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Relive Your College Years With This Thoughtful, Hilarious Novel

The Huffington Post | Claire Fallon | Posted 03.24.2017 | Arts

During the first winter of Selin Karadağ’s undergraduate career at Harvard, she’s walking through campus with her friend Svetlana when she runs i...

'Handmaid’s Tale' Trailer Is A Dystopian Nightmare And A Call To Action

The Huffington Post | Maddie Crum | Posted 03.24.2017 | Arts

“I was asleep before. That’s how we let it happen,” Elisabeth Moss (as Offred) says in the official trailer for Hulu’s “The Handmaid’s Tal...

The 9 Most Addictive Books of 2017 (So Far)

Kirkus | Posted 03.23.2017 | Home
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Originally published on Kirkus. For more from Kirkus, click here. The Arrangement by Sarah Dunn “Dunn’s dryly humorous story about a marriage tha...

This Black Queer Love Story Is Exactly What The Comic World Needs

The Huffington Post | Taryn Finley | Posted 03.20.2017 | Black Voices

Black queer love between two women often goes underrepresented in any medium. Writer Tee Franklin wants to help change this with her forthcoming comi...

Jane Austen Has Become An Alt-Right Icon, Somehow

The Huffington Post | Claire Fallon | Posted 03.20.2017 | Arts

Life as a Jane Austen fan can be, occasionally, infuriating. Male classmates deride her as subliterary fluff, pop culture uses her as a shorthand for ...

The Most Clichéd And Most Exclamation-Prone Authors, By The Numbers

The Huffington Post | Claire Fallon | Posted 03.20.2017 | Arts

The numbers don’t lie: James Patterson loves clichés. He deploys 160 for every 100,000 words he publishes. Yikes! In a new book, Nabokov’s Favori...

23 Recent Books By Women You Should Read ASAP

The Huffington Post | Claire Fallon | Posted 03.21.2017 | Arts

Historically, women artists have rarely gotten their due. But there’s no time like the present ― especially this Women’s History Month ― to ch...

How Certain Horror Movies Propagate Mental Health Stigma

Richa Gupta | Posted 03.21.2017 | Healthy Living
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Horror movies are, and always will be, one of my favorite genres of movies. The unnerving sounds, eerie movements, and startling sights stimulate my t...

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie On 'Americanah' Winning One Book, One New York

The Huffington Post | Claire Fallon | Posted 03.16.2017 | Arts

New Yorkers have spoken, and they want to read Americanah, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s 2013 novel about a young Nigerian woman, Ifemelu, who comes to...

Sci-Fi Author Nnedi Okorafor Says Publishers Whitewashed Her Book Cover

The Huffington Post | Maddie Crum | Posted 03.14.2017 | Arts

Nebula Award-winning science fiction writer Nnedi Okorafor wrote a book in 2007 called The Shadow Speaker. The story followed its protagonist ― a Mu...

18 Great Books To Read Based On The New TV You're Binge-Watching

The Huffington Post | Maddie Crum | Posted 03.15.2017 | Arts

By the end of winter, you might’ve reached the end of what you thought was a limitless supply of quality shows. But great stories abound; below, we...

Joan Didion’s New Book Explores The Bubble Of The American South

The Huffington Post | Maddie Crum | Posted 03.14.2017 | Arts

“We had misunderstood one another, or we had not,” Joan Didion wrote in a short entry to her book of observations about the South and California, ...

F. Scott Fitzgerald's Long-Lost Short Story Savages Publishing Industry

The Huffington Post | Claire Fallon | Posted 03.13.2017 | Arts

The publishing industry may currently seem awash in celebrity-penned fantasy novels, short fiction by movie stars and problematic screeds by problemat...

Robert James Waller, 'Bridges of Madison County' Author, Dead At 77

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 03.10.2017 | Arts

Robert James Waller, the author best known for his 1992 novel The Bridges of Madison County, has died. He was 77 years old. According to Aaron M. Prie...

This YA Book About Police Brutality Just Became A Top Seller

The Huffington Post | Maddie Crum | Posted 03.09.2017 | Arts

On the night of Nov. 9, 2016, and into the morning of Nov. 10, Twitter was inundated with parents wondering how they would explain President Donald Tr...

Margaret Atwood’s Advice For Young Feminists: ‘Be Informed, Be Aware’

The Huffington Post | Claire Fallon | Posted 03.08.2017 | Arts

It’s an International Women’s Day miracle! Margaret Atwood, author of the classic feminist dystopia The Handmaid’s Tale, took to the internet to...

Shop Turns Books By Men Backward To Put Women Authors At The Forefront

The Huffington Post | Claire Fallon | Posted 03.08.2017 | Arts

Forget a year of reading women: What about straight-up hiding men’s words from view? OK, that’s not exactly what Cleveland’s Loganberry Books ha...

Margaret Atwood Admits 'The Handmaid’s Tale' Is More Relevant Than Ever

The Huffington Post | Maddie Crum | Posted 03.07.2017 | Arts

A religious fundamentalist society swiftly takes away women’s autonomy — and their rights to their own bodies. If you think the plot of Margaret A...

‘Like Water For Chocolate’ Is Being Adapted Into A Television Series

The Huffington Post | Carolina Moreno | Posted 03.07.2017 | Latino Voices

Laura Esquivel’s story of forbidden love and independence is being adapted for television. Mexican author’s 1989 classic novel Like Water for Choc...

YA All Day: Teen Books For Adult Book Clubs

Kirkus | Posted 03.09.2017 | Home
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Originally published on Kirkus. For more from Kirkus, click here. Wonderful Feels Like This by Sara Lövestam, translated by Laura A. Wideburg “Se...

10 New Books By Women Writers Of Color To Add To Your Must-Read List

The Huffington Post | Maddie Crum | Posted 03.07.2017 | Arts

Glory Edim just wanted to talk about books with her friends. At least, that’s how her book club, Well-Read Black Girl, got started. She began postin...

A Previously Unknown Walt Whitman Work Was Discovered. It's Not Great.

The Huffington Post | Claire Fallon | Posted 02.22.2017 | Arts

Many great writers are haunted by mediocre or pulpy works of fiction from their early years, and Walt Whitman is no exception. Thanks to his poetry, m...

Tom Hanks Is Publishing A Short Story Collection

The Huffington Post | Jenna Amatulli | Posted 02.22.2017 | Arts

Tom Hanks is probably one of the most likable actors to ever exist. So it was only a matter of time before the Oscar-winner brought that quality to an...

Everyone Should Read This Instant Classic, And Now You Can Listen To It For Free

The Huffington Post | Claire Fallon | Posted 02.20.2017 | Arts

The best things in life, it’s been said, are free. More proof: The BBC has released Colson Whitehead’s The Underground Railroad in audio form, rea...

The One Book You Need To Read To Understand The Plight Of Refugees

The Huffington Post | Claire Fallon | Posted 02.21.2017 | Arts

The Refugees, Viet Thanh Nguyen’s fiction follow-up to his acclaimed debut novel, The Sympathizer, would be critically praised at any historical mom...