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Adapt Nation: Living in the Golden Age of Lit TV
Essay by Maris Kreizman
The appeal of television and the subtler pleasures of literary fiction have long been seen as cultural opposites. But "peak TV" needs novels more than ever.
Captive Audience: On Love and Reality TV
By LUCAS MANN
Reviewed by Tobias Carroll
The arrival of Reality TV didn't just change our media and our politics, says Lucas Mann, it changed the way we tell stories.
The B&N Podcast: Roma Downey
Posted by The Barnes and Noble Review
Fans know her from "Touched by an Angel," but the actor and producer talks with us about her faith and her moving life story.
Proust, Hardy, and Spam: 10 Things I Learned About Literature from Monty Python
By Chris Barsanti
Why growing up obsessed with world's most literate comedy troupe ought to be worth college credit. By Chris Barsanti.
The Daily Show (The Book): An Oral History
By CHRIS SMITH
Reviewed by Tom Carson
The improbable story of how a group of comedians turned the world of political journalism on its ear is told from the inside. Review by Tom Carson.
Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood
By TREVOR NOAH
Reviewed by Barbara Spindel
The new memoir from the "Daily Show" host delivers a portrait of a South African childhood caught between identities and communities. Review by Barbara Spindel.
By Janet Steen
How Robert Altman foretold an era when political reality and entertainment would converge. By Janet Steen.
“You Want to Know You Have a Home”: Eddie Huang on “Double Cup Love”
Posted by Miwa Messer
The author of the new memoir "Double Cup Love" talks about courtship, travel, cooking in China and the paradox of the immigrant experience.
Starving Amidst Plenty
By Steve King
36 years ago this week, 24-hour cable news became a reality.
Nothing Doing: On the Art of Procrastination
By Jessica Ferri
When doing nothing is an essential part of making something. By Jessica Ferri.
Heroes and Villains
By Steve King
A century ago this week, Teddy Roosevelt inveighed against "gross and reckless" journalism.
The Slaughterhouse Library
By Maris Kreizman
An Internet sensation emerged out of the collision of great books and pop culture: its creator Maris Kreizman reveals her literary inspirations.