You Could Own Nobel Laureate Eugene O’Neill’s Underwear for $1,750

You Could Own Nobel Laureate Eugene O’Neill’s Underwear for $1,750

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Eugene O’Neill once wrote, “There is no present or future—only the past, happening over and over again—now.” To wit, Connecticut-based Johnnycake Books is repeating history...
Kelly Clarkson and the Battle Over Jane Austen’s Ring

Kelly Clarkson and the Battle Over Jane Austen’s Ring

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“A large income is the best recipe for happiness I ever heard of.” So says the incomparable Jane Austen. But perhaps Kelly Clarkson would disagree. Since 2012, the American Idol pop...
An Interview with Reza Aslan, Author of Zealot: The Life and Times of Jesus of Nazareth

An Interview with Reza Aslan, Author of Zealot: The Life and Times of Jesus of Nazareth

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Long before religious scholar and author Reza Aslan was grilled about his credentials during a now infamous Fox News interview with Lauren Green, he was immersed in religious studies, with a...
Rosamund Pike Will Star Alongside Ben Affleck in David Fincher’s Gone Girl Adaptation

Rosamund Pike Will Star Alongside Ben Affleck in David Fincher’s Gone Girl Adaptation

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David Fincher has finally found a leading lady to star alongside Ben Affleck in his adaptation of Gillian Flynn’s bestselling contemporary thriller, Gone Girl. The Fight Club director has...
A Strong Argument for Reading Books Before Bashing Them

A Strong Argument for Reading Books Before Bashing Them

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Is it in the best traditions of journalism to criticize a book you’ve never read? Some reporters say, “Sure!” The anchor in question is Lauren Green, who, aside from holding a...
Chuck Palahniuk Will Deliver a Fight Club Sequel in Graphic Novel Form

Chuck Palahniuk Will Deliver a Fight Club Sequel in Graphic Novel Form

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The first rule of the Fight Club sequel is you do not talk about the Fight Club sequel. The second rule of the Fight Club sequel is—after 17 years have passed—you suddenly tell the world...
Zadie Smith Is Writing a Science Fiction Novel and Loves Game of Thrones—Excuse Us While We Die

Zadie Smith Is Writing a Science Fiction Novel and Loves Game of Thrones—Excuse Us While We Die

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Zadie Smith, author of bestsellers like NW and White Teeth, is in the process of writing a fantasy-inspired book. According to a recent article in the London Evening Standard, the...
A 10-Quote Argument for Reading Tao Lin’s Tai Pei

A 10-Quote Argument for Reading Tao Lin’s Tai Pei

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Sometimes the most important literature out there is the kind that’s so depressingly relatable, you can’t help but fall into a spiral of melancholy recognition by the third chapter....
10 Literary Heroes With Names that Are Weirder Than North West

10 Literary Heroes With Names that Are Weirder Than North West

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Less than a month out of the womb and the female spawn of Kim Kardashian and Kanye West has already earned her own individual fame, capturing the hearts and minds of America with her, er, unique...
The Most “Enthusiastic” Reviews of Dan Brown’s Inferno

The Most “Enthusiastic” Reviews of Dan Brown’s Inferno

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Nearly a week has passed since Da Vinci Code author/very rich man Dan Brown released his latest blockbuster novel, Inferno. The book, which is perched atop many a bestseller throne, has inspired...