If you've got a lot of time on your hands and a heart full of darkness, you'd be wise to check out Louder Than Hell: The Definitive Oral History of Metal, out Tuesday on Harper Collins/It Books. The key word in that title is "Definitive." This is quite a weighty tome, over 600 pages across every twi ... More >>
Tamara Shopsin Spoonbill & Sugartown Wednesday, 7:30pm, Free Shopsin's new memoir is arranged the way any harried artist's journal might be--in fragments, drawings, photographs, and asides--and surprisingly all the more cohesive for it. Mumbai New York Scranton (Scribner) highlights the underlying c ... More >>
NYOSpotted at Occupy Wall Street by the Observer: employees of News Corp-owned book publishing company HarperCollins are staging a rally next Wednesday, making this the latest union action to throw its lot in with OWS. "Employees of HarperCollins have been working without a contract for alm ... More >>
Melanie DuneaBookish.In addition to books, a TV show, and a reputation as a professional shit-stirrer, Anthony Bourdain now has a publishing imprint to his name.
Above is a newscaster confusing the names "Osama" and "Obama" three times within 30 seconds. She's far from the only one! In fact, it happened enough times in the media that the Columbia Journalism Review decided to look into why. Also in a Friday edition of our daily Press Clips media column: Repor ... More >>
Shelter 1997, revisited
HarperCollins is suing Gawker Media for publishing excerpts of Sarah Palin's new autobiography, America by Heart, before its release date. On Thursday, Palin tweeted: "The publishing world is LEAKING out-of-context excerpts of my book w/out my permission? Isn't that illegal?" Gawker's respons ... More >>
She totally went there.The ghost writers have howled, and the publishers have followed suit: Sarah Palin's new book cover for America By Heart has been revealed by Harper Collins, and now you can be well prepared to duck and cover from the inevitably oversaturated front racks at Barnes & Nobl ... More >>
Scott Brown has accomplished much in his short time on earth. He's fathered an American Idol contestant. He's been naked in Playgirl. He's served in the National Guard, as property assessor for Wrentham, Massachusetts, and in the Massachusetts state legislature. And a perfect storm of incompetent co ... More >>
Neil Strauss, the former New York Times reporter who gave us books on how to get women into the sack and how to do it like a porn star, is back with a new book. What's the subject this time? Enlarging your penis? Finding a foreign bride? No, this time Strauss, who claims he is the worl ... More >>
Your Crap Archivist brings you the finest in forgotten and bewildering crap culled from basements, thrift stores, estate sales and flea markets. I do this for one reason: Knowledge is power.The O'Reilly Factor For Kids Author: Bill O'Reilly and Charles Flowers Publisher: Harper Co ... More >>
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