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10 Tips on How to Color Like an 8-Year-Old
Dear Grownups, You’re pretty much doing everything all wrong. You work way too much. And then you act like you’re surprised when you stress...
Bob Marley and the Wailers: The Complete Island Recordings
Rightly feted as “the first Third World Superstar,” Bob Marley is one of the most iconic figures of the 20th century, and his presence is...
These 5 Albums Will Show You Why Blues Is the Bedrock of American Music
HBO’s recent biopic about Bessie Smith got us all thinking about, and listening to, blues music again, and reflecting on what an incredible artistic...
How To Survive The Collapse In Zachary Thomas Dodson’s
Bats Of The Republic
The end is nigh in a rash of recent novels, including Emily St. John Mandel’s Station Eleven, Edan Lepucki’s California, and Sandra...
ask a literary lady
What Should I Read After a Breakup?
Our Literary Lady is on vacation this week, so we’re bringing you a classic from the archives! Dear Literary Lady, I went through a bad breakup...
mini maker faire
Want to Join the Maker Movement? Start with These Books
Mark your calendars: November 6-8 is the Barnes & Noble Mini Maker Faire in ALL B&N stores, and you’re invited! Click here to learn more. If...
mini maker faire
Quiz: What Kind of Maker Are You?
There’s a Maker Movement afoot, and more than 125 million people have joined. In celebration of this movement, we’re putting on a Mini Maker Faire at...
Asks What Happens To Those Left Behind
(Warning: spoilers ahead for those who haven’t yet read Jojo Moyes’ Me Before You.) Louisa Clark is back in After You, the long-awaited sequel to...
5 Essential Jimi Hendrix Albums
Retrospectives on Jimi Hendrix tend to hit familiar beats: his struggles as a backup guitarist, his breakthrough as a solo act, Woodstock, drugs, death....
i thee wed
9 Incredible Book Quotes to Include in Your Next Wedding Toast
The chances you will at some point in your life be called on to make a wedding toast—or, perhaps, will decide all on your own to drunkenly stand up and...
banned books week
11 Books That Were Banned for Completely Ridiculous Reasons
Happy Banned Books Week! In honor of this glorious celebration of our freedom to read what we want, let’s pause for a sec and remember there are people...
The Most Interesting Typos in Literature
From virtually the moment writing was invented, there have been typos, misprints, and other errors. Usually they’re either so subtle or so obvious they...