style guides

Against Style Guides — Sort Of

A new history of the semicolon shows that grammar guides have been ever with us and never particularly helpful.
books

Laura Lippman on Baltimore’s Many Lives and Layered Literary Myths

Few people know the city like this novelist-reporter.
tv

Talking With Emily Nussbaum About TV Criticism, Bad Fans, and Buffy

A conversation between two New York Magazine TV critics, past and present, about the state of TV.
  1. style guides
    Against Style Guides — Sort OfA new history of the semicolon shows that grammar guides have been ever with us and never particularly helpful.
  2. adaptations
    A24 Cooks Up Notes From a Young Black Chef Adaptation Starring Lakeith StanfieldThe Atlanta actor will portray American-Nigerian chef and Top Chef contestant Kwame Onwuachi in a film based on his memoir.
  3. must reads
    7 New Books You Should Read This JulyColson Whitehead, Helen Phillips, Lisa Taddeo, and more.
  4. books
    Laura Lippman on Baltimore’s Many Lives and Layered Literary MythsFew people know the city like this novelist-reporter.
  5. tv
    Talking With Emily Nussbaum About TV Criticism, Bad Fans, and BuffyA conversation between two New York Magazine TV critics, past and present, about the state of TV.
  6. profile
    What Is Scarier Than Motherhood?In Helen Phillips’s The Need, a parent’s nightmares take the form of a home intruder — who looks exactly like her.
  7. crime
    Gillian Flynn ‘Sickened’ by Gone Girl Defense in Missing Person CaseA defense lawyer is suggesting that a mother of five’s disappearance can be explained as “a Gone Girl–type case.”
  8. game of $$$
    Can Someone Please Tell George R.R. Martin His GoT Spin-offs Will Be Successful?Because he isn’t so sure.
  9. in conversation
    John Waters on Anna Wintour, Staying Youthful, and Why Trump Ruined Camp“You gotta have youth spies. Even after 30, you need a youth spy. You need ’em!”
  10. cbs all access
    Set Phasers to Literary! Michael Chabon Is Showrunning Star Trek: PicardChabon, now apparently a TV guy, also wrote a Netflix show.
  11. great adaptations
    15 Fantasy Adaptations We’re Excited to See on TV SoonSwords, potions, magic, oh my.
  12. casting
    Rosamund Pike Set to Star in The Wheel of Time AdaptationThe Gone Girl actress will be playing Moiraine.
  13. profile
    ‘I Really Thought He Was Going to Kill Me and Bury My Body’Romance author Sherrilyn Kenyon accused her husband of poisoning her. Was it her wildest fiction yet?
  14. pride month
    Nicholas Sparks Declares Himself ‘Supporter’ of LGBTQ Rights After Controversy“Ironically, as a writer I should have understood the power and enduring nature of my words.”
  15. books
    Put on Your Mockingjay Pins: A Hunger Games Prequel Is ComingSuzanne Collins announced her return to the series.
  16. literary lunch
    Taffy Brodesser-Akner and Tom Perrotta Wrote Books About the Opposite Gender“I don’t think it’s a very useful rule for novels: ‘This is a woman’s story, so a woman should write it.’”
  17. the grub street diet
    Author Taffy Brodesser-Akner Loves a Good Breakfast Salad“It makes me feel like a million bucks.”
  18. books
    Nicholas Sparks Didn’t Want an LGBTQ Club at His Private SchoolThe author is denying the claims.
  19. books
    Linda Fairstein Jumps Into a Debate About Linda Fairstein on Authors Guild Site“I seem to remember that Salman Rushdie’s publisher stayed with him through a FATWA.”
  20. books
    A Walking Tour, Circa 1860, With the City’s Last PirateRich Cohen takes us through Albert Hicks’s New York, complete with a sack of stolen money and a trip to the gallows.
  21. bookselling blues
    Barnes & Noble’s Wild Ride: A TimelineHow the chain, bought last week by a hedge fund, went from indie darling to publishing’s Darth Vader and back.
  22. the law
    Linda Fairstein Dropped by Publisher for Connection to Central Park Five CaseFairstein did not try the case, but was involved in the investigation.
  23. books
    Revisiting Larry Sanders’s Late-Night Host ConfessionsThe fictional autobiography is a pure distillation of Garry Shandling’s humor.
  24. the plaza
    Death, Dogs, and Eloise Made the Plaza Hotel What It Is TodayJulie Satow’s new book chronicles the history of one of New York’s landmarks.
  25. music
    Debbie Harry Gave a Surprise, Somber Reading From Her Unpublished MemoirFace It will be available for purchase in October.
  26. best of 2019
    The Best Books of 2019 (So Far)Bowlaway, American Spy, and other standout books from the year.
  27. pop occulture
    Meet Pam Grossman, the Terry Gross of WitchesThe podcast host and author discusses her new book, “pop occulture,” and dating muggles.
  28. must reads
    7 New Books You Should Read This JuneJames Ellroy, Lauren Mechling, Ocean Vuong, and more.
  29. r kelly
    8 Disturbing R. Kelly Revelations Detailed in New BookIncluding harrowing details from the Aaliyah annulment and infamous “pee tape,” plus why the current Chicago case might fall apart.
  30. profile
    Kristen Arnett, Queer Meme Master, Does Not Want to Explain Ravioli to YouThe internet’s favorite librarian talks about her debut novel, Mostly Dead Things.
  31. profiles
    Whose Story Will Sandi Tan Tell Next?The Idiot seemed like an “unadaptable” book. But after Shirkers, is there anything the director can’t do?
  32. r kelly
    R. Kelly Reporter Jim DeRogatis Never Wants to Hear Another ‘Pee Tape’ Joke“To see it reduced to a joke when you have this 14-year-old being violated …”
  33. yikes
    The 21 Wildest Celebrity Stories From Moby’s Controversial Tell-all MemoirThe Natalie Portman and Lana Del Rey controversies are just the tip of the iceberg from the book sinking Moby’s career once again.
  34. book review
    Elizabeth Gilbert’s New Novel Is All Sex, No DriveCity of Girls fails in its mission to make a liberated 1940s glamour girl compelling.
  35. weinstein books
    Ronan Farrow’s Weinstein Book Will Be Personal, He Says in Surprise AppearancePopping into a BookExpo lunch, he talked about “some of the low points I’m now reliving.”
  36. tv orders
    Hulu Is Making the Inevitable Sally Rooney TV Show With Normal PeopleStarring newcomers Daisy Edgar-Jones and Paul Mescal.
  37. packing light
    What Is a Beach Read, and Why?The anatomy of a marketing concept, plus lots of new summer favorites.
  38. books
    The Book Stand That Sells Only Signed Philip Roth NovelsThe late author signed hundreds and hundreds of them for his friend Enrico Adelman to sell.
  39. cancellations
    Moby Reads the Room and Cancels His Book Tour“I’m going to go away for awhile.”
  40. jonas brothers
    Apparently It Takes Three Jonas Brothers to Write One MemoirWill all three narrate the audiobook?
  41. book excerpt
    The John Candy Joke That Still Makes Steve Martin CryAn excerpt from the new book Wild and Crazy Guys.
  42. kids
    Does This Children’s Book Spark Joy?Marie Kondo’s new book will teach kids how to “tidy” and “embrace joy.”
  43. summer preview
    12 Books We Can’t Wait to Read This SummerColson Whitehead, Jia Tolentino, Raphael Bob-Waksberg, and more.
  44. trilogies
    Hilary Mantel Will Release Her Final Thomas Cromwell Novel in 2020Start queuing up for The Mirror and the Light.
  45. adaptations
    Catch-22’s Biggest Changes From Page to ScreenThe creators behind Hulu’s new miniseries make some bold choices in condensing Joseph Heller’s 450-page satirical novel into six installments.
  46. game of thrones
    George R.R. Martin: ASOIAF’s Ending Will Be Similar and Different From GOT’s“The same ending as the show? Different? Well … yes. And no. And yes. And no.”
  47. dragon shows
    Stephen King’s The Eyes of the Dragon Is Coming to HuluHulu has heard your GOT lamentations, and it wants to help.
  48. one grand books
    Elif Shafak’s 10 Favorite BooksVirginia Woolf, James Baldwin, and more.
  49. hollywood
    Public Nudity, Near Deaths, and Other Wild Tales from Chateau MarmontHighlights from a new tell-all.
  50. literary lions
    Herman Wouk, 1915 to 2019The author of The Caine Mutiny and Marjorie Morningstar died today at 103.
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