When Harpo Marx met Salvador Dalí, it was kismet, as Josh Frank reports in Giraffes on Horseback Salad, his diverting graphic novel about the pair's 1937 attempt to collaborate on a movie of the same While
One of the first things I did when I moved to Austin a decade ago was visit the Gutenberg Bible housed in the Harry Ransom Center at the University of Texas. As a bibliophile, the importance of that book
Pop Culture Some of the other anchors shared their favorite kids' books! At TODAY we take care to recommend items we hope you’ll enjoy! Just so you know, TODAY may get a small share of the revenue. Using
One of the most joyous, true life, "on-the-road" adventures in literary history took place in the summer of 1927. It began in Mobile, Ala., when a young Langston Hughes, who was traveling in the South,
A new book explains how racism gets whites to support policies that hurt them. Why do many working-class white Americans support politicians whose policies are literally killing them? This is the question
How Miriam Toews left the church and freed her voice. Before Miriam Toews can sit down to write, she needs to walk. Something about the body in motion limbers up the mind and suggests that it should get
There are countless books at the annual New York International Antiquarian Book Fair, of course, but also ephemera of all kinds: posters, pamphlets, calendars, playing cards. The price tags can be eye-popping
The Long Strange History of Novelists Who Became Spies - The Overlapping Worlds of Espionage and Fiction
crimereads.com - Charles CummingCHARLES CUMMING is the author of the Alec Milius books and the Thomas Kell books, A Foreign Country, A Colder War, and A Divided Spy, as well as the New York Times bestselling thriller The Trinity Six and others. He lives with his family in London. His latest novel is The Moroccan Girl.
Harlan Coben Wants The Reader To Decide - The Master of Suspense Weighs in on Craft, Ordinary Heroes, and Finding The Heart
crimereads.com - Molly OdintzMolly Odintz is the Associate Editor for CrimeReads. She grew up in Austin and worked as a bookseller at BookPeople for years before her recent move up to New York City for a life in crime. She likes cats, crime novels, and coffee.
New stories from Kameron Hurley, James S.A. Corey, Cory Doctorow, and more In the last book list, I mentioned that I was reading The Hobbit to my son. While I was reading that, I was personally reading
A few weeks ago in this space, we highlighted some books devoted to the theme of crime and punishment. In the time since then — surprise! — nobody has solved the problems of the justice system, or the
Use the filters below to explore more than 300 titles NPR staff and critics loved this year. (You can also combine filters!) Want even more recommendations? Check out our favorite books from 2017, 2016,
Plutarch has an essay titled On the Malice of Herodotus, where he notes, among other insults, those wishing to detect all the “lies and fictions” of the famous Greek historian “would have need of many
Reading a book can be an intensely personal experience. Books can be truly life-changing, and also, as it turns out, make you smarter. Research repeatedly shows you boost your analytical thinking by reading,