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This May Not Help You Lose Weight

Posted 06.04.2013 | Comedy

We were all a hair's breadth away from having summer ruined by choosing the wrong beach book. Fortunately, Jimmy Fallon returned to air just in time t...

When Bad Books Happen to Good People

Allison Hill | Posted 10.28.2012 | Books
Allison Hill

I admit that for many years I subscribed to the policy that a book, any book, was always better than no book. In recent years though, I have come to believe that it is the dirty little secret of the bookselling world that some books just suck.

Chatting With Bad Books' Kevin Devine, and Lord Huron's Ben Schneider, Plus New Unknown Component Video

Mike Ragogna | Posted 12.22.2012 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

"We were part of the anger of the culture. ... When you look at the Occupy movement and a lot of the anger that's out there now, I think our music still holds. I wouldn't doubt if you found some of them listening to our old LPs." -- John Lydon

10 Classic Books You Shouldn't Read

Dan Wilbur | Posted 11.05.2012 | Books
Dan Wilbur

Reading isn't fun. Not even in books. Think about it: how many works of fiction can you name that feature a character sitting around reading the whole time? Not many (unless you're in a college literature class with a super-Postmodern syllabus).

9 Books That Make You Undateable

Posted 07.19.2012 | Books

There's a lot of red tape to cut through before completely committing to a relationship: There's the ex talk, the meeting of the parents, and if you'r...

Worst.Book.Ever.

| Posted 12.09.2011 | Books

By Gabe Habash for Publishers Weekly: Before you get all riled up about how we’ve previously called two other books ("How to Avoid Huge Ships" an...

All-time Authors Sometimes Deliver Duds

Dave Astor | Posted 09.30.2011 | Books
Dave Astor

Even great novelists occasionally write a clunker -- sort of a loose cannon in a canon. Often, the literary dud comes at or near the start of an author's career.

Dog Ears Music: Volume 176

The Everlasting Phil Ramone and Danielle Evin | Posted 07.20.2011 | Entertainment
The Everlasting Phil Ramone and Danielle Evin

This week, we feature music by The Elected, Bad Books, The High Llamas, and more.

Dead Tree Test

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Forget profitability, forget the market. Over a year ago, we raised the question of whether or not a book should pass a dead tree test in order to jus...

The Guardian: Worst Books Of 2010

guardian.co.uk | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Rejoice! 'Tis the season to be merry! Garland the tree with sprigs of holly! The angels are singing! Father Christmas is coming! Take a break from the...

Holocaust Deniers, Pedophiles And Terrorists As Authors

Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Last week in The Independent, journalist Boyd Tonkin took a peculiar twist on the notion of "banned books," composing a list of dangerous texts that m...

Salinger, Huxley, Steinbeck: Great Books Hated During Their Time

Cracked | Jacopo della Quercia | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Many, if not most, of the books you were handed in high school as required reading were hated by critics and readers alike when they first hit shelves...

The Best Bad Books You've Never Read

Telegraph | Robin Ince | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Finding a good book is all too easy these days. But tracking down the 'exquisite drivel' that should never have been published? Now that's a challenge...

Books I'm Finally Throwing Out

Lewis Grossberger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Lewis Grossberger

I hate throwing out books. Especially my favorites. And they're all my favorites. But some of the stacks are so high they're threatening to topple and literally (as well as literarily) kill me.