Book Review: Manufacturing Celebrity: Latino Paparazzi and Women Reporters in Hollywood by Vanessa Díaz

Book Review: Manufacturing Celebrity: Latino Paparazzi and Women Reporters in Hollywood by Vanessa Díaz

In Celebrity in Production: Latino Paparazzi and Female Reporters in Hollywood, vanessa diaz demystifies the role of the Latino paparazzi and female reporters in celebrity media production. At a time of great turmoil in the labor markets, Díaz’s interdisciplinary analyzes at the intersection of work, race, gender and media are particularly insightful and relevant. Jonathan … Read more

What we gain from a good bookstore

What we gain from a good bookstore

“Will the day come when there are no more used bookstores?” asks the poet, essayist, and bookseller Marius Kociejowski in his new memoir, “A Factotum in the Book Trade.” He suspects that such a day will never come, but worryingly he is unsure. In London, his adopted birthplace and a major center of the antiquarian … Read more

Happening: Hub City Press Launches ‘Green Book of South Carolina’ | Book reviews

Happening: Hub City Press Launches ‘Green Book of South Carolina’ |  Book reviews

Hub City Press, in partnership with the WeGOJA Foundation and the International African American Museum, is launching “The Green Book of South Carolina” this month. Referring to the essential “Green Books” of the Jim Crow era, the book provides an illustrated guide to important places in African-American history in the state, such as the Rock … Read more

Kubbra Sait Talks About Turning A Writer With ‘Open Book: Not Quite A Memoir’

Kubbra Sait Talks About Turning A Writer With ‘Open Book: Not Quite A Memoir’

The actor talks about the challenges of reliving some of the darkest moments of her life while writing the book | Kubbra Sait Talks About Changing A Writer With ‘Open Book: Not Quite A Memoir’ OR In 2020, when her circle took to lockdown trends, from brewing Dalgona coffee to baking banana bread, the actor … Read more

Book Review: Hegemonic Mimicry: Korean Popular Culture of the Twenty-First Century by Kyung Hyun Kim

Book Review: Hegemonic Mimicry: Korean Popular Culture of the Twenty-First Century by Kyung Hyun Kim

In Hegemonic mimicry: Korean popular culture of the twenty-first century† Kyung Hyun Kimo explores the global rise of Korean popular culture, using the concept of “hegemonic mimicry” to examine how it adapted American sensibilities and genres. This is a valuable and important contribution to studies of Korean popular culture with an interdisciplinary approach that will … Read more

Wheeler Centre’s Next Chapter program funding ends

Wheeler Centre’s Next Chapter program funding ends

29 June 2022 @booksandpublishing The Wheeler Centre (TWC) has announced its Next Chapter program will not open for applications in 2022, following the end of the organisation’s partnership with the Aesop Foundation, which had funded the program. The Wheeler Centre said the scheme would ‘proceed uninterrupted for the current intake of writers and their mentors, … Read more

7 Books Every Serious Entrepreneur Needs to Read

7 Books Every Serious Entrepreneur Needs to Read

Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. One of my first jobs after I got out of the Marine Corps was at a software company during the dot-com bubble. There, I was responsible for selling training software designed to help network engineers, software developers and database administrators pass their certification exams. This was an … Read more

Introducing The Atlantic’s Expanded Books Section

Introducing The Atlantic’s Expanded Books Section

When Emily Dickinson encountered her first real book as a child, she experienced a moment of pure, joyful recognition. “This, then, is a book!” she exclaimed. “And there are more of them!” The Atlantic would go on to publish Dickinson’s poems; perhaps more important, it introduced her to a lifelong mentor, Thomas Wentworth Higginson. After … Read more

5 great books for the summer

5 great books for the summer

As I was putting together my list of suggested reading for the summer, I realized that the topics they cover sound pretty heavy for vacation reading. There are books here about gender equality, political polarization, climate change, and the hard truth that life never goes the way young people think it will. It does not … Read more