800-555-1212 johnallen9526@sbcglobal.net

Tag: Books

App News

Allen Ginsberg boxset dedicates beat junkies reason to howl

Posted By John Allen

A new collection of his musical work with the likes of Bob Dylan and Arthur Russell paints a different picture of the poet who loved Beck and Nirvana

A jam session between Allen Ginsberg and Bob Dylan in the East Village may sound like

Read More

App News

Jessica Valenti: my life as a’ sex object’

Posted By John Allen

In her teens, strangers flashed her on the subway, educators asked her for hugs and boys built jokes about her breasts. Should she laugh off a lifetime of objectification or get angry?

The two worst times for dicks on the New York subway:

Read More
In Their Lives: Great Writer on Great Beatles Songs review- musical madeleines

App News

In Their Lives: Great Writer on Great Beatles Songs review- musical madeleines

Posted By John Allen

A collection, edited by Andrew Blauner and featuring Rick Moody, Jane Smiley and others, combines personal memories with Fab Four faves

And still, the Beatles. Will we ever get over them? However many remasterings of the records there are, however many dramas, documentaries and

Read More
Elena Ferrante and the trouble with anonymity

App News

Elena Ferrante and the trouble with anonymity

Posted By John Allen

The supposed exposure of the much-feted novelists true identity has caused a lot of outrage the coming week. From Jane Austen to Banksy, countless artists have tried to stay in the darkness, but it merely makes people want to know more

Some all-too-anonymous writers

Read More
How Robert Evans changed movies for ever- and for the very best

App News

How Robert Evans changed movies for ever- and for the very best

Posted By John Allen

With The Godfather and Chinatown, Robert Evans revolutionised the movie industry. Now, Simon McBurney is staging the moguls scandalous memoir, The Kid Stays in the Picture. They talk about art, life and America

Half a century ago, Hollywood was at a crossroads. The major

Read More
Trump and Me by Mark Singer review- a lot of giggles but then horror

App News

Trump and Me by Mark Singer review- a lot of giggles but then horror

Posted By John Allen

To thinkers on the right and in tech, Hari Kunzru writes, Donald Trump, the salesman politician, opens dizzying potentials. For the remainder, the future looks dark

From Brexit to terrorist carnages to the deaths of globally beloved musicians, 2016 has been a dispiriting year,

Read More

Entertainment

He who must not be named: how Harry Potter helps make sense of Trump’s world

Posted By John Allen

For fans of the wizard series, the new political order is Dumbledores army v President Voldemort. Is it merely a juvenile comparing or have JK Rowlings books shaped a generations supposing?
 
Every generation has its go-to pop-culture political analogy. For decades, it was Star

Read More
Arundhati Roy announces second fiction after 20 -year gap

Uncategorized

Arundhati Roy announces second fiction after 20 -year gap

Posted By John Allen

The Ministry of Utmost Happiness follows her debut, The God of Small Things, which won the Booker prize in 1997

Twenty years after Arundhati Roy won the 1997 Booker prize for her debut novel The God of Small Things, the Indian novelists second,

Read More
Is diversity held accountable for Marvel’s sales slump- or merely a lack of imagination?

Uncategorized

Is diversity held accountable for Marvel’s sales slump- or merely a lack of imagination?

Posted By John Allen

The comic giants new position acting as Disneys R& amp ;D department entails it needs to take risks in order to survive. The diversity debate isnt the issue its a lack of understanding how the industry has changed over the last decade

Last week,

Read More
Verse runs viral: how young feminist novelists are reclaiming poetry for the digital age

Uncategorized

Verse runs viral: how young feminist novelists are reclaiming poetry for the digital age

Posted By John Allen

Fusing writing, music, art and technology, a new generation is taking poetry beyond the bookstore

If youre not an Instagrammer you may never have heard of Rupi Kaur. In fact, if youre not a young female Instagrammer, then your chances are likely even slimmer.
Read More