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‘A Burnable Book’ Is Fragrant With The Stench Of Medieval London

I fell into a state of dazed puzzlement at the start of this book, whose first chapter includes a remote […]

Book News: J.K. Rowling’s Second Crime Novel Coming Out In June

The daily lowdown on books, publishing, and the occasional author behaving badly. J.K. Rowling is publishing a second crime novel […]

Getting ‘Dallas Buyers Club’ Made Took Tenacity And ‘Will’

They appear remarkably unscarred for a couple of writers who survived a punishing Hollywood battle. Craig Borten is tall, with […]

The Beauty Of Spilling Your Sad Teenage Guts

I read Pam Ribon’s Notes To Boys: And Other Things I Shouldn’t Share In Public in a few sittings, but […]

Don’t Know What To Do With Your Life? Neither Did Thoreau

Every year, students come into my office and say, “I don’t know what I want to do with my life.” […]

It’s French, But Ooh, It’s Pulpy: The Dark Adventures Of Fantômas

Fantômas begins as many a good tale begins: with listeners crowding around a fire. In this case, guests of the […]

Last Chance To Read ‘Grapes Of Wrath’ Before It Turns 75

John Steinbeck’s Dust Bowl saga has been on required reading lists for decades, but somehow a lot of us at […]

Fumbling Through ‘Fatherhood,’ Even With The Best Advice

Actor Hank Azaria wasn’t sure he wanted to become a father. “I am not a children kind of person,” he […]

Vikings Of The World, Unite In Battle: The Apocalypse Is Upon Us

Steel your nerves, dear reader. Ragnarok, the Viking apocalypse, draws near. According to Norse mythology, the end of times has […]

Mike Rowe’s Own Dirty Job: Selling Knick-Knacks Overnight

As part of a new series called “My Big Break,” All Things Considered is collecting stories of triumph, big and […]

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