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The N-Word: Confronting Racial Slurs In Literature

Just because it's in the book doesn't mean we should feel free to say it. A reader on how to approach the N-word and racial slurs in literature.

When You Hate the Classics, But You’re an English Teacher

Why one English teacher hates the classics -- and why that's not a bad thing.

15 Literature-Themed Adult Coloring Books

Here in THE FUTURE, adults have finally learned that it’s OK to just sit and color for a while. Hooray ...

50 Webcomics You Have to Check Out Now

Robots? Porn stars? D&D jokes? Sign me up! I began reading webcomics in late high school/early college and I just ...

Satire, Autobiography, and More Books on Writers and Writing

From satire to autobiography, here are 5 recent books that shine a spotlight on some legendary writers and on the writing process.

More of Book Riot’s Favorite First Lines in Literature

We wanted to throw a few more favorite sentences into the mix and give you more of Book Riot's favorite first lines in literature.

Women of Color Who Should Be Added to the Literary Canon

Love Dickens, Hugo, and Stendhal? Read these women of color.

11 Can’t-Miss Literary Graphic Novel Adaptations

The graphic novel form makes classic literature accessible to more readers, and we love it. Here are can't-miss adaptations to check out.

The Best Christmas Adaptations To Watch This Winter

Some of our favorite Christmas movies based on books!

Facing a Trigger: Thoughts on Series of Unfortunate Events

On anxiety, A Series of Unfortunate Events, and reading the series as an adult.

The Bunnicula Experiment: Why the Cartoon Didn’t Find an Audience

On the recent cartoon adaption of Bunnicula, which features all of the animals talking and the titular character being a real vampire.

Seduce Me: For The Love of a Great Prologue

I’ve heard too many people call prologues all types of literary trash. They’re pretentious, they say. Unneeded filler. Annoying. When a prologue ...

LIT 501: The Proper Reading of Comics

When I wrote “I Expected Batman and Robin, Not Pornography,” I was preaching to the choir. Panels is a site inhabited ...

Riot Round-Up: The Best Books We Read In June

We asked our contributors to share the best book they read this month. We’ve got fiction, nonfiction, YA, and much, ...

If Famous Artists Illustrated Classic Books

A couple of years ago I wrote a post about famous artists I would pick to illustrate classic works of ...