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Still Good to Him: Robert Christgau on a Life of Writing about Listening

INTERVIEW

Still Good to Him: Robert Christgau on a Life of Writing about Listening

Interview by Ted Panken ×

Robert Christgau talks about the musical fascinations and critical investigations that have taken him from the 45-rpm judgments of his "Consumer Guide" reviews to the extended jams in two...
Didion, Revisited

ESSAYS

Didion, Revisited

Essay by David L. Ulin ×

"I didn’t know what I was getting into." David L. Ulin on the experience of revisiting the writer whose novels and essays explore our paradoxical relationships with stories.
Semicolon: The Past, Present, and Future of a Misunderstood Mark

REVIEWS

Semicolon: The Past, Present, and Future of a Misunderstood Mark

Reviewed by David L. Ulin ×

The hybrid punctuation mark has met with resistance from many readers and writers since its invention by an early printer. But the semicolon endures.
The B&N Podcast: Emily Nussbaum on the Age of the Showrunner

B&N PODCAST

The B&N Podcast: Emily Nussbaum on the Age of the Showrunner

Posted by The Barnes and Noble Review ×

The Pulitzer Prize-winning TV critic talks about our conversational artform, how Buffy the Vampire Slayer changed her life, confronting the problem of abusive creators, and more from her new book...
Far Country: Scenes from American Culture

LITERATURE

Far Country: Scenes from American Culture

Reviewed by Melissa H. Pierson ×

The polymathic literary critic puts his counter-intuitive approach to reading on display in a compact new book that runs the gamut from Whitman to Westerns.
What My Mother And I Don’t Talk About

ESSAYS

What My Mother And I Don’t Talk About

Reviewed by Barbara Spindel ×

In this new collection, editor Michele Filgate matches her own revelatory title essay with works from fourteen other writers on the fraught relationship between mother and child.
The B&N Podcast: Damon Young on the Stories That Demand to Be Told

B&N PODCAST

The B&N Podcast: Damon Young on the Stories That Demand to Be Told

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The author of an incisive, thought-provoking and hilarious new book of essays talks about the persistence of racism, the power of language and what being a man means in 21st century America.
All the Lives We Ever Lived

LITERATURE

All the Lives We Ever Lived

Reviewed by Melissa H. Pierson ×

In the pages of Virginia Woolf's masterwork, the author finds an enduring exploration of loss.
The B&N Podcast: Gabrielle Union – Live in Cleveland!

B&N PODCAST

The B&N Podcast: Gabrielle Union – Live in Cleveland!

Posted by The Barnes and Noble Review ×

The author of the bestselling memoir in essays "We're Going to Need More Wine" in a wide ranging conversation recorded live at Barnes & Noble!
The B&N Podcast: Alexander Chee

B&N PODCAST

The B&N Podcast: Alexander Chee

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The bestselling author of "The Queen of the Night" joins us to talk about his new book, and the tricky relationship between a writer's life and work.
Acid West

ESSAYS

Acid West

Reviewed by Melissa H. Pierson ×

"Everything gets connected" in Joshua Wheeler's freewheeling journey through American extremes.
How to Write an Autobiographical Novel

ESSAYS

How to Write an Autobiographical Novel

Reviewed by Maris Kreizman ×

The new collection of essays by the author of "The Queen of the Night" follows the winding path of the creative life.