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A Conversation with Gail Caldwell: On the loss of a close friend

Dr. Irene S. Levine | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Irene S. Levine

The death of a close friend is extraordinarily painful, made that much more difficult because bereaved friends typically evoke little sympathy and sup...

How to Digitize Your Textbooks

Hack College | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Hack College

Unfortunately only a small portion of textbooks are available for download today. What do you do if your microbiology text isn't available in a digital format this fall?

New Book Says President Bush Broke Laws On Torture

Yahoo! News | Mark Egan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Torture sanctioned by President George W. Bush to fight terrorists was illegal and wrong and America has yet to confront the topic to avoid future abu...

9 Unforgettable Books About September 11

Peter Steinberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Peter Steinberg

I think that no matter your literal or emotional distance from Ground Zero on September 11, 2001 there's at least one book on this list for you.

Friends, Monsters, Lovers: Bringing Mary Shelley Out of the Shadows

Dr. Irene S. Levine | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Irene S. Levine

Out of the Shadows (NAL Trade, 2010) is my friend and colleague Joanne Rendell's third novel. Each of her books is beautifully written; their stories ...

Straight Down the Middle Author Josh Karp on The Interview Show

Mark Bazer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Mark Bazer

Josh Karp, author of Straight Down the Middle, stopped by The Interview Show, hosted by Mark Bazer, at The Hideout in Chicago, to discuss the book, his golf game and more.

6 'Flashlight Worthy' Novels That Will Take You Back to Campus Life (PHOTOS)

Peter Steinberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Peter Steinberg

If you're not fortunate enough to be a student returning to college in August, you can still get that collegiate feeling by settling into a comfy chair with a great campus novel.

Muhammad: A Story of the Last Prophet

Deepak Chopra | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Deepak Chopra

In this interview, Deepak Chopra discusses his reasons for writing "Muhammad: A Story Of The Last Prophet," which captures the life story of the Proph...

Analyzing Dexter: Psychologists and Criminologists Explain Why They Are Smitten

Bella DePaulo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Bella DePaulo

Do you know about Dexter the lovable serial killer? The first time I watched an episode, I could not believe what I just experienced. I was rooting fo...

WATCH: Prague's Kafka International Airport

Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

If you hate flying, steer clear of Prague. Franz Kafka International Airport is the worst airport in the world, says The Onion News Network. The air...

9 Of The Most Expensive Cookbooks ... Ever (PHOTOS)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

In wake of the news that former Microsoft CTO Nathan Myhrvold is publishing a $625 cookbook (which is included in this slideshow), we strained, sifted...

Book Prize: Poet John Ashbery To Be Honored At Brooklyn Book Fest

Only The Blog Knows Brooklyn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

The office of the Brooklyn Borough President has announced that John Ashbery, the Pulitzer Prize winning poet, will receive the annual Brooklyn Book F...

James Franco Plays Famous Adventurer Aron Ralston (POLL)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

James Franco is adding another writer to his resume. Already with a role as beat poet Allen Ginsberg under his belt in the upcoming "Howl," Franco is...

Weiner Escalates Feud With Franzen Coverage

The Guardian | Alison Flood | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Dubbing the pre-publication furore "Franzenfrenzy", Weiner put out a call to her 15,000 Twitter follows "for non-Franzen novels about love, identity, ...

Lady Gaga, Tiger Woods, Andy Warhol

Bloomberg | Mark Beech | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Celebrity painters such as Andy Warhol are the heirs of Joshua Reynolds; Tiger Woods and Richard Gere follow Lord Byron. This is the view of writer Fr...

Judge This Cover | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Books offer graphic designers, illustrators and typographers a great way to expand their portfolios. There are endless possibilities that can be explo...

What Was On Dragon Tattoo's Lisbeth Salander's IKEA Shopping List?

Apartment Therapy New York | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

In "The Girl Who Played with Fire" -- the second book of best-selling Millenium Triology by Stieg Larsson -- the character Lisbeth Salander moves into...

7 Books Besides 'Eat Pray Love' About A Year In Somebody's Life

Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Elizabeth Gilbert got her book contract to write about a year in her life after leaving her husband, and it turned into megahit 'Eat Pray Love.' Gil...

What Guantanamo Detainees Are Reading

TIME | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

There's not a lot to look forward to if you're one of the 176 prisoners held in the U.S. detention facility at Guantánamo Bay -- no visits from loved...

Is The New York Times Biased Toward White Guys From Brooklyn?

The Atlantic | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Jodi Picoult and Jennifer Weiner, two writers whose work is often referred to as "chick lit," have been tweeting and commenting in the press about Mic...

Discovering Pluto, Finding Happiness, Dealing With Suffering

Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

In case you missed them, here are this weekend's book review highlights: "Percival's Planet" by Michael Byers "'Watch out for oddballs,' one charact...

John Le Carre

Telegraph | Anita Singh, Showbusiness Editor | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

"I dislike Bond. I'm not sure that Bond is a spy. I think that it's a great mistake if one's talking about espionage literature to include Bond in thi...

McSweeney's: H.P. Lovecraft's Chocolate Descriptions

McSweeney's | By LUKE BURNS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Chocolate Cherry Cordial: You must not think me mad when I tell you what I found below the thin shell of chocolate used to disguise this bonbon's tru...

Ayn Rand's 'Atlas Shrugged' Movie

Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

The big screen production of Ayn Rand's legendary novel "Atlas Shrugged" is well under-way, and has a behind-the-scenes look. In the video,...

F*ck Me, Ray Bradbury (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

It's Ray Bradbury's birthday and sorry, fellas. There's a new heartthrob in town. Actually, "new" is doing the man an injustice. Ray Bradbury's been...