reviews http://nhpr.org en Book Reviewers: The Gender Imbalance http://nhpr.org/post/book-reviewers-gender-imbalance <p>Last week, we came across an info-graphic that went viral among bookish types on Facebook and Twitter. <a href="http://www.vidaweb.org/" target="_blank">VIDA</a>, an organization for women in the literary arts, released a series of charts illustrating the results of <a href="http://www.vidaweb.org/the-count-2012" target="_blank">“VIDA Count 2012”</a>…that’s a tally of male and female book reviewers at major publications -- &nbsp;including The Atlantic, Harpers, and The New York Times Book Review -- and the&nbsp; gender of authors they reviewed over the past three years. <strong>Jason Boog </strong>is editor of the publishing website "Galleycat", where he<a href="http://www.mediabistro.com/galleycat/male-book-reviewers-still-outnumber-women-at-major-literary-journals_b66302" target="_blank"> blogged about</a> the findings.</p><p> Thu, 07 Mar 2013 15:56:11 +0000 Virginia Prescott 23264 at http://nhpr.org Book Reviewers: The Gender Imbalance And The Oscar Goes To...Ben Affleck's Beard http://nhpr.org/post/and-oscar-goes-toben-afflecks-beard <p>Virginia Prescott notices that recent&nbsp;movie reviews&nbsp;include as much critical analysis into facial hair&nbsp;as they do to&nbsp;cinematography, sound design&nbsp;and acting. Check out Virginia's take on the phenomenon here:</p><p> Mon, 03 Dec 2012 14:56:54 +0000 Virginia Prescott 17806 at http://nhpr.org 'Being Flynn': Taking In A Prodigal Father http://nhpr.org/post/being-flynn-taking-prodigal-father Robert De Niro's last outing with director Paul Weitz was less than auspicious: The comedy <em>Little Fockers</em> received terrible reviews. <em>Being Flynn</em>, their second collaboration, <em></em>is a more serious affair about the estranged relationship between a fractious father and his son.<p>De Niro plays Jonathan Flynn, a blowhard of a dad who spent his son Nick's childhood behind bars for bank robbery or otherwise absent. Fri, 02 Mar 2012 20:21:00 +0000 Bob Mondello 2280 at http://nhpr.org 'Being Flynn': Taking In A Prodigal Father Daughter...Yeah, There's an App for That http://nhpr.org/post/daughteryeah-theres-app <p>Eight-year-old Jane Frauenfelder and her dad help us sort through which apps are worth her time.</p> Thu, 16 Feb 2012 16:50:46 +0000 Virginia Prescott 1941 at http://nhpr.org Daughter...Yeah, There's an App for That The Lessons Hollywood Learned in 2011 http://nhpr.org/post/lessons-hollywood-learned-2011 <p>Our favorite film buffs drop by for a primer on what went well - and what didn't - in Hollywood this year.</p> Thu, 15 Dec 2011 16:49:24 +0000 Virginia Prescott 903 at http://nhpr.org The Lessons Hollywood Learned in 2011