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.
'The Art of Perspective' Is a Little Gem of a Book Filled With Wit and Wisdom | 4 Apr 2016 // 3:30 AM
Castellani does an excellent job guiding readers through numerous literary texts, but some of the most compelling parts are when he tells his own story.
Almost Everything Is Open to Interpretation in Quentin S. Crisp's 'Blue on Blue' | 25 Jan 2016 // 4:30 AM
Blue on Blue is a delightful kaleidoscope of ponderings, musings, and mysteries.
The Marvels by Brian Selznick | 8 Dec 2015 // 9:10 PM
The Marvels is a book about stories and the importance of stories—telling them, living them, keeping them alive.
Do We Need a Book That Talks About Videogames in Relation to Kant's Thoughts on the Sublime? | 30 Nov 2015 // 2:00 AM
Whether you played Pac-Man as a kid, are a videogame fanatic, or simply enjoy Words with Friends, How to Talk About Videogames has much to offer.
For a Book on Technology, Sven Birkerts' 'Changing the Subject' Is Surprisingly Personal | 7 Oct 2015 // 9:05 PM
The honesty, lyricism, and thoughtfulness make Changing the Subject a pleasure to read.
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.