It's perhaps unsurprising, given both history and the entertainment industry, that we might be afraid of a cybernetic takeover that forces us to live locked away, "Matrix"-like, as some sort of human And
Our definition of dystopia is a broad one — any vision of the future that could go awry qualifies. The end of 2016 brought with it a spike in classic dystopian book sales. George Orwell’s Nineteen Eighty-Four
Elon Musk is famous for his futuristic gambles, but Silicon Valley’s latest rush to embrace artificial intelligence scares him. And he thinks you should be frightened too. Inside his efforts to influence
For many of us, 2017 was a doozy, but we here at Brit + Co are ready to hit refresh in 2018! Follow our Hit Refresh series through January for new ideas, hacks, and skills that will help you achieve (and
So you can read before you watch. Novelists and short story writers are to thank for several of the more inventive movies that’ve come out in 2016. “Elle,” a haunting story about fear, anxiety, and triumph
2016 will go down in history as a year that changed America’s political landscape forever. And it gave us books that grapple with that changing landscape, fiercely and provocatively; books that delve into
According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, reading aloud to your children and talking about pictures and words in age-appropriate books can strengthen language skills, literacy development, and relationships.
Screen time stops children reading, according to parents and teachers. Which eight-year-old has time to dip into Enid Blyton, when they are busy playing Pokémon Go and their attention span has been reduced
The five novels you need to read this year, plus recommendations from the authors. Version Control by Dexter Palmer Okay, why should I read Version Control? Version Control is work of speculative fiction—basically
2016 has been a fantastic year for literature, from tales of post-punk rebellion and fish-out-of-water detectives to politically incorrect satire and secrets from the Hollywood studio system. Here our
The Wrong Side of Goodbye By Michael Connelly Little, Brown, 392 pages, $38 We are well past the usual burnout for series characters but Michael Connelly's Harry Bosch books continue to enchant and engage.
Tolstoy had it right. “All happy families are alike; each unhappy family is unhappy in its own way,” he wrote in Anna Karenina. Which is one way of saying that nobody is interested in a fat novel about
Oh, how fragile is the ego of a man. We must never let him feel like a bonsai in a grove of California redwoods—no, he must always see himself as a towering tree, magnificent in comparison with his female