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the information age
Memoir. Manifesto. Playbook.
There was a time not so long ago when going online was synonymous with America Online, largely because of the vision and drive of AOL CEO Steve Case. Under...
feminist book club
Feminist Book Club: Rebecca Traister’s
All the Single Ladies
Welcome to Feminist Book Club! FBC is a monthly column in which we explore written works through a feminist lens. Each post features one book and announces...
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...
black history month
6 Critical Reads for Black History Month
February once again rings in Black History Month, and while ideally we’re all reading diversely year round, now is the perfect time to finally dig...
Understanding Transgenderism with
‘s Amy Ellis Nutt
Culturally and politically, this is a very important moment for transgender people, and is therefore an important opportunity for all of us to better...
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...
Top Picks for the Vegetarian at your Thanksgiving Table
Thanksgiving gathers us together. It’s a day to set aside our differences, reach for second helpings, and snore softly on cat hair–covered recliners....
How Do You Convince an Avowed Fiction Reader to Read Nonfiction?
Dear Literary Lady, I’m trying to convince an avowed fiction reader to try nonfiction, to no avail. What do I do to open his eyes? –N.G. Dear N.G.,...
a history of violence
Stacy Schiff’s Chilling
Lays Bare a Frightening Chapter in Early American History
The Salem witch trials are often discussed as a quintessentially American phenomenon. Oh, those New England Puritans! So repressed, so obsessive, so afraid...
health and wellness
5 Books To Help You Step Up Your Beauty and Style Routine
I’m constantly looking for ways to step up my beauty and style routine, and I’m a sucker for a flashy blog post. Doesn’t matter if...
what to read next
8 Nonfiction Recommendations for Fiction Fans
We’ve all been there: You finish a book that stole a piece of your soul. Even after consuming sequels, prequels, television and film adaptations,...