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NYT’s Romance Coverage Indicates a Bigger Problem

The New York Times' dismissive treatment of romance readers and writers feeds into some of the most pervasive stereotypes of the newspaper.

Shocker – The NEW YORK TIMES’ New Book Desk Won’t Include Romance

Surprise, surprise. The New York Times' revamped book coverage still makes it harder for romance novels to receive mainstream coverage.

The New York Times Bestseller Lists Have Become Even More Irrelevant

Changes in the New York Times bestseller lists make it less useful to readers.

NY Times Removes Comics Bestseller Lists: Why this is a problem

The New York Times removed its comic bestseller lists last week. We think that's a mistake.

Quiz: Identify These YA Books By Their NYT Best Seller List Description Alone

In the Jane Austen-novel of my mind, I often pair up whoever writes the movie summaries for the On Demand ...

GreenLit: Ten Non-Book John-Green-Approved Things

So, GreenLit. That’s a thing, according to the New York Times. Sometimes it gets used to define writers who are ...

Are We Supposed to Pretend That Chelsea Handler is the New Ann Patchett?

Recently, The New York Times’s book section had Chelsea Handler as their featured author. After double checking that I had seen ...

The Decline and Fall of the Book Reviewing Empire

If anyone ever asked me what parts of the bookish world I’m embarrassed by, they might be surprised by the ...

The Folly of Child-Proofing Harry Potter

Recently, an article came out in the New York Times in which Lynn Messina, who is a mom, discussed her difficulties ...

Guess the Author Based on the New York Times’ Breathless Physical Description

Recently, the New York Times published a profile of literary agent Luke Janklow, drawing attention to his “eyes the color ...

The Magic of the Sentence

In the March 18th edition of the NY Times, there’s a piece by Jhumpa Lahiri called “My Life’s Sentences.” It’s ...

Sunday Diversion: Michiko Kakutani Fill-in-the-Blank

The most famous and mysterious of The New York Times book critics, Michiko Kakutani is as influential as she is ...