In law school, they told me I wouldn't be able to read anymore. That the pleasure of the text, like a lover in a non-law degree, would slowly grow opaque to me.
Peering into the secrets of Louisa May Alcott's real life sheds light on her treasured coming-of-age tale.
If you look at the unassuming photo of Stephen Gammell used by Simon and Schuster, you will, in no way, perceive the smiling, white-bearded and spectacled man was responsible for creating images which have terrorized the minds of children since 1981.
"It almost felt like liquid hyperbole. It was fucking insane on every level."
A report from the 5th-annual David Foster Wallace Conference, where the author's most devoted readers are wondering how to approach him in 2018.
A literary agent on why your good story isn’t likely to be a bestseller.
Scientists at Harvard have developed reprogrammable braille, a method that could allow books printed for the blind to be much smaller.
I read William Faulkner and Ernest Hemingway. I read F. Scott Fitzgerald and Charles Bukowski. The books I read asked me to imagine the power I might have. The fact that I was a brown woman was not something that seemed immediately relevant when I was younger.
Sean Spicer left his role as President Trump's first press secretary one year ago, and to mark the occasion, he's releasing a book called "The Briefing" about his experience with the Trump campaign and administration. It is, according to the early reviews, not good.
The author is happy to be the public face of his book's upcoming movie adaptation. But he'd be happier if somebody else were doing it for him.
Michiko Kakutani is interested in how the distinction between fact and fiction has blurred — and how this makes us all complicit.
The e-commerce giant has finally made self-publishing lucrative. But does its dominance come at a cost?
The American novelist talks about extremism, learning about failure from Brad Pitt, the power of protest — and why losing nearly all his money has been "kind of nice."
Dollhouses — those handy miniature metaphors for either childhood wonder or the corruption of innocence — are having a big summer.
For every book you manage to read, there are 1,000 you'll never get to.
Some of the sketches and paintings that show Middle-earth (and beyond!) as Tolkien himself envisioned it.
How is it possible for a whole country to fall into the hands of a tyrant? According to Shakespeare, it could not happen without widespread complicity.
As a researcher in Ceausescu's Romania, Katherine Verdery did not suspect how profoundly the secret police interfered in her life.
Sweden's literary elite has been thrown into disarray by allegations of sexual harassment and corruption.
What happens when people try to play a real-world version of the Harry Potter sport? Let's just say you're going to want to make sure your insurance premiums are current. Welcome to the legion of broom.
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