Rashard Mendenhall is retiring from the Arizona Cardinals in order to write, among other reasons. “The truth is, I don’t really think my walking away is that big of deal. For me it’s saying, ‘Football was pretty cool, but I don’t want to play anymore. I want to travel the world and write!’” Maybe he’ll […]
Actress Mindy Kaling, she of “The Office” and now “The Mindy Project,” is working on a second book. The comedian revealed the news at South by Southwest during an interview with Marie Claire Editor-in-Chief Anne Fulenwider. Kaling already has one book under her belt, the memoir “Is...
One book should always lead to another, for both readers and writers. I guess that's the small truth that sits at the heart of this reading list. When I wrote my novel Black Moon, some of these titles were just distant memories--yet their presence in my bloodstream certainly guided me. Show More Summary
Shotgun Lovesongs may just be the sleeper hit of the season, so evocative is it of the kind of small town American life we don't get enough of in literature these days. The story of a mill town and four...
Colum McCann, March 10, 2014 photo credit: Renee Rosensteel, email@example.com event photos generously provided by Renee Rosensteel and Pittsburgh Arts & Lectures Colum McCann had us at hello. “Happy to be here with yinz!” the National Book Award winning Irish author … Continue reading ?
This is the post I should have written in December when I received the very first Quarterly Box from Book Riot. They put this together through the Quarterly website. I had no idea that this was a thing. The concept is that you subscriber to a company’s quarterly subscription and every three months you get […]
Imagine you're an analyst for a Fortune 500 company. One day, your boss asks you for a memo breaking down the pros and cons of a potential acquisition. Your boss further stipulates that your analysis must be at least five pages long....Show More Summary
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie was among the winners of the 2013 National Book Critics Circle Awards, announced Thursday in a ceremony at the New School in New York.
The winners of the National Book Critics Circle Award have been announced in New York City.
March is Women's History Month... the perfect time to do exactly what the month is designed to encourage us to do: learn more about women's history. After all, since women have likely made up half the population throughout history, if we haven't gotten their side of the story, we haven't gotten the full story. Women's history is labor history. Show More Summary
Hello. I'm the Honest Toddler. For those of you who are not familiar with my work, I am an ambassador between the toddler and adult communities. My passion is helping adults become better servants to the small children in their lives. Show More Summary
Malcolm Gladwell has written a book about power and the people who challenge it. He sat down with Lars Mensel to discuss if the world is ultimately fair. The European: You have written a book about the idea that the strong and powerful are not always what they seem. Show More Summary
We all have so much to read these days. Wouldn't it be nice if we could read it faster? The possibility that this fond wish could actually be granted by technology is what's driving the buzz about Spritz, a new speed-reading app that debuted at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona last month and will soon come loaded on new Samsung devices. Show More Summary
In Jean Hanff Korelitz's novel, a couples counselor's ironically titled book-within-a-book comes back to haunt her as she must ruefully own up to her own lack of self-awareness. It's almost impossible to put down Jean Hanff Korelitz's...Show More Summary
“First, catch your pig.” This is the beginning of Harper Lee’s recipe for cornbread, but it’s not the first time pork has preoccupied her writing. At The Paris Review, Sadie Stein examines the use of ham in Lee’s fiction.
Superheroes love to hang out with other superheroes. If you had superpowers, wouldn’t you want to spend time with other people who had superpowers and talk about how super your powers are? Of course you would. And apparently, that rule...Show More Summary
Amidst tensions in Europe, the "rebalance" to Asia, and high-stakes diplomacy and conflict in the Middle East, the question of stability in Pakistan continues to shadow Washington. Specifically, as the United States draws down its forces...Show More Summary
Tumblr has established itself as more than just a breeding ground for puppy GIFs and Sherlock slash fanfiction (though those two things still make up a fair amount of the site's content). If you're a book lover, you're probably already...Show More Summary
Recommended Reading: Ray Shea’s essay at Hobart “Fat Guy.” “I want to say that I shrunk into my shoes and disappeared, but when somebody throws ‘fat guy’ at you, you don’t shrink, you grow. You bloat.”
Walt Whitman’s poetry flares up a lot in Americana. Breaking Bad‘s meth kingpin Walter White had an inscribed copy of