Books

What You Won't Learn About Thomas Cromwell by Reading Hilary Mantel
October 31, 2014

Apparently fifteenth-century coronation rituals bred head lice.

Margaret Atwood: “Ooooh! Are We Going to Talk About Dying?”
Talking to the author about feminism, aging, and rewriting Shakespeare
October 31, 2014

Talking to the author about feminism, aging, and rewriting Shakespeare.

The 20 Most Terrifying Non-Horror Books You'll Ever Read
October 31, 2014

And there isn't a ghost in a single one.

The Halloween Concert That Reinvented Bob Dylan
Philharmonic Hall, New York City, October 31, 1964
October 31, 2014

Bob Dylan was the cynosure of hip, when hipness still wore pressed slacks and light brown suede boots (as he did that night).

There Were No Love Stories in Auschwitz. Is It Okay for a Novelist to Invent One?
October 30, 2014

How can we write respectfully about the Holocaust?

How Female Comedians Went from Self-Hating to the Self-Help Shelf
Amy Poehler's new book is the latest in a boomlet of you-go-girl guides
October 29, 2014

Her new book is self-help—and it's fabulous

Michel Faber Wrote This Heartbreaking Book While His Wife Was Dying. Now He Says It's His Last.
October 28, 2014

Is a novel more poignant when you know the author's real-life story?

A West Point Literature Professor's Inspiring Plea for Creativity in Our Military
October 27, 2014

If you could give one book to a soldier, what would it be?

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