Weekend Reading

In this edition of Weekend Reading, hallucinatory rambles, insane asylums, and haunted (maybe) mansions. (yes, we editors are a light and fluffy bunch).

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Graphic Novel Friday: Haunted Comics for Halloween

They're creepy and they're kooky, mysterious and spooky. They're all together ooky: comics for Halloween! Read on for four new comics that pair nicely with a tingling spine or a bump in the night.

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Good Girls Revolt: Story of ’60s rebellion echoes today

If you think the conversation around gender politics is electric now, you should’ve heard it in the 1960s. Lynn Povich tells the story of women fighting to cover the biggest political and cultural news of the day, and assesses how far she and her fellow revolutionaries have traveled.

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Use Your Words: "The Emotionary"

Do you ever have the experience of not being able to find the right word to describe what you're feeling? We've all been there...

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Binge reader

Go on a Book Bender: 4 Excellent Series with 10+ Books for Romance Binge-Readers

As the nights get longer and the days get colder, now is the perfect time to start a long-term reading relationship with these prolific and talented romance writers.

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"Born Into a New Life Through Violence": Paulette Jiles on "News of the World"

The real-life story that inspired this National Book Award nominee...

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Announcing the 2016 Man Booker Prize Winner

Paul Beatty's The Sellout has won the prize given "to encourage the widest possible readership for the best in literary fiction." Also £50,000. He is the first U.S. writer to win the award.

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Ken Burns' Top Five Presidents

In 2014 Ken Burns did a highly acclaimed documentary on the Roosevelts and earlier this year he published his first children's book, about all 44 United States presidents. So who does he think were the standouts of the Oval Office?

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Kathryn Hall's Perfect Score

Here on the West Coast it seems like there are new wineries popping up all the time, but what does it take to be a successful wine maker? We asked Kathryn Hall, author of The Perfect Score, to share some insights.

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Greg Mitchell and The Tunnels

Incredible Escapes: How JFK Tried to Suppress Documentaries about Digging Tunnels under the Berlin Wall

Historian Greg Mitchell, author of The Tunnels, talks with us about this fascinating and very human slice of history that reads like a Cold War spy thriller.

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