Critical Linking: August 21, 2012


“There wasn’t really a place for established or up-and-coming authors to publish short-form YA fiction – a place between the glossy magazines and the journals. We thought somebody should do it.”

There’s little enough short-form YA fiction, period. But here’s one step towards remedying that.


“She was like the perfect, non-camp hybrid of all the female New York characters that animated my romantic view of the city before I lived there: Eloise, Betty Comden, Lillian Hellman, Auntie Mame, Mary McCarthy, Elaine May, ­Gloria Steinem, and Amy, the hopelessly articulate and vulnerable bride-to-be who’d been originated by a striking Nora look-and-sound-alike (Beth Howland) in the 1970 Sondheim musical Company.”

The perfect obituary.



“Bookstores, authors and publishers are reaping the benefits of EL James’ increasingly popular erotic trilogy, 50 Shades of Grey.”

See if you can find the MacGuffin in this NYT On Video story