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  • No denying climate change deniers

    People who refuse to drink the Kool-Aid known as global warming-climate change are not just "deniers"; we are guilty of a "nihilistic refusal" to address the issue. So says a Washington Post editorial commenting favorably on Monday's Supreme Court...
  • Judy Blume's next novel is coming in 2015 -- for adults

    Judy Blume's next novel is coming in 2015 -- for adults
    Beloved children's book author Judy Blume is writing a new book — for adults. To be published by Knopf, the book is slated for summer 2015. Blume's books for kids — including "Tales of a Fourth-Grade Nothing," "Blubber," "Are You There God?...
  • Review: 'The Silkworm' by Robert Galbraith

    Review: 'The Silkworm' by Robert Galbraith
    In "The Silkworm," J.K. Rowling's entertaining second novel under the pen name Robert Galbraith, private detective Cormoran Strike searches for the missing husband of Leonora Quine only to uncover his bizarre murder. "Seven plates and seven sets of...
  • A Word, Please: A certain prefix is driving her coconuts

    A Word, Please: A certain prefix is driving her coconuts
    Sometimes I think the people behind punctuation rules are co-conspirators in a plot to drive us insane. Then I realize they could be coconspirators. That’s when I know their plot has succeeded. Of all the prefixes in the English language, “...
  • Tough-on-crime policing hard on poor, author says

    Tough-on-crime policing hard on poor, author says
    Sociologist Alice Goffman is a 5-foot-2-inch white woman who grew up in privilege in Philadelphia's historic and affluent neighborhood of Center City. But over the course of six years — during part of her time as an undergraduate at the University...
  • Comics Journalist writes about "The Economics of Digital Comics"

    Comics Journalist writes about "The Economics of Digital Comics"
    With so many Kickstarter projects looking for funding, you'd think there would be more devoted to the business of comic books. Apparently there aren't all that many, which is why Todd Allen's "Economics of Digital Comics" has gotten so much attention....
  • Film Review: 'The 50 Year Argument'

    The history of The New York Review of Books is incisively celebrated and distilled by co-directors Martin Scorsese and David Tedeschi in "The 50-Year Argument," which takes us behind-the-scenes of editor Robert Silvers' storied weekly and finds, to its...
  • World Book Night U.S. calls it quits

    World Book Night U.S. calls it quits
    World Book Night U.S. is suspending operations, Publishers Weekly reports, after just three years. The idea of World Book Night is to have volunteers give away free books all on a single day in April. In 2013, 27,500 American volunteers distributed half...
  • Walter Dean Myers, celebrated young adult author, dies at 76

    Walter Dean Myers, a celebrated author known for writing books about young African Americans, such as "Monster," "Fallen Angels" and "Hoops," has died. He was 76. "Walter's many award-winning books do not shy away from the sometimes gritty truth of...
  • In Jennifer Weiner's latest, having everything isn't enough

    In Jennifer Weiner's latest, having everything isn't enough
    Reading one of Jennifer Weiner's contemporary novels of manners is a bit like biting into an apple. The experience is full of flavor, more crisp than juicy, and refreshingly tart. Partly, that's because the novels typically are narrated by a heroine...
  • Notable books of 2014

    Notable books of 2014
    The American Library Association’s list of notable books for 2014 include titles that can be read over the summer. Most are available in public libraries. Here's the full list with descriptions from the Reference and User Services division of...