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.

What We’re Watching and… | What We’re Reading

“What We’re Reading” meets “What We’re Watching” in a snowstorm before the Oscars.

Fiction, Nonfiction, & Alt-Facts | What We’re Reading

The “What We’re Reading” gang is back, with rule-breaking queens and foodies, outlined protagonists, scary strangers, brother correspondents, and pink roaches, to name a few subjects.

2017 Gumbo | What We’re Reading

We’re reading: aloud, long-form journalism, parental nightmares, New Orleans novels, Wild Westerns, Richard III rewrites, Brooklyn books, whodunits, a raconteur’s remembrances, & more Lippman!

Poets, Murder, Maids, Music, & More | Classic Returns

The first “Classic Returns” column of 2017 is heavy on the creatives, with a lineup of musicians, poets, writers, artists, dancers, and philosophers, not to mention a lagniappe of French lit.

Regular & Irregular Books of the Season | What We’re Reading

New and seasoned “What We’re Reading” contributors discuss the books on their minds this week.

Busting & Building Bubbles | What We’re Reading

The “What We’re Reading” crew on books that extend outside their comfort zone, aka bubble-busting books. A few bubble-building books creep into the narrative too…