Nate Silver: Math God Becomes Pop-Culture Star

Nate Silver: Math God Becomes Pop-Culture Star

Besides the Democratic Party, the big winner Tuesday night was math. And Nate Silver is the Lord of the Numbers. The Associated Press profiled Silver and Jon Stewart had him on “The Daily Show.” The other night, Nate Silver got a little taste of what...
And You Don’t Mess Around With Jack (Reacher)

And You Don’t Mess Around With Jack (Reacher)

With “The Wanted Man,” the 17th Jack Reacher novel, out this month… and the Reacher movie starring Tom Cruise on the way, Vulture has compiled an impressive list of the “mayhem” (in other words, violence) in each novel. Elbows, Knees, and...
2012 Fall Books Preview — Cookbooks

2012 Fall Books Preview — Cookbooks

Because we love to cook, bake… and eat. Cooking Off the Clock: Recipes from My Downtime by Elizabeth Falkner (Aug. 28) Peek inside the off-hours culinary mind of one of America’s top chefs with Cooking Off the Clock, an irreverent, eclectic, and downright...
2012 Fall Books Preview — Nonfiction

2012 Fall Books Preview — Nonfiction

    There’s something for everyone. Nonfiction authors include Bob Woodward, Naomi Wolf, Stephen Colbert, Neil Young, Christopher Hitchens, Salman Rushdie, Jon Meacham, Penny Marshall and Justin Bieber. Week of Sept. 3 No Easy Day: The Firsthand...
2012 Fall Books Preview — Fiction

2012 Fall Books Preview — Fiction

Fall’s banquet of books include J.K. Rowling’s first adult novel and Tom Wolfe’s latest work set in Miami. Zadie Smith, Junot Díaz, Michael Chabon and Emma Donoghue will each release much-anticipated works of fiction. Favorite authors John Grisham,...
Jackson’s ‘Hobbit’ Expanded To Three Movies

Jackson’s ‘Hobbit’ Expanded To Three Movies

Is everybody happy? Director Peter Jackson said that given the richness of the story, he decided after wrapping up shooting recently in New Zealand that what was originally planned as two films would now be a trilogy. The studios behind the venture — New Line,...
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