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Grieving Dog Who Lost Her Puppies In Fire Finds Comfort With Orphan Pups In Need of a Mother

In late February, an accidental fire broke out in a Roseburg, Oregon barn that tragically killed a litter of puppies but somehow spared their mother, …

Puppies

11 Long Book Series That Are Definitely Worth The Time Investment

Look, I get it, book readers. There are only so many hours for reading in your day. You already have a TBR list to last you the next decade. If …

Books

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The Autobiography of Jean-Luc Picard Is Coming

Exclusive: Check out the cover of the upcoming in-world memoir about the Star Trek: The Next Generation legend.<p>He defeated the Borg and saved …

Science Fiction

Dachshund puppy befriends 95-year-old woman with Alzheimer's disease

Richard Dawson and his brother Martin understand firsthand the amount of effort and dedication involved in caring for the elderly.<p>The brothers look after their maternal grandparents, who live in an apartment attached to their home in Worthing, a town on the southeastern coast of England. Their …

87 Books by Women You Should Read Before You Die

Without women, some pretty amazing things wouldn't exist. Book-lovers know best that women have changed the world in so many important ways — oftentimes, with their words. We've rounded up more than 80 novels, essays, poem collections, and memoirs written by female writers. Everyone should read …

Books

The Real Identity of DC's Mysterious 'Other' Clark Kent Has Finally Been Revealed

If you’ve been following <i>Superman</i> comics recently, then you’re gonna be fully aware that the Man of Steel has been having one <i>hell</i> of a time. He had …

Action Comics

From George RR Martin’s vast, warlike realms to Neil Gaiman’s London Below, these paracosms are bound only by their authors’ rules, not those of reality<p>When it comes to top-notch fantasy, we’re spoiled for choice these days. JK Rowling, China Miéville, Ursula K Le Guin, Robert Jordan and Brandon …

Books

It’s crazy out here! 25 books to save your life, right now

The Undefeated staff on books to comfort, inspire — and light a fire in your soul<p>The call was for “favorite” books, yes, but more specifically for …

The story behind the custom X-Men comics in Logan

The creator of the faux-retro X-Men comics explains his process<p>Early on in <i>Logan</i><i>,</i> an olden, beaten-down Wolverine comes across a pile of vintage X-Men comics, dismissing the stories as hyperbolic at best and fabricated at worst. The comics are more than a throwaway gag, though: they propel some of …

If You Liked 1984, Then You’ll Love These 7 Books

<b>When you feel like it might not be the “best of times,” as Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg said last week, then chances are pretty good</b> …

Sunday was worst January day for tornado deaths since 1969

The Southeast took stock Monday of the wide swath of destruction wrought by the deadliest January day for tornadoes in 48 years.<p>With 16 deaths, Sunday became the USA’s worst January day for tornadoes since Jan. 22, 1969, when 32 people died, according to the Storm Prediction Center.<p>Such violently …

At the halfway point in his series, our columnist reflects on what constitutes a classic, the selection process and the omissions he regrets<p>As this <i>Guardian</i>-<i>Observer</i> list reaches its halfway mark with a gay Englishman and a polemical African American social scientist (Lytton Strachey and WEB Du …

Literature

This Cozy Guest Cottage is a Book Lover's Dream

(Image credit: House and Garden)<p>If you're one of those people who feels most comfortable surrounded by books, this cozy guest cottage, a converted …

New Wave Sci-Fi: 75 Best Novels of 1964–1983

<b>J.G. Ballard‘s The Burning World (1964).</b> A difficult book to read, in many respects — with the saving grace that it is <i>not</i> a Golden Age sci-fi “cozy …

The Invaluable Lessons Of 'Watership Down,' A Dark Classic Every Kid Should Read

Richard Adams knew his book would frighten kids. And that's why he wrote it.<p>“I do not believe in talking down to children,” Richard Adams explained in an interview with The Guardian last year.<p>This, coming from an author widely known for writing the most violent “talking rabbit book” in history, is …

The Manhattan Cocktail: A Complete Guide to Its Myths and Mixology

One recent cocktail hour in Manhattan, I bellied up to the bar at Porchlight, the Danny Meyer bar on 11th Avenue, beneath the ascendant superblocks …

The best comic books of 2016

Stop what you’re doing and pick up The Flintstones.<p>Comic books, more than ever, aren’t just about superheroes.<p>In 2016, comic writers, artists, and editors once again proved that there’s life beyond Marvel and DC Comics, beyond our favorite caped crusaders and mighty mutants. We will always have …

The 11 best science fiction and fantasy novels of 2016

Fill your bookshelves, fill your mind<p>We’re living in a world that looks increasingly like science fiction, so I find myself looking to the genre not for predictions of what the future holds but for some guidance for dealing with this strange and changing world. 2016 was a difficult year, but a …

21 Brilliant Books You’ve Never Heard Of

Championed by 21 writers you have.<p>Ever come across a book—on a nightstand in an Airbnb, in a box of your mom’s college junk, on a shelf at a friend’s <i>Bachelor</i> viewing party—that’s so energizingly rip-roaring, so envelopingly world-building, that you can’t really believe you’ve never heard of it …

The best epically long books to binge-read on winter nights

Readers know all about summer reading: Juicy, plot-driven page-turners that are a breeze to read through sun-induced headaches, or can be picked up and put down between dips in the pool. But in winter, you need a different kind of book: one with a good existential crisis, or a very, very deep …

Stephen King Explains the Key to His Creativity: Not Losing the Dream-State Thinking All Children Are Born With

While nothing could make me personally want to return to childhood, children do, for better or for worse, perceive the world more vividly than …

If You Liked Rogue One, You'll Love These Star Wars Comics

I had a million different thoughts in my head after I saw <i>Rogue One</i>, but one kept creeping its way back into my head: <i>Rogue One</i> felt like a live-action …

The 7 Best Fantasy Books for the Holiday Season

Whether you're looking for a last minute holiday gift or want a story for yourself, here's fantasy that isn't grimdark.<p>Thanks to the popularity of</i> …

Books

So You Want to Read Epic Fantasy: Here’s Where to Start

In this unsettled world, the death of the ruler of the desert princedom becomes the catalyst for power games of magical treachery as rival factions – …

Call of Cthulhu Now a Seuss Book and It’s Terrifying

I cannot believe I am going to write this next sentence.<p>If you are a Lovecraft fan, <i>The Call of Cthulhu for Beginning Readers</i> is a must-have volume …

5 Biggest Things in Superhero Comics in 2016

From DC's Rebirth to a Civil War sequel, it was quite an eventful year.<p>2016 was another huge, transformative year for superhero comics. The year was …

How the Body-Switching ‘Your Name.’ Became an Animated Oscar Contender

Director Makoto Shinkai's tells IndieWire how anime and rock music propelled his Oscar-contending romantic fantasy.<p>With its surprising Los Angeles …

So You Want to Read Military Sci-Fi, Part 2: Reader Suggestions

Gunnery Sergeant Torin Kerr left the Confederation Marines and founded an elite corps of friends and allies to take on covert missions that the …