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28 New Fiction Books To Add To Your Must-Read List This Fall

As we head into back-to-school season and long, blissful weeks of sweater weather, it’s only natural to be tempted to spend hours in the bookstore browsing fresh titles and adding to our to-read piles.<p>Fortunately, this fall is packed with hotly anticipated new fiction from literary stars (like …


7 Thrilling Summer Reads With Fierce Female Leads

What’s the best way to show your fierce feminist colors this summer (besides crushing on <i>Wonder Woman</i>’s Gal Gadot all season)? By picking up a book (or seven) with a kick-ass female lead. Whether you’re spending your days poolside or indulging in a city staycation, these are the tales and heroines …


Cormac McCarthy Explains the Unconscious

This past week, the novelist Cormac McCarthy published the first nonfiction piece of his career, a three-thousand-word essay titled “The Kekulé Problem,” in the popular science magazine <i>Nautilus</i>. It is studded with suggestive details about the anatomy of the human larynx, what happens to dolphins …


All 88 Of The Books On The ‘Gilmore Girls’ Reading List That You Really Need To Read

Rory would approve<p>Over the course of beloved television series <i>Gilmore Girls</i>, one thing became crystal clear: Rory Gilmore really loves to read. While viewers didn't need to be particularly perceptive to pick up on this personality trait, it did take a certain kind of viewer, one with an obsessive …

The 15 Best Places On The Internet For Book Lovers

It’s lit<p>The internet is great for many things: <i>The OC</i> GIFs, Harambe memes, and literature.<p>Does it seem like one of those things is not like the other? If it feels at all strange to you that the medium which has been credited (along with television, of course) with a national decline in attention …


10 Simple Ways How You Can Create Trendsetting Home Decor

Creating home decor that is ahead of the trends isn’t that easy but it’s not only a matter of guesswork too. In the beginning of every year we hear a …

What Does a Woman Pothead Look Like?

Onscreen portrayals of weed-smoking women are changing fast, but they still need to catch up to reality<p>Don't get Jane West started on Seth Rogen. …

27 Seriously Underrated Books Every Book Lover Should Read

You've read Harry Potter 12 times now. Put it down, and read these instead.<p><i>Note: Submissions have been edited for length and/or clarity.</i>

NPR Music's 50 Favorite Albums Of 2014

Was the music of 2014 heavier than usual, or is it just us? When the staff of NPR Music and our member station partners gather to collect our favorite albums of the year, we don't start out with a theme. We don't intend to come to an absolute consensus. We begin with questions: What do you hold …

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