Jason Porter will make you laugh or cry
Perverse heroines and supreme sacrifices in the year's best comics
Richard Betts, one of few Master Sommeliers in the world -- and one of even fewer to pass the rigorous exam on the first go-around -- has quite impressive credentials. So one might expect his literary efforts to produce something in the vein of a tome dedicated to the distinctions between Grand Cru ... More >>
Take notes at Sheryl Sandberg's talk
Baltimore with a British twist
Everything you ever wanted to know about Will Oldham
She'll be joined in conversation by award-winning author Adam Rapp and journalist Sarah Weinman.
Brits plan: make dude look like a lady.Could Hitler have been defeated using food poisoning? Probably not. But a new book reveals the £1 million plan British spies tried to implement that involved dosing the Nazi leader's dinner and why it would never have worked. So, what was the Brits' po ... More >>
Something new for Roberto Bolaño fans to cheer about
Hey, if super Mario says it, I'm doing it! In his new book, Extra Lean Family, the TV hunk advises families to eat that many times because:
Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. December 21, 1972, Vol. XVII, No. 51 the 1972 traditional $mas book awards by joel oppenheimer one has always given books for $mas among the other things, and one has always ticked off in one's mind those books met with pleasure during ... More >>
Rimbaud, meet Betty White. Plus David Foster Wallace, Tayari Jones, and other spring books picks.
The guy who was always pissed at the world for all the teasing he got was the world's biggest teaser himself! In her new book True You, Janet Jackson reveals that while she adored her brother and he had a beautiful heart, he would mercilessly make fun of her when they were kids.
Philip Carr-Gomm tracks life in the buff
The London Review of Books celebrates 30 years
Bring an apple for Professor Byrne
The novelist gathers up a wide collection of her essays.
Brooklyn author Stefan Merrill Block stares down a family illness
Mike RuizAll that and more await you if you'll only CLICK HERE for my new column, a sumptuous whirl which starts out with The Blonds, the comely duo who design clothes for Katy Perry, Rihanna, and every other diva in between glamorously bickering and appearing on reality shows. There's also a saucy ... More >>
Filmmaker Guy Maddin invites you to see his favorite movies
The dark menagerie of Everything Ravaged, Everything Burned
"In these times of recession and possible job losses," reads the press release, "a Baylor University researcher and positive psychology expert says above all else, never lose hope and view change as an opportunity." Psychology and neuroscience professor Dr. Michael Frisch lays it all out in his new ... More >>
Neil Gaiman gives you a nerd-gasm
Richard Belzer sent us a copy of his new book, I Am Not A Cop!, and we actually like it. This one isn't about JFK, UFOs or any of the other conspiracies that Belzer has written about before. This time, the Belz has created what he calls a "reality novel," meaning that it's a mashup of himself, th ... More >>
In her new book, My Son Marshall, My Son Eminem, Debbie Nelson says the portrayal of Em's mama in the movie 8 Mile was as fictional as Slim Shady. Writes Debs, "The Basinger character comes on to her own son and his friends. That is just sick. She's addicted to alcohol and bingo, her trailer is an ... More >>
The author forsakes blogs! Returns instead with a new comic novel, Slumberland.
No dirt in these new bios, just work
Michael Stipe signs his new photo book
Hillary Clinton is not a joke, especially now that Geraldine Ferraro has been booted from the campaign for her assinine remarks. But Hill's been the SUBJECT of jokes, which is why Robert Myers had no problem filling 84 pages with all those setups and rimshots for his new book The Humor About Hillary ... More >>
In an e-mail to the Voice today, Crown Forum publishing V.P. Tina Constable took umbrage with a Power Plays item about Crown author Ann Coulter. The item questioned whether the sales figures for Coulter's latest book, Godless: The Church of Liberalism, were being plumped through a campaign of giveaw ... More >>
Novelist Umberto Eco talks about Homer, the Internet, comic booksand ladies' shoes
Our 27 favorite books of the year
I write this not to praise Tony Hendra, but to defend a provably innocent victim
Meghan Daum's Prairie Days
An Interview With the Toy Collector
'Slate' Gets Self-Critical