Sex, Scandals & Money: What’s Behind the Trump Book Boom and Will It Continue After Election Day?

Why Does the Trump Name Sell Fast? “Trump is an extremely divisive person and the country has rarely been so polarised,” says George S. Kazolias, a veteran US journalist, media trainer, and consultant. “Trump has brought reality TV into the real world and people on both sides are obsessed with every episode. This makes for […]

Navy SEAL Who Killed Osama bin Laden Calls on U.S. to Release Real Photos of Corpse

O’Neill denied conspiracy theories that bin Laden had been riddled with around 100 bullet holes, an alegation offered by some as explanation for the suppression of his images and the bin Laden’s subsequent burial at sea, from aboard the aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson.

Book review: A French novel of bleak interior and exterior landscapes

It is in the artist’s drawings that the narrator of Dusapin’s novel finally begins to find a more coherent sense of self. These revelations are handled with deftness; it would have been easy enough for the writer to turn these passages into conventional artist-subject material, but here, it is portrayed in strokes that are enigmatic […]

Dictionary.com’s new definitions help create a better world

Language doesn’t just help us communicate, it is an important part of how we understand the world. The definitions that are given to words affect how we perceive them and popular phases show social attitudes and shape our understanding of the world. As social norms change, language needs to as well and the lexicographers at […]

In Khyrunnisa A’s humour-laced new book ‘The Crocodile Who Ate Butter Chicken for Breakfast and Other Stories’, animals come alive

In some cases, it was a news item that caught her attention. She would file it away in her memory and then draw upon it to spin a story around it. If ‘Zebra Crossing’, a tale of a utopia in trouble, is a delightful play on words, ‘The Koala Magic’ is for all those who […]

The power of words: Startling accuracy of authors who predicted the world we are living in today

It’s rightly said that words are powerful; it’s no wonder then that we should think before we speak or rather write! Stories and books have the power to shape our thoughts, beliefs and expand our world views– all of which helps us become better humans. And so authors, writers and thinkers shoulder a great amount […]

David Chang, Chef and Author of ‘Eat a Peach’ Recommends Five Books About Food, Chefdom, and Perspective

While the book is coming out during an unprecedented time for restauranteurs (and everyone), throughout the book, Chang promotes the idea that cooking in a restaurant has been and always will be a sisyphean, uphill battle. Throughout the memoir, Chang details his battles with depression and self-doubt he faced all while creating the Momofuku empire, […]

EXCLUSIVE: ‘Her story has it all!’ Kellyanne Conway is being bombarded with multimillion-dollar book and movie deals to spill about her post as ‘ultra-loyal’ insider to president and how it blew up relationship with Trump-hating husband and woke daughter

For some seven years in the early 2000s, the New Jersey native, the daughter of a trucking company owner who abandoned the family when she was just a child, lived in Trump World Tower, and conducted private polls for him when he considered running for New York governor in 2013.

Historian Hal Brands on COVID-19’s effect on world order

The second danger, or cost is that there are places where we could potentially find ourselves on the outside looking in. And the example I’ll give here is the World Health Organization. It is absolutely appropriate to be critical of the role that the WHO played. The WHO was excessively deferential to Chinese sensitivities early […]

Book World: Sue Miller’s ‘Monogamy’ interrogates what it means to be faithful over the course of a long marriage

In the early narrative, chapters alternate points of view between Annie and her bookstore-owner husband, Graham. Both had earlier marriages that ended in divorce, and the experiences of those failed relationships directly influence their union. Annie’s first marriage provokes feelings of shame after she falls out of love with a man whose cutting remarks toward […]