Author Tom Perrotta, co-creator of a much-hyped new HBO drama, says Thornton Wilder's play taught him to write about finding meaning in the banal.
Children's author Jeff Kinney's new shop will emphasize reading as a tangible, community experience in a digital, fractured world.
A conversation with Megan Abbott, whose new novel, The Fever, chronicles a hysteria outbreak at a modern high school.
Songwriting lessons from the King, as told by indie-rock singer Hamilton Leithauser
Stalin thought so. So, apparently, did the CIA, according to a new account of how the U.S. secretly distributed Doctor Zhivago in the Soviet Union.
Comics tend to lose their charm when turned into films, and no comics character has more charm to lose than Stan Lee and Steve Ditko's nutso 1960s superhero.
Stories about growth, change, and epiphanies resonate in a different way when you're older.
A timely spy novel, an enlightening biography, and a positive rather than negative approach to current politics.
To use just one example, Stacey Donovan's Dive neatly dismantles the argument that fiction for teens can't also be serious, messy, thought-provoking literature.
By chance or otherwise, The Dark Knight's 1939 arrival coincided with public interest in real winged daredevils who attempted superhuman feats without superpowers.
Author Rupert Thomson says a Yevgeny Yevtushenko poem taught him the value of risk.
As I learned when I met her, the late author believed that true arrogance lay in denying one's own specialness—and denying the specialness of others.
Join our Twitter book club to discuss a new take on the future of food.
The UnAmericans author Molly Antopol learned from Grace Paley how to inhabit characters that represent political sentiments but don't preach to readers.
Choose from beloved works on cooking and eating—among them Dan Barber's The Third Plate and Julia Child and Alex Prud'homme's My Life in France.
The writer, who has died at 86, used her own story of overcoming to advocate for all.
The Great Greene Heist, the target of a campaign to promote kids' books with non-white heroes, isn't a great work of art. But neither was The Hunger Games.
Highlights from 1book140's Twitter conversation with My Life in Middlemarch author Rebecca Mead on Wednesday night
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Yes, that John Muir. His observations on nature's interconnected systems deeply influenced award-winning chef Dan Barber's new book, The Third Plate.