What can make or break a book dealing with this subject is the angle from which the author approaches the subject.
Journalist Tom Di Nardo started his career as a freelance critic at the Philadelphia Bulletin as a side gig to his day job and was later a longtime contributor the Philadelphia Daily N
This is a coffee table book. It's that simple. An oversized hardcover that sports a garish and sickly yellow-green dust jacket with a landscape scene of the undead walking through a field.
By this point, we would be forgiven believing we know all there is to know about the Star Wars movies, but The Best of Star Wars Insider proves we don't.
While academic readers interested in celebrity studies will want to pick up this slim volume, readers should be aware that the references made will be to primarily Indian culture and will be lost o
“In its own inimitable way, West of Eden is as epic as John Steinbeck’s novel East of Eden.”
Common wisdom has it, I think, that, word for word, quip by quip, writer/producer/actress Tina Fey is our leading candidate for modern-age version of Dorothy Parker.
It’s a theatrical occasion when a celebrated playwright gets around to publishing his memoirs and reveals how a play is born.
For its original voyage, The USS Enterprise was deployed on a five-year mission that fell slightly short of its initial goal.
“an important entry into the literature of American dance history. It deserves recognition as a classic.”
“a very enjoyable addition to this year’s crop of Hollywood memoirs.”
John Lahr just won the National Book Critics Circle Award for his penetrating biography of Tennessee Williams.
Think of any team in the comic universe and they undoubtedly owe a debt of gratitude and inspiration to The Justice Society of America.
New York Times arts journalist Eric Grode’s The Book of Broadway is a lavishly illustrated coffee-table book with capsule histories of each show.
With a mixture of the violence that Dashiell Hammett brought to Red Harvest, the wild characters that filled the stories of Damon Runyon and the humanity at the center of O.
For decades Milt Gross’ New York was considered to be one of the great lost graphic novels of comic literature.
“Another perfect volume in DC’s Celebration series.”
“Black Broadway is a wonderful book. . . . lushly illustrated with oversized historic photographs . . . genius . . .”
“behind-the-scenes life of a working performer . . .”
“I do the obsessive thing for you,” says the author, “so you can go and have fun.”
“There is tremendous beauty found in the obscure, forgotten, and lost corners of an artist’s attic. This collection is a peek into Ditko’s attic.”
“To this latest book (a collection of good-sized pieces for The New York Review of Books and quite a few, well, bad-sized ones, little nuggets he wrote as speeches or trib
“As always Buruma is a reporter first; he does not argue a particular side without citation and witness.
“. . . an interesting and accessible take on comics’ place in literature, popular culture, and women’s history.”
Over the past few decades, superheroes, villains, and other characters taken from the pages of comic books have become as much a part of American mythology as Rip Van Winkle, Paul Bunyan, and Johnn