Serious whiskey drinkers insist that it tastes better diluted with a little water — and, with the help of computer simulations, scientists now know why.
We turn out in the streets and nothing seems to happen. Maybe we're doing it wrong.
After being imprisoned for a reading-related prank, the couple never recovered.
This short is wonderfully acted, written and shot. But most importantly, it reminded us of an undeniable fact: both kids' books and book clubs are really, really weird.
"Give me your entitled, your angry, your gaming masses, yearning to meme free."
A new technique is revealing traces of lost languages that have been erased from ancient parchments.
If Amazon's CEO wants make an impact, he should look to places where books aren't sold—but lent.
It’s not hard to fracture the internet with a movie adaptation of a popular bad book. They’re made into movies all the time. They read like screenplays because they skip complex language that defies being replaced with pictures, and producers can’t resist a baked-in audience, which creates a baked-in counter-audience of critics. These people then meet online and ruin each others’ days.
A public broadcaster in Buffalo demands that Burton be judicially stopped from uttering the show's catchphrase on the actor's new podcast.
Young-adult books are being targeted in intense social-media callouts, draggings and pile-ons — sometimes before anybody's even read them.
You're going to need some guidance if you want to explore Stephen King's sprawling fantasy series — it's a little more complicated than reading every book with "Dark Tower" in the title. Let us do you a fan service by giving you our recommendation.
Late last month, Jason Calacanis messaged me on Twitter to invite me to dim sum in New York.
The famed chef and famed author talk New York living over some quality dumplings.
Kakutani, who helped make the careers of writers from Foster Wallace to McEwan, and put fear in the hearts of Mailer and Vidal, will leave her post as one of the most formidable critics in the Times' history.
Jenny Kile spends her days solving artificially constructed mysteries, and she's not alone.
When Meaghan O’Connell finished reading a celebrated young author’s debut novel, she felt a mix of admiration, jealousy, and recognition of the powerlessness that comes with young adulthood.
High on vodka and crack, Curtis Dawkins shot a stranger dead. Sentenced to life in prison, he went back to his first love — writing.
How the "Who's Who" concept of reference books devolved from a genuinely useful idea into a very costly form of vanity publishing.
E. L. Konigsburg’s classic is even better than you remember.
Scholars have spent years analyzing the corporation’s vast digital archive. What have they discovered?
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