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  • Bookmark: Oh, the literary injustices

    You know the feeling. You're looking at the best-seller list and a title catches your eye.
  • New York City's spots for book lovers

    New York City's spots for book lovers
    On the third floor of a big, gray building at Fifth Avenue and 42nd Street, silver-haired docent Julie Chelminski recently stepped up to the middle of a hushed room and faced 15 spellbound tourists. "On the walls of this room there were 9,000 drawers,"...

    Miami Book Fair: Andy Borowitz, the 51st funniest American writer

    Miami Book Fair: Andy Borowitz, the 51st funniest American writer
    No joke: Bernie Mac is the funniest American writer of the past 132 years. Funnier than Woody Allen. Funnier than Lenny Bruce. Funnier than David Sedaris. Funnier than Mark Twain even, and certainly funnier than Dave Barry. At least, the late King of...

    Dorothy Parker's lingering ghost

    Dorothy Parker's lingering ghost
    For my 14th birthday she had presented me with a book on scandals of the Amish, which I cherished; for my 15th, an oversized tub of Brussels sprouts wrapped in lingerie, which I hid under my bed. When I turned 16 — that day when one is supposed to...

    29 literary films to fill your holidays [Updated]

     
    A list of 29 top literary films, from 1982 to 2010.