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“Take This Job and Planet!”: Why Clark Kent Quit His Day Job

By now you’ve likely heard that in the pages of Superman #13, on stands today, Clark Kent quits his once-beloved […]

Exclusive First Read: ‘Hallucinations,’ By Oliver Sacks

Hallucinations can be terrifying, enlightening, amusing or just plain strange. They’re thought to be at the root of fairy tales, […]

¡No Más! ‘Back To Blood’ Is Much Too Much

It took cojones for Tom Wolfe to write about Miami for his latest novel, Back to Blood. In the “Republic […]

Rewriting Homer, With Some Lurid Twists

Annalisa Quinn is the Books intern at NPR. During my senior year of college, I plowed through all 27,803 lines […]

Morning Shots: Are You Planning On Dressing Up Like Thor? You’re Not Alone

A Fandango poll says that The Avengers is leading the pack for Halloween costume choice, and then goes on to […]

So Many Screens, And So Little Time To Watch

While sitting on a couch and gazing at a 50-inch TV remains a popular pastime in America, smaller screens have […]

Blood And Guts For Halloween

As the father of two rambunctious boys (ages 4 and 7), Halloween is a holy day at my house. Kids […]

Bollywood’s ‘King Of Romance’ Took India To The Alps

My parents were one of the millions of South Asian couples who fell in love to the music and words […]

The Afterlife Of A TV Episode: It’s Complicated

Have you ever seen a rerun episode that made you want to watch more of a show — even a […]

Comic Struggles Of A Frustrated Writer In ‘Zoo Time’

“My aim,” writes English novelist Guy Ableman to his agent, “is to write a transgressive novel that explores the limits […]

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