Summer Travels | Classic Returns

Travel back in time, forward to the future, inside the minds of literary lights. Also, a “Classic Returns Cinema” memoir starring actress Gloria Grahame.

Geniuses & Gods, Podcasts & Presidents, “Mene” Moms, & More | What We’re Reading & Watching

Books, movies, TV…it’s not quite enough for the LJ/School Library Journal “What We’re Reading & Watching” team. Now we add podcasts and menus to the menu.

Books To Buzz About | Day of Dialog 2017

Five novelists, including three first-timers, discuss their buzzy fiction

Mothers, Dogs, Trees, Dystopias, Beach Cottages | What We’re Reading & Watching

Some weepy and not-weepy blurbs from current and former LJ staffers for this week’s “What We’re Reading & Watching.” Also moms, dogs, fear and prejudice, Evil Dead movies, and a talking tree.

MILFs, Monarchs, Miller, Makers, Murder, & More | What We’re Reading & Watching

The “What We’re Reading & Watching” crew covers a lot of ground this first week of May, with gladiators, queens, playwrights, golden girls, animators, and MILFs, plus Giancarlo Esposito & Roxane Gay!

The Young, the Psycho, the War-torn, the Aging, & the Beachy | What We’re Reading & Watching

This week, LJ and School Library Journal staffers contemplate mortality, parse a prequel, witness war and its effects on “normal” people, and escape to Nantucket.

Miniseries, Movie Stars, Short Stories, Coulrophobia, & Mama Cass | What We’re Reading/Watching

The “What We’re Reading (& Watching) gang get comfy with aging movie stars, scary clowns, 1960s rock and rollers, a 1950s wild child, rag-ripping minidramas, and prize-winning story collections.

Bingeing, Rewriting, Feuding, Playing, Crying | What We’re Reading & Watching

The LJ/School Library Journal members of the “What We’re Reading” team are still adjusting to playing for a new team, that upstart “What We’re Watching” franchise. Some are playing both sides. We have a Better Call Saul fan reading Japanese mystery, a Downton Abbey latecomer learning to ride a bicycle, and a horror film geek […]

What Joan Juliet Buck Is Reading & Writing | French on Fridays

Memoir author and former Paris Vogue editor in chief Joan Juliet Buck at New York City’s French Institute

Current & Recurrent Events | Classic Returns

15 timely and entertaining reissues in this “Classic Returns” column deal with political, moral, philosophical, and (Hollywood) royal issues, among other topics.