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Ross Johnson is a writer (sometimes), and a reader (constantly). He lives in a land of snow with his husband and several enormous goldfish, though he may get a dog if he can prove that he’s responsible someday. There’s every chance that the big, grown-up book he’s been seen with is concealing something far less reputable. You can find him on Twitter @rosserford and listen to his podcast, The Sound of Tomorrow.

10 Offbeat and Groundbreaking Musicals in the Criterion Collection

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10 Offbeat and Groundbreaking Musicals in the Criterion Collection

Singing and dancing…what’s not to love? Though the genre has had its ups and downs in film history, there’s a reason musicals have...
11 Eclectic New Additions to the Criterion Collection

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11 Eclectic New Additions to the Criterion Collection

For decades, the Criterion Collection has been the gold standard when it comes to the preservation and presentation of classic, contemporary, and cult...
Our Booksellers’ Favorite Biographies & Memoirs of the Season

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Our Booksellers’ Favorite Biographies & Memoirs of the Season

It has been an amazing season for new biographies and memoirs, packed with illuminating and entertaining deep dives into fascinating figures of the past...
Your Guide to a Star-Studded Season of Music Memoir and Biography

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Your Guide to a Star-Studded Season of Music Memoir and Biography

A oft-repeated aphorism, frequently misquoted or mistakenly attributed, tells us that “writing about music is like dancing about architecture,”...
The Best Biographies & Memoirs of October 2019

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The Best Biographies & Memoirs of October 2019

Me, by Elton John It’s  hard to believe Sir Elton has never produced an autobiography until now. With a career that spans more than a half century, the...
The Best Biographies & Memoirs of September 2019

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The Best Biographies & Memoirs of September 2019

Permanent Record, by Edward Snowden One of the most controversial and, ultimately, consequential figures of our time, Edward Snowden’s life and...
This Summer’s Essential Biographies & Memoirs

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This Summer’s Essential Biographies & Memoirs

Biographies are great for the beach, are we’re declaring these 10 recent bios and memoirs as summer essentials. Some are serious, some are a little...
10 Amazing Recent Additions to the Criterion Collection

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10 Amazing Recent Additions to the Criterion Collection

The Criterion Collection has long been known for offering a world-class presentation of its carefully curated library of films from around the world, but...
Celebrating 50 Years Since the Apollo 11 Moon Landing

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Celebrating 50 Years Since the Apollo 11 Moon Landing

On July 16, 1969, a Saturn V rocket launched from Florida’s Kennedy Space Center carrying the Apollo 11 spacecraft. Four days later, on July 20,...
June’s Best Biographies & Memoirs

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June’s Best Biographies & Memoirs

Naturally Tan, by Tan France While retaining the sense of fun, the more recent Queer Eye series has done the original one better, broadening the horizons...
5 Monumental Works to Honor the 75th Anniversary of D-Day

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5 Monumental Works to Honor the 75th Anniversary of D-Day

Though the final Allied victory was almost a year away, the Normandy landings on June 6, 1944 are often seen as the beginning of the end of World War II in...
6 New Books Honor the 50th Anniversary of Stonewall

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6 New Books Honor the 50th Anniversary of Stonewall

Fifty years ago, the neighborhood around Manhattan’s Stonewall Inn erupted in protests after police carried out a violent raid on the bar, which had been...

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