Articles tagged books

‘Ghost Story’: Harry Dresden Is a Detective, a Magician, a Ghost

In life and death, in any examination of the past, there is regret; for loss, for suffering, for pain and failure. Here, Harry Dresden comes to terms with why he is who and what he is.

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Botticelli, Sandwiches Outside and Dreams of Bradbury’s ‘Dandelion Wine’

Boxed in by bandage-colored cubicle walls in downtown Manhattan, my thoughts drift to sweet days in Florence and Rome, and to lines in Ray Bradbury’s ‘Dandelion Wine’.

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11 Nov 2010 // 5:34 AM

The Top Ten Pop Culture Podcasts

The exhilarating world of podcasting opens up new opportunities for pop culture analysis in the relatively young medium. Here is a list of ten particularly rewarding podcasts covering the worlds of film, television, music, and literature.

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Ray Bradbury Wrote Me Back

My affinity for Ray Bradbury's work is rooted in his "accidental novels", as well as in the collections that plunder what is seemingly a limitless vault of manuscripts.

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Getting Inside the Book Review: How They Work & Why We Read Them

We've all done it -- bought a book based on a good review, passed over another because of a bad review. But why do reviews affect us? And how do they do it?

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Before iBooks, There Was the Vook ... But Are Vooks Relevant in the Era of the iPad?

Over the past few months, iPad talk has dominated the electronic book world. But before the iPad, there was the Vook (rhymes with book).

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Apple’s latest gadget, the iPad, is set to hit shelves next week. There’s been a lot of talk about how the shiny new

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Borders Books: Corporate Media Heroin in Las Vegas, Part One

Moving into the next decade, we are being endlessly pummeled by journalists and pundits in the media attempting to sum up for us poor saps

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Soundscape of the Body Politic: The Songs of Thomas Pynchon’s ‘Inherent Vice’

Interpolators of literature always try to figure out how we, as readers, glean the book in our hands. Arguments between the likes of Harold Bloom

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Pride and Prejudice and Zombies by Jane Austen and Seth Grahame-Smith (trailer)

A literary/pulp mashup. At its best? That remains to be seen. Author Seth Grahame-Smith must have some real cajones to tamper with a such

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Books: A Memoir by Larry McMurtry

While I can't quite agree with McMurtry that even librarians don't want books to be in libraries, it certainly seems true that computers are taking up some of the space that used to belong to the books.

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LeBron James and the Beat Book

If beat reporters keep churning out books on 'Bron, why aren't we learning anything? These books represent the current state of the beat book -- and indicate it may be in serious trouble.

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14 May 2007 // 2:34 AM

MILWAUKEE—Google me Ishmael. Someone somewhere in the world is searching for the opening lines of Melville’s “Moby Dick,” or maybe a phrase from

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9 Apr 2007 // 10:00 PM

Pistol: The Life of Pete Maravich by Mark Kriegel

Mark Kriegel makes a convincing case that the free-form, imagination-driven game played today started with Pistol Pete.

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9 Apr 2007 // 9:59 PM

Grace (Eventually): Thoughts on Faith by Anne Lamott

Anne Lamott's quirky, intimate, outraged-liberal voice has been a breath of fresh air in the sometimes stuffy genre of modern Christian literature.

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//Mixed media
//Blogs

Hozier + Death Cab for Cutie + Rock Radio 104.5's Birthday Show (Photo Gallery)

// Notes from the Road

"Radio 104.5's birthday show featured great bands and might have been the unofficial start of summer festival season in the Northeast.

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