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9 Entertaining Books That Will Make You LOL

Originally published on Kirkus. For more from Kirkus, click here. Startup by Doree Shafrir “To call it expertly observed is an understatement.” Veteran journalist Shafrir, currently of BuzzFeed News, sharply skewers tech culture in a feminist satire that’s as addictive as it is biting. Show More Summary

5 Tips To Motivate Your Reluctant Reader

As the creators of Homer, the early reading app for young children, we’re often asked about how kids learn to read best. Over coffee a few weeks ago, a mom friend was telling me a sad but familiar tale. Her son, a kindergartner at our neighborhood public school, was putting up a fight about reading. Show More Summary

The 9 Most Addictive Books of 2017 (So Far)

Originally published on Kirkus. For more from Kirkus, click here. The Arrangement by Sarah Dunn “Dunn’s dryly humorous story about a marriage that goes dangerously off-road never loses its groove.” This novel about a couple that agrees...Show More Summary

Lessons Of McCarthyism

Review of Ike and McCarthy: Dwight Eisenhower’s Secret Campaign against Joseph McCarthy. By David A. Nichols. Simon & Schuster. 368 pp. $27.95 Between February 1950, when he charged that the State Department was “infested” with communists...Show More Summary

The Turkey-Netherlands Spat Is A Reminder Of A New Specter Haunting Europe

ISTANBUL ? Flying back to Istanbul after a warm week in Britain ? where it felt liberating to be away from the constant political chatter back home ? I came to the shocking realization that the Netherlands, of all things, had been dominating...Show More Summary

Where Free Speech Ends, Ignorance Begins

At the risk of sounding like a geezer complaining about “these kids today,” back in my college days, when it came to points of view we were unhesitatingly exposed to literature, teachers and on-campus speakers covering the ideological...Show More Summary

YA All Day: Teen Books For Adult Book Clubs

Originally published on Kirkus. For more from Kirkus, click here. Wonderful Feels Like This by Sara Lövestam, translated by Laura A. Wideburg “Sensitive and deeply moving: outstanding. (Fiction. 12 & up)” Fifteen-year-old Steffi Herrera...Show More Summary

Empowering Young Girls Through Books

By Jimena Durán We all know how important it is to read to children every day, no matter their age. But did you know that 57 percent of children’s books have male protagonists, while only 31 percent are female? The problem is not only the absence of female characters, but it’s also the way women are represented. Show More Summary

How The 'Guerrilla Archivists' Saved History – And Are Doing It Again Under Trump

By Morgan Currie, University of California, Los Angeles and Britt S. Paris, University of California, Los Angeles On Inauguration Day, a group of students, researchers and librarians gathered in a nondescript building on the north side...Show More Summary

Take It From An Actual Dom, 'Fifty Shades' Is Pathetic

At first glance, BDSM (bondage, discipline, sadism, and masochism) may seem like an abusive practice carried out only between heartless, psychologically disturbed sadists and victims with low self-worth. Appearances, however, are often...Show More Summary

12 Books That Will Make You Happy To Be Single

1. Homesick for Another World by Ottessa Moshfegh “A smartly turned and admirably consistent collection about love and its many discontents.” Dysfunctional relationships of many stripes—crumbling marriages, bad dates, slacker partners—drive this dark and quirky clutch of stories. Show More Summary

What Happens When A President Doesn't Like To Read? We're Already Finding Out.

Back what seems like years ago, when former President of the United States Barack Obama surprised Joe Biden with the Presidential Medal of Freedom, he invited the Vice President to step up to the podium and give an off-the-cuff acceptance speech. Show More Summary

New Photo Book By Sam Shahid Chronicles Stonewall [NSFW]

Legendary art director (A&F Quarterly, Calvin Klein) and photographer, Sam Shahid, is currently running a Kickstarter Campaign for his new book, And the Band was Playing a Gay Tune by Antinous Press. The project is a photo documentary...Show More Summary

A Plea For Compassion And Cultural Literacy

Long before Anthony Bourdain and a host of celebrity chefs made the pursuit of exotic foods an armchair adventure, American tourists had a strange reputation. Whether they were traveling in France, Japan, or other countries known for...Show More Summary

The Warlord and the Ambassador: A review of Dante Paradiso's "The Embassy"

In the summer of 2003, the West African nation of Liberia was facing a humanitarian calamity. After 23 years of war, the regime of warlord-turned-president Charles Taylor was crumbling. Rebels in the south controlled the second-largest city and were creeping toward the capital’s airport. Show More Summary

Leadership, Gender, and Grit: An Interview with Daina Middleton

Sheryl Sandberg may have started a national conversation with Lean In, but she was hardly the first person to notice gender inequalities in the workplace. Many if not most of us with experience in the corporate world have seen the pernicious double standard play out at one point or another. Show More Summary

Football Season Is Never Over: Hunter S. Thompson And The Most Important Word In Politics

“We don’t really own anything. We are merely custodians of it during our lifetime.” — Jim Irsay, owner of the Indianapolis Colts Twenty years ago, I asked a mutual friend a question that would change my life forever. “Football… what is it about football?” I wanted to know. Show More Summary

Why A Sexy Book Is Better Than A Sexy Man

Some people feel a sexy book is better than a sexy man. With a sexy man, you have to worry about love handles, and messy pubic hair, and smooth legs, and whether or not your natural, not-breast-cancer-causing deodorant works. Not so with a sexy book. Show More Summary

The Peculiarly American Fantasy Of 'Stand Your Ground'

Caroline Light’s provocative and original book, Stand Your Ground: A History of America’s Love Affair With Lethal Self Defense, is making its official debut next week and you can pick up a copy at (where else?) Amazon but I’m sure it will be at your independent bookseller as well. Show More Summary

A Memorable Book About Forgetting

Seasoned science writer and Scientific American opinion editor, Michael Lemonick, takes on the mysteries and miracles of human memory in his latest book, The Perpetual Now: A Story of Amnesia, Memory, and Love. A well-researched, engaging...Show More Summary

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