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Inside the succession drama at Scholasti...

The dark grind of the pandemic had exhausted Dick Robinson, like everyone else. He had worked long days in the nearly empty SoHo headquarters of Scholastic, the $1.2 billion company he ran, which his father founded more than 100 years ago. He was trying to keep the business going as schools closed across the country, […]

In “The Invisible Siege” by Dan Werb, sc

After a quick internet search, you would think there were three people named Dan Werb. One is a multifaceted musician who plays in bands like dance-pop group Woodhands. The second is a writer and journalist who even wrote a book about the often deadly effects the Mexican drug trade has had on the women of […]

4 authors to know for National Book Mont...

March 3 is World Book Day. However, National Book Month (and National Women’s Month) is also this month. National Book Month 2022 in Detroit is significant after Black History Month because of how we can connect what we have learned as we forge a future of more empowered black leaders. Detroiters know the importance of […]

Angelo State to Host 25th ASU Writers Co...

Naomi Shihab Nye will be the guest speaker this year. SAN ANGELO, Texas – Angelo State University announced that award-winning author and poet Naomi Shihab Nye will be the featured speaker at the 25th ASU Writers’ Conference honoring Elmer Kelton. The two-day conference is scheduled for March 3-4 on the ASU campus. Nye will give […]

Impressive second installment of speaker...

Partner Content oi-Oneindia Staff | Updated: Saturday, February 26, 2022, 9:53 AM [IST] The 15th edition of the Jaipur Literature Festival (JLF) is set to go hybrid in 2022. The literary extravaganza will be streamed online from March 5-14 and held on the ground from March 10-14. Offers an immersive literature experience With a plethora […]

Fascinating Facts About Langston Hughes

Langston Hughes was not only a famous black poet, novelist, playwright, and journalist who helped define New York’s Harlem Renaissance, he was also an activist who reflected the multifaceted life of the black community. Often called “the people’s poet”, he had an uncanny talent for depicting the joy, sorrow, struggles and victories of his people […]

Book Review: ‘Crown & Scepter’ – A Quick

By Thomas Filbin Crown and Scepter is generally entertaining, and it has the educational benefit of helping readers keep straight the Williams, Henrys, Edwards and Georges who held the ancient throne. Crown & Scepter: A New History of the British Monarchy, from William the Conqueror to Elizabeth II by Tracy Borman. Grove/Atlantic, 555 pages, $32. […]

Time flies when you’re having fun: New A

The big picture – By Glynn Wilson – WASHINGTON, DC — They say time flies when you’re having fun. Of course, it has become a cliché. The Roman poet Virgil first alluded to this phenomenon in Latin, in Georgics Book 3using the line “fugit inreparabile tempus” which means, in plain English, “time escapes and is […]

Reviews | HBO’s ‘Somebody Somewhere’ an

When we meet Sam, the 40-something protagonist of HBO’s comedy-drama “Somebody Somewhere“, she’s returned to her hometown, Manhattan, Kan., to care for her dying sister — and finds herself stuck there, single, unhappy, struggling with aging parents and a dead-end job. While his other sister runs a tchotchke shop and his friend Joel creates visionboards, […]

HBO’s ‘The Gilded Age’ Tells the Untold,

‘Downton Abbey’ fans rejoiced in Julian Fellowes’ new historical drama ‘The Gilded Age’. Instead of early 20th century London, audiences are transported to the (truly new) New York of 1882, where aristocrats Agnes van Rhijn and Ada Brook reside. Despite the different settings, “The Gilded Age” has much the same aspects as its predecessor: conflict […]

Forging the future of worship | David A...

Late last month, a New York Times opinion writer wrote about “Why Churches Should Abandon Online Services.” Fortunately, Tish Harrison Warren, priest of the Anglican Church in North America, was not speaking on behalf of the synagogues, although his opinion caught the attention of some observant Jews. Warren’s conclusions might work for her or maybe […]

A rousing novel follows a brigade of bla...

RISING BLACK CLOUDBy David Wright Falade290 pages. Atlantic Monthly Press. $27. There is nothing luscious in David Wright Faladé’s “Black Cloud Rising”. It is a Civil War novel based on the real experiences of the African Brigade, a unit of black soldiers, including many freed and recently enslaved people, who in 1863 poured into the […]

‘Arsenic and Adobo’ Author and Hermosa N

CHICAGO — Mia Manansala’s first book received rave reviews when it was released last year — and now the Chicago native is publishing a second story. Manansala’s first mystery, “Arsenic and Adobo”, was well reviewed by The New York Times and nominated for several awards, including an Agatha Award for Best First Mystery. “Homicide and […]

Sierra College to Host Online Sierra Wri...

Thursday-Saturday, February 10-12, Sierra College Press will host the 2022 Sierra Writers’ Conference, featuring science fiction author Kim Stanley Robinson, author and publisher Nisi Shawl, Nevada County Poet Laureate Kirsten Casey and a group of writers whose presentations focus on various elements of story, writing, and community building. “In this time of profound societal change, […]

John D. Hawke Jr. – The Martha’s Vineyar

John Daniel Hawke Jr., son of Olga Buchbinder and John Daniel Hawke of Rockville Center, NY, died at his home in Washington, DC, on January 3, 2022, at the age of 88, surrounded by his family. An accomplished attorney who has served in all three branches of the US government, Hawke was once called “the […]

This Week in History: January 21-27

JANUARY 22: On this day in 1788, Lord Byron (née George Gordon Byron), the famous philhellene, poet and satirist, was born in London, England. He is considered one of Britain’s greatest poets and is best known for his amorous lifestyle and brilliant use of the English language. Byron was first introduced to Greece when he […]

About Roberta Metsola: Why a female lead...

The ink had barely dried on the nomination, with the first 24 hours having barely passed before the Maltese centre-right politician was already “grilled” over her stance on abortion rights. It would be naïve to think that Metsola wouldn’t have seen it coming. Her anti-abortion voting history has made her a controversial candidate. But why […]

President Cal in Havana | OnCubaNews En...

During the first three decades of the 20th century, American presidents were not characterized by trips to Latin America, a natural backyard in the context of the Monroe Doctrine, but populated by situations and characters they thought they knew because that they were similar in the south. of the Union, in an emblematic area of […]

‘No more men hating men,’ shout Korean a

Bae In-kyu, leader of Man on Solidarity, one of South Korea’s most active anti-feminist groups, leads a rally in Seoul on December 12. (Photo: The New York Times) SEOUL: They have manifested themselves whenever women have stood up against sexual violence and gender bias in South Korea. Dozens of young men, mostly dressed in black, […]

Terry Teachout, art critic with a wide r...

Terry Teachout, a cultural critic who, in his columns for the Wall Street Journal, Daily News and other publications, has put his global intelligence to work on Broadway, ballet, bluegrass and virtually every art form intermediaries, died Thursday at a friend’s home in Smithtown, NY, on Long Island. He was 65 years old. His brother, […]

Review: George Clooney pays third hit fo...

“The Tender Bar” just earned Ben Affleck a deserved SAG Award nomination for Best Supporting Actor, but it’s not Oscar bait that trades audience connection for praise. OMCP’s Jason Fraley reviews “The Tender Bar” “The Tender Bar” just earned Ben Affleck a deserved SAG Award nomination for Best Supporting Actor, but it’s not Oscar bait […]

A conversation with the author of My Sum...

Rachel Van Dyken is a New York Times #1 bestselling author, wife, mother of two, and a prolific writer with a devoted fanbase she has earned over the years writing great stories. Last month, she launched a novel that is unlike anything she’s ever written: My Summer in Seoul. And it was opted for television […]

John Hawke Obituary (1933 – 2022) – Brid

John D. Hawke, Jr., 28th U.S. Comptroller of the CurrencyJohn Daniel Hawke, Jr., son of Olga Buchbinder and John Daniel Hawke of Rockville Center, New York, died at his home in Washington, DC on January 3, 2022, at the age of 88 surrounded by family.An accomplished lawyer who served in all three branches of the […]

The ins and outs of cocktails

Do you know what a “boomerang” means in terms of a bar? Before reading The Oxford companion for spirits and cocktails, edited by David Wondrich with help from Noah Rothbaum, I didn’t. Now I am doing it, and the information has brightened me up considerably. A boomerang is a drink sent from a bartender from […]

15 of the Seattle area’s most anticipate

With the end of the year already here in one way or another and a new approach, many of us are eagerly awaiting what 2022 might bring (or at least trying to). One thing is for sure: the start of 2022 is packed with excellent literary events in Seattle. Most of them are virtual or […]

Tribute to these golfers lost in 2021 | ...

The world of golf lost prominent figures in 2021, people who have made lasting contributions to the game and its community. From tour pros to business leaders and international golf ambassadors, everyone could boast of having a unique and significant impact on the sport. Among the deaths that have resonated the most in the sport […]

15 best Dark Academia books of all time

If there’s one aesthetic that lends itself best to a jam-packed shelf, it’s dark academia. With such an emphasis on reading, it’s no wonder that “dark college books” videos have over 1.5 billion views on TikTok alone. But what is it actually makes a book read by a “black university”? The black academic subculture revolves […]

Musicians pay tribute to iconic writer J...

Dozens of musicians have taken to social media to honor famous author Joan Didion, who died Thursday morning at the age of 87 in her New York home from complications from Parkinson’s disease. In her tribute, singer-songwriter Phoebe Bridgers quoted an excerpt from “Goodbye to All That”, an essay featured in Didion’s 1968 collection, “Slouching […]

Joan Didion, American literary icon, die...

American writer Joan Didion, who died at the age of 87 in New York – Copyright AFP Vasily MAXIMOV Joan Didion, an American literary icon credited with inaugurating new journalism with her essays on life in Los Angeles in the tumultuous 1960s, died Thursday. She was 87 years old. Known for her piercing ideas and […]

The subversive love stories of Greta Ger...

With a naturalistic acting style and a penchant for making everyday situations cinematic relatable, Greta Gerwig has become one of the most prominent figures of the so-called “mumblecore” movement. She has worked with directors like Joe Swanberg and the Duplass Brothers on some of the movement’s defining films. New York Times Critic AO Scott described […]

Robert Bly, poet, translator and anti-wa...

Robert Bly, who died at the age of 94, was an award-winning poet, author and translator, whose name was created by his bestseller Iron John: A Book About Men (1990), which has been credited with advances the men’s movement in the United States. . Bly believed that American “male dominance” had softened in an increasingly […]

Exclusive: Ethan Hawke Directs Documenta...

Home Celebrity Exclusive: Ethan Hawke directs documentary on Paul Newman for CNN Films, basis for … EXCLUSIVELY You may recall an announcement last month that Knopf had purchased an unfinished memoir from Paul Newman and had it prepared for publication next year. Now I can tell you that the memoir is only part of Newman’s […]

Faith learned that young people had a li...

Novelist Julie Courtney Sullivan describes herself as an outlier in a traditional Irish Catholic family in Massachusetts. Professionally known as “J. Courtney Sullivan,” the under-40 writer has authored five generally well-received novels that some critics have praised for their freshness, character development and timeliness. His 2020 book, “Friends and Strangers,” focuses on themes of self-deception, […]

UM Announces James and Lois Welch Guest ...

Indigenous voices will be given greater prominence at the University of Montana thanks to a new guest writers fund created by Lois Welch to honor her late husband, acclaimed author James Welch. UM will use the James and Lois Welch Distinguished Native American Visiting Writer Fund to bring a distinguished Native writer to campus to […]

Courtiers and sycophants: the case of Ca...

JULY 20, 2021 AMONG THE pleasures of the HBO series Succession, which satirizes a Murdoch-style media dynasty, is the shameless spectacle used to portray the dead spiritually. Apart from the television which fetishizes the plutocrats, Succession transports us to their probably perverse reality. One episode follows the Roy family to Hungary for a corporate retreat […]