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Louisa Meets Bear By Lisa Gornick

Louisa Meets Bear by Lisa Gornick Hardcover: 320 pages Publisher: Sarah Crichton Books (June 9, 2015) Language: English ISBN-10: 0374192081 ISBN-13: 978-0374192082 After wowing us with Tinderbox and Private Sorcery, Lisa Gornick hadShow More Summary

Oh Henry

Over thirteen years, John Berryman wrote his famous Dream Songs, composing his most innovative and well-known poetry while his own life began to unravel. In a piece for the LRB, August Kleinzahler reappraises the poet to mark a raft of new editions of his work, citing Randall Jarrell, Saul Bellow and other contemporaries in the […]

Farrar, Straus and Giroux President Pens Introspective Novel

Jonathan Galassi's debut novel reads with the exuberance of a man half his age and with intellect of a successful businessman. In the publishing industry, there is the big four comprised of Simon & Schuster, HarperCollins, Penguin Random...Show More Summary

Writing She-roes

Harper Lee's book Go Set a Watchman has already become a bestseller - and it won't be released until July 14. Lee is the author of the perennial bestseller To Kill a Mockingbird, published in 1960 and made into a movie. To celebrate the success of Lee's previous and anticipated novels, let's discover other women authors through history. Show More Summary

This is What Happened When Millions of People Read My Article

When my sister-in-law sent me a message that read, "I've seen your article in three different places today," the magnitude of the situation sank in. My article had gone viral. Within hours of publishing "13 Things Mentally Strong People Don't Do," my 600 word list was shared hundreds of thousands of times. Show More Summary

Newswire: Stan Lee thinks comic book characters should just stay the same

Today in news that’s easy to spin in an attention-grabbing way that makes it sound much more controversial than it is, legendary comic book creator Stan Lee has declared that Spider-Man must always be a straight, white guy. Actually, no, he didn’t say that. Show More Summary

Social Media Reaction to Misty Copeland’s Historic Promotion

Reaction to Misty Copeland's promotion to principal dancer at American Ballet Theater.

Top Authors Tell Us Why We Should Pick up These Thriller Writers' Debut Novels

Bestselling authors such as Karin Slaughter and Steve Berry tell us why they love these five outstanding debut books that are finalists for the Thriller Awards' Best First Novel category.

Nouveau Riche

“When Michael reads in one of the society columns that are hilariously reprinted here, misspellings and all, that Astrid’s jewels aren’t blingy enough, he flies into a fury of inadequacy. This leads him to try to buy one of Singapore’s rarest architectural masterpieces and turn its ground floor into a museum for his car collection, […]

Zadie Smith to Collaborate on a Screenplay

The novelist Zadie Smith will write her first screenplay, with the French director Claire Denis.

HaBO: The Purple Sweater of Love

This HaBO request is from Megan. Y’all, there is a Purple Sweater of Love. So I love you ladies, and you have been detrimental to my wallet on several occasions. I remember tiny, teeny tiny, parts of the plot and remember liking this book, but now have no idea what the heck it could be. Show More Summary

Into the Shadows by Carolyn Crane

Thorne McKelvie has meticulously and ruthlessly worked his way up through the ranks of criminal organisation the Hangmen, a group that doesn’t shy away from human trafficking in sweat shops, drug or arms smuggling. The leader of theShow More Summary

Delaware Art Museum Completes Sale of Artworks to Repay Debt

The museum, which was censured last year for selling works from its collection to pay down debt, said it had completed private sales of two paintings.

Met Extends Show on China’s Fashion Influence

The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s “China: Through the Looking Glass” has drawn more than 350,000 visitors since opening, and will be extended through Labor Day.

Leonard Nimoy Is Remembered at Symphony Space

Mr. Nimoy's family, friends and colleagues celebrated the polymath actor through some of his favorite media: film, poetry, photography and music.

Why I Became a Writer

"Go to the pain," many writing professionals say. I began writing in solitude, after enduring years of ups and downs as a young musician and wanderer in Oregon, California and Baja Norte, Mexico. A variety of experiences out West broadened...Show More Summary

Anne Rice Is Wrong About #AskELJames

Today on Facebook Anne Rice majestically defended E.L. James after James's Twitter event today spun out of control. Instead of being a lovefest or a cyber tea party, #AskELJames turned into a free-for-all where critics of all kinds told James what they thought of her books and her writing. Show More Summary

Word Origin Comics: Wow, Not Woe to Women!

I am woman, hear me roar In numbers too big to ignore And I know too much to go back and pretend 'Cause I've heard it all before And I've been down there on the floor No one's ever gonna keep me down again Oh, yes, I am wise But itsShow More Summary

Horses and Spirituality

Photo from Tim Hayes Collection For over two decades I have been teaching the principals of Natural Horsemanship (or what was once referred to as "Horse Whispering") helping humans create better relationships with their horses. During...Show More Summary

Great Opening Lines

"My wound is geography. It is also my anchorage, my port of call." --The Prince of Tides by Pat Conroy "His name was Rambo, and he was just some nothing kid for all anybody knew, standing by the pump of a gas station at the outskirts of Madison, Kentucky. Show More Summary

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