Some of the sketches and paintings that show Middle-earth (and beyond!) as Tolkien himself envisioned it.
How is it possible for a whole country to fall into the hands of a tyrant? According to Shakespeare, it could not happen without widespread complicity.
As a researcher in Ceausescu's Romania, Katherine Verdery did not suspect how profoundly the secret police interfered in her life.
Sweden's literary elite has been thrown into disarray by allegations of sexual harassment and corruption.
What happens when people try to play a real-world version of the Harry Potter sport? Let's just say you're going to want to make sure your insurance premiums are current. Welcome to the legion of broom.
To cash in on Kindle Unlimited, a group of authors figured out how to beat Amazon's algorithm.
Booksellers on the online marketplace are charging thousands for books that normally sell for a few dollars. Authors are perplexed — and annoyed.
I have always felt that I owe it to books (my longest and greatest love) to hear them out, especially when it's one recommended by someone whose opinion I value.
Tyler bestows him with a keepsake she herself received from Peter Jackson.
Ernest Hemingway is one of Claire Dederer's monstrous men, inoculated by the agreed-upon grand scale of his literary worth from suffering in the slightest for his treatment of the women he professed to love.
In the end, the shape-shifting magic was mine.
In the months that followed my friend's death in a car crash, fiction stopped working for me.
As corporations take control of nerd culture, science fiction's most esoteric epic remains gloriously untamed.
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Journalist Annie Lowrey deep-dives into the research on universal basic incomes and decides we really should just "give people money."
Lucy Tan rediscovers Chinese through the fiction of Eileen Chang.
With the sudden departure of yet another CEO, the bookstore chain is facing existential questions.
Dictionary.com CEO Liz McMillan tells Ars about today's language "renaissance" (yep).
A new book gives the spotlight to the filmmaker's often overlooked collaborators.
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