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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,...
  • Juanita Moore, actress Oscar-nominated for 'Imitation of Life,' dead at 99

    Juanita Moore, a pioneering African American actress who was nominated for an Academy Award for her role in the classic 1959 drama “Imitation of Life,” has died. The Associated Press reports that Moore collapsed and died at her Los Angeles...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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,...
  • The way it was

    August 28, 1963. I remember it well. And how wrong I was to be worried about how it would turn out. Hundreds of thousands of protesters massed on the National Mall in the sweltering heat of late August in Washington? Visions of the nation's capital in...
  • As 'Bastard out of Carolina' turns 20, Dorothy Allison reflects on her career

    As 'Bastard out of Carolina' turns 20, Dorothy Allison reflects on her career
    In her potent memoir and manifesto, “Two or Three Things I Know for Sure,” Dorothy Allison writes, “Oh, I could tell you stories that would darken the sky and stop the blood.” And then she declares, “I am not here to make...
  • Nathan Englander examines identity

    Nathan Englander examines identity
    Every journalist's nightmare is the interview with the subject who responds to questions with one-sentence (or even one-word) answers. Fortunately, the writer Nathan Englander — who was in Chicago recently as the inaugural Crown Speaker Series...
  • Review: "Every Boy Should Have a Man" by Preston Allen

    Review: "Every Boy Should Have a Man" by Preston Allen
    Genre mash-ups are de rigueur these days. Of course, writers like Margaret Atwood have been tight-roping the misty border between literary fiction and speculative fiction, fantasy and mystery for years. But a new outcropping of younger upstarts, such as...
  • 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...
  • Martin Luther King Jr.: 12 essential reads

    Today the nation honors the life of Martin Luther King Jr., the reverend and activist who led the American civil rights movement. As King studied nonviolence as practiced by Gandhi and imagined by Henry David Thoreau, now his own life and work are the...