Shannon Bolithoe : A Writing Life


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NPR News: From ‘Buffy’ Superfan To Pulitzer Prize, A Critic Celebrates TV On Her Own Terms

From ‘Buffy’ Superfan To Pulitzer Prize, A Critic Celebrates TV On Her Own Terms
Emily Nussbaum’s new book, I Like To Watch, is a collection of essays that span her career and the age of prestige TV. She wants to “explode and expand” the types of shows we take seriously, she says.

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NPR News: From ‘Buffy’ Superfan To Pulitzer Prize, A Critic Celebrates TV On Her Own Terms

From ‘Buffy’ Superfan To Pulitzer Prize, A Critic Celebrates TV On Her Own Terms
Emily Nussbaum’s new book, I Like To Watch, is a collection of essays that span her career and the age of prestige TV. She wants to “explode and expand” the types of shows we take seriously, she says.

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On the Centennial of Iris Murdoch’s Birth, Remembering a 20th-Century Giant

People who met the British novelist and philosopher Iris Murdoch (1919-1999) tended to want to describe her. She had big, round blue eyes, strawlike hair and a broad face with high cheekbones.

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NPR News: ‘Ask Again, Yes’ Is A Profound Yet Unpretentious Family Drama

‘Ask Again, Yes’ Is A Profound Yet Unpretentious Family Drama
Mary Beth Keane’s novel opens in 1973 New York and follows two rookie cops and their families over four decades. Her closely-observed domestic tale transforms into something deep and universal.

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NPR News: ‘I Like To Watch’ Is A Passionate, Brilliant Defense Of TV

‘I Like To Watch’ Is A Passionate, Brilliant Defense Of TV
The collection of 32 mostly previously published essays by New Yorker TV Critic Emily Nussbaum includes a new consideration of the question “What should we do with the art of terrible men?”

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NPR News: Marriage Is Passionate, Not Perfect, In ‘The Most Fun We Ever Had’

Marriage Is Passionate, Not Perfect, In ‘The Most Fun We Ever Had’
Claire Lombardo’s sweeping family drama — fueled by power plays between spouses and between sisters — is a wonderfully immersive read that packs more heart and heft than most first novels.

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For an Immigrant Family, Sarajevo Still Casts Its Shadow

When you purchase an independently reviewed book through our site, we earn an affiliate commission. Depending on how you read this two-part book by Aleksandar Hemon, you’ll either be going from a concrete account to disarray, or watching the threads of memory come together into a single story.

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