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The Beauty of Those People

Kenyth Mogan | Posted 06.14.2016 | Entertainment
Kenyth Mogan

As a gay man, it saddens me to say that I find much of what gay cinema has to offer just this side of intolerable. Most gay themed films fall into tw...

Actor Hale Appleman of SyFy's The Magicians Originally Auditioned For...

Ilana Rapp | Posted 04.11.2016 | Entertainment
Ilana Rapp

Hale Appleman stars as "Eliot Waugh" in Syfy's dark, gritty, fantasy drama The Magicians. Hale Appleman's Twitter. Photo by Benjo Arwas. Hale Applem...

Dear White Authors: Our Fantasy Doesn't Exist in a Vacuum

Olivia Cole | Posted 03.24.2016 | Books
Olivia Cole

White authors, we are present in every word and every comma of our work. Our stories are not just stories--they're not--but reflections of us, our worlds, our flaws. Our fantasies do not exist in a vacuum; they are pulled not only by gravity but the weight of reality.

11 Binge-Worthy Literary Series

Off The Shelf | Posted 01.29.2016 | Books
Off The Shelf

By Emma Volk | Off the Shelf Like all good things, books have to come to an end, but that doesn't make saying goodbye to your favorite characters any...

Syfy's Magician Series Serves as a Cautionary Tale to Would-Be Magicians

John Halstead | Posted 01.26.2016 | Religion
John Halstead

If Syfy's Magicians series goes the way of other television adaptations of complex novels, then it will dumbed-down to a battle with an external evil and a hackneyed warning against meddling with powers one does not understand.

Week to Week News Quiz for 11/21/14

John Zipperer | Posted 01.21.2015 | San Francisco
John Zipperer

Before you turn off your mind and go into pre-Thanksgiving mode, take our latest Week to Week news quiz and see what you know about the world. Here ...

Novelist Jonathan Franzen in Discussion With Time's Lev Grossman

Elana Estrin | Posted 12.19.2011 | Books
Elana Estrin

"Almost the definition of a mensch, a good person, is that in their heart of hearts they're rather hard on themselves. And yet, you can't get out of bed in the morning if you don't love yourself. I'm merciless towards myself, so being merciless towards my characters comes naturally."

Lev Grossman On 'The Magician King'

Posted 10.10.2011 | Home

Lev Grossman loves fantasy. He loves it so much, he writes about loving fantasy within his own fantasy novels. Grossman, who keeps his day job as a bo...

3 Grown-Up Books For The Hogwarts Grad

npr.org | By Lev Grossman | Posted 09.13.2011 | Books

The Harry Potter franchise has its last hurrah on Friday, and fans like me are facing a forcible graduation from the protection of a fictional univers...

The New Yorker's Best Books Of The Year

The New Yorker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Reviewers' favorites from 2009....