Can reading "Harry Potter," "The Hunger Games" and "The Lord of the Rings" cause brain damage in children? The principal of a British private school says yes. In a lengthy blog post that went viral over
"I am grateful, so grateful, tolerant reader, that you read on," says Mycroft Canner halfway through Too Like the Lightning, Ada Palmer's awe-inspiring debut novel. Yes, Canner addresses the reader throughout
Londoners are proud of their fog. In the Fifties, when the comedian Bob Hope visited Britain, he apologised to his audience for being late on stage. “I was lost in the fog,” he explained, “and wanted whistle
World’s biggest online retailer opens shop in Seattle’s University Village stocked with 6,000 books at same price as on its website Amazon is opening its first physical bookstore, 20 years after the world’s
U.S. news Five University of Alabama fraternity members were arrested on charges of hazing other students, officials said Wednesday — the latest in a string of campus scandals. They were being held pending
Everyone knows Robert Frost’s “The Road Not Taken”—and almost everyone gets it wrong. From The Road Not Taken: Finding America in the Poem Everyone Loves and Almost Everyone Gets Wrong, a new book by Orr.
In fact, Americans swear so often, the US made airing indecent or profane language during certain times a federal crime. Cue the FCC. For the sake of knowledge though, we looked into the etymology of few
Happiness can be found even in the craziest of fan theories, if one only remembers to turn on the light -- or ask J.K. Rowling. We've heard help will always be given at Hogwarts to those who ask, and J.K.
Whether you're a Swords and Sorcery type of fantasy reader, a fan of battles and betrayal, or you just want a few more goddamn elves in your life, there's something for you here. These are the truly great
From Harry Potter Latin to Hunger Games Rome: the classical jokes hiding in your favourite children's books
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Octavia Butler, Madeleine L’Engle, Emily St. John Mandel, Karen Russell and more. In Karen Russell’s “Reeling for the Empire,” a crew of girls are transformed into thread-spinning silkworms, duped by dark
“Dune,” climate fiction pioneer: The ecological lessons of Frank Herbert’s sci-fi masterpiece were ahead of its time
The Hugo and Nebula Award-winning novel turns 50 this year Michael Berry August 13, 2015 10:59pm (UTC) Frank Herbert's "Dune" turns 50 this year. Given the growing popularity of mainstream and science
The "I'm Tired" Project was started to raise awareness of the debilitating impact of everyday discrimination. "For us, if this project changes even one person's mind about the preconceived notions they
Last week, President Obama released a plan to cut carbon emissions from power plants. Climate change has also been cropping up on the presidential campaign trail — both Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders
The works spanned centuries, genres, and continents, to appeal to a wide array of students' personal reading tastes. However, of the hundreds of books we pored through, eight works kept showing up on schools'
Sean Thomas’s first published books were unsuccessful. They were literary, mostly, exploring themes of masculinity in the modern world, and they did not sell well. As middle age crept up without financial
Tabloid’s managing editor, Stig Abell, says reason for releasing leaked footage, apparently shot in 1933 or 1934, is to provide context for attitudes before WW2 The managing editor of the Sun has defended
This New York Times profile of Cara Delevingne is mostly business as usual, with quotes from the actress about studying with a Stanislavsky disciple, disavowing drugs and other topics designed to drum
Rule 34: If you've thought of it, someone has written the fanfic of it. White parents are crestfallen. High school English teachers befuddled. American literature buffs horrified. The publication of Harper