun

    NEW YORK — One day. That was all the time Maya Sloan allowed herself to Google reviews of the dystopian young adult novel she ghostwrote for Kendall and Kylie Jenner. Not surprisingly, Internet trolls had it out for the youngest sisters of the...
  • The Biblioracle: No reason to shame Young Adult lovers

    The Biblioracle: No reason to shame Young Adult lovers
    Ruth Graham recently declared in Slate that adults who read young adult literature should be "embarrassed when what you're reading was written for children." The outrage was swift and predictable. As of this writing, there are more than 3,000 comments...
  • 'Books need to be free,' so she's making it happen

    "Once a librarian, always a librarian," Pattee Fletcher says. Strictly speaking, she was never actually a librarian. But with postgraduate degrees in library and information sciences, she knows a little something about the profession. About nine...
  • History moves, but not always ahead

    The weekend past saw the centenary of the assassination of the Archduke Franz-Ferdinand, with as consequence the First World War. The sequence of the events by which this happened has often been analyzed in the search for an answer to a much deeper...
  • Downtown Supermarket Seems Sketchy

    Do-No supermarket development seems to be way ahead of schedule, what with the amount of taxpayer-financed, ballpark-flavored Kool-Aid already being so widely consumed. The Courant is fanning the fantasy-land flames of this nonsense with fiction after...
  • Is literature dead? Or, how to read books in the digital age

    Is literature dead? Or, how to read books in the digital age
    Several recent articles appearing online have pointed to a couple of burning questions about book-reading in this overstuffed era: Why do people buy books they have no intention of reading? And, how can one ever find the time to read a book at all?  The...
  • Comic-Con 2014: ‘The Hobbit,’ Marvel surprises, ‘Gotham’ on Saturday

     
    The July 26 schedule for Comic-Con 2014 was officially released Saturday, with big offerings from Warner Bros. and the always […]...
  • Comic-Con 2014: ‘Game of Thrones,’ ’24,’ ‘Goonies’ on Thursday lineup

     
    “Game of Thrones” scribe George R.R. Martin, “24″ star Kiefer Sutherland and “special surprise guests” from the cast of 1985′s […]...
  • Comic-Con 2014: ‘Under the Dome,’ ‘Scorpion,’ ‘Reign’ offer early looks

     
    Their characters may be trapped “Under the Dome” in Chester's Mill, but the hit CBS show's actors are willingly entering […]...
  • Netflix rising to TV top with Emmy nominations for 'Cards,' 'Orange'

    Netflix rising to TV top with Emmy nominations for 'Cards,' 'Orange'
    All kinds of impressive numbers were flying around last week in the wake of Emmy nominees being announced. HBO ran up an industry-leading 99 nominations overall with 19 for its gory and glorious “Game of Thrones” alone. But the numbers that...
  • 'Song of the Shank' gives poetic voice to a unique American musician

    'Song of the Shank' gives poetic voice to a unique American musician
    "Song of the Shank," Jeffery Renard Allen's epic and brilliant new novel about slavery and musical genius, is not an easy book to read. There is, for starters, the book's odd and sometimes confounding protagonist, based on a real man who is most often...