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Books of The Times: Review: ‘The Economics of Inequality,’ by Thomas Piketty

Mr. Piketty follows up “Capital in the Twenty-First Century,” last year’s landmark economic analysis, with a slightly revised version of a book he wrote in 1997.

The Foo Fighters Answer a YouTube Plea: The Band Will Play in Cesena, Italy

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One man, an army of musicians and volunteers, and a viral video spell success: Dave Grohl, the front man of the band, replies.

'Broken Promise,' A Conversation With Linwood Barclay

Photo: Bill Taylor Linwood Barclay's thrillers have been international bestsellers. Trust Your Eyes, an intriguing novel with a unique premise, has been optioned for film. The Associated Press said, "Linwood Barclay has established himself...Show More Summary

"Wonder Was Something We Needed Very Much"-Kathleen Alcott on "Infinite Home"

Elizabeth Gilbert once said: “We must take care of our families wherever we find them.” This is as good a summation as any for...

Fitzgerald the Pro

“All my stories are conceived like novels,” F. Scott Fitzgerald once wrote his literary agent, Harold Ober, and that was the problem. As with his novels, the stories each required “one little drop of something not blood, not a tear,Show More Summary

Bromance Has No Age Limit

For myriad reasons, I was having a crummy week. Fortunately, Land Ho!–written and directed by Martha Stephens and Aaron Katz–was just the pick-me-up I needed. Whilst catching up one day, Mitch (Earl Lynn Nelson), a former surgeon with a raunchy … Continue reading ?

Rock & Home

Can domestic life and rock & roll flourish together in contemporary novels? Should they?

Shiri Appleby and Constance Zimmer on the ‘UnREAL’ Season Finale

"During pilot season, you get sent seven cop scripts, four medical shows. But this one was really unique."

Comics Panel: The extra-sized Fables finale marks the end of an era at Vertigo

As the longest-running Vertigo book, Fables is the last reminder of the imprint’s glory days as a major force in the industry during the early ’00s. It was a time when creators like Brian K. Vaughan, Jason Aaron, and Brian Wood rose to popularity, but as the editorial climate of DC Comics changed, Vertigo became less of a priority for the publisher. Show More Summary

Great Job, Internet!: Dive into a retro video game based on Ernest Cline’s newest novel, Armada

Old school remains the best school in the works of Ernest Cline. In his latest novel, Armada, the author describes an arcade cabinet that mysteriously appeared and then vanished into urban legend swiftly thereafter. The name of the game...Show More Summary

Newswire: Exclusive DC preview: Midnighter kicks ass and goes clubbing in Midnighter #3

The best thing about DC’s new Midnighter series is that it doesn’t shy away from the gay hero’s personal life, exploring facets of the gay lifestyle that are rarely touched on in superhero comics. Writer Steve Orlando has fully embraced...Show More Summary

Simone de Beauvoir and Loving Authentically

Excerpted from the new bookExistentialism and Romantic Love by Skye Cleary PhD. Available from Palgrave Macmillan and Amazon. Romantic loving is, for Simone de Beauvoir, existentially dangerous. Romantic relationships can be such intoxicating experiences that lovers get lost in euphoria. Show More Summary

Let's Hope Cecil Was Not Slaughtered for Naught

It was well over 200 years ago now that Jeremy Bentham asked about animals, "The question is not, 'Can they reason?' nor 'Can they talk?' but 'Can they suffer?'" It was a rhetorical question even then. Obviously animals can suffer; obviously animals feel pain. Show More Summary

The Boy Who Lived and Continues to Live On

"Of course it is happening inside your head, Harry, but why on earth should that mean that it is not real?" ? J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows I am not sure when I read the first book or when I finished reading them for the first time. Show More Summary

The Words After War Interview with Sara Novi? by Jesse Goolsby

Sara Novi? is the author of Girl at War, a novel of incredible richness that investigates the devastation of the Yugoslavian civil war and the deep yearning for identity and place by one its survivors. The critically acclaimed book has been selected as a New York Times Book Review Editor's Choice and garnered a starred review from Booklist. Show More Summary

A Watchman Sets a Mockingbird Free

"Shoot all the bluejays you want, if you can hit 'em, but remember it's a sin to kill a mockingbird." How does an author live up to their legendary status after creating a timeless novel? The pressure is difficult to ingest and most likely a demon that Harper Lee wrestled with having never published since the release of To Kill a Mockingbird. Show More Summary

Thriving at the Edge: A Conversation With Donna Stoneham

The Thriver's Edge by Donna Stoneham, PhD offers seven key pieces of advice on how to identify your life's vision and how to make it a reality. Through personal experience and research, Stoneham's book offers a road map to moving from a mindset of struggle to one of thriving. Show More Summary

All Washed Up

The Art Of Making Soap: A Harrowsmith Contemporary Primer Mohr 1979 Submitter: For your consideration: one 1979 book on soap making. It still circulates quite a bit but I’m sure borrowers are as disappointed as I was. The age being the main factor, of course – things have changed in soap making at home. I […]

Amazon's Best Books of August: Part One

August always seems to be peak reading time – and this month, we found almost more great books than we could cram into allotted weeks of vacation...

Ten of the best… gardens in literature.

After a spot of August reading inspiration? Look no further as Senior Editor for Vintage Classics, Frances Macmillan has shared her top ten gardens in literature.  The Garden of Eden in Paradise Lost by John Milton. The Big One. The Original and Best. The one with the Tree and the Snake. The place where it all went wrong for […]

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