Posts tagged with newspaper-articles

Nov 19 2015

Year to date


The Washington Post has put together a timeline of the major literary news and events of 2015. I actually found it pretty interesting reading, but, um, 2015 isn't over yet...

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Nov 18 2015

Big stuff worth sweating


The Telegraph recently posted a totally creepifying story about self-help author Kristine Carlson, who has endured years of stalking after...

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Apr 22 2014



There's an article in the Times of London about author and illustrator Jonathan Emmett's suggestion that boys aren't reading because "the majority of publishers, editors, librarians, judges and reviewers of children’s books" are women, and this disparity is apparently enough to convince boys that Books Are For Girls. To which I reply: riiiight...

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Feb 27 2014

A classy move


According to a New York Times blog, The National Enquirer recently ran an apparently 100% fictional article suggesting that the late actor Philip Seymour Hoffman and playwright David Bar Katz were lovers who freebased cocaine together. Katz, a longtime friend of Hoffman's, successfully sued the publication for libel...

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Apr 16 2013

Poetry in the wild


Just in time for National Poetry Month, the New York Times has created Times Haiku, a website devoted to "serendipitous poetry" featured on the paper's front page. The paper uses an algorithm that automatically scans text for naturally-occurring haiku. Human editors pick the best options, which are posted daily...

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Dec 9 2011

I hope those were all recycled.

According to Refinery29, Australian skincare line Aesop's New York store was constructed out of 400,000 strips of the New York Times. Newspaper strips, it turns out, make for remarkably beautifu...

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Aug 4 2011


The Times recently published a list of their online edition's most looked-up words of 2011, and BuzzFeed has the top 20, along with their definitions. Feel free to test your vocab prowess! (For w...

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Jun 13 2011

Here you go, Australia! You're welcome!

The London Evening Standard recently posted a depressing article about the fact that one in five London-area parents are either illiterate or only "functionally literate" (meaning they read at the...

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Dec 29 2010

The end of book-browsing as we know it?

The New York Times posted an article last week about the year-end boom in e-reader sales, which some analysts believe will lead to a huge increase in e-book popularity in 2011. Most of the articl...

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Jun 8 2010

Nothing says "summer" like overblown Czech prose

I just don't know about your list of the top 60 books to read this summer, Los Angeles Times. I mean, I'm with you on the Daniel Pinkwater and Meg Cabot and China Miéville releases, but a bunch o...

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May 24 2010

Swedish smackdown

If you're a fan of Steig Larsson's hugely successful Millenium Trilogy, be sure to check out the Times article "The Afterlife of Stieg Larsson". It's a little wordy (eight pages), but offers a gr...

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May 6 2010

Bat country

According to Cinematical, Hollywood is eyeing a movie adaptation of one of the real incidents in journalist Hunter S. Thompson's life. Shortly before his death in 2005, Thompson set out to help a...

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Oct 8 2009

The ladies love him...

The New York Times asks: Is Archie Andrews a bigamist? I ask: who cares?

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Aug 31 2009

Popular fiction in the classroom?

There's an article up on the New York Times website about a teacher in Atlanta who allows her students to read whatever they want to* in her middle-school literature class. The students explore th...

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Aug 4 2009

Laura Ingalls Wilder's name-taking, butt-kicking spawn has an article up about Rose Wilder Lane, the oldest daughter of beloved children's writer Laura Ingalls Wilder. The Salon piece draws on both an upcoming book by Wendy McClure about the...

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Aug 25 2008

Nothing but good times ahead...?

According to this article in the Daily Mail, broadcasters will be showing a brand-spanking-new adaptation of Thomas Hardy's Tess of the d'Urbervilles (you know, the book about the hard-working, pi...

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Nov 30 2007

Bad movies abound.

New York Times book reviewer Rachel Donadio just wrote an article about the increasingly tangled relationship between books and movies. According to Donadio's article, some publishers are now part...

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Nov 26 2007

A swift (visual) punch to the eye

Slate is currently featuring an entertaining but much too short slide show about the evolution of children's book art from the dull "improving" stories of the mid-19th century to the weirder and m...

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Sep 27 2007

Stay gold

The New York Times is currently featuring an essay about S.E. Hinton's novel The Outsiders, which is enjoying its fortieth anniversary this year.While Hinton's West-Side-Story-esque melodrama has ...

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