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.
One man, an army of musicians and volunteers, and a viral video spell success: Dave Grohl, the front man of the band, replies.
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
Elizabeth Gilbert once said: “We must take care of our families wherever we find them.” This is as good a summation as any for...
“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
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 ?
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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
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
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
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
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
"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
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
"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
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
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 […]
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...
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 […]