Mathew Klickstein has made a career out of nostalgia. Now he’s satirizing our yearning for the past.

The novel “Selling Nostalgia” looks at our tendency to overlook the shortcomings of our pop culture heroes. Continue reading at 'The Washington Post'

[ The Washington Post | 2019-08-14 13:54:00 UTC ]
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Coors Light’s new ‘Made to Chill’ campaign breaks from its mountainous past

Coors Light, which has spent years connecting its brand to Rocky Mountain imagery, is getting domesticated. A new campaign called “Made to Chill,” lacks the snowy peaks and mountain streams that have filled previous ads. Instead of wildlife, the brand is leaning into home life. One ad shows a... Continue reading at Advertising Age

[ Advertising Age | 2019-07-30 13:32:59 UTC ]
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As an abused child, he took refuge in superheroes. Then he made a career out of them.

J. Michael Straczynski’s “Becoming Superman” chronicles a horrific upbringing followed by Hollywood success. Continue reading at The Washington Post

[ The Washington Post | 2019-07-24 14:06:00 UTC ]
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Christians’ Nostalgia for An Imagined Past Worsens Divisions: David Gushee

The widespread anxiety bubbling up along economic, cultural, and political lines, especially among white Christians, led Christian ethicist Gushee to write his latest book, 'A Letter to My Anxious Christian Friends: From Fear to Faith in Unsettled Times.' Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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In Germany, a Jewish Millennial Argues That the Past Isn’t Past

Max Czollek, whose first nonfiction book is a rebuttal to calls for integration, believes that his country must face its history with more honesty — and that those who are singled out shouldn’t try to fit in. Continue reading at The New York Times

[ The New York Times | 2020-01-16 10:00:17 UTC ]
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Mary Oliver looked 'past reason, past the provable'

The Pulitzer Prize-winning poet and essayist wrote lyrically about nature, but there's more to her work than meets the eye.  Continue reading at The Christian Science Monitor

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If The Job Fits: Magical Careers in Manga

Might be time to update the ol' resume! The magical gigs in these manga might make you want to ditch that nine-to-five. Continue reading at Book Riot

[ Book Riot | 2020-11-30 11:39:00 UTC ]
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Where the headlines are made: inside newsrooms around the world - in pictures

Noel Bowler photographed some of the largest newsrooms across the world, exploring the physical spaces that house our modern press. With declining readership, reduced advertising and persistent questions about ‘truth’ and relevance of newspapers in the 21st century, the structures of print media... Continue reading at The Guardian

[ The Guardian | 2020-11-30 06:00:50 UTC ]
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‘Eddie’s Boy,’ by Thomas Perry, continues the saga of a retired hit man who can’t escape his past

One of Perry’s unique talents is his ability to tell the same story over and over again, while finding ways to make it fresh and absorbing. Continue reading at The Washington Post

[ The Washington Post | 2020-11-29 06:53:26 UTC ]
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Mairi Kidd made Seven Stories c.e.o.

Mairi Kidd, previously m.d. at Barrington Stoke and Head of Literature at Creative Scotland, has been appointed c.e.o. of the Newcastle-based National Centre for Children's Books, Seven Stories. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-11-12 02:55:02 UTC ]
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B B Alston | 'It seemed like one of those careers that was so far beyond anything I could do'

In October 2018, B B Alston was waiting for an interview for a temp job when he spotted the #DVPit contest on Twitter, a hashtag inviting aspiring authors from marginalised backgrounds to pitch their ideas to literary agents. He had a middle-grade fantasy manuscript about an inner-city black... Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-11-06 03:56:26 UTC ]
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Faber's Page made visiting professor at City

Faber c.e.o. Stephen Page has been made an honorary visiting professor of publishing at City, University of London.  Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Emily M. Danforth’s ‘Plain Bad Heroines’ mixes up a delectable brew of gothic horror and Hollywood satire

Danforth tells the story of an ill-fated all-girls school and a movie made about it a century later. Continue reading at The Washington Post

[ The Washington Post | 2020-10-15 12:00:00 UTC ]
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Hough made deputy m.d. at S&S Children's

Laura Hough has been promoted to deputy m.d. at Simon & Schuster Children's UK.  Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Robert Peston launches fiction career in two-book deal with Zaffre

Bonnier imprint Zaffre Books has signed a two-book, six-figure deal with Robert Peston, ITV's political editor. His first novel, The Whistleblower, will be published in September 2021.  Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-10-02 01:25:36 UTC ]
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Dangarembga made UEA international chair of creative writing

The University of East Anglia has appointed Booker-shortlisted Zimbabwean author Tsitsi Dangarembga as its new international chair of creative writing. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-09-28 17:24:43 UTC ]
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Authors of colour made up 19.6% of YA writers in 2019

Authors of colour made up 19.6% of Young Adult writers published in 2019, a huge leap on previous years, according to new research. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-09-28 14:25:59 UTC ]
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Just how odd is this month’s bestseller list? A look at pre-election bestsellers from years past.

We’re a little more than a month out from Election Day and the New York Times nonfiction bestseller list is looking predictably odd. In a year when books about anti-racism have reached unprecedented sales, so too has the tide of journalistic blockbusters and books by conservative mainstays been... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

[ Literrary Hub | 2020-09-25 13:58:38 UTC ]
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‘Goodfellas’ turned 30 this year. ‘Made Men’ explores its lasting influence.

Martin Scorsese’s 1990 film was far from a surefire hit, but it cemented his legacy. Continue reading at The Washington Post

[ The Washington Post | 2020-09-24 12:03:35 UTC ]
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The key to a more tranquil mind? One author argues it’s all about revisiting books from the past.

In “Breaking Bread With the Dead,” Alan Jacobs argues we should “sift the past for its wisdom and its wickedness, its perception and its foolishness.” Continue reading at The Washington Post

[ The Washington Post | 2020-09-15 15:49:40 UTC ]
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