LeVar Burton Is Here and Ready to Answer All Your Questions!

We've got a very special treat today: Starting at 1 p.m., LeVar Burton will be here and answering your questions! He doesn't have tons of time — just enough for you, dear reader, to ask what's on your mind — so you'd better get in here. » 7/01/14 12:45pm 7/01/14 12:45pm

LeVar Burton Rounds Up Star Trek Costars for Reading Rainbow

Having demolished its original goal, the Reading Rainbow Kickstarter crew is now aiming for $5 million. To get there, LeVar Burton has called upon his Star Trek colleagues for a series of live readings in L.A. and New York. Among them: Patrick Stewart and William Shatner. » 6/12/14 11:10am 6/12/14 11:10am

New Reading Rainbow Theme Finally Addresses the Dangers of Books

Thanks to Reading Rainbow, we all know you can learn and do anything with just a book and your imagination. But perhaps it's time to consider the dark side of such a power and ask ourselves: What's LeVar Burton really planning? » 6/04/14 12:20pm 6/04/14 12:20pm

Maya Angelou Once Scolded LeVar Burton for Killing a Bug

LeVar Burton has had a great week on the Internet. His Reading Rainbow Kickstarter blew through its initial fundraising goal and is currently closing on $3 million—with 33 days to go. So after getting everyone choked up over his gratitude, he popped by Reddit for a celebratory AMA. » 5/30/14 1:00pm 5/30/14 1:00pm

LeVar Burton Weeps in Gratitude Over Donations for Reading Rainbow

It's been one day since LeVar Burton began crowdsourcing funds to reboot beloved television series Reading Rainbow as an educational app and he's already raised over $2 million, more than twice his original goal. Butterfly in the skyyyyyyyyy! You can go twice as hiiiiiiiiiigh! » 5/29/14 5:30pm 5/29/14 5:30pm

Brace for the Backlash to the Reading Rainbow Kickstarter!

It took less than 24 hours for LeVar Burton's reboot and expansion of Reading Rainbow to reach its $1 million goal, and the ticker is currently closing on $2 million. Obviously, there's a lot of people out there who're still very grateful for the public-television classic. » 5/29/14 2:20pm 5/29/14 2:20pm

LeVar Burton Is Using Kickstarter to Bring Back Reading Rainbow

Drop everything: LeVar Burton wants to resurrect Reading Rainbow, and he wants it as universally available as possible. So this morning, he launched a Kickstarter, aiming to raise a million dollars to fund the development of a web version. That great swooshing sound you just heard was the entire Internet opening its… » 5/28/14 12:30pm 5/28/14 12:30pm

Must See: Neither Carey Mulligan Nor Stephen Colbert Have Read Gatsby

Last night's Colbert Report was devoted to The Great Gatsby, only one problem — Stephen's never read the book! When he goes to his good friend (and Gatsby star) Carey Mulligan for help, he makes a terrible discovery. Not only has she never read it either, but she can't read at all. Who can help them out of this… » 5/10/13 4:15pm 5/10/13 4:15pm

Book-Stealing Lady Makes LeVar Burton Weep Rainbow Tears

A woman in California has been slapped with $7,600 in fines and ordered to stay away from public libraries after it was discovered that she had stolen thousands of library books and was attempting to sell them online. For shame, California book stealer. » 2/22/12 8:15pm 2/22/12 8:15pm

Top Screw-Ups Include Man-Boy, 007

Today, the Guardian presents us with a list of "the most troubled males in fiction." Are we the only ones who think Patrick Bateman is kind of a glaring omission? [Guardian] » 5/26/10 11:20am 5/26/10 11:20am

Tricks Of The Trade

Want to read like a writer? You can start by checking out Miranda July's reading list in Vice. But don't expect any recommendations - unless you consider "milk carton" or "billboards" valuable tips. [Vice via Huffington Post] » 12/30/09 2:45pm 12/30/09 2:45pm

Outside The Lines

Julie Novak and Jacinta Bunnell were sick of all the children's books that taught young girls that "they are not any good," so they published their own feminist coloring books under the awesome title Girls are not Chicks. More: [GirlsnotChicks] » 7/27/09 4:20pm 7/27/09 4:20pm

Despite Rough Childhood, Very Hungry Author Is Now Very Happy

In honor of the 40th anniversary of The Very Hungry Caterpillar, Newsweek has a sweet piece on author Eric Carle and the inspiration behind his whimsical works. » 3/17/09 5:30pm 3/17/09 5:30pm

Take A Look, It's In A Book

Click for the random clip of the day: LeVar Burton showed up at an event in L.A. and the crowd went nuts! Incidentally: Today, Burton's Twitter reads: "Amen... Amen... Amen... It is done!!!" [TMZ, Twitter] » 1/20/09 5:40pm 1/20/09 5:40pm