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5 Recent Comic Novels That Are Hilariously Reviving the Form
The comic novel is not a genre as popular as it once was. This form, generally expressed in the format of a sane narrator slowly unraveling at the...
5 Famous Authors Who Switched Genres
Authors are just like any other creative professional in that they tend to find something they’re good at, stick with it, and keep going as long as...
me + Lizzie Bennett 4 eva
Happy Valentine’s Day to These Literary Characters I’m Still Totally Crushing On
As a young man or young woman, your thoughts are overwhelmingly consumed by crushes. This is likely some kind of combination of the newness of the world...
I'd play that
6 Books We Wish They’d Adapt Into Video Games
A few years ago, some guy made a fake, early ’90s Nintendo Entertainment System-style video of gameplay of a video game based on F. Scott...
who's a good boy?
6 Fictional Dogs We Wish Were Our Dogs
Dogs are like coffee—not exactly rare, but nonetheless incredibly wonderful and never tiresome. It is absolutely delightful to encounter a cute and...
5 of the Most Bizarre Cookbooks We’ve Ever Seen
They say you eat with your eyes first, and cookbooks do a great job of helping you do just that with their lovely, full color pictures of perfectly...
6 Great Books for the Comedy Nerd on Your Gift List
Everybody knows a hardcore comedy fan. That person who has a Simpsons quote for every occasion, or who can discuss and recommend comedy albums the way a...
guess who's coming to dinner?
7 Characters We’d Love to Invite to Holiday Dinner
Typically, holidays are all about assembling a bunch of relatives for one grand meal—whether you like it or not. But no, not this time. This year, rather...
book nerdery with a twist
14 Book-Inspired Cocktails that Need to Exist
If you’ve already mixed and sipped your way through the recipes in Tequila Mockingbird and Hickory Daiquiri Dock, you’re our kind of reader....
8 Books for People Who Might Move to Canada (After the Election)
We’ve all done it: made the solemn pact that, if so-and-so wins, we’re leaving. It’s done. There’s no way in heck that we’re...
Honest, Tender, Normal, Dark: 4 Ways Amy Schumer’s New Memoir Is Not What You’d Expect
The inimitable Amy Schumer, known for her brash and unabashed standup comedy (as well as her Emmy-winning show Inside Amy Schumer and Hollywood blockbuster...
author v. author
7 of the Best Author-on-Author Burns of All Time
Long before there were Twitter feuds and fire emojis, insults were an art form. These days, you can reflexively rage-type whatever you want, but back then?...