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  • Bookslut launches the Daphne award: What's the best book of 1963?

    Bookslut launches the Daphne award: What's the best book of 1963?
    In an effort to correct the missteps of literary history, Bookslut has launched the Daphne, a prize for the best book published 50 years ago. Sure, there was a National Book Award in 1963 -- but Bookslut thinks it went to the wrong title. "Book awards,...
  • Martin Scorsese's 'New York Review of Books' Docu to be Shown at Berlinale

    LONDON -- Martin Scorsese and David Tedeschi's untitled documentary about the New York Review of Books has been added to the Berlin Film Festival's Berlinale Special line-up, where it will be shown as a work in progress, followed by a discussion with...
  • James Thurber gets a boost from Ben Stiller

    A book doesn't have to be a movie tie-in to see the benefit of a film's release. Readers don't need to see a star's face on the book's cover, it turns out: They just need to see the author's name. That's what's shown by the year-end numbers at the...
  • The 'Tastemaker' paints Carl Van Vechten as cultural impressario of his time

    Although he would hardly cause a blip on cultural radar screens today, Carl Van Vechten was, at various stages of his long and storied life, a journalist, provocateur, novelist, nightlife denizen, music and theater critic, confidant to Gertrude Stein,...
  • City College teacher wins Milken Educator Award

    City College teacher wins Milken Educator Award
    The rumor was that the president of the United States was going to appear at Baltimore City College on Thursday, so teacher Mark Miazga swapped his usual polo for a shirt and tie in case he got a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity before resuming his day of...
  • 'Porgy and Bess' reboot perseveres despite its critics

    'Porgy and Bess' reboot perseveres despite its critics
    Controversy of one kind or another has dogged "Porgy and Bess" since its Broadway premiere in 1935. Just the fact that George Gershwin's first real stab at grand opera debuted on Broadway rather than the Metropolitan Opera, which had initially...
  • The Biblioracle selects annual Truman winners

    The Biblioracle selects annual Truman winners
    Welcome to the Second Annual Biblioracle Book Awards! In the course of a year, my feelings about "best books of the year" lists are unchanged. Every time I see anyone claim that a book is "the best," all I can think is: Oh yeah? Who sez? ------------...
  • Printers Row's favorite books of 2013

    Printers Row's favorite books of 2013
    As 2013 winds to a close, we thought we'd take one more look back at the year's literary highlights. We asked Printers Row Journal contributors to write about a book they read this year that will linger in their minds well into 2014. Here's what they...
  • The Biblioracle: Short stories' proper shrift

    The Biblioracle: Short stories' proper shrift
    When it comes to recommending books, I'm often hesitant to reach for collections of short stories because when I talk to readers — even very dedicated and passionate readers — they often tell me that they'll read just about anything, "except...
  • Review: 'White Girls' by Hilton Als

    Review: 'White Girls' by Hilton Als
    Probably the least important thing worth saying about Hilton Als' "White Girls" is that it's the best book of the year. I think it is, but these essays — hostile, intimate, whip-smart — brush aside such accolades. They refuse tidy conclusions,...
  • Susan O'Halloran, storyteller with purpose

    Susan O'Halloran, storyteller with purpose
    Susan O'Halloran writes about searching as a child for "models of whiteness to be proud of." She was an Irish-Catholic kid growing up in the '50s and '60s on Chicago's vehemently segregated Southwest Side. She recalls her neighbors and relatives...