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Doctor Who isn’t just about special effects, prosthetics and running down corridors. It’s also about ideas, and there are very few ways to make ideas explode in the mind that can match reading.
By Leah Rozen | Posted on February 6th, 2013
Singletons everywhere, and even married ones who are fans of Bridget Jones, can rejoice. Publisher Alfred A.
By Paul Hechinger | Posted on February 6th, 2013
You can’t judge a book by its cover, goes the old saying, but in a new literary row in the UK, people are judging a cover by its book – and, for many, the cover is coming up short.
By Leah Rozen | Posted on November 14th, 2012
Singletons and other Bridget Jones fans can rejoice. Author Helen Fielding has announced that she’s hard at work on a third novel featuring her wildly popular, beguilingly insecure, diary-scribbling British heroine.
By Paul Hechinger | Posted on October 31st, 2012
When someone mentions Dracula, chances are you picture a dark-haired, black-caped, mysterious gent who hails from Transylvania and sounds like Bela Lugosi. Of course Dracula now belongs to the world, but did you know that he’s really ...
By Paul Hechinger | Posted on February 6th, 2012
“We meet on this day,” Charles Dickens said in a speech marking the tricentennial anniversary of William Shakespeare‘s birth, “to celebrate the birthday of a vast army of living men and women who will live for ever ...
By Paul Hechinger | Posted on August 15th, 2011
Just one month before his brother’s wedding, while Prince Harry was on a trek in one of the world’s most inhospitable climates, the Arctic, he reportedly almost lost an ear to frostbite.
Howard Jacobson says that serious novels should be funny.
“The novel is about making you laugh,” the Man Booker Prize winner told the PBS NewsHour’s Jeffrey Brown on his blog Art Beat. Jacobson is currently promoting the American publication of his 1999 novel, The ...
By Paul Hechinger | Posted on March 27th, 2011
Sure, awards are supposed to honor the best. And then there are the awards that spring up in reaction, the ones that hand out citations to mark the ignominy of the worst.
By Paul Hechinger | Posted on March 4th, 2011
What's trending on Twitter in the UK today? Soccer star Kolo Touré is under suspension after failing a drug test, and playwright Alan Bennett delivers spirited remarks in support of Britain's libraries.