After visiting more than 2,000 independent bookstores—at least virtually—the Amazon annihilation, Orwell misquotes and all, doesn’t seem quite so inescapable.
Between love and tacos, sometimes it’s better to choose tacos. Our series continues where we ask novelists to dine out, then write us something that 1) is a restaurant review; 2) is not a restaurant review.
Even someone who writes erotica for a living has to find ways to get through moments of shame.
A redacted version of Mao Tse-tung’s Little Red Book, illustrated with photographs of contemporary China, becomes a story for modern times.
Sinclair Lewis despised his hometown in Minnesota. It disliked him, too, especially after being lampooned in a bestselling novel that mocked the citizens for their small-town ways. These days, though, he’s all they’ve got.
Lawbreaking occurs, a man calls for help, the police detain an endless lineup of men. Sometimes fraud comes as no surprise.
Photographs from a new book of American public libraries—some famous, some neglected, some both—plus an essay by former Poet Laureate Charles Simic.
Good books are frequently credited with being worth reading twice. But when was the last time anyone had time for that?
With just over a week to go until the 2014 Rooster crows, it’s time to download this year’s brackets and make your picks for which books will...
Zombies are everywhere in today’s films, TV, and literature. As we approach the 10th anniversary of the Tournament of Books, can the Rooster at least get a share...
The rooster is back, and the rooster is famished. Introducing the finalists and judges for The Morning News 10th Annual Tournament of Books, presented by Field Notes.
Travel is mostly boredom—and if you’re not bored, you’re pretty sure that everyone else is having more fun. For professional travel writers, the feeling’s not just true, but considerably worse.