CATEGORIES

The Doctor Is In

As Dr. Maya Jacobs on Carol’s Second Act, Ito Aghayere delivers the laughs.

4 mins read
CBS Watch! Magazine
May/June 2020

The Royal We

Michelle and Robert King, the husband and wife team behind The Good Fight and Evil, are Hollywood’s reigning power couple.

7 mins read
CBS Watch! Magazine
May/June 2020

Show Her The Money

Kirsten Dunst schemes her way into our hearts as striving single mom Krystal stubbs on Showtime's On Becoming a God in Central Florida.

9 mins read
CBS Watch! Magazine
May/June 2020

R.G. BELSKY

Social distancing may have been common among working writers before it was a necessity, but not all members of that tribe adhered to the stereotype.

7 mins read
Mystery Scene
Summer #164, 2020

What About Murder?

Reference Books Reviewed

5 mins read
Mystery Scene
Summer #164, 2020

VAL,QUEEN OF SCOTS

ONE OF THE LIVING LEGENDS OF MYSTERY WRITING, VAL McDERMID HAS ENTERTAINED READERS AND DRIVEN THE GENRE FORWARD FOR MORE THAN 30 YEARS, BUT SHE WAS NO OVERNIGHT SUCCESS

10+ mins read
Mystery Scene
Summer #164, 2020

THE BEAUTIFUL DARK

Barry Gifford and the Noir Revival

7 mins read
Mystery Scene
Summer #164, 2020

the Hook

Intriguing First Lines

3 mins read
Mystery Scene
Summer #164, 2020

IVY POCHODA

It may seem odd to equate Greek drama and athletics with contemporary mysteries. But author Ivy Pochoda sees a logical intersection with the violence, structure, and drive inherent in these subjects.

10+ mins read
Mystery Scene
Summer #164, 2020

PUSHING WATER

Write what you know” is the hoariest piece of writing advice, as well as the one most often misapplied. As Stephen King said in his outstanding book On Writing, what if you want to write about serial killers or intergalactic space flight?

2 mins read
Mystery Scene
Summer #164, 2020

Grand Dame Guignol

Sometimes over the top, other times way over the top, Grand Dame Guignol was grisly, memorable entertainment buoyed by the sort of movie stars they no longer make: actresses whose talent, intensity, and willingness to take risks with their images made the wildly melodramatic seem frighteningly real.

6 mins read
Mystery Scene
Summer #164, 2020

EDITH MAXWELL aka MADDIE DAY

Cozies certainly provide solace from many of the dark edges of the actual world,” says Edith Maxwell.

7 mins read
Mystery Scene
Summer #164, 2020

AN OATH AND A TERRORIST

It was the late 2000s and the United States government was engaged in a global hunt for Osama bin Laden.

2 mins read
Mystery Scene
Summer #164, 2020

When Anime Becomes a Refuge For Patriotism

In addition to entertainment, China’s Bilibili offers nationalism to its young audience

5 mins read
Bloomberg Businessweek
May 04, 2020

The Old Man Who Lives Two Floors Below

Down the first twist of stairs and Josie hears she is not alone, like hearing a tree in the wind beyond her bedroom window. The old man: splay-legged before his door like a failing easel, he moves slow as death.

4 mins read
World Literature Today
Spring 2020

Our Nations, Ourselves

A Conversation with Robin Hemley

9 mins read
World Literature Today
Spring 2020

Translating History

A Conversation with Isabel Fargo Cole

10+ mins read
World Literature Today
Spring 2020

The Pregnant Woman from Zamboanga

In this story by an indigenous writer from the southern Philippines, a crime continues to haunt a local’s thoughts.

7 mins read
World Literature Today
Spring 2020

CONVERSATIONS ON THE FUTURE OF TRANSLATION

Good Storytelling Still Trending - An Interview with Antonia Lloyd-Jones

8 mins read
World Literature Today
Spring 2020

Cheating / Death

A girl learns her first lessons about cheating and death at her grandparents’ house, playing cards and Scrabble and listening to them read from the obituaries in the Detroit Jewish News.

10+ mins read
World Literature Today
Spring 2020

Tokyo's Mukōjima Hyakkaen Garden

NEAR THE HEART of old Tokyo, surrounded by the largest metro area in the world, the Mukōjima-Hyakkaen Garden provides a respite from the bustle of the city with a traditional and lush corner of peace and quiet. For more than two centuries, the garden has been a haven for the city’s writers and artists as well as anyone who desires a temporary escape from urban life into the subtle tranquility of nature.

2 mins read
World Literature Today
Spring 2020

Race, History, and the Body

Humanity on Display

7 mins read
World Literature Today
Spring 2020

Of Comics and Bipolar Disorder - A Conversation with Rachel Lindsay

Rachel Lindsay is a cartoonist based in Vermont and the author of a graphic memoir, RX, that was published in 2018 by Grand Central Publishing. RX explores the powerful interplay of word and image that resists biomedical prescriptivism and espouses the political potential of sharing subjective experiences of living with bipolar disorder through comics. Her comic strip “Rachel Lives Here Now” appears weekly in Seven Days, an alternative newspaper in Vermont. In our conversation with Lindsay, we discuss the pertinent issues surrounding mental health and the role of graphic memoirs in reclaiming the identity of the patient in a hierarchical biomedical system, specifically in the context of her recent memoir, RX.

10+ mins read
World Literature Today
Spring 2020

LIT TRENDS - 3 Online Book Clubs with a Global Perspective

ONE OF LIFE’S GREAT pleasures is sharing a favorite book with a community of bright, engaging friends, wine in hand and the fireplace crackling. In a perfect world, the host of your local book club is charming, the introverts are cozy and the extroverts gregarious, the conversation is brilliant and never lags, and the serving board groans under the weight of everyone’s best-loved dishes.

2 mins read
World Literature Today
Spring 2020

‘Wonder Woman 1984,' ‘In The Heights' Postponed Due To Virus

Warner Bros. delayed the summer release of “Wonder Woman 1984” and removed the adaptation of Lin-Manuel Miranda’s “In the Heights” from its schedule due to the coronavirus pandemic.

2 mins read
AppleMagazine
March 27, 2020

Chart Busters

Hal Leonard still making sheet music and beating the digital band.

2 mins read
Inc.
March - April 2020

Hot Plots Preview!

What will Happen

3 mins read
Soap Opera Digest
March 16, 2020

No Adults in the Room: From Election to The Politician

The recent release of Ryan Murphy’s series The Politician on Netflix has inspired endless comparisons to Alexander Payne’s 1999 film Election.

8 mins read
Reason magazine
February 2020

Adiós Bond, James Bond

La carta de despedida que Daniel Craig escribe en ‘Sin tiempo para morir’

10+ mins read
Rolling Stone - México
Marzo - Abril 2020