The Power of Story in the Digital Age | 15 Jun 2009 // 10:20 PM
In an age where Twitter and Google seem to be taking over the world, how do people communicate information in a meaningful and memorable manner? They tell a story.
Prepare to Be Logofascinated by Paul Anthony Jones' 'Word Drops' | 18 Aug 2016 // 4:30 AM
What conversation wouldn’t be improved by the inclusion of the word kummerspeck, which is defined as “excess weight gained through comfort eating” but literally means “bacon-grief”?
What Would Animals Say If We Asked the Right Questions? | 8 Aug 2016 // 9:05 PM
Vinciane Despret blends science with story to give readers new ways to think about animals and our relationships with them.
A Smart But Brief Look at the Undervalued Half of the World's Population | 20 Jul 2016 // 9:05 PM
Who Cooked Adam Smith’s Dinner? is a sharply written book on economics for people who aren't economists.
Who Doesn't Love the Smell of New Book? | 5 Jul 2016 // 3:30 AM
"The sensual experience of reading still exerts its hold on us, as does the desire to represent and display our knowledge, attitudes, and passions on our bookshelves."
The British Library's Delightful Anthologies of Cats and Dogs in Literature | 18 May 2016 // 10:00 PM
These charming books include some of the most famous (and infamous) dogs and cats known in literature, along with some lesser known tales and poems.
The Marvels by Brian Selznick //8.Dec.15
Do We Need a Book That Talks About Videogames in Relation to Kant's Thoughts on the Sublime? //30.Nov.15
Can Magic Cure Madness? //30.Aug.15
'The Prime of Life': It's Time to Grow Up //26.May.15
The Science of the Yuk and the Yum of Things //3.May.15
'Culture Crash' Aims to Draw Attention to the Dwindling Creative Subset of the Middle Class //5.Apr.15
Setting You Up for Loss: 'Why Football Matters' //18.Nov.14
'Uncle Anton's Atomic Bomb' Is a Story Full of Details That Requires and Rewards Close Reading //8.Oct.14
On Memory, Family, and Voice //2.Oct.14
How Can You Make Money from Social Media? //9.Jun.14
'Vernon Downs' Is a Darkly Thoughtful Novel //9.Apr.14
Fanfiction Is Not just for Trekkies Anymore (Not That there's Anything Wrong with Trekkies) //23.Jan.14
How Did Prohibition Save Pretzels? //22.Dec.13
Why Do College Students Cheat? //18.Sep.13
'Trash Animals' Reveals the Endearing Traits of Snakes, Coyotes, Cockroaches, Pigeons and Others //13.Aug.13
The Quirks, the Accomplishments, and the What Were We Thinking Moments of 'The Totally Sweet '90s' //18.Jun.13
'It's Only Slow Food Until You Try to Eat It' //19.May.13
The Teleportation Accident by Ned Beauman //28.Mar.13
The 'Call the Midwife' Series Makes for a Vivid and Rich Telling of Social and Medical History //18.Mar.13
Why Wouldn't One Hang One's Christmas Tree from the Ceiling? 'Inventing the Christmas Tree' //16.Dec.12
On the Line Between Legitimate Biography and Gossipy Tell-All: 'The Great Charles Dickens Scandal' //30.Oct.12
Even the Scientifically Challenged, Thanks to Their DNA, Will Enjoy 'The Violinist's Thumb' //1.Oct.12
'Grimm's Household Tales' //16.Sep.12
'Poison, Detection, and the Victorian Imagination' Asks, Is Poison the Poetry of Homicide? //30.Aug.12
The Pleasures of Delving Into Another Time and Place: Lloyd Shepherd's 'The English Monster' //21.Jun.12
Girl Talk: 'You Are What You Wear' //26.Mar.12
Self-Reflection is Encouraged in: 'Survival of the Beautiful: Art, Science, and Evolution' //11.Mar.12
Sherlock Holmes and Philosophy by Josef Steiff //11.Dec.11
'Future Media': Recommended for Anyone Who Has a Smartphone, Watches TV, or Uses the Internet //13.Oct.11
Growing Old is Cool in 'The Postmortal' //20.Sep.11
Beautifully Crafted and Strangely Beautiful: 'Miss Peregine's Home for Peculiar Children' //17.Jul.11
'Don't Breathe a Word' Is Kinda Creepy //2.Jun.11
'Nerds' Is More Entertaining than a Book about Bullying, Stereotypes & Teenage Angst Should Be //28.Apr.11
In 'Whiter Shades of Pale', the Humor is Vivid //19.Jan.11
The Best Technology Writing 2010 //20.Sep.10
'A Fierce Radiance': Thank Goodness For Mold //18.Jul.10
Eleanor the Queen Was One Helluva Woman //21.Jun.10
Underdogs Unite: 'Girl in Translation' //15.Jun.10
The Patience Stone by Atiq Rahimi //22.Apr.10
Invisible by Hugues De Montalembert //7.Apr.10
The Surrendered by Chang-rae Lee //7.Mar.10
Veracity by Laura Bynum //28.Feb.10
Mistress Shakespeare by Karen Harper //17.Feb.10
Bubble Gum and Hula Hoops by Harry Oliver //7.Feb.10
What a Kindle / Nook / iPad Can't Do: 'Ex Libris: The Art of Bookplates' | 15 Aug 2011 // 1:00 AM
Books -- real, print, physical books -- say something about their owners and so, as the book Ex Libris makes clear, do bookplates.
'Black Cats and Four-Leaf Clovers' and a Lot of Other Crazy Superstitions | 15 Sep 2010 // 3:00 AM
Sin, death, and the devil appear to be popular themes in the world of superstitions and old wives tales.
I'm in a New York State of Mind | 20 Apr 2010 // 3:01 AM
New York City is all about having a dream -- even if you're aren't quite certain what it is.