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Fictional Musicians We Wish Were Real

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Fictional Musicians We Wish Were Real

You can’t read music. Okay, maybe you can read music, in the sense that you can look at sheet music or a score and your use your brain to translate that...
5 Books that Come with a Required Reading List

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5 Books that Come with a Required Reading List

Most of the time, reading a novel is pretty straightforward. Step one: pick up book. Step two: open book. Step three: read, and enjoy. Some novels,...
Books Lead This Year's Oscar® Nominations

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Books Lead This Year's Oscar® Nominations

A quick glance at the list of Oscar® nominees confirms that 2014 was a great year at the movies. It was also a very good year for moviegoing readers: of...
Where to Start with the World's Most Challenging Authors

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Where to Start with the World's Most Challenging Authors

Some books are pure fun, their thrills basic and comprehensible, like a hot dog. Some are more complicated, subtle, and challenging, like a fine wine....
10 Books You Should Finally Read in 2015

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10 Books You Should Finally Read in 2015

Life’s not getting any easier—and neither are these books. While there’s nothing wrong with reading a brisk spy novel or a weepy romance or a horror...
5 Reasons Only Paul Thomas Anderson Could’ve Adapted Thomas Pynchon’s Inherent Vice

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5 Reasons Only Paul Thomas Anderson Could’ve Adapted Thomas Pynchon’s Inherent Vice

The novels of Thomas Pynchon have generally been considered unfilmable. Dense, chaotic, cerebral—Pynchon’s oeuvre is composed of novels that don’t...
5 Oddball Detective Books That Are Made of Awesome

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5 Oddball Detective Books That Are Made of Awesome

If you’ve been conscious at any time in the last century or so, you’re familiar with private detective tropes: the hardboiled operator who’s as quick...
The Top 5 Author Cameos on The Simpsons

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The Top 5 Author Cameos on The Simpsons

There’s no TV show quite as quoted or as quotable as The Simpsons, the evergreen Fox animated sitcom that’s been on television since George...
15 Epic Epigraphs

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15 Epic Epigraphs

Epigraphs are pretty versatile little literary devices. They can be the uncensored mouthpiece of an author. They are, at times, like an outside...
Our Favorite Big, Ambitious Debut Novels

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Our Favorite Big, Ambitious Debut Novels

Debut novels are often intimate in theme, small in scope, and under-read. When big, sprawling books seem to drop from nowhere, they usually boast, on a...

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