Late last September, without a ton of fanfare or to-do, Congress passed H.R. 5325, a continuing appropriations bill... Read More
Librarians Watch Government Watching You
Publishers and Authors Should, too
A brave group of public librarians and the American Association of Law Libraries are lobbying against government monitoring of library patrons' computer use. Join us in this important fight for privacy.
Book of the Day
A dystopia wherein radiation reigns and life is lived in conditions almost like a zoo, this is both an inventive and diverse modern novel.
Why Must Romances End With a Wedding?
For romances, this season represents closure: the satisfying conclusion of a long, lusty courtship between two characters. In a romance, the first kiss is just as important as the last dance. So why do romances usually end with a wedding?
A Memoir Made for These Times
Brian Wilson’s music is ubiquitous. It thrums through our collective memory, recalling sun-soaked days and a vibrancy that is pulsatingly human. Now, the man behind the music emerges with a revealing new memoir. We asked Brian about his book and work.
Write Toward Empathy and Understanding
The memoir is an exceptionally powerful tool for presenting new points of view and perspectives, and for ensuring that diversity isn’t a flat prospect but a vibrant tapestry. Each memoir here, featured in our Fall 2016 issue, achieves this.
Author Learns to Quiet the Chaos of OCD
If you find yourself brushing your teeth with the exact same number of strokes every morning, washing your hands after you touch doorknobs, you may think you have. But, odds are, you don’t. In my interview, author Kirsten Pagacz explains.
The Marriage of the Millennium
Could the Union of Science and Spirituality Bring About a New Tipping Point?
What if science could contribute an understanding of the biological basis for enlightenment, and then, create new technologies to facilitate it? The possibilities inherent in such a fusion are astounding.
Witness the Dawning of Imaginative New Worlds
The Best New Indie Sci-Fi of the Fall
With dystopian sagas on the wane the best new science fiction strikes out for unexplored territory. These eight stories and collections are marked by character-driven plots and aliens as complex, individualistic, and eccentric as humans.
Speaking With Graphic Novelist Dave Sim
The Life, Death, and Return of Cerebus
Indie comics was a very different scene before Cerebus, by Dave Sim, came along. What started as a funny-animal parody of Conan and superhero comics soon developed into a complex tale about life, love, religion, politics. We talk to Sim about his work.
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Everything we know about a story is told to us by the narrator. But what happens when you can’t trust the... Read More