One need not read very far into the stories of H.P. Lovecraft to find themes of xenophobia and eugenics.
Privacy has become paramount in the minds of users, as well as tech companies. Last year, Google chairman Eric Schmidt noted that encryption was the only real way to keep user data out of the hands of governments. With the release of a Google USB security key, that’s a possibility. Google already uses two-factor authentication to protect its users. Show More Summary
Capstone Young Readers has released a new eBook program called CapReader. All of the digital books available through this app contains enhanced features such as read-along audio and text highlighting. According to the press release,Show More Summary
Fox is developing an Archie Comics TV drama called Riverdale. It will feature several characters from the Archie universe including Archie Andrews, Betty Cooper, Veronica Lodge, Reggie Mantle, Jughead Jones, Kevin Keller, and Josie &...Show More Summary
Anna Todd, the first-time author whose online fan fiction series After became a Wattpad sensation, has had a big month. Publishing one chapter at a time, Todd racked up 1 billion reads online and gained avid fans worldwide. Last week,...Show More Summary
Constantin Film and Dark Horse Entertainment are teaming up to create a movie adaptation of Polar: Came From The Cold. Victor Santos’ graphic novel was published in November 2013. According to the press release, “the adrenaline-pumping...Show More Summary
The cover for Neil Gaiman’s Trigger Warning: Short Fictions and Disturbances has been unveiled. We’ve embedded the full image above—what do you think? This anthology contains previously published short stories, a Doctor Who story that...Show More Summary
Writer Patrick Ness (pictured, via) has signed a two-book deal with HarperCollins Children’s Books. Editorial director Rosemary Brosnan negotiated the deal with literary agent David McMillan. According to the press release, the first...Show More Summary
Brenna Twohy wrote a poem called “Another Rape Poem.” Twohy recited the piece at the 2014 Individual World Poetry Slam. The Button Poetry YouTube channel posted a video featuring her performance earlier this month and it has since attracted more than 25,000 views. What do you think? (via Upworthy) New Career Opportunities Daily: The best jobs in media.
J.K. Rowling has penned a new essay about the antagonist Dolores Umbridge. It’s scheduled to be posted on Pottermore this forthcoming Halloween Day. According to the press release, “the new exclusive J.K. Rowling content provides a rich,...Show More Summary
Are you a fan of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s famous sleuth? The Museum of London is hosting the “Sherlock Holmes: The Man Who Never Lived And Will Never Die” exhibit. Here’s more about the show: “Asking searching questions such as who is...Show More Summary
Cartoonist and author Bob Eckstein has landed a book deal with the Potter Style imprint at Random House. The new project, entitled Footnotes From the World’s Greatest Bookstores, was inspired by Eckstein’s “Bookstores of New York” series. Show More Summary
Air New Zealand has unleashed “The Most Epic Safety Video Ever Made” on their YouTube channel. The video embedded above features the airline’s new Hobbit-themed safety video with appearances from actor Elijah Wood and filmmaker Peter...Show More Summary
Historical fiction writers set their stories in a number of different eras. Readers can explore anywhere from the medieval court of King Arthur to the Renaissance studio of Leonardo Da Vinci. The team at EpicReads.com has created anShow More Summary
The Barnes & Noble at Bay Plaza, based in the Bronx, will close at the end of the year. According to David Deason, the vice president of real estate, the decision was made to shut down operations at this store because the landlord plans...Show More Summary
Jodi Picoult’s new fiction book, Leaving Time, has joined Apple’s Top Paid iBooks in the U.S. this week at No. 2. Apple has released its top selling books list for paid books from iBooks in the U.S. for week ending October 20, 2014.Show More Summary
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Marvel has unleashed a teaser for The Avengers: Age of Ultron. The video embedded above features “Ultron trying to tear apart Captain America, Iron Man, Thor, and the rest of the world.” What do you think? An internet leak compelled the company to release the trailer earlier than planned. Show More Summary
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Three visits from kindergarten classes can make for a very funny day at the bookstore.