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J.K. Rowling Writes New Harry Potter Story, Fans Rejoice

J.K. Rowling Writes New Harry Potter Story, Fans Rejoice

Since closing the book on Harry Potter in 2007, with a time-jumping epilogue that seemed designed to squash readers’ hopes for an eighth installment in the series, J.K. Rowling has given us little reason to believe we would ever again […]

by × July 8, 2014 ×

BEACH READS

6 Unlikely Beach Reads

6 Unlikely Beach Reads

Saying you love a good beach read is a little like affirming your belief in ghosts or magic: most of us secretly like that kind of thing, but prefer not to talk about it outside of the proper settings. A […]

by × June 20, 2014 ×

PORTABLE FICTION

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Chipotle Bags and 6 More Places We Want to Read Short Stories

In olden times, you had to look to the pages of The New Yorker for your daily dose of highbrow short fiction. Soon, you won’t even have to put down your football-sized burrito, and after lunch, you’ll have more than just three […]

by × June 6, 2014 ×

SHORT STORIES

6 Short Stories That Will Blow Your Mind

6 Short Stories That Will Blow Your Mind

You know that feeling you get when you would love to sit down to read a book, but you can’t because you have quite literally forty thousand things to do? So, you start thinking embittered thoughts like, “Who are all […]

by × April 25, 2014 ×

SHORT STORIES

Short Stories for People Who are Iffy About Short Stories

Short Stories for People Who are Iffy About Short Stories

Lorrie Moore (Bark) and Lydia Davis (Can’t and Won’t) are two masters of the short story whose new collections hit shelves this spring. But if you think of short stories as homework, as slow-moving, language-driven meditations in which nothing ever […]

by × March 24, 2014 ×

SHORT STORIES

7 Short Stories That Continue to Disturb Me

7 Short Stories That Continue to Disturb Me

Who says it takes 50,000 words to scare the pants off you? Many an author packs a powerful, freaky punch in just a few short pages. Maybe it’s because with so few words, each becomes precious. You end up with […]

by × March 20, 2014 ×

THE B&N BOOKSHELF

4 Books That’ll Make You Laugh Out Loud

4 Books That’ll Make You Laugh Out Loud

Spring cleaning, winter cronut weight, and the fast approach of tax season (already?) are nothing to laugh at, so you better find something that is. Because you can only watch two dogs eating ice cream so many times, we suggest […]

by × March 18, 2014 ×

INTERVIEWS

Finding What Makes Your Heart Beat: An Interview With Kyle Minor, Author of Praying Drunk

Finding What Makes Your Heart Beat: An Interview With Kyle Minor, Author of Praying Drunk

Kyle Minor’s newest collection of short stories, Praying Drunk, was released earlier this month and has already garnered the attention of some of literature’s most well-respected voices—Publisher’s Weekly, the Los Angeles Review of Books, Harper’s, the Atlantic, the Boston Globe and the Chicago Tribune, among many […]

by × February 28, 2014 ×

ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK

7 Books to Read While You Wait for Season 2 of Orange Is The New Black

7 Books to Read While You Wait for Season 2 of Orange Is The New Black

You guys. Get your Netflix all nice and warmed up and buy it something caffeinated, because before you know it, the second season of Orange Is The New Black will be back, and that poor media platform will be up […]

by × February 21, 2014 ×