Books

The Best Books to Give as Graduation Gifts
The Best Books to Give as Graduation Gifts

We'll always love "Oh, the Places You'll Go!," but these thoughtful, inspiring graduation gifts… >>

Funny: How These Famous Shakespeare Quotes Would Be Written Today
Funny: How These Famous Shakespeare Quotes Would Be Written Today

Quothable Quoths: You speak an infinite deal of nothing. Like, really. >>

Mark Bittman’s New Book Makes Vegan Easy
Mark Bittman’s New Book Makes Vegan Easy

A few months ago, I wrote 11 Convincing Reasons Eating Vegan Isn't Crazy. I knew all the white… >>

Snake Pictures That Are Scary and Beautiful at the Same Time
Snake Pictures That Are Scary and Beautiful at the Same Time

Though the slithering critters might creep you out, these artistic snake pictures are incredibly… >>

20 Reasons You're Happy You Don't Live in Winterfell
20 Reasons You’re Happy You Don’t Live in Winterfell

Sometimes it looks glamorous: the castle, the feasts, the silk dresses and the gold (assuming you… >>

14 Books You Really Should Have Read By Now
14 Books You Really Should Have Read By Now

Seeing the movie doesn't count! If you skimmed these in school, take a closer, grownup look with… >>

Oh, the Tweets He Would Tweet: If Dr. Seuss Had the Internets
Oh, the Tweets He Would Tweet: If Dr. Seuss Had the Internets

If the Doctor were still around, we suspect he'd be spending his day like any one of us would:… >>

A Book We Love (And You Should Read) Earns a Well-Deserved Nomination
A Book We Love (And You Should Read) Earns a Well-Deserved Nomination

We said it back in our July/August issue when we ran a big excerpt in our pages: Kristen Iversen's… >>

Looking for the Perfect Book? There's an App For That
Looking for the Perfect Book? There’s an App For That

Today BookScout makes its official debut on Facebook. This free app susses out your timeline and… >>

Got a Novel? You Could Score $50,000
Got a Novel? You Could Score $50,000

Have you written a novel that's in search of a publisher? Whether your book has been sitting in a… >>

This Is Your Brain on Shakespeare: New Study Says Classic Lit Gives the Mind a Boost
This Is Your Brain on Shakespeare: New Study Says Classic Lit Gives the Mind a Boost

Next time you need a brain boost, put down the self help book and pick up some… >>

I Hear You, Proust! Classic Lit in Your Headphones
I Hear You, Proust! Classic Lit in Your Headphones

Books on tape aren't exactly new, but as e-books become more and more popular, it seems that… >>

The Big Idea: Clone Ancient Trees to Save Planet Earth
The Big Idea: Clone Ancient Trees to Save Planet Earth

David Milarch is a pioneering spirit who believes that cloning huge ancient trees—such as the… >>

Must Read: Short Story Genius George Saunders Does It Again
Must Read: Short Story Genius George Saunders Does It Again

Ever since I first read "The Falls," the dark and powerful final short story in George Saunders… >>

Books: The First Must-Read of 2013 Arrives
Books: The First Must-Read of 2013 Arrives

Bernard Cornwell is a master of  combining a thumping good tale with a fascinating history… >>

Healthy Cookbooks for the New Year, New You
Healthy Cookbooks for the New Year, New You

After a few weeks of eating, drinking, and being merry, I'm in the mood for something that's more… >>

New Book Reveals Hidden Side of Bram Stoker
New Book Reveals Hidden Side of Bram Stoker

Bram Stoker is a legend thanks to his most famous work, Dracula, but there's more to the author… >>

Willie Nelson Has More Friends Than You
Willie Nelson Has More Friends Than You

The greatest concert I’ve ever seen wasn’t The Stones or Springsteen. It was Willie Nelson… >>

This Very Special Book Makes a Brilliant Gift
This Very Special Book Makes a Brilliant Gift

Now's the time of year when everyone's compiling "best of" lists—mostly made up of bestsellers… >>

It’s a Wonderful @#$%^& Life!
It’s a Wonderful @#$%^& Life!

My family’s favorite Christmas tradition is the annual Driving of the Father Crazy by… >>