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Jargon To Jabberwocky: 3 Books To Jazz Your Writing

I’m an English professor, and I spent the first 15 years of my career trying to write like one. You […]

Dick Clark, ‘Bandstand’ Host, Dead at 82

Dick Clark, affectionately known as the “world’s oldest teenager,” has died. He was 82. Richard Wagstaff Clark became a national […]

London Smash ‘Two Guvnors’ Comes To Broadway

If you weren’t a college theater major, you can be forgiven for not knowing much about commedia dell’arte, the 500-year-old […]

In ‘Monsieur Lazhar,’ Grief Lingers In The Classroom

Teacher movies tend to be more alike than unalike, but Monsieur Lazhar makes the familiar unusually strange. The note on […]

Nostalgia Is Anywhere But Here

It feels redundant, and maybe a bit solipsistic, to study the mechanics of nostalgia too closely. It means watching ourselves […]

New In Paperback April 16-22

Fiction and nonfiction releases from Jo Nesbo, Albert Brooks, Jo Ann Beard, James Tate and Stephen Baker. [Copyright 2012 National […]

Paging Dr. Freud: A Viennese Espionage Thriller

Waiting For Sunrise, William Boyd’s twelfth novel, opens on the streets of Vienna in August 1913, on the eve of […]

Tina Brown’s Must-Reads: The Reporter’s Role

Tina Brown, editor of The Daily Beast and Newsweek, tells us what she’s been reading in a feature that Morning […]

Rice: A Rainbow Of Possibilities

My first memory of rice is not of it being eaten but of it being thrown. It was during my […]

On Writing A Bestseller (There’s a Formula, Shhh…)

Like many people in the book world, I’ve found it impossible to ignore the phenomenon that is E.L. James’ erotic […]

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