Reviewed herein: Merle Haggard:The Running Kind by David Cantwell Outlaw: Waylon, Willie, Kris, and the Renegades of Nashville by Michael Streissguth Surprisingly, since it stands as the finest and most thorough work of Hag-gazing any critic has yet mustered, David Cantwell's Merle Haggard:The R ... More >>
'Dragons in Space Redux' Housing Works Bookstore Cafe Mar. 6, 7pm, Free And here we are, rounding off Housing Works' Geek Week, or as any respectable frat guy might know it--every other week of the year. At tonight's panel discussion, science fiction and fantasy--sorry, we mean SF/F--writers Peter B ... More >>
It's always been the plan for one or a few of Rupert Murdoch's children to eventually take control of his vast News Corp. empire, the third largest media conglomerate in the world, which includes newspapers everywhere, 20th Century Fox, HarperCollins, Fox News, and so on. Today, Murdoch's you ... More >>
IACPIt's the foodie awards season, and IACP just announced the finalists for its prestigious annual cookbook and journalism awards. Over 500 entries were submitted for consideration in this year's cookbook awards categories, with 52 books in 17 categories selected as finalists via a rigorous ... More >>
Each Thursday, 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. If Roast Beef Could Fly and Leading With My Chin Date: 2004; 1996 Publisher: ... More >>
Roger Ailes could have a big mess on his hands based on court documents made available today, which allege that the Fox News chairman encouraged a former employee to mislead federal investigators. The exclusive New York Times report quotes court documents indicating a taped phone call exists, ... More >>
The 2010 National Book Awards at the Cipriani Wall Street ballroom. All the people who were at these tables are still hungover.An unlikely ballroom of people in the troubled business of literature -- publishers, editors, writers, reporters, and respective sycophants -- gather yearly to ostens ... More >>
Sarah Silverman shares her secrets
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. Going Places: How America's Best and Brightest Got Started Down the Road of Life Author: E.D. Hill, former ho ... More >>
A lawyer and a close friend of John McCain, Jordan Wright has been collecting the merchandising detritus of presidential campaigns for five decades. Those stickers, signs, and (most importantly) buttons that Oval Office aspirants produce to woo Americans might seem like mere ephemera, but the items ... More >>
A celebrated memoir threatens to blow into a million little pieces
Voice writers pick their favorite 20 books of the year
One man stands up to the NYPD's apartheid-like trespassing crackdown.
On the stump, Rudy can't help spreading smoke and ashes about his lousy record
Brooklyn's indie publishers turn the page
Leave it to Beaver: For Jean-Paul Sartre centenary, think of Pascal's spiked girdle
Harvard revisited: outsiders, 'parlor liberals,' snobs, econ majors, and resisters
The United Nations is useless to blacks in Darfur. China will veto any meaningful action.
Brainiacs Around the World Apply Themselves to the Mathematical Challenge That Dared Not Speak Its NameUntil Now!
Zinn and the Art of Anti-War Movement Maintenance
Will Raines Put Money Where His Mouth Is?
On Comics, Thrillers, and the Bodily Arts
After 50 Years in a Basement, a Buried Manuscript Resurfaces
Going to the Mat
HarperCollins Author Kidnapped in Colombia
At a Literary Retreat, Authors Debate the Mainstreaming of African American Lit
It's the 'News,' the 'Post,' and Some Swedish Guys in the First Skirmish of a Global Journalism Battle
Photography Collections to Make the Season Bright
Cops in Danger from Other Cops
An Interview With Matthew Stadler
Taking Torah on the road
While congress is set to sit in judgment of President Clinton, many of its members have their own indiscretions to deal with. Lucky for them Ken Starr isn't investigating them and the notoriously lax ethics committee is.