The 27 best opening lines in books, from Rebecca to The Great Gatsby

Prepare to read the most fascinating article of your life. The first sentence of any piece of writing is arguably the most important – both...

11 new science fiction and fantasy books to check out in late June

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US publisher delays Naomi Wolf’s book over accuracy concerns

The release of a new book by prominent feminist author Naomi Wolf has been delayed by her US publisher over accuracy concerns. Outrages: Sex, Censorship...

Carnage Targets the Entire Marvel Universe in Venom Teaser

Marvel Comics has released a teaser for an upcoming Venom storyline which appears to see Carnage targeting the entire Marvel Universe. The image, illustrated by Greg Land,...

Marvel Resurrects Original ‘Star Wars’ Comic Book Series After 33 Years

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Some people go to Vegas to gamble, others to buy really rare books

What reward does one buy after winning at the gambling tables in Las Vegas or sitting through an excruciatingly dull convention there? A Rolex? A designer...

Comic books reflect 80 years of American history, culture

Comic book superheroes save humanity in their make-believe universes, but they also make a difference in the real world.They teach us about American history...

Geneology-based books can be entertaining

How many times have you picked up a genealogy book and found it entertaining? They just aren’t usually the types of things that you would...

New Brooklyn Public Library branch on the books

For the first time in 35 years, a brand-new branch of the Brooklyn Public Library is, well, on the books. It will be the...

Books on Famine, Factories Vie for $75,000 History Prize

LONDON (AP) — A STORY of starvation in Stalin's Soviet Union, a biography of Laura Ingalls Wilder and a look at how factories changed the...

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President Donald Trump is set to deliver his third official State of the Union address to the nation from the US Capitol on Tuesday at...

An impeachment trial with no witnesses or evidence is very American

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Shooting after funeral in Florida leaves 2 dead, including teen boy

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Saudi Arabia denies hacking Jeff Bezos’ phone

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos was reportedly hacked, but by whom? An investigation conducted by FTI Consulting revealed that the tech tycoon was probably hacked in...