Book Review: Manufacturing Celebrity: Latino Paparazzi and Women Reporters in Hollywood by Vanessa Díaz

in Manufacturing Celebrity: Latino Paparazzi and Women Reporters in Hollywood, Vanessa Diaz demystifies the role of the Latino paparazzi and women reporters in celebrity media production. At a time of great upheaval in labor markets, Díaz’s interdisciplinary analyzes at the intersection of work, race, gender and media are particularly insightful and relevant, writes Jonathan Pye … Read more

William Gay’s Final Collection Depicts Social Misfits and Blue-Collar Life | books

Hohenwald, Tenn., native William Gay, who published his first novel when he was in his late 50s, won acclaim for poetic prose and unforgettable characters who seem entirely true to the gritty Southern setting of his fiction. When Gay died suddenly in 2012, he left behind a considerable amount of unpublished work that has been … Read more

The must-read books of Summer

1 The Whalebone Theater by Joanne Quinn We first meet Cristabel as she waits in a faded country house by the sea in Dorset for her father to bring home his new wife. As Cristabel grows up, she pushes against society’s expectations of her and later joins the British intelligence operations in occupied France during … Read more

Book Review: Hegemonic Mimicry: Korean Popular Culture of the Twenty-First Century by Kyung Hyun Kim

in Hegemonic Mimicry: Korean Popular Culture of the Twenty-First Century, Kyung Hyun Kim explores the global rise of Korean popular culture, using the concept of ‘hegemonic mimicry’ to examine how it has adapted American sensibilities and genres. This is a valuable and significant contribution to studies of Korean popular culture with an interdisciplinary approach that … Read more

Vanderbilt Neurosurgeon Jay Wellons Reflects on a Life Devoted to Healing | books

When an editor at Random House read Jay Wellons’ 2020 essay in The New York Times about the extraordinary effort to save a critically injured young girl, he was so moved by the story that he got in touch with Wellons, who is head of pediatric neurosurgery at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. The resulting book, … Read more

Bob Harig’s ‘Tiger & Phil’

Mitch Mustin, Whitney Lewis, and Lance Pavlas. What do the names mean to you? Most likely nothing, though if you’re a college football fan they likely ring a bell. All three were all-world college football recruits. They were the “can’t miss” types that missed. recently the Bleacher Report did a story on some of the … Read more

Bob Harig’s ‘Tiger & Phil’

Mitch Mustin, Whitney Lewis, and Lance Pavlas. What do the names mean to you? Most likely nothing, though if you’re a college football fan they likely ring a bell. All three were all-world college football recruits. They were the “can’t miss” types that missed. recently the Bleacher Report did a story on some of the … Read more

7 Books Every Serious Entrepreneur Needs to Read

Opinions expressed by entrepreneur contributors are their own. One of my first jobs after I got out of the Marine Corps was at a software company during the dot-com bubble. There, I was responsible for selling training software designed to help network engineers, software developers and database administrators pass their certification exams. This was an … Read more

Introducing The Atlantic’s Expanded Books Section

When Emily Dickinson encountered her first real book as a child, she experienced a moment of pure, joyful recognition. “This, then, is a book!” she exclaimed. “And there are more of them!” The Atlantic would go on to publish Dickinson’s poems; perhaps more importantly, it introduced her to a lifelong mentor, Thomas Wentworth Higginson. After … Read more