The Real Reason Why You Pass Judgment on Other People's Taste in Books

Of course, your own taste in reading material is beyond reproach — but those Twilight fans, they're just stuffing their brains with garbage. And meanwhile, those literary snobs are judging you for liking military science fiction, without even having read any. If this is you or someone you know, then you ought to read… » 2/11/14 6:00pm 2/11/14 6:00pm

Is it really possible for books to "transcend genre?"

The debate over "literary fiction" versus "commercial fiction" (with the latter category including speculative fiction) has gone on forever — but there's a new wrinkle. New York Times Book Review contributor Christopher Beha has a proposal for how the NYTBR can recognize really groundbreaking works of speculative… » 9/17/13 4:40pm 9/17/13 4:40pm