Two years have passed since Amazon announced it was acquiring Whole Foods for $13.7 billion. The news that Amazon was planning on competing in grocery in earnest worried some given its history of disruption
Robots are a regular staple in science fiction, from Isaac Asimov’s book I, Robot to the latest episode of Westworld. So while I was at an event in Boston, I picked up Generation Robot: A Century of Science
Susannah Hunnewell, publisher of The Paris Review and a prominent member of its literary circles for three decades, died on Saturday in Manhattan. She was 52. Her husband, Antonio F. Weiss, said the cause
With its gold-striped spine, crimson endpapers and silky leaves, My Seditious Heart is a handsome edition of previously published essays by Booker-winning writer Arundhati Roy. Despite the stately presentation
Victoria Hislop: 'Ian was in a different league to me at Oxford - he charged me 50p to borrow his essays'
Victoria, 60, is the author of six novels including the bestseller The Island. She lives in London with her husband, Private Eye editor Ian. They have two children Emily, 28, and William, 25 I grew up
This article has been published to coincide with an episode of Mashable's new podcast, Fiction Predictions. Listen here. 30 years ago, Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett joined forces to write Good Omens.
Walmart is taking aim at Instacart, Target’s Shipt and Amazon Prime Now/Whole Foods with a new grocery delivery subscription service called simply, “Delivery Unlimited.” Before, Walmart shoppers could
On the one hand, are we really to believe a single human is responsible for the body of work — entertaining, brilliant, immense — that Neal Stephenson has produced over the past quarter-century? Turning
The Bible is the world’s most influential book. But books, like people, can be influential because of what they say, or because of what they are thought to have said. With a book as huge as the Bible,
The first story begins: 'The Provinces as home: warm, grubby, ours.' It’s a scene-setting sentence to inspire confidence Born in 1963, Maxim Osipov has been publishing his clear-eyed tales of life in Russia