Megan Amram's 'Science...For Her!' Looks Amazing

You might already know Megan Amram from her top-notch Twitter account, her writing on Parks and Recreation or from that time Rosie O'Donnell told her that she needed to change her profile picture to something more attractive if she wanted to be taken seriously, but soon we'll be introduced to an all new Megan Amram,… » 4/22/14 2:15pm Tuesday 2:15pm

George R.R. Martin Responds To That Controversial Game of Thrones Scene

Last night, the television adaptation of Game of Thrones changed an already disturbing scene from the books into an even upsetting moment on screen. And now, book author George R.R. Martin is weighing in. Read his response. Warning: Spoilers ahead! » 4/21/14 8:53pm Monday 8:53pm

We Need to Take a Deep Breath and Calm the Fuck Down About Spoilers

Few (highly manageable) frustrations are more vexing than having an episode of your favorite TV show spoiled before you can watch it. You learn a pivotal plot point before you're ready and suddenly you're experiencing all the Kübler-Ross stages of grief. It's an ugly situation. Unfortunately, it's also an inevitable… » 4/18/14 3:15pm Friday 3:15pm

One Star Reviews of Classic Literature Are TOTALLY Insightful

Here is a very good Tumblr: One Star Book Reviews gathers together the collected knowledge some of the web's most discerning critics (namely, people who have given one-star Amazon reviews to classic books). And these illustrious Internet users are not afraid of voicing unpopular opinions, such as "I did not like [ » 4/07/14 7:20pm 4/07/14 7:20pm

Two Reasons That Explain Why We're All Obsessed with Game of Thrones

Game of Thrones comes back to television in just a few weeks, and already we're feeling the imperative: All Men (And Women) Must Freak Out. But why is Game of Thrones such a huge cultural phenomenon, among all other fantasy series? It comes down to two huge cultural trends, that are rooted in our widespread anxieties… » 3/18/14 6:01pm 3/18/14 6:01pm

At Long Last, Lindsay Lohan Has a $1 Million Book Deal

BLESSED BE. It's finally here, the moment you've been waiting your whole life for: Lindsay Lohan will be penning a memoir about her life and times. Ladies and gentleman, we have an early contender for the Best Book of the Decade (sorry, Kendall and Kylie Jenner's dystopian young adult novel, you'll have to settle for… » 3/07/14 6:45pm 3/07/14 6:45pm

J.K. Rowling Asked to Stop Writing, Taking Up Shelf Space

Lynn Shepherd must have known what she was getting herself into when she wrote a Huffington Post piece urging J.K. Rowling to get out of the adult literature market. Shepherd stated that other writers deserve a turn (this is how the world works, BTW) and although she has never read Rowling's work (ok..), Shepherd… » 3/01/14 4:30pm 3/01/14 4:30pm

Your Life in Middlemarch: A Live Conversation with Rebecca Mead

Growing up as a bookish, ambitious young woman in England, Rebecca Mead found Middlemarch life-changing: the vitality of its characters, the wisdom of its prose, and the evocation of a "provincial life" that echoed one she knew. She also made a lifelong friend in the remarkable George Eliot, a woman who triumphed in the… » 2/12/14 1:17pm 2/12/14 1:17pm

Library Sponsors Romance Novel Vandalizing Event for Cool Teens

Attention, Cool Teens who are like already totally over Valentine's Day: The Toronto Public Library has planned an event just for you! The Anti-Valentine's Day Anti-Party, as originally planned, would give prematurely jaded pre-adults the opportunity to vandalize romance novels. Totally punk rock, right?! » 2/05/14 2:40pm 2/05/14 2:40pm

New Game of Thrones photos show why season 4 will be the most intense

The premiere of Game of Thrones season four may be months off — but you can get a good look at what's new in Westeros right now, with these newly released images. Including all your favorite (surviving) characters, like Tyrion, Daenerys and Jon, plus a few new faces. And they all look pretty miserable. Can't wait. » 1/30/14 9:16pm 1/30/14 9:16pm