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Newswire: Exclusive Marvel preview: Winter Soldiers kick off a rescue mission in Bucky Barnes #10

Bucky Barnes: The Winter Soldier is one of the strangest books Marvel is publishing right now, following Captain America’s former sidekick on an intergalactic journey of self-discovery involving mind-altering drugs, alternate universes, and a dreamy romance with an alien queen. Show More Summary

Superman Is Smarter Than Batman

Who's smarter -- Batman or Superman? Most fanboys will go to their grave swearing up and down Batman is. He's certainly been shown in the comics to be capable of devising schemes to defeat all of Earth's most powerful superhumans time...Show More Summary

Book Review: Uncommon Stock and the Literary Hat Trick

Like many, I was glued to my television a few weeks ago when Carli Lloyd's hat trick lead the U.S. Women's National Soccer Team to their first World Cup in sixteen years.  An epic feat to cap off a thrilling and consistently awesomeShow More Summary

Review: A Handful of Bullets by Harlan K. Ullman

A Handful of Bullets by Harlan K. Ullman (Naval Institute Press, 226 pages) On June 28, 1914, in the city of Sarajevo, a teenage Serbian nationalist, Gavrilo Princip, shot and killed the heir to the Austro-Hungarian throne, Archduke Franz Ferdinand, and his wife Sophie. Show More Summary

In a Word, What It Means to Be Gay

I've always thought certain things were necessary for an intelligent conversation. Lips are a biggie. It's hard to understand anyone who can't use them properly. Beyond that, however, it helps if everyone knows what page everyone is on when it comes to vocabulary. Show More Summary

Old Soul Nuggets of Knowledge From Florence Shovel Shinn

You know her? No...I didn't either. Recently on a trip to Arizona I found myself in a new-age store full of incense and cool stones and crystals, lots of books on Jesus, and spirituality right next to tarot decks and ruins made out of wood or crystals. Show More Summary

21st Century Authoratative Classical French Vegan Cookbook

The Classical Vegetarian Cookbook For Professional Chefs and Inspired Cooks This cookbook was written for novice vegetarian cooks seeking to learn learn vegetarian cuisine and the seasoned veteran chefs looking to raise the bar on their vegan cooking skills. Show More Summary

Bill Cosby

Bill Cosby: Coming At You Ziegler 1978 Submitter: I am submitting this book that I found in my elementary school library. It is a biography of Bill Cosby. It was published in 1978, so it was before The Cosby Show. The book focuses mainly on his childhood and and his beginnings in the entertainment industry, up until […]

The Magpie Lord, by KJ Charles

The Magpie Lord has everything I could possibly want from a m/m romance. It has a historical Victorian setting, it involves magic, one of the two heroes is short, skinny, and booksmart, and above all the main characters are presented as real, multi-layered people in a real relationship. Show More Summary

Stuff You Should Be Watching: Jane the Virgin

If the CW had sat down and said, “What’s a show we could do that would make romance readers happy? What would it consist of?” they could not have come up with a more perfect show than Jane the Virgin. Smart sassy heroine? Check. Hot hero? Check. Show More Summary

Breaking Out

As part of a collaboration with several international magazines, Full-Stop is publishing Babelsprech International, a series of articles on poetry around the world. In the latest edition, Karel Piorecký writes about contemporary Czech poetry, drawing a line between the pre- and post-Communist periods. Related: John Yargo on the Czech writer Bohumil Hrabal.

“Hamilton,” Based on a Book, Is Becoming One Again

A biography of Alexander Hamilton by the historian Ron Chernow inspired the hip-hop musical "Hamilton," by Lin-Manuel Miranda. Now Grand Central Publishing has acquired Mr. Miranda’s book ?“Hamilton,” which blends the history of Hamilton’s life with Mr. Miranda’s lyrics and annotations and behind-the scenes content from the show.

Samuel Delany and the Past and Future of Science Fiction

In 1968, Samuel Delany attended the third annual Nebula Awards, presented by the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America (SFWA). At the ceremony that night, “an eminent member of the SFWA,” as Delany later put it, gave a speech...Show More Summary

Caves of ice

Summertime, and the living is… variable. Depends who you ask. People come to mind, of course: one in hospital, waiting for an MRI scan; another just come out of hospital… Read more The post Caves of ice appeared first on The Spectat...

The soul takes flight

Last month, at Edinburgh School of Art, I was interested to come across a student who’d chosen Marlowe’s Dr Faustus as her end-of-year degree project. In the wonderful stage costume… Read more The post The soul takes flight appeared first on The Spectator.

Is no one having fun?

Who’d be young? Not 25-year-old Tamsin, if her behaviour is anything to go by. A classical pianist who’s never quite going to hit the heights, she devotes herself to playing… Read more The post Is no one having fun? appeared first on The Spectator.

LA runs riot

Ryan Gattis’s novel All Involved is set in South Central Los Angeles in 1992, during the riots that began after four white police officers were acquitted of beating the black… Read more The post LA runs riot appeared first on The Spectator.

Fancy dress parade

For his 75th birthday, Sir Roy Strong gave himself a personal trainer. For his 80th, he has commissioned a book of portraits of himself by the photographer John Swannell. The… Read more The post Fancy dress parade appeared first on The Spectator.

Lost horizon

Sikkim was a Himalayan kingdom a third of the size of Wales squeezed between China, India, Nepal and Bhutan. I was there once in April, when the sky was cornflower… Read more The post Lost horizon appeared first on The Spectator.

The crackdown that backfired

In October 2013, a jeep ploughed through a crowd of pedestrians on the edge of Tiananmen Square, crashed and burst into flames, killing five people. The authorities identified the driver… Read more The post The crackdown that backfired appeared first on The Spectator.

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