On a sunny afternoon, a group of friends and I gathered at the park and began asking women how they felt about their bodies, first by asking them, "Do these pants make me look fat?" Here's what I learned spending an afternoon at the park asking strangers this oddly personal question: 1. Show More Summary
Picture a dimly-lit apartment containing hundreds of shelves filled with paperbacks, hard covers and first editions. Picture a man who sits at a desk in the center of the apartment, reading for hours a day. He won't let you open the blinds because the light might hurt the books. Show More Summary
A lot of times (okay, six times so far) a friend or acquaintance will reach out in an email and ask some sort of variation along the lines of this question: "Josh, I would also like to write and publish my poetry -- how can I go about...Show More Summary
Coming soon: short films for each of Shakespeare‘s 154 sonnets, all set in New York City.
The musician and author’s new literary work is a mash-up of prose, poetry, song lyrics and autobiography that he is selling directly online.
Jo Nesbo’s “Blood on Snow,” which is No. 9 on the hardcover fiction list, was inspired by Nesbo’s desire to do for Oslo what Jim Carroll did for New York in “The Basketball Diaries.”
Seeds go to thrilling lengths to assure their species’ survival.
The scourge of rust — a mighty, and most unlikely, enemy.
A look at the biological and cultural history of bedbugs.
Against a backdrop of World War II and far-flung prison camps, two novels explore the strain imposed on ordinary lives.
Floods, drought, prediction, cloud-seeding, Seattle grunge.
An academic and activist looks at the conflicts that arise when science challenges popular beliefs.
New books by Lani Guinier, Greg Toppo, Fareed Zakaria and Jonathan Zimmerman.
An American teenager killed for sport during Liberia’s civil war.
Indridason’s latest novel illustrates the qualities that make his books so deeply pleasurable.
As an author, parent and educator, I am a huge proponent of getting kids to read real books. Ebooks are fine, of course. But holding a real book in your hands and turning the pages is a precious experience that all children should have. Show More Summary
There’s a new biography of T.S. Eliot out, and this one concentrates on the poet’s American childhood and his transition from a youthful Tom to the now-famous T.S. (just in case you needed some context for that new writer’s retreat....
By night, Daredevil is a blind hero with super-senses as a result of a radioactiveDdvl_waid chemical spill. By day, his alter ego, Matt Murdock, runs his own law firm to defend the defenseless. A superhero law drama? Why, that sounds like a great idea for a…television show!
Those Riverdale kids must be pretty jaded by now. They’ve been terrorized by Jason Voorhees, mended political fences between Barack Obama and Sarah Palin, beamed up to the Enterprise, and most recently stared down a Predator. And now, Deadline is reporting that Archie will be able to cross “surviving a Sharknado” off of his bucket list. Show More Summary
There is a moment in everyone's life when all the cards are on the table, all the chips, too -- the moment of truth when the entire universe, it seems, is conspiring to call one's attention to the choice we have every single day to let...Show More Summary