The latest installment of Reviewers & Critics features Michael Schaub, an incisive—and hilarious—literary critic and former Bookslut contributor.
On writing centers in homeless shelters; Christopher Marlowe given Shakespeare coauthor credit; literary blog HTML Giant returns after two-year hiatus; and other news.
The turmoil behind Harper Lee's Go Set a Watchman; on marriage, writing, and Clarice Lispector; the total weirdness of the book tour; and other news.
Lena Dunham decides to pay book tour performers; A Fault In Our Stars banned in California school district; pop songs as Shakespearean sonnets; and other news.
Stephen King announces fall book tour; 3-D children's books for the visually impaired; in defense of Comic Sans; and other news.
The long road to publishing Laura Ingalls Wilder's Pioneer Girl; a library with no books; the relationship between writing and fishing; and other news.
The Millions rounds up the best literary tweets on Twitter; Flavorwire showcases twelve author selfies; Dana Stevens and Francine Prose discuss how a story’s classic marriage plot holds up; and other news.
The Poetry Off the Shelf podcast includes a discussion of Apple’s new iPad commercial, which features the poetry of Walt Whitman; Seattle’s city council voted yesterday in support of an UNESCO City of Literature; Peter Schjeldahl talks about the enigmatic William S. Burroughs; and other news.
Nova Ren Suma offers techniques to stave off self-doubt; the Strand Book Store broke its all-time sales record this Christmas; the Guardian charts the United Kingdom’s top-selling books of 2013; and other news.