'The Great Gatsby' Enters The Public Domain, And The People Want A Muppets Version

Posted on Sat, 02 Jan 2021 18:56:16 -0500 - books

With the copyright expiring on "Gatsby" and many other works, fans have Muppets on the mind.

The Best Books Of 2020

Posted on Sun, 27 Dec 2020 08:00:10 -0500 - books

The 10 reads -- from Emily St. John Mandel, Raven Leilani, Marie-Helene Bertino and more -- that added joy, clarity and color to my year.

You're A Keen One, Mr. Grinch

Posted on Thu, 24 Dec 2020 05:45:21 -0500 - books

Why we still love the Grinch after more than 60 years.

John le Carré, Master Author Of Spy Craft And Cold War Intrigue, Dead At 89

Posted on Sun, 13 Dec 2020 18:36:14 -0500 - books

The famed author was a former intelligence agent turned writer behind great works such as "Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy."

‘And THAT'S That!’: Zerlina Maxwell Breaks Down White Politics

Posted on Fri, 11 Dec 2020 11:28:38 -0500 - books

The hosts spoke with author and TV host Zerlina Maxwell about the importance of identity and the future of Biden's presidency.

'Lord Of The Rings' Cast, Experts Form Fellowship To Buy House Of J.R.R. Tolkien

Posted on Wed, 02 Dec 2020 15:54:10 -0500 - books

The collective hopes to turn the Oxford home of the famed author into a center celebrating his works.

Merriam-Webster's Word Of The Year Will Not Surprise You: Pandemic

Posted on Mon, 30 Nov 2020 09:18:27 -0500 - books

"It's probably the word by which we'll refer to this period in the future,” the dictionary's editor at large said.

Trump's Former Ghostwriter Has Four Words Of Post-Presidency Advice

Posted on Tue, 24 Nov 2020 20:04:03 -0500 - books

Tony Schwartz, who co-wrote "The Art Of The Deal" in 1987, said he refuses to work on the president's memoirs.

Author Terry McMillan Announces 'Waiting To Exhale' Will Become A TV Series

Posted on Fri, 13 Nov 2020 17:51:52 -0500 - books

The novel was adapted into a classic 1995 film of the same title, starring Angela Bassett, Whitney Houston, Loretta Devine and Lela Rochon.

Dalai Lama Calls For Climate Change Action In New Book, Suggests 'Buddha Would Be Green'

Posted on Thu, 12 Nov 2020 17:02:39 -0500 - books

"Saving the world from the climate crisis is our common responsibility,” writes the 84-year-old spiritual leader.

Our Fictional President

Posted on Sat, 07 Nov 2020 08:00:04 -0500 - books

Donald Trump, as bizarre and unpredictable as a satirical president, ushered us into a world where novels can't outstrip the weirdness of reality.

So Your Favorite Children's Books Didn't Age Well. Here's What You Can Do About It.

Posted on Thu, 29 Oct 2020 05:45:21 -0400 - books

Teachable moments are, after all, a vital part of storytelling.