- In August, Bruce Springsteen announced he would release an illustrated children’s book. Outlaw Pete will hit shelves Tuesday, and to drum
“It’s a critical dilemma in my reading and writing but also a real-life dilemma in a family like mine, with Alzheimer’s in our genes: How do you locate the personhood in someone who is, for neurobiological reasons, no longer the person you knew? Is there a way to be true to medical fact and still […]
As you put the finishing touches on your costumes and keep dipping your hands into the bowl of trick-or-treater candy, enjoy these literary themed jack-o-lanterns--Jack, Poe, Max, Katniss, Harry and Sherlock. If these aren't spooky enough for you, check out...
Recommended reading, Halloween edition: 5 scary stories written by women, courtesy of BookRiot.
Inevitably, you are aware of Gone Girl. The movie, the book, both, Ben Affleck, all of it. Hopefully you’re as
Earlier this year, Vice ran the following headline above a story on the operation of creative minds: "Liars and Cheaters Make Better Art." The story linked to a study showing that "creative people are generally more dishonest than uncreative...Show More Summary
Christian Anton Gerard reviews Nick Lantz's How to Dance as the Room Caves In today in Rumpus Poetry.
One of the hardest parts of the writing process is getting honest feedback. Close friends and family think nothing of lying in order to spare your feelings about as little as a poem. So they'll sooner tell you that your baby is uglyShow More Summary
Each week, Big Issues focuses on newly released comic books of significance. This week, they are Wonder Woman #35, written by Brian Azzarello with art by Cliff Chiang, and Sensation Comics #3, written by Sean E. Williams, Ollie Masters, and Gilbert Hernandez with art by Marguerite Sauvage, Amy Mebberson, and Hernandez. Show More Summary
“God save us from novelists who want to create role models.” TimeOut has published a new interview with Eimear McBride, whose award-winning A Girl is a Half-Formed Thing was reviewed by our own Hannah Gersen for The Millions.
In her new book, Yes Please, Amy Poehler dishes about the improv biz, her years on Saturday Night Live (don’t miss the
Spoiler Alert: This post and any comments left on this post may contain spoilers from the Fingersmith in its entirety, including the ending. Fingersmith bookmarks: I finally found the PERFECT things I needed to make the bookmarks at Michaels. Unfortunately, I left the bag in my backseat on a day when I took my daughter […]
The True Meaning of Cleavage Fredericks 2003 Submitter: I am taking care of a much-neglected teen section at a public library, and I found this little gem in the stacks. The title is enough to make me wonder, but this book also hasn’t circulated since 2005. Nearly a decade on the shelf is long enough. […]
“You want to know who I am? If I wanted to have anything written on my tombstone, I would have, ‘Ask my children or ask my students.’ I actually never thought of it quite that way. That wouldn’t be a bad epitaph.” An excerpt from Studs Terkel‘s oral history of death, Will The Circle Be Unbroken?: […]
We might be blocked from seeing what lies beneath the surface, but we know it’s formidable and chilling.
Your first Halloween treat today: Reading Pottermore‘s latest feature, a 1700-word exploration of the despicable Dolores Umbridge—written, naturally, by J.K.
It’s no trick: our treat for you this Halloween is a post that showcases pictures of our best fuzzy friends. No calories or carbs: just plenty of library worker pet photos and their accompanying tails…er, tales. Suzy / Ace / … Continue reading ?
Sarah was finally in the same place as Angela James, whom Jane and Sarah mention frequently in podcast episodes as “Angie,” and they both had time for an interview. Angie is the Editorial Director of Carina Press, the digital first imprint of Harlequin. We talk about what she’s reading currently, what she thinks of Scribd, the... Continue reading ?
October is Black Speculative-Fiction Month. The month is drawing to an end, so it's time to stock up your bedside table with titles by Black women authors that you can spend the next 11 months reading. Here's my short list of great authors to introduce you to Black speculative-fiction. 1. Show More Summary