Lauren Hough Loses Lambda Prize Nomination After a Twitter Feud

She added: “I expected more from Lambda than character assassination by vague accusation based on Twitter rumors, for telling people — not one group, but people — to read the book.” Acquaye and Scales said in a joint interview that an independent judging panel and Lambda Literary had both contributed to the decision to withdraw the book More...

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By admin On Monday, March 21st, 2022

The Many Uses (and Abuses) of Shame

Its absence can be liberating or terrifying, depending on where you sit. When he was president, Donald Trump was often described as shameless, berating his opponents in the most lurid terms, gleefully signaling More...

By admin On Sunday, March 20th, 2022

Poem: Lessons on Lessening – The New York Times

Lessons on Lessening By Jane Wong I wake to the sound of my neighbors upstairs as if they are bowling. And maybe they are, all pins and love fallen over.I lie against my floor, if only to feel that kind of affection. What More...

By admin On Saturday, March 19th, 2022

The Science Behind Mental Afflictions

Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Spotify | Stitcher | How to Listen In “A Molecule Away From Madness,” the neurologist Sara Manning Peskin writes about the errant molecular activity that underlies many serious More...

By admin On Friday, March 18th, 2022

National Book Critics Circle Names 2021 Award Winners

Anthony Veasna So’s short-story collection “Afterparties,” which centers on the lives of Cambodian Americans in California, won the National Book Critics Circle Award for best debut book on Thursday. By More...

By admin On Thursday, March 17th, 2022

In ‘Lessons From the Edge,’ How an Ambassador to Ukraine Became a Casualty of the Trump Administration

That I arrived at this moment in the book with my heart in my throat speaks to how skillfully Yovanovitch narrates her life story. Born in Montreal, she takes us from a childhood in Kent, Conn., through postings More...

By admin On Wednesday, March 16th, 2022

Maureen Howard, 91, Novelist Who Traced Women’s Challenges, Dies

Maureen Howard, who first drew wide attention in 1965 with her novel “Bridgeport Bus,” which came to be regarded as a precursor to second-wave feminism, and went on to write ambitious, well-regarded books More...

By admin On Tuesday, March 15th, 2022

A New York City Childhood Leads to Anxiety and Jokes in ‘What’s So Funny?’

Chast’s book was a graphic memoir, told using her art; in Sipress’s book, his cartoons act more as punctuation marks to the narrative, written in prose that is also economical and amiable (and occasionally More...

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