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
"I think I'm done with the sad-gay man drama," writes film critic John DiLeo in his new book of essays. Mind you, DiLeo raved about Brokeback Mountain, loved Sean Penn's performance in Milk, and admired a lot about A Single Man. But he's right in pointing out that it would be nice to also have mor ... More >>
Michael Ian Black’s humiliations are out
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.
Amy Chua, Yale Law professor and author of Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother, lit up the internet over the weekend with a Wall Street Journal excerpt of her new book headlined, "Why Chinese Mothers Are Superior." Her reasoning had something to do with playing the piano or violin. The above video takes ... More >>
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.
Michael Puzzo's Lyric is Waiting
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 >>
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
VLS Beach Reads: Relax with a pre-Scientology L. Ron Hubbard, other people's notebooks, and a carnivorous plant
Novelist Umberto Eco talks about Homer, the Internet, comic booksand ladies' shoes
I write this not to praise Tony Hendra, but to defend a provably innocent victim
Il miglior abbr.: A lb. of Pound for the lonely and unsatisfied
Meghan Daum's Prairie Days
Rohinton Mistry's 'Family Matters'
An Interview With the Toy Collector
'Slate' Gets Self-Critical