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Astro City: The Tarnished Angel is an adult graphic novel full of Greek pathos and grit.


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Ulysses turns 100 this month, and you should totally read it

This month marks the 100th anniversary of the first appearance of James Joyce’s <i>Ulysses</i>, originally serialized in <i>The Little Review</i> between March 1918 …

Gods of Howl Mountain is a robust and rowdy read.

A character-driven, historical fiction, Manhattan Beach proves Jennifer Egan can write a traditional novel.


Is Charles Bukowski a Self-Help Guru? Hear Five of His Brutally Honest, Yet Oddly Inspiring, Poems and Decide for Yourself

I don't know if he’s been replaced as a major influence on young, restless (and almost exclusively male) aspiring writers, but once upon a time—if …

Guest Review: Jennifer Mathieu's Moxie by Dave Brown

8 YA Series Worth Binge-Reading Before Their Big Finales

When it comes to binging on stories, why should Netflix and Hulu have all the fun? This year happens to be a prime one for binge-<i>reading</i>, as a number …

TS Eliot's The Waste Land remains one of the finest reflections on mental illness ever written

The poet’s modernist masterpiece gathered fragments of an arduous life, some of which can be traced to a seafront shelter in Margate<p>In 1921, having taken time off from his job at Lloyds Bank for what would now be called depression, TS Eliot spent three weeks convalescing in Margate. It was the …


This Is How Reading Changes Your Brain & It's Even More Wild Than You'd Think

I'm in grad school right now, and we've been reading three of Irish writer Samuel Beckett's very challenging novels. TBH, the reading sort of makes …

The Brain


Free the Gubs: A farcical game your family will love.