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A Disappointed Author, A Misheard Word, And A Mess At The National Book Awards

It started with confusion. Last Wednesday, the finalists for the National Book Award for Young People’s Literature were announced, and […]

A New Book Answers A Burning Question: What’s Under Darth Vader’s Suit?

I get a lot of books at work. A lot of books. Some are great, some are weird, and some […]

The Sad Lesson Of ‘Body Snatchers’: People Change

Sometimes the stories that stay with us aren’t the classics or even all that polished. They’re what some critics call […]

Seth MacFarlane: TV’s ‘Family Guy’ Makes Music, Too

When Family Guy creator Seth MacFarlane was growing up, his parents exposed him to Broadway, movie musicals and the Great […]

Hello From Flyover Territory: 3 Midwestern Novels

Let’s face it: Coastal writers have more street cred. I would be fine with that — they’ve got more traffic; […]

Whitehead’s ‘Zone’ Is No Average Zombie Apocalypse

If you ask Colson Whitehead to describe the man at the center of his new novel, Zone One, he’ll tell […]

Whitehead’s ‘Zone’ Is No Average Zombie Apocalypse

If you ask Colson Whitehead to describe the man at the center of his new novel, Zone One, he’ll tell […]

‘The Breakfast Club’ Meets Hell In ‘Damned’

Meet Maddy Spencer — or, to be exact, Madison Desert Flower Rosa Parks Coyote Trickster Spencer — a ridiculous name […]

The Wait Wait Snack Pack

A weekend installment of the online play-at-home news quiz. 1.) Gov. Rick Perry, attempting to regain his footing as a […]

The Real Birdwatchers Behind Hollywood’s ‘Big Year’

If you’re going to make a film about cutthroat competition, you can make it about baseball or football or robot […]

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