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Let’s Rename Major League Baseball Teams After Cities’ Notable Authors
Naming a sports team after literature—that’s pretty awesome. (The Baltimore Ravens of the NFL are technically; they’re named after an intimidating...
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...
Big Books from the 1950s
The 1950s saw the emergence of literary lights including J.D. Salinger and Jack Kerouac, authors whose books questioned the status quo and the...
6 Books in Which the Parents are MIA
Parents complicate things. They force you to change clothes, insist you come home before curfew, and demand to meet the people you’re heading out with...
The 8 Grinchiest Characters in Literature
The holidays usually bring out the best in people, but every so often you witness the worst. That woman who had a tantrum in the checkout line? The parents...
6 Great YA Books Every Australian Teen Knows
Not only do Australian teens not get shoved into lockers or have slushies thrown in their faces during high school, we also don’t all...
Joanna Rakoff, Author of
My Salinger Year
: On First Jobs, and Growing Up
In the early 1990s, fresh from graduate school, Joanna Rakoff moved to New York City to become a poet and landed a job working for J.D. Salinger’s...
10 Books You Must Read If You Love Sriracha
Sriracha-lovers are a special breed. They are often wild, adventurous risk-takers and extremists. They’re a fun people. They’re foodies, but...
15 Great Gift Ideas for Biography Lovers
Throughout the holiday season, we’re gathering books that make the perfect gifts for everyone on your list—from your mother and the teen in your life...
Is 10 Too Young to Read
The Catcher in the Rye
When I was in fifth grade, my dad gave me a big stack of classic books that, in retrospect, I was probably too young to read. On Christmas morning I ripped...
The 7 Worst Wingmen in Literature
Say you’re going out for a night on the town, and romance is on your brain. You’d be wise to bring along a character who can break the ice,...
8 Insanely Unreliable Narrators
We love us a narrator who’s insane in the membrane. Aware or unaware of their manipulations and omissions, cool and calculating, or slowly descending...