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The Juiciest Revelations from
Ava Gardner: The Secret Conversations
Hollywood legend Ava Gardner spilled her guts to biographer Peter Evans—for a bit—until the plug got pulled on their collaboration on her memoirs. Both...
5 More Revelations We’re Waiting to Read in J.K. Rowling’s Controversial Interview
The internet never saw it coming. In an interview with Emma Watson in an upcoming edition of Wonderland magazine, J.K. Rowling reportedly reveals that,...
banned books week
What If These Classics Were too Hot for Publication The First Time Around?
This week, as we celebrate banned books, let’s imagine a world where great works of fiction have a weirder and more complex history than we ever...
banned books week
6 of the Most Unlikely Banned and Challenged Books
It’s Banned Books Week, everyone! So go to your library and hug the printed word, embrace thought-provoking prose, enjoy that which others have said...
Kelly Clarkson and the Battle Over Jane Austen’s Ring
“A large income is the best recipe for happiness I ever heard of.” So says the incomparable Jane Austen. But perhaps Kelly Clarkson would...
This Year’s Most Provocative Book, Plus Four More That Courted Controversy
You can tell there’s something a little seamy, lurid even, about Alissa Nutting’s debut novel, Tampa, just from the cover. Not so much online, where...
authors we love
An Interview with Reza Aslan, Author of
Zealot: The Life and Times of Jesus of Nazareth
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...
The 6 Darkest Moments in Book History
Whether it’s book burnings, book bannings, or tween pop stars penning “memoirs,” history hasn’t always been kind to books. There...
Books You Need to Read
Shocking Fiction by Dangerous Women
After nearly 50 years out of print, Pamela Moore’s nihilistic bildungsroman Chocolates for Breakfast is back, in an edition bursting with extras. The...
The One Author You Should be Following on Twitter
Recently novelist Joyce Carol Oates started a small kitchen fire on Twitter with some controversial tweets. Her politically charged words have sparked a...