These Are the Best Captions in Kim Kardashian's Book of Selfies

Selfish, Kim Kardashian-West’s book of selfies, was released Tuesday and I spent nearly half an hour flipping through each of its 445 pages. Though I had spent many months looking forward to the silly collection of photographs, I was delighted to find that Selfish had a surprise waiting up the sleeves of its dust… » 5/06/15 1:30pm 5/06/15 1:30pm

Jonathan Franzen Accuses Jennifer Weiner of 'Freeloading' on Sexism

Serious Male Novelist Jonathan Franzen would like you to know he still has zero respect for Jennifer Weiner, a popular writer whom he admits he hasn't read but considers insufficiently serious for his manly tastes. This time, Franzen accused Weiner—who talks often about sexism in the book world—of "freeloading on the… » 2/13/15 2:30pm 2/13/15 2:30pm

Who Said It: Nora Ephron or Brand-New WSJ Columnist Kendall Jenner?

Well, well, they're both writers now, and everyone's mind is valuable no matter what's in it, or whatever the all-flattening faux-populist ontological miasma is whispering in our ears these days. Anyway, a tiny troll who lives under the conference table at the Wall Street Journal offices has given famous sibling… » 1/16/15 11:45am 1/16/15 11:45am

Lemony Snicket Author Apologizes for Racist Joke, Donates Money

In an apology that's about as good as apologies get, Lemony Snicket author Daniel Handler has said that he is sorry for his comments at the National Book Awards Wednesday, which he called "monstrously inappropriate and yes, racist." He's also donated $10,000 to raise money for an organization devoted to diversity in… » 11/21/14 10:50am 11/21/14 10:50am

Captain Underpants Gets More Calls for Censorship Than Fifty Shades

The ALA revealed its top five most challenged books of 2013 and, somewhat surprisingly, lines like "suck me, baby" and "my inner goddess is doing the merengue with some salsa moves" weren't enough to nab "mommy porn" staple Fifty Shades of Grey the #1 spot. Instead, Anastasia and Christian are languishing down at #4… » 4/16/14 10:00am 4/16/14 10:00am