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Praiseworthy Poetrynew

These newly released collections prove that poetry isn't just for dead white guys.
Reno News & Review  |  Kirk Robertson  |  04-13-2006  |  Poetry

War and Peacenew

Since September 11, publishers have been rushing to publish non-fiction books about anything relating to the upheavals in the Middle East. They've been much slower about supplying us with imaginative tales from these regions, but the trickle has begun.
Boston Phoenix  |  John Freeman  |  01-03-2006  |  Fiction

The Village Voice's Favorite 25 Books of 2005new

The top books of the year cover subjects from teen sex diseases and Aztec slaughterhouses to Kiss riffs and juvenile tambourinists.
The Village Voice  |  Staff Writers  |  12-14-2005  |  Books

The Better To Givenew

These are not typical gift books. These are books for the rest of us -- books we would actually buy for ourselves, and our loved ones, be they geek or hipster, intellectual or meathead.
Boston Phoenix  |  Boston Phoenix staff  |  12-13-2005  |  Fiction

Best of Both Worldsnew

Three solid new small press comics straddle the worlds of indy and mainstream.
Columbus Alive  |  J. Caleb Mozzocco  |  12-08-2005  |  Original Work

How Can You Laugh?new

With their embarrassing confessions, a new breed of authors begs to be humiliated.
East Bay Express  |  Anneli Rufus  |  10-10-2005  |  Books

Cash Woesnew

A new spate of books shows how the love of money infects our lives.
Baltimore City Paper  |  Joab Jackson  |  09-19-2005  |  Books

Florida Fiction Offers Sleaze! Sex! Suspense!new

South Florida's lesser-known authors include S.V. Date, who writes political satires so sharp one online reviewer demanded he be deported, and vagabond sailor Christine Kling.
New Times Broward-Palm Beach  |  Sam Eifling  |  07-19-2005  |  Author Profiles & Interviews

Say What?new

Three books look at the way language shifts, unfolds and changes as people adopt ever more efficient ways of pronouncing words.
East Bay Express  |  Anneli Rufus  |  06-27-2005  |  Nonfiction

Independent Presses Serve Niche Audiencenew

The political, social and economic upheavals of the 21st century have prompted hungry readers to look beyond corporate publishing houses to independent, progressive presses.
San Antonio Current  |  Lisa Sorg  |  05-27-2005  |  Author Profiles & Interviews

Fandom -- Ultimately, It's All About Younew

Several books demonstrate, not always intentionally, that celebrity is ultimately all about us and how we use stars as models and mirrors.
East Bay Express  |  Anneli Rufus  |  05-10-2005  |  Nonfiction

Fear and Self-Loathingnew

Three new books wallow in our fat-phobic culture. But it's not all bad news for Big Beautiful Women and Big Beautiful Men.
Seattle Weekly  |  Lynn Jacobson  |  04-27-2005  |  Nonfiction

Hollywood's Gross Pointsnew

Three smart new books analyze movie giganticism. Bigger may not be better so far as viewers—and readers—are concerned, but it's definitely the future.
Seattle Weekly  |  Brian Miller  |  03-30-2005  |  Nonfiction

South by Southwest Compassnew

The Austin Chronicle offers complete coverage of the 2005 SXSW Film, Interactive, and Music conferences and festivals with links to individuals reviews, profiles and stories.
Austin Chronicle  |  Various  |  03-25-2005  |  Movies

Best Books From North Carolinanew

Chosen as best book of the year is Blood Done Sign My Name, Timothy Tyson's detective-story record of the racially tense summer of 1970 in Oxford, N.C.
INDY Week  |  John Valentine  |  01-07-2005  |  Nonfiction

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