Life under lockdown: Recommended books

Remember that a lot of bookstores have closed their doors this week to help slow the spread of the coronavirus, but many of those stores are still taking orders by phone or online, and they’d be happy to help you get a copy of one of these books, or recommend something else you might enjoy.

Here’s what we want to see from the Surface Book 3

Microsoft just recently released the latest iteration of its Surface Book 2-in-1, which converts from a clamshell notebook to a tablet thanks to an innovative tear-off display. Announced in October 2017 and released in November, the new version significantly improves the machine’s power and introduces a larger 15-inch model. With new high-end Nvidia GPUs on […]

Why books are so important right now: SF bookstore owner tells us what people are reading

P.M. Honestly, I have no idea. Our landlords want (and are legally entitled to) their rent; we want to keep as many staff paid and insured as long as possible; and we owe publishers our regular monthly payments. One of our stores relies heavily on author events, and that concept seems dead in the water […]

Whether you’re happy together or finding it hell, now is the time to rip up the relationship rule book, says a top couples therapist, who shares his expert tips for: Love in the time of corona

The solution is to move into the middle and find a compromise — so the see-saw does not fling you too high or tip you too low. You can achieve this by listening to your partner’s opinion, telling him on which points you agree, and asking him open questions: ‘How would that work?’

La Borinquena Creator Teams Up With Comics All-Stars For Free, Downloadable Coloring Book

Miranda-Rodriguez, who is headquartered out of New York, is working not just with comic book professionasl but also with educators to provide needed resources to kids in one of the hardest-hit cities in the country. As the United States has become the new epicenter of the COVID-19 pandemic, New Yorkers are particularly vulnerable, with millions […]

Kevin Smith On Bringing Comic Book Legend George Perez to Comic Book Men

This year, the series is leaning more on guest stars than it has in the past, with Lou Ferrigno and the Batman creative team of Greg Capullo and Scott Snyder joining Perez in taking the screen…but Perez’s episode is a special one; when one of the guys has lost most of his comics in the […]

New York Comic Con: Kevin Smith Says Comic Book Men Doesn’t Stereotype Fans

He said that after that first barrage of criticism, the stars all felt that the show was likely not to be picked up for a second season, but that he forgot to take into account that “you have to flip the microscope” and realize that when you’re preoccupied with your own perception on the Internet, […]

BOOK NOOK: It’s story time

Noted children’s authors suggest books that will keep the kids and young adults thoroughly entertained during the lockdown Alone time is a wonderful opportunity to clear the clutter of our minds and make space for the books that have perhaps been piling up on the side-table. This week, renowned children’s authors Asha Nehemiah, Paro Anand […]

My Dark Vanessa by Kate Elizabeth Russell review – grooming as a teen love story

My Dark Vanessa – about a 15-year-old schoolgirl, Vanessa, who has a sexual relationship her 42-year-old teacher, Jacob Strane – animates this process of re-evaluation, albeit within an extreme case. Kate Elizabeth Russell resists the (now sometimes shrill) insistence on black and white in sexual dealings – instead inhabiting the mind of a vulnerable teenager, […]

The vision thing

This provoked a spat between two of Arbus’s most articulate critics, AD Coleman, writing in the New York Observer, and Janet Malcolm in the New York Review of Books. Coleman objected to the book because it “exploits its human subjects in ways that I find morally reprehensible”; because it could not be considered a complete […]