Ben Fountain’s new novel, Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk, has been called “the Catch-22 of the Iraq war.” Read the Rumpus review here.
Today in Book Review, Catherine Tung reviews T.M. Wolf’s visually experimental debut novel, Sound. Read her review here.
If you listened to Radiolab or read the New Yorker in the last three years, you’ve probably encountered the science journalist Jonah Lehrer.
Today, in Book Review, Christopher Lura reviews Is That a Fish in Your Ear? Translation and the Meaning of Everything, David Bellos’s new treatise on the pleasure of translation. Read the review.
Some friends of Housing Works Bookstore are hosting a marathon reading of Herman Melville’s novella Bartleby, the Scrivener: A Story of Wall Street. It’s only 45 pages, but it’s an exciting…
Filmmakers Courtney Stephens and Les Blank explore the shifting definition of the phrase “women’s work” through the lens of the Oakland Museum Women’s Board (and the board’s renowned White Elephant…
Today Aimee DeLong reviewed Chuck Klosterman’s new novel, The Visible Man, here at The Rumpus. Tonight Klosterman is reading at the Booksmith at 7:30pm in San Francisco. See you there?
Last March, when the New York Times announced they would be erecting a pay wall, I knew I would pay it.
Today, in Book Review, John Reed reviews Who is Ana Mendieta? a new graphic novel about the life and tragic death of the feminist artist. Read the review.
Award-winning author E. L. Doctorow will be reading down in San Jose tonight. Then tomorrow afternoon he will be in conversation with our very own Andrew Altschul. Here are all…
It’s a Chris Adrian double feature! Today, in Book Review, Christopher Feliciano Arnold reviews Adrian’s latest novel, The Great Night. Then tonight at 7:30 Adrian will be reading at Booksmith in the Haight.