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On the Books: Bruce Springsteen lists his favorite reads

56 minutes agoEntertainment / Books : Shelf Life

- In August, Bruce Springsteen announced he would release an illustrated children’s book. Outlaw Pete will hit shelves Tuesday, and to drum

Alzheimer’s & Literature

“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 […]

A Dark and Stormy Night: A Roundup of Halloween Lit

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...

5 Scary Stories

Recommended reading, Halloween edition: 5 scary stories written by women, courtesy of BookRiot.

What We’re Reading Now: ‘Sharp Objects’ by Gillian Flynn

Inevitably, you are aware of Gone Girl. The movie, the book, both, Ben Affleck, all of it. Hopefully you’re as

Can the Trolling of Media Outlets Revitalize American Poetry?

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

How to Dance as the Roof Caves In by Nick Lantz

Christian Anton Gerard reviews Nick Lantz's How to Dance as the Room Caves In today in Rumpus Poetry.

Writer Gets Readers to Pay Him to Edit his Manuscript

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

Big Issues: Breaking the chains of misogyny with Wonder Woman and Sensation Comics

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

“Save Us From Novelists”

“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.

Amy Poehler on her new book, the end of ‘Parks and Rec,’ and her next move

In her new book, Yes Please, Amy Poehler dishes about the improv biz, her years on Saturday Night Live (don’t miss the

Fingersmith Read-A-Long ~ Chapters 15 – 17

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 […]

Friday Fiction – True Meaning of Cleavage

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. […]

“Will the Circle Be Unbroken?”

“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?: […]

The Art of Terror: Robert Aickman’s Strange Tales

We might be blocked from seeing what lies beneath the surface, but we know it’s formidable and chilling.

J.K. Rowling digs into Dolores Umbridge in new Pottermore story

Your first Halloween treat today: Reading Pottermore‘s latest feature, a 1700-word exploration of the despicable Dolores Umbridge—written, naturally, by J.K.

A Purr-Fect Howl-oween For Reading

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 ?

113. An Interview with Angela James

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 ?

Five Black Sci-Fi Writers You Should Know

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

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