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The Toxic Drama on YA Twitter

Young-adult books are being targeted in intense social-media callouts, draggings, and pile-ons — sometimes before anybody’s even read them.

By Kat Rosenfield

Read a Bit of Julie Klausner’s New YA Novel

The very funny Julie Klausner has a new young adult novel, Art Girls Are Easy, coming out on e-book tomorrow and in print next month, and Jezebel has an exclusive excerpt from it, which you could be reading right now instead of this sentence if [...]

By Bradford Evans

Jason Segel Wrote a Series of Young Adult Novels, Out Later This Year

Jason Segel revealed yesterday that he has written a series of three young adult novels and that he hopes to have the first one released later this year. Segel spoke about the books for the first time last night at a Forgetting Sarah Marshall [...]

By Bradford Evans

The WGA Original Screenplay Nominees Are Nearly All Comedies

WGA's big-screen announcements are out, joining the small-screen nomination list released a few weeks back. The Original Screenplay category in particular is almost totally comedy-dominated, with Bridesmaids, 50/50, Midnight in Paris and Young [...]

By Hallie Cantor

The Quiet, Dark Comedy of Young Adult

Young Adult is not only one of the best comedic films of the year, but one of the best films of the year. It’s about time comedic performances can be considered brilliant performances.

By Robin Hardwick

The Star Market: Is Charlize Theron Mounting a Cruel Comeback?

"There's nothing she can't do as an actress," says one rep, "because she clearly has the dramatic chops, and she has the physicality to do these action movies; that's about as wide a range as one can get."

By Kyle Buchanan and Claude Brodesser-Akner

Patton Oswalt Explains His King of Queens Prank to Jimmy Fallon

Patton Oswalt took to Late Night With Jimmy Fallon last night to promote Young Adult, but more importantly to show a fast-forwarded clip of that time he stood totally still in the background of a King of Queens scene. (The fact that the writers [...]

By Hallie Cantor