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Books to Help You Prepare For The First Semester of College

Prep your mind so that it might open wide!

20 Essential Jewish-American Novels (and Story Collections) of the Past 20 Years

Explore the best Jewish-American fiction published in the past 20 years.

Fly on the Wall: Listening to Michael Chabon

A Michael Chabon fan finally gets to see the writer speak!

Books I Hope Will Stay in Hollywood’s Development Hell

Around this time every year, on nights I can’t seem to sleep I count my blessings instead of counting sheep. ...

Confessions of a Bad Librarian

I am a malfeasant librarian. I turn in books late, but that’s not what I mean. I hoard titles for ...

Busting Out of a Corset: Reading About the Victorian Era

Many years ago, in the mists of time which I refer to as “pre-kids,” I went to a Renaissance Festival ...

When Your Book Club Asks Too Much of You

Fellow book clubbers: is saying “absolutely not!” to a group selection verboten, or just in poor taste? My question conceals ...

What’s On Your Pull List?: July 29, 2015

Every week, a different Panelteer will give you a rundown of the comics they’re most looking forward to for the ...

On Annotating Books

Most of my back pockets are speckled with ink stains—not because I’m a writer, but because I’m a reader and ...

When To Savor a Book

Some books are like roller coasters: you just want to get on, hold on for dear life, and ride it ...

Author/Musician Collaborations That Should Exist

I was delighted to learn that Michael Chabon, author of such gems as Telegraph Avenue and Wonderboys, was hand picked to ...

Read This, Then That: Two Books About Superman

I don’t know about you, but my interest in Superman as a character has never been terribly great. It amounts ...

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

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

The Unsung Benefits of an English Degree

So I’m having a conversation with my partner about college degrees and the necessity of them, how long you’ve held ...

Our Favorite Pulitzer Prize-Winning Novels

Love it or hate it, The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt just won the Pulitzer Prize for fiction. (Personally, I LOVE ...