By Jacob Silverman
The reality of Bolaño's outlaw image, The Daily Beast gets into books, the Google books settlement's collapse, Bill Murray's support of poetry, and more.
The Frankfurt Book Fair bows to Chinese censorship, B&N Review gets redesigned, a single sentence animated, private lives made public, and more.
Israel is Real blowback, authors make it big on HBO, Condé Nast soft-pedals an investigation into Putin, and more.
Mark Penn continues to embarrass the WSJ, Venezuela cracks down on publishers, the poetry of Shimon Peres, and more.
Drunken Boat’s editor arrested, Lopate appreciates the under-appreciated, NYTBR on the MJ, and more.
Inglourious Basterds, stalagim, Eurabia-mongers, Don DeLillo’s Point Omega, and more.
Adam Kirsch dresses down Rich Cohen, Kurt Anderson examines the Obama zeitgeist, A.O. Scott laments the dumbing down of film, and more.
By Michael David Lukas
The past two months have seen a bumper crop of trend pieces about the old and formerly untrendy practice of preserving the harvest.
275,232 books were published in the US last year. Don't publications have an obligation to review only those books that warrant serious consideration?
What does the King of Pop have in common with the main character of an 18th century German novel? Quite a lot, in fact.