Discover New York’s abandoned island
In her new book about hating absolutely everyone including herself, Joanie naturally puts Oprah Winfrey on the grill. Writes the comic: "And don't say 'Oprah, who?' "Stedman's beard, that's who.
"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
The title role! In her new book, I Got This: How I Changed My Ways and Lost What Weighed Me Down, Hudson reveals that she was offered the plum part of the troubled yet developing schoolgirl (which ultimately went to Gabourey Sidibe, who got an Oscar nomination for it and lots of other acclai ... More >>
In her new book, Seriously...I'm Kidding, Ellen DeGeneres reveals what it was like to be a judge on American Idol for a short but concentrated period of time. First of all, she writes, "Ryan is truly a workaholic. He never stops." Ellen jokingly adds that during commercials, Ryan runs arou ... More >>
She posed for Playboy, warded off an abusive husband, and, according to Wikipedia, "She scored her biggest Billboard Hot 100 hit with 'Heart Don't Lie,' which peaked at number 56." And now La Toya Jackson is sweeping into town for a gala party on the 20th, promoting her new book about a who ... More >>
Yes, charts can be beach reading. Plus, summer books picks.
Anarchristians like sex and dumpsters in the Sunshine State
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 >>
So says Alan Downs, Ph.D in his new book, The Velvet Rage: Overcoming The Pain of Growing Up Gay in a Straight Man's World. Writes Debbie Downer Downs, "Our houses become showplaces that elicit kudos from all who enter.
The New York Times Book Review for October 17, 2010 features Great House author Nicole Krauss on its cover. The book, her highly anticipated third novel and the follow-up to The History of Love, is reviewed by Rebecca Newberger Goldstein in an article entitled "Hearts Full of Sorrow," teased ... More >>
In her new book titled "Confessions of a Prairie Bitch," Little House's Nellie Oleson, Alison Arngrim, talks about how inspiringly close she and costar Melissa Gilbert were--and still are! But it was Melissa Sue Anderson who was the bad fairy on the prairie.
Michael Puzzo's Lyric is Waiting
If you are tired of hearing about Valentine's Day themed events, I am with you all the way. But tomorrow, you can dabble in the Valentiney spirit by eating oysters with Robb Walsh, the resident food writer at our sister publication, the Houston Press. Walsh will be at will be at the Grand Central Oy ... More >>
"I was interested to learn that New York Times Cost of Living columnist M. P. Dunleavy enjoyed 'occasional anal sex' during her last long-term relationship." Us too, and if literary dames turn you on, you may be intrigued by Paula Derrow's review of Meredith Bryan's Behind The Bedroom Door: Getting ... More >>
Creepy Earth Mothers! Portuguese drag queens! Voice writers pick their favorites of the year.
Don your hyphens, hipsters!
Fiendish utopians conspire and murder in Victorian Blighty
The city moves west in an alternate-history novel
In two new compact volumes, Edmund Wilson still looms large
The X-rated eloquence of a Dennis Cooper novella and the sly drollery of Max Cannon's Red Meat all in one
An unsentimental journey through this season's most stylish, sinful coffee-table books
Dramatizing Barbara Ehrenreich's working class heroines
Tom Robbins writes Mark Green's political obituary today, with help from the voters who maybe never quite got him: "I agree with his politics," one told a reporter. "But what I remember about that meeting was that he seemed most interested in showing me this book he had just written. It's too bad. ... More >>
VLS Beach Reads: Relax with a pre-Scientology L. Ron Hubbard, other people's notebooks, and a carnivorous plant
From Russia with love handles: Gary Shteyngart's follow-up is less than appetizing
In a mini-religious revival, lit profs eschew cool, return to a humanist criticism
Il miglior abbr.: A lb. of Pound for the lonely and unsatisfied
Rohinton Mistry's 'Family Matters'
Talking With Tristan Taormino
Need Relief? Summon the Pen.
A Rough Guide to the Flash and Trash of Summer Reading
An Interview with Thrill-Seeking Novelist Chuck Palahniuk