Strand Book Store Remains Strong

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By Georgia Suter Competition from tablets and ebooks have shaken the stability of many bookstores in New York and across the United States in the past few years. While a shift in the bookstore landscape started years earlier, with large chain booksellers forcing lesser-known independent stores out of business, the new digital shift is pushing [&hellip
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Eric Lanlard’s new book, Cake Boy

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A Man with Pastries By Veronica Hoglund In celebration of Eric Lanlard’s new book, Cake Boy, New Yorkers gathered for an afternoon tea hosted by the Crosby Street Hotel. Guests sipped warm drinks and snacked on the most beautiful treats, which were even tastier than they appeared. Lanlard is best known for his cake boutique [&hellip
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Book Review: Mr. Fox

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Mr-Fox-Helen-Oyeyemi-Penguin A playful look at love, literature and Bluebeard, Helen Oyeyemi’s new novel, Mr. Fox, is nonetheless a serious piece of fiction. The tone is lighthearted, but beneath the veneer of arch teasing between novelist Mr. Fox, his muse, Mary Foxe, and his unhappy wife, Daphne, lies a nuanced examination of how we manage our expectations [&hellip
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Book Review: The Forgotten Waltz

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the-forgotten-waltz-1 There are more than a few echoes in Anne Enright’s The Forgotten Waltz, a chilly and scalpel-sharp remembrance of an extramarital affair and its aftershocks. Enright’s icy prose has been called Didion-esque, and there’s a similarly unflinching quality to her heroine’s self-assessment as in Jardine Libaire’s Here Kitty Kitty. But The Forgotten Waltz is defiantly, [&hellip
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Book Review: The Train of Small Mercies

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{7E64AB19-FAAD-4A03-B961-DEA0B7B5C4D3}Img100 David Rowell has given himself a large canvas with his new novel, The Train of Small Mercies. Leaping from city to city on the day Robert F. Kennedy’s funeral train chugged slowly down the East Coast, Rowell’s cast of characters comprise the whole of an America on the cusp of major changes. The problem is, [&hellip
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Still Just a Kid: Stan Lee Partners with 1821 Comics to Create New Adventures

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By Sahar Vahidi Comic book giant Stan Lee’s Spider-man, the X-Men and the Hulk are just of his created fan favorites that have been around for generations. While riding high on his successful creations, Lee’s still at work and branched away from his mainstays with a new brand for 1821 Comics. During an exclusive interview, [&hellip
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The Enchanted World of Erin Morgenstern

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The debut author of The Night Circus talks about struggle, success and not being the next J.K. Rowling By Leonora Desar “This is too strange to be my life,” Erin Morgenstern thought to herself this May during a whirlwind trip to New York City to promote her debut novel, The Night Circus. First there was [&hellip
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Mike Ruiz Defends Logo: “They Would Never Instigate An Act of Violence Like That”

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By Evan Mulvihill Gay reality TV is getting a dose of scandal this week! After an A-List: Dallas cast member tweeted a picture of a rock with a hate message allegedly thrown though his window last Friday, gay blogger Joe My God suspected that it was a publicity stunt in advance of the premiere this [&hellip
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