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Aug 7, 2012 1:22PM ET
A couple of weeks ago NPR Books posted their summer poll of the year, seeking to identify the greatest teen novel ever from thousands of nominations submitted by readers. The results are in—let the debates begin anew.
Aug 7, 2012 1:07PM ET
Today in books and publishing: Chicago Public Library bestows amnesty; rediscovering Thomas Browne; Google accused of copyright infringement; the results from NPR's Y.A. poll.
Aug 7, 2012 12:15PM ET
Fresh off a personal essay about the emotional turmoil wrought by a gay ex-boyfriend's mother un-friending her on Facebook, Lena Duham has now taken over for Jason Schwartzman by becoming The New Yorker's app spokeskid.
Aug 7, 2012 12:00PM ET
Today in celebrity gossip: Michael Phelps dates a model, Ryan Lochte heads to the club, and Lady Gaga has a boyfriend.
Aug 7, 2012 11:34AM ET
A word of warning to our beautiful and financially desperate readers: Unless you're willing to live with being the face of something terrible like "hipsters," think twice before posing for any stock photographs.
Aug 7, 2012 11:23AM ET
During last night's men's springboard diving preliminaries, we saw the most exciting debut at these Olympic games so far. No, it wasn't some hotshot young upstart diver. It wasn't a person at all. It was, in fact, a little splash-o-meter that appeared on the bottom left corner of the screen.
Aug 7, 2012 10:23AM ET
Let's set aside our snark and enjoy the time we have with the Olympics while we still can. We've only got until Sunday.
Aug 7, 2012 9:42AM ET
Marvin Hamlisch, the Hollywood and Broadway composer who wrote the music for The Sting and A Chorus Line, and one of only 11 people to have won an Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony award, died on Monday at age 68.
Aug 7, 2012 9:33AM ET
Robert Hughes, the fearless art critic known for his scathing Time reviews and the documentary The Shock of the New, has died.
Aug 7, 2012 8:42AM ET
The following A to Z list of most-disliked words is culled from your comments, emails, tweets, and occasionally from our own strong opinions. Actually, honestly, we're not even kidding, honey.
Aug 6, 2012 5:26PM ET
Every day The Atlantic Wire highlights the video clips that truly earn your five minutes (or less) of attention.
Aug 6, 2012 5:11PM ET
Today in showbiz news: A Jonas Brother wants on American Idol, Jennifer Lawrence gets into a kinky relationship, and Lindsay Lohan to further debase herself.
Aug 6, 2012 4:22PM ET
Some of us get our news through serious media like newspapers or nifty digital sites like this one, and then there are those who get our daily news fix via Oreos, and, in fact, we're all for it.
Aug 6, 2012 4:10PM ET
In case you were worried you would never get to see the documentary Andrew Breitbart made about Occupy Wall Street, you can rest easy: Mark Cuban and Todd Wagner are on the case.
Aug 6, 2012 3:35PM ET
In the ongoing debate over the byline gender gap, the July 29 issue of the New York Times Book Review, the "How-To" issue, has attracted some attention, inspiring a Tumblr of How-Tos from women.
Aug 6, 2012 2:58PM ET
Last January's very viral, very gross story about a lawsuit filed by a man who claimed he'd found a mouse in his can of Mountain Dew has finally come to a close, with the defendant, Ronald Ball, reaching some undisclosed settlement with Pepsi.
Aug 6, 2012 2:43PM ET
Columbia Pictures has released the first trailer, really a teaser, for Zero Dark Thirty, a ripped-from-the-headlines thriller about the killing of Osama bin Laden, directed by The Hurt Locker Oscar-winner Kathryn Bigelow.
Aug 6, 2012 1:51PM ET
Warner Brothers announced Monday that Baz Luhrmann's 3D version of F. Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby has been postponed from this December to summer 2013, bringing several more months of anticipating/fearing the very gaudy looking adaptation.
Aug 6, 2012 12:52PM ET
While it was disappointing to see vaulting sprite McKayla Maroney barely miss the gold, at some point I felt a strange wave of calm overtake me as I watched Romania's Sandra Izbasa joyously reacting to the results. In a strange way, I was glad that she won.
Aug 6, 2012 12:36PM ET
Today in books and publishing: Backlist sales are way down; Karl Ove Knausgaard reviewed in The New Yorker; writing on the subway; its hard to be commemorated in London; is the lit world really too nice?
Aug 6, 2012 12:22PM ET
It's not all that rare that people in urban places end up living with roommates, for at least a while. But what about having the same three roommates for nearly 20 years?
Aug 6, 2012 11:08AM ET
Open the latest New Yorker and you'll find that Hannah Horvath has finally made it you'll be able to read about Lena Dunham's emotional tailspin when she found out an ex-boyfriend's mom un-friended her on Facebook two years to the day after breaking up with her gay son.
Aug 6, 2012 10:55AM ET
Today in celebrity gossip: The world's best Olympian might be romancing a girl, Robert Pattinson was seen out and about in good spirits, and Levi Johnston wants Tripp all to himself.
Aug 6, 2012 9:57AM ET
Of course you know autocorrect. You've probably found yourself a target of its accidentally rude, crude expressions at least once, possibly with unfortunate ends, sometimes with amusing ones.
Aug 5, 2012 5:16PM ET
Andy Murray returns to the scene of his biggest career disappointment to defeat the biggest force in men's Tennis of the last decade; Usain Bolt is the king.
Aug 5, 2012 4:06PM ET
It's impossible to dethrone the World's Greatest Detective. The Dark Knight Rises sticks around the top of the pile for another week, while Colin Farrell is as disappointing as ever onscreen and on paper in the new Total Recall remake.
Aug 5, 2012 11:50AM ET
While you're busy grumbling about missing the men's 100m final on Sunday because of NBC's tape-delay policies, millions in Britain will be watching live, and the BBC's non-stop Olympics coverage strategy is paying off for them in a huge way.
Aug 4, 2012 5:49PM ET
Around 100,000 people are being evacuated from the Lollapalooza festival grounds in Chicago right now because of a severe thunderstorm warning, potentially cancelling performances from the Red Hot Chilli Peppers and Frank Ocean.
Aug 3, 2012 6:19PM ET
Today in showbiz news: VH1 revives an old favorite, RoboCop has a new lady in his life, and M. Night Shyamalan heads to television.
Aug 3, 2012 6:11PM ET
The site, if you haven't seen it, offers feminist statements over pictures of Gosling looking hot and bothered. But the goal, at least initially, was just to make a silly study guide.