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InDesign CC 2014 review: Better e-book tools, easier workflows

In reviews of previous versions of InDesign, the looming question was always, “Is this version worth the cost of the upgrade or can I skip it?” But with Adobe’s switch to the Creative Cloud... | PC World – 2014-07-31

Review: ‘The Confessions of Frances Godwin,’ by Robert Hellenga

The worldwide success of the “Harry Potter” series has led to a great emphasis on young adult crossover novels in contemporary publishing. For years, teen wizards, warriors, werewolves and... | The Washington Post – 2014-08-01

Asus Transformer Pad TF103C review: This hybrid is better for fun than work

I enjoyed the Windows-based Transformer Book T100 I tested a few months ago, so I was excited to see how its Android-powered sibling would stack up. The engineers at Asus engineers have now proven... | PC World – 2014-08-01

Book review: ‘The Invisible Bridge,’ fall of Nixon and rise of Reagan, by Rick Perlstein

You can learn a lot by reading newspapers, especially if you have helped write them. Frederick Lewis Allen was a journalist of the 1920s who became a book author by taking what he and other... | The Washington Post – 2014-08-02

Book review: ‘Washington Journal,’ reporting Watergate, by Elizabeth Drew

Elizabeth Drew’s writing never gets old. Nearly 50 years ago, her meticulous, skeptical reporting for the Atlantic exposed the lovers’ embrace between Congress and Big Tobacco. Her book... | The Washington Post – 2014-08-02

Review: 'The Invisible Bridge' by Rick Perlstein

It's a cliché. The college professor asks for a show of hands. How many of you know about the Vietnam war? Nobody. Watergate? A sprinkling. (Maybe they saw the movie with Robert Redford on Netflix.)... | Chicago Tribune – 2014-08-02

Review: 'Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage' by Haruki Murakami

"Poets die adolescents," Robert Lowell wrote, and it's supposed to be romantic. Personally I think it sounds like hell. Just imagine: never growing out of your teenage rawness to the world, your... | Chicago Tribune – 2014-08-06

Yelp lied about review policies to inflate stock price, lawsuit claims

A class action lawsuit against Yelp could help determine if rumors about the company's ad practices, which have never been proven, are true. Yelp lied about review policies to inflate stock price,... | GigaOM – 2014-08-07

Review: 'The Magician's Land' by Lev Grossman

At the beginning of "The Magician's Land," the last in Lev Grossman's otherworldly and excellent "Magicians" trilogy, our hero finds himself in a crappy strip-mall bookstore in New Jersey, awaiting a... | Chicago Tribune – 2014-08-08

Review: ‘I Am Having So Much Fun Here Without You,” by Courtney Maum

Courtney Maum’s first novel, “I Am Having So Much Fun Here Without You,” is a publicist’s dream. Its snappy title promises ironic humor, and it leaves one wondering if the “I” will end up... | The Washington Post – 2014-08-08

Review: Out of Print, a Film by Vivienne Roumani

Out of Print, the film documentary by Vivienne Roumani about the state-of-affairs in the book business and the culture of reading in America circa 2013, is worth seeking out. | Publishing Perspectives – 2014-08-08

Book review: ‘Blue Mind,’ on the benefits of being near water, by Wallace J. Nichols

As I look up from the pages of this book, there’s nothing between me and the horizon but water. The only sounds are the hypnotic hiss of stones as they are dragged back by waves and the occasional... | The Washington Post – 2014-08-09

Review: ‘Before, During, After,’ by Richard Bausch

The production of 9/11 literature has slowed from those hectic days in 2006 when we were getting hit by a new terrorism book every six hours, but the attacks on the World Trade Center and our... | The Washington Post – 2014-08-13

Apps are nice but books are better: How to read to your kid in a digital age (book review)

In Born Reading, Jason Boog offers concrete tips on how to get better at reading -- and using technology -- with your child. Apps are nice but books are better: How to read to your kid in a digital... | GigaOM – 2014-08-18

After new plagiarism allegations, Time magazine will review Zakaria’s work again

Our Bad Media Time magazine will review Fareed Zakaria’s work after Twitter users @blippoblappo and @crushingbort accused the CNN journalist of lifting from a variety of publications,... | Poynter. – 2014-08-20

Review: ‘The Narrow Road in the Deep North,’ by Richard Flanagan

Beware Richard Flanagan’s new novel, “The Narrow Road to the Deep North.” His story about a group of Australian POWs during World War II will cast a shadow over your summer and draw you away... | The Washington Post – 2014-08-20

Samsung Galaxy S4 Nook Review

The Galaxy S4 Nook is a full-functioning Android tablet with a handful of extra Nook software to enhance the book reading (and, even more so, book buying) experience. | Publishers Weekly – 2014-08-21

Kill the Bookends column: Why the New York Times Book Review’s most frustrating feature has to go

Sure, Bookends seems harmless enough. But it actually represents the worst impulses of today's critical culture | Salon.com – 2014-08-21

Review: 'Adultery' by Paulo Coelho

The Swiss narrator of Brazilian writer Paulo Coelho's latest novel introduces herself as a woman with little cause for complaint — beyond a faked orgasm or two. In her 30s, Linda has a rich... | Chicago Tribune – 2014-08-22

Review: 'Diary of the Dark Years, 1940-1944' by Jean Guéhenno

Paris in August is a city turned over to visitors. The locals are on vacation, their numbers replaced by sunburned tourists taking selfies at the Eiffel Tower and, perhaps, ordering a "Cheese Max"... | Chicago Tribune – 2014-08-22

Huawei Ascend Mate2 review: A big phone that’s an even bigger value

Only have $300 to spend on an off-contract phone? If you don't mind a large handset, Huawei's Ascend Mate2 is worth the look. It has some advanced features, a solid camera and a massive battery along... | GigaOM – 2014-08-24

New York Review Of Books Critic Apologizes For Error In Zaha Hadid Takedown

Whoops.Last week architect Zaha Hadid demanded that the New York Review of Books retract a June essay by critic Martin Filler, claiming that the "personal attack disguised as a book review" had... | Fast Company – 2014-08-26

Liberio review: Turn your Google Docs into a published ebook

Now that eBooks have enabled anyone to be a published author, more would-be scribes are submitting their work directly through digital storefronts like Kindle Direct Publishing. Yet even with this... | PC World – 2014-08-27

Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 Nook review: good for reading, but hardly the best budget tablet

There was a time when Barnes & Noble was so big, so dominating, that even Tom Hanks managed to look like a jerk when he played a book-chain executive. But times have changed, and as people began... | Engadget – 2014-08-28

Review: ‘Feminism Unfinished’ by Dorothy Sue Cobble, Linda Gordon and Astrid Henry

Elaine Showalter is professor emerita of English and humanities at Princeton University. She is writing a biography of Julia Ward Howe. ‘I am not a postfeminism feminist. I am the Third Wave,”... | The Washington Post – 2014-08-29

Book review: ‘On the Run: Fugitive Life in an American City,’ by Alice Goffman

The dramatic rise of incarceration rates among African Americans since the 1970s has become more visible in mainstream culture partly because of television shows like the widely popular HBO series... | The Washington Post – 2014-08-29

Formlabs Form 1+ review: a workhorse for 3D printer users who care about quality

The Form 1+ was up and running within five minutes of coming out of its box. It's a beautiful and surprisingly easy to use option for an SLA 3D printer. Formlabs Form 1+ review: a workhorse for 3D... | GigaOM – 2014-08-31

Review, ‘Football: Great Writing about the National Sport,’ edited by John Schulian

“A rude and brainless subculture of fascist drunks,” Hunter S. Thompson wrote of sportswriters covering the 1973 Super Bowl. Thompson’s full-gonzo assault on his erstwhile peers remains far... | The Washington Post – 2014-09-03

Review: ‘The Unfinished Life of Addison Stone,’ by Adele Griffin

This intricate, intoxicating novel by two-time National Book Award finalist Adele Griffin opens with a photo of a stunning girl named Addison Stone and a newspaper article announcing her death, at... | The Washington Post – 2014-09-03

Review: ‘The Family Romanov,’ by Candace Fleming

Candace Fleming’s latest book has the elements of an overheated dystopian thriller — political repression, malevolent figures, a protracted war, endangered children — but no prospect of a... | The Washington Post – 2014-09-03

Yelp does not “extort” by trading review placements for ad contracts, appeals court rules

Does Yelp manipulate reviews based on whether a business buys advertising? There's no proof it does but, in an important decision, an appeals court found that Yelp has the right do so if it... | GigaOM – 2014-09-03

Review: Acer Chromebook 13 with Nvidia chip is a solid, full HD contender

Acer and Nvidia have teamed up on the Chromebook 13 which comes in a 1080p option. After extensive use, I'm impressed with the design and battery life but left wanting just a bit more when it comes... | GigaOM – 2014-09-04

The Economist Is Sorry About Its 'Not All Slave Masters' Book Review

The Economist retracts its review of a non-fiction book on slavery after being criticized for arguing that it's somehow biased to acknowledge that slaves were victims of ...... | The Atlantic Wire – 2014-09-05

How not to respond to a bad review

Stephan J Harper's litany of angry comments about a critic is a textbook demonstration of the reasons why wounded writers should keep shtumIf it's not the craziest response ever by a novelist to a... | The Guardian – 2014-09-05

Review: 'This Changes Everything' by Naomi Klein

If global warming is a worldwide wake-up call, we're all pretty heavy sleepers. It's telling that 20 years after the United Nations acknowledged the threat of human-driven climate change, we're still... | Chicago Tribune – 2014-09-12

Review: ‘A Girl Is a Half-formed Thing,’ by Eimear McBride

Americans finally have a chance to see what all the fuss is about over Eimear McBride’s “A Girl Is a Half-formed Thing.” Its success has the makings of a minor literary legend. The Irish... | The Washington Post – 2014-09-17

Yardley: Book review: ‘Censors at Work: How States Shaped Literature,’ by Robert Darnton

In this provocative study of censorship as it was practiced in three different places at three different times, the distinguished scholar Robert Darnton argues that it can be a considerably subtler... | The Washington Post – 2014-09-20

REVIEW: 'Tennessee Williams' by John Lahr

Any biographer entering a crowded field — and the life and work of the great playwright Tennessee Williams is hardly virgin territory, given the confessional diaries, the innumerable extant... | Chicago Tribune – 2014-09-20

China regulator says iPhone 6 in final review stages: Tencent

BEIJING (Reuters) - Apple Inc's iPhone 6 is in the final stages of review for approval, with results due shortly, a top Chinese government regulator said in an interview published on Tuesday by... | Reuters – 2014-09-23

Review: Hip Hop-eration

According to The Guinness Book of Records the oldest dance troupe in the world live in New Zealand. | Stuff – 2014-09-25

Review: ‘Ray Bradbury Unbound’ by Jonathan R. Eller

For most of us, if a Great White Whale entered our life and changed it forever, the experience would be metaphorical. Not so for Ray Bradbury. In 1953, Bradbury was approached by the director John... | The Washington Post – 2014-09-25

Review: 'Nora Webster' by Colm Tóibín

I don't know of anyone writing now who has handled the subtleties of predicament and a woman's inner life with as much skill as Colm Tóibín has in his last three novels, "Brooklyn," "The Testament... | Chicago Tribune – 2014-09-26

Review: 'Not That Kind of Girl' by Lena Dunham

I came to Lena Dunham, appropriately enough, at my therapist's office. I was paging through the Aug. 13, 2012, issue of The New Yorker, waiting to begin my weekly session of labored oversharing, when... | Chicago Tribune – 2014-09-25

Karl Miller, founding editor of London Review of Books, dies at 83

Literary world praises Miller for his intelligence, wit and literary acumen, and lasting pride in his Scottish rootsKarl Miller, founding editor of the London Review of Books, critic and... | The Guardian – 2014-09-25

Yardley: Book review: ‘In Search of the Perfect Loaf,’ a home baker’s quest, by Samuel Fromartz

Samuel Fromartz made his way to his current standing as one of Washington’s leading self-described “bread nerds” by a circuitous route. His first job, in 1985, was for Reuters, the news agency,... | The Washington Post – 2014-09-27

Review: ‘Eyes Wide Open,’ by Paul Fleischman

Prompted by the disturbingly regular sight of dead bees on his driveway, Paul Fleischman has done our beleaguered planet a kindness: He’s inspected its environmental ills and given the next... | The Washington Post – 2014-10-01

Review: ‘The Witch’s Boy,’ by Kelly Barnhill

The last of the world’s magic is tricky and dangerous. It enables Sister Witch to vanquish death with a sewing needle and the Bandit King to rise to power, but it also causes their respective... | The Washington Post – 2014-10-01

Review: ‘The Farmer and the Clown,’ by Marla Frazee

Lost in one corner of a vast sepia-toned vista, a bearded farmer forks up a load of hay while a swirl of black crows circles overhead. It’s a lonely unbroken landscape. Lovers of the Caldecott... | The Washington Post – 2014-10-01

Review: 'A Brief History of Seven Killings' by Marlon James

"A Brief History of Seven Killings," the third novel by Kingston-born author Marlon James, opens in Jamaica on Dec. 2, 1976. One of the first characters we meet is Alex Pierce, a journalist for... | Chicago Tribune – 2014-10-03

Review: 'The Assassination of Margaret Thatcher' by Hilary Mantel

If fans of the British royals had their way, celebrated British novelist Hilary Mantel would have been boiled in oil last year when she said in a speech that the Duchess of Cambridge — half of the... | Chicago Tribune – 2014-10-03

Book review: ‘Prince Harry: Brother, Soldier, Son,’ by Penny Junor

Biography PRINCE HARRY Brother, Soldier, Son By Penny Junor Grand Central. 357 pp. $28   Penny Junor’s “Prince Harry” offers a portrait of an evolving young man who is now fourth in line... | The Washington Post – 2014-10-04

Book review: ‘How We Got to Now’ by Steven Johnson

We all know how important the printing press has been to human history. Invented in the 1400s, it allowed the mass production of books, newspapers and magazines. That fueled rapid increases in... | The Washington Post – 2014-10-03

Book review: ‘Augustus: First Emperor of Rome,’ by Adrian Goldsworthy

There’s a well-mannered, tea-drinking Oxbridge elephant in the room with any modern biography of the Roman emperor Augustus — and Adrian Goldsworthy, also the author of the best-selling... | The Washington Post – 2014-10-04

Gone Girl: FILM REVIEW

Girl Gone stars Ben Affleck as a seemingly-hapless husband accused with murdering his beautiful wife, played by Rosamund Pike, in David Fincher's new thriller. The CBC's Eli Glasner tells you what he... | CBC – 2014-10-03

Book review: Leon Panetta’s ‘Worthy Fights’

Maybe President Obama should have asked his Cabinet secretaries to sign book-royalty agreements when they took their oaths of office, so he could share in the spoils. Too late now: Here’s Leon... | The Washington Post – 2014-10-07

Book review: ‘Belzhar’ by Meg Wolitzer

Meg Wolitzer’s 2013 bestseller, “The Interestings,” featured a group of precocious teenagers who met at summer camp in 1974. Wolitzer’s gift for capturing youthful exuberance and insecurity... | The Washington Post – 2014-10-08

Review: 'Being Mortal' by Atul Gawande

Three-quarters of the way through "Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End," Atul Gawande pulls back his carefully stitched curtain of reporting and research to relate the story of his... | Chicago Tribune – 2014-10-10

Review: 'Lila' by Marilynne Robinson

If you loved Marilynne Robinson's novels "Gilead" and "Home," as my wife and many of my friends did, you probably won't be bothering with this review; you'll already have Robinson's "Lila" at the top... | Chicago Tribune – 2014-10-10

Francis Plug by Paul Ewen review the Dennis Pennis of fiction

A wonderful survey of the strange world of famous authors by a fictional writer with a propensity for whisky-fuelled escapadesFrancis Plug, fictional author of this wonderful book, can be instantly... | The Guardian – 2014-10-10

Memory Theatre by Simon Critchley review horoscopes, death and The Eurovision Song Contest

A philosopher's fiction debut is rich, profound and very funnyThere's a telling moment in this fiction debut when the narrator, a philosopher called Simon Critchley, takes us aside to say, in... | The Guardian – 2014-10-14

Book review: ‘J,’ by Howard Jacobson, is a chilling tale of our anti-Semitic future

Howard Jacobson is getting harder to ignore. The 72-year-old British writer has been publishing witty novels for more than three decades and attracting the kind of critical acclaim earned by stars... | The Washington Post – 2014-10-15

Review: 'Bad Paper' by Jake Halpern

When a person stops paying his credit card bill, the lending bank has 180 days to collect on what is owed before it is required, by law, to "charge off" the account and file it as a loss. Soon... | Chicago Tribune – 2014-10-16

Book review: ‘The Brewer’s Tale,’ a history of beer, by William Bostwick

In “Bird by Bird,” Anne Lamott’s book of advice for writers, she warns against sitting down with the idea of tackling a vast and overwhelming subject such as “a play about the immigrant... | The Washington Post – 2014-10-18

Book review: ‘The Cynic: Political Education of Mitch McConnell,’ by Alec MacGillis

Mitch McConnell is still an enigma. He’s the most powerful Republican in Washington and in his home state of Kentucky, now on the cusp of realizing his lifelong dream of becoming Senate majority... | The Washington Post – 2014-10-18

Amazon Kindle Voyage Wi-Fi + free 3G and Leather Origami Cover [Review]

It seems like everyone has a tablet or phablet nowadays. These devices are wonderful as they let you do many things, like listening to music, surfing the web and reading. Yes, you can read a book on... | Betanews – 2014-10-24

Book review: ‘Empire of Sin,’ murder, jazz, and New Orleans by Gary Krist

Given the publication of so many books and articles about New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina, it’s instructive to remember that many of the city’s much-discussed problems — street violence,... | The Washington Post – 2014-10-24

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