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Why Bruce Springsteen’s
Born to Run
Is One of the Year’s Most Crucial Reads
For a cultural icon who seems to have been around forever, Bruce Springsteen’s career has been filled with a surprising amount of, well, surprise. Always...
art imitating life
The Bell Jar
Gets a Movie, and 5 More Biopics About Women Writers
Sylvia Plath is one of modern literature’s most celebrated, complicated women, which is why it’s astonishing that it has taken this long for...
Dispatches from Generation YouTube
For some, the term “YouTube Star” inspires nothing but confusion. There’s a generational rift between folks who still turn to their televisions...
10 Biographies of Awesome Dads
Father’s Day isn’t just about your dad and the lame gift you probably bought him at the last-minute (another tie? really?). It’s about all the...
not throwing away my shot
7 Other Overlooked Historical Figures who Deserve the
The country is gripped with Hamilton fever, and the only cure is scoring tickets to the hottest show on Broadway. Even if you don’t live close enough...
black history month
10 Must-Read Biographies of Black Americans
Black History Month is an ideal moment to read biographies of some of the most influential and important—yet often overlooked—black Americans, men...
Illuminates a Famous Friendship
There was great fanfare when Leonard Nimoy visited Barack Obama in the White House. Here, finally, was Spock himself meeting a president who, perhaps...
The Road to Little Dribbling
Chronicles the Further Adventures of Bill Bryson in Britain
With his wry sense of humor, keen observations, and ability to connect a place’s history with its present, Bill Bryson makes for an excellent travel...
the american president
5 Reasons We’re Excited to Read Jon Meacham’s New Book about George H.W. Bush
There is little doubt that George Herbert Walker Bush is one of the most remarkable Americans of the modern era—and not solely because he was our...
A Graphic Memoir from Marvel Superstar Stan Lee
Stan Lee is a legend. “If I didn’t know everything about my life already, I’d envy your voyage of discovery!” he writes in the...
Valuable Life Lessons from Mindy Kaling’s
Why Not Me?
It has been four years since Mindy Kaling shared her insecurities with us in Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me?, a hilarious memoir of her coming-of-age...
behind the scenes
10 Reasons Everyone Should Read Joan Didion’s New Biography,
The Last Love Song
At 80, Joan Didion has had a long life in the publishing world. And since her novels, memoirs, and essays have a very personal tone, it’s easy to...