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Book News: Byline Tally Shows There’s Still Gender Bias In Book Reviewing

The daily lowdown on books, publishing, and the occasional author behaving badly. The annual VIDA count tracking gender inequality in […]

Oh, Lady Edith

[This piece contains information about the plot of Downton Abbey, up to and including Sunday night's fourth-season finale.] Another season […]

‘Cut Me Loose’: After Exile, A Young Woman’s Journey In ‘Sin’

Leah Vincent was born into the Yeshivish community, an ultra-Orthodox sect of Judaism, in Pittsburgh. “Yeshivish Judaism life is defined […]

For This British Author, If It Bleeds, She Reads

The first thing you need to know about my guilty pleasure is that you probably share it. George Orwell certainly […]

Director Says ‘Omar’ Is A Love Story, Not A War Story

Omar is a young Palestinian baker who often climbs the Israeli-built security barrier that divides his hometown — to visit […]

In ‘Kinder Than Solitude,’ History Always Haunts

Kinder Than Solitude, the latest novel from Chinese-American author Yiyun Li, examines the impact of the 1989 Tiananmen Square massacre […]

Famous Four-By-Fours That Aren’t Trucks

On-air challenge: Every answer is the name of a famous person with four letters in his or her first name […]

Love And Whiskers In ‘On Loving Women’

True love isn’t usually associated with minimalism. It isn’t usually associated with little animal heads, either, and yet Montreal artist […]

Cholent: The Original Slow-Cooked Dish

This chilly winter, many of us have warmed ourselves — and our kitchens — with long-cooked meals. Roasts, beans, and […]

Hollywood Goes To War In ‘Five Came Back’

Hollywood helped win World War II — and by that, we don’t mean John Wayne, but five of the country’s […]

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