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  • 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...
  • J.D. Salinger fascination drives two new books

    J.D. Salinger fascination drives two new books
    The famously reclusive J.D. Salinger wouldn't allow himself to be known. And yet assorted authors continue to probe his life. Inevitably, they are forced to reiterate the same few scattered facts other scribes have pored over before. That's the fate...
  • 'Twee' author Marc Spitz on his nod to a subculture gone too far

    'Twee' author Marc Spitz on his nod to a subculture gone too far
    The subtitle of "Twee" (It Books: 354 pp, $16.99 paper), Marc Spitz's new cultural history, says it all: "The Gentle Revolution in Music, Books, Television, Fashion, and Film." How we so "gently" arrived here, however, needs an explanation. In Spitz's...
  • 'Under the Dome'? Written by — and tweaked for TV by — Stephen King

    'Under the Dome'? Written by — and tweaked for TV by — Stephen King
    When asked how he came to write the Season 2 premiere of "Under the Dome," the television adaptation of his 2009 sci-fi novel that returns to CBS on June 30, Stephen King is refreshingly candid. "I knew that George R.R. Martin had written a few episodes...
  • Elephant Rock Books enters Y.A. with 'The Carnival at Bray'

    Elephant Rock Books enters Y.A. with 'The Carnival at Bray'
    Is there room in the Young Adult landscape for a coming-of-age novel that is not about vampires, set in a dystopian future, or written by John Green? Elephant Rock Books thinks so. The independent publisher, based in Connecticut but with strong...