Project Black Sky: Superheroes, The Dark Horse Way

In a comics marketplace crowded with works by The Big Two, is there room for another superhero universe, let alone another superhero publisher? Dark Horse publisher Mike Richardson thinks so. Continue reading at 'Publishers Weekly'

[ Publishers Weekly | 2014-03-18 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Literary agents representing resistance superhero “Anonymous” go on record refuting scurrilous rumors.

The Katniss Everdeen of our generation—aka the anonymous Trump administration official who wrote a high-fructose op-ed and bestselling book about… silently and ineffectually resisting?—is the subject of Beltway rumors, as some are suggesting that “Anonymous” is, in fact, a high-ranking National... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

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On My Dark Vanessa and the Way Stories of Trauma Get Told

Just a month into 2020 and my wishlist is already straining under the weight of all the new titles I’m looking forward to being published. Maybe it’s working in a bookshop or the concentrated effort I’ve been making to retreat into a fantasy-bubble when I’m at home, but I’ve found myself excited... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

[ Literrary Hub | 2020-02-03 09:50:09 UTC ]
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‘On Swift Horses’ is a vibrant tale of unconventionality

Shannon Pufahl’s remarkable debut novel “On Swift Horses” tells a searing story about a forgotten side of 1950s America. Continue reading at The Christian Science Monitor

[ The Christian Science Monitor | 2020-01-28 20:36:21 UTC ]
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Roxane Gay Revisits ‘Darkness’ as a Graphic Novel

The author’s latest comic book endeavor adapts a short story, “The Sacrifice of Darkness,” from her 2017 collection “Difficult Women.” Continue reading at The New York Times

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In the darkly comic boarding-school world of ‘Oligarchy,’ being thin is everything

Scarlett Thomas continues her streak of turning complicated subjects into must-read novels. Continue reading at The Washington Post

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Amazon is selling Kindles at Black Friday prices

If you didn't manage to snag a Kindle on Black Friday, you have another chance to buy one at a steep discount. Amazon is currently offering $45 off the newest Kindle Paperwhite ($85) and $30 off the latest Kindle ($60). These are historic lows, and w... Continue reading at Engadget

[ Engadget | 2020-01-13 16:27:00 UTC ]
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Nipsey Hussle was a bookworm. Now black men are finding inspiration in what he read

Once a month, black men come together for The Marathon Book Club — founded to read the books that inspired Nipsey Hussle, who was killed in South L.A. in March. Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

[ Los Angeles Times | 2020-01-05 14:00:49 UTC ]
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The ‘unapologetic blackness’ of William Monroe Trotter

Kerri Greenidge traces the life of the early-20th-century activist who scolded a president and exemplified black pride. Continue reading at The Washington Post

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The Economic Hardship Reporting Project Gives Writers a Hand

Founded in 2012 to help freelance and unemployed journalists get published in newspapers, magazines, and other periodicals, the organization now wants to ensure that more books by such writers pass through the publishing pipeline. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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A black writer on individualism, identity and indifference in Trump’s America

Clifford Thompson explores the dissonance surrounding race — and his own worldview. Continue reading at The Washington Post

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Ralph Ellison’s Letters Reveal a Complex Philosopher of Black Expression

“The Selected Letters of Ralph Ellison” capture the fiercely intelligent and irreverent author of “Invisible Man” in conversation with other novelists and critics of his day. Continue reading at The New York Times

[ The New York Times | 2019-12-19 10:00:10 UTC ]
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Galley Beggar faces £40k black hole after The Book People enters administration

A Galley Beggar Press fundraiser has raised £20,000 within an hour of launching, as the indie faces a £40,000 "black hole" from The Book People’s administration status. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-12-17 20:00:20 UTC ]
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Reuters, Facebook Journalism Project Create E-Learning Course on Deepfakes

Multimedia news publisher Reuters teamed up with the Facebook Journalism Project on an e-learning course aimed at helping newsrooms more easily detect deepfakes and manipulated media. Identifying and Tackling Manipulated Media contains tips on identifying and rejecting manipulated video, images... Continue reading at AdWeek

[ AdWeek | 2019-12-17 19:35:26 UTC ]
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'The Boy, the Mole, the Fox and the Horse' Named B&N Book of the Year

Barnes & Noble booksellers around the country have voted to name Charlie Mackesy’s illustrated fable 'The Boy, the Mole, the Fox and the Horse' Barnes & Noble’s 2019 Book of the Year. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2019-12-06 05:00:00 UTC ]
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What we're listening to: Sturgill Simpson and 'Chase Darkness with Me'

In this installment of our audio IRL, senior editor Andrew Tarantola's affinity for anime leads him to an unlikely musical discovery. Senior editor Jessica Conditt is addicted to true crime podcasts, but her recommendation is an audiobook with podcas... Continue reading at Engadget

[ Engadget | 2019-12-03 14:30:00 UTC ]
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Nine black Hermiones, and 'Harry Potter and the Cursed Child' still won't talk race

As the Harry Potter play officially opens in San Francisco on Sunday, the production continues to sidestep a deeper discussion about casting. Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

[ Los Angeles Times | 2019-12-01 23:54:38 UTC ]
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BA hails joy of shopping in bookshops as Black Friday gets underway

The Booksellers Association has unveiled its Christmas social media campaign celebrating the joy of shopping in bookshops, as Black Friday gets underway. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-11-28 21:46:05 UTC ]
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The New York Times’ acclaimed “1619 Project” to become a series of books.

Random House announced today that they’ve acquired the rights to a series of books based on the New York Times Magazine’s extraordinarily popular “1619 Project,” which interrogates received perspectives on four centuries of slavery in America through essays, stories, histories, poems, and... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

[ Literrary Hub | 2019-11-20 13:52:40 UTC ]
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Did This Iconic 1962 Short Film Show Us Our Dark Future?

This past summer, I stumbled across a link on social media to Chris Marker’s 1962 science fiction film La Jetée. For those who don’t know it, Marker’s miniature masterpiece—its running time is 28 minutes—mixes black-and-white stills with narration to tell the story of a man who circles back in... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

[ Literrary Hub | 2019-11-07 09:49:34 UTC ]
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Obituary: Ernest J. Gaines, Novelist of the Black South, Dies at 86

Ernest J. Gaines, award-winning author of the acclaimed novel 'The Autobiography of Jane Pittman,' and a MacArthur Foundation “genius” grant recipient, died of a heart attack at his home in Oscar, La. He was 86. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2019-11-06 05:00:00 UTC ]
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