Amiri Baraka, Writer-Activist, Dies At 79
January 09 2014 5:33 PM
The former LeRoi Jones was a major black cultural and political figure for decades.
Barnes & Noble's Digital Holiday Sales: The Awful Truth
January 09 2014 1:14 PM
The last major bookstore may opt to outsource its device-manufacturing soon.
Book Lover Gift Ideas: What To Buy Readers This Christmas
December 11 2013 11:26 AM
Six original gift ideas to buy book lovers this Christmas.
The Rise Of China's 'Tuhao': Coming To A Dictionary Near You?
November 20 2013 6:19 AM
The word 'tuhao', which refers to China's flashy wealthy population, could join the ranks of 'selfie' and 'twerk.'
Happy Birthday Kurt Vonnegut! How To Get Author’s Kindle Books For Cheap On Amazon
November 11 2013 6:28 PM
Amazon's Daily Deals honors Kurt Vonnegut on his birthday, which falls on Veteran's Day.
Amazon Teaming With Independent Bookstores? That's Not A Misprint
November 06 2013 11:24 AM
The e-commerce giant has offered to sell Kindles at a discount to retailers, which can sell them to customers and get a cut of e-book sales.
NYC Woman Goes From Private School To S&M Dungeon
October 29 2013 6:20 PM
In her new book "The Posh Girl's Guide To Play," 36-year-old Alexis Lass reveals how she went from attending an elite boarding school to becoming a dominatrix.
What I Learned From 'The Book Of Jezebel'
October 22 2013 6:01 PM
"The Book Of Jezebel: An Illustrated Encyclopedia Of Lady Things," was a collaboration of Jezebel's writers, past and present.
Why Do (Some) Scientists Dislike Malcolm Gladwell?
October 17 2013 10:39 PM
Some of the strongest criticisms of the popular writer's works have come from scientists.
New Book Debunks JFK Assassination Theory
October 15 2013 2:56 PM
The author of a book marking the 50th anniversary of the JFK assassination says Lee Harvey Oswald acted alone, firing three shots from the Texas School Book Depository.
Phillip Roth Did Not Win The Nobel Prize For Literature, You Fools
October 11 2013 4:46 PM
Tablet magazine confused and alienated some readers with its fake announcement that Philip Roth had won the Nobel Prize for Literature.
Waters Of Lake Natron Petrify Animals That Fall In
October 02 2013 11:53 PM
In a series of eerie photographs, Nick Brandt captured the calcified remains of animals that washed up on the shores of Lake Natron in Tanzania.
Latest Bizarre Trend: Dinosaur Erotica E-Books
October 02 2013 5:05 PM
A strange new subgenre of romance books known as dinosaur erotica has popped up on Amazon, with tales of women ravished by T. rex, pterodactyls, triceratops and more.
Meet Tom Clancy's Widow, Alexandra Marie Llewellyn
October 02 2013 11:38 AM
Meet Alexandra Marie Llewellyn, Tom Clancy's wife, who was a freelance journalist and is now a widow following the author's death on Tuesday.
Alvaro Mutis Dead: Colombian-Born Writer, Poet Dies At 90
September 23 2013 12:17 PM
Alvaro Mutis was regarded as one of the greatest Spanish-languages authors by his close friend, Gabriel Garcia Marquez.
4 Silly Pirate Myths You Probably Think Are True
September 19 2013 12:42 AM
In celebration of International Talk Like a Pirate Day, here are some common pirate myths you probably think are true.
Venezuelan Newspapers Shut Down Due To Paper Shortage
September 05 2013 7:19 PM
A lack of printing paper has lead to the shutting down of several Venezuelan Newspapers.
Five Myths About The ‘Frankenstein’ Monster
August 30 2013 11:51 PM
Mary Shelley’s “Frankenstein” is lauded as one of the earliest examples of science-fiction literature. And the story has spawned several pop-culture myths about Dr. Frankenstein’s creation.
Christian Bale Offered $50 Million To Return As Batman In New Film?
August 13 2013 5:40 PM
Actor Christian Bale has reportedly been offered $50 million to reprise his role as Batman in the upcoming "Superman Vs. Batman" movie.
China And India Rise In Literature As Well As Economics [INFOGRAPHIC]
August 13 2013 5:51 AM
The rise of Beijing and Mumbai can be seen through their growing presence in English-language literature.