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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

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Carnage Targets the Entire Marvel Universe in Venom Teaser

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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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