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Epic TV Shows with Shakespearean Themes

Because everything relates back to the Bard ...

All This and Brains, Too: 5 Signature Literary Fashions

Who else but James Joyce could pull off an eye patch?

5 Beloved Characters Who Shaped Our Identity

We're still taking our cues from our literary kid-heroes.

Valley of the Dolls: 50 Years Later

For its 50th anniversary, Jacqueline Susann's misunderstood novel gets a re-read.

Ayn Rand: Behind the Controversy

Is the controversial work of Ayn Rand worth revisiting? You decide.

5 Science Books More Compelling Than Fiction

These nonfiction science books are just as (if not more) compelling as your favorite novels.

In Defense: Advice Columns

A writer finds comfort in the soft, sticky, hidden parts of people that live in advice columns.

Which Literary Murderer Are You?

Are you the silent, bowl-cut type, or a stylish cannibal in a three-piece suit?

In Defense: Elizabeth Gilbert

Gilbert haters cite Eat, Pray, Love as proof of her failings, and in the process neglect her fantastic, near-perfect novel.

Listen Up: 6 Literary Podcasts for Book Lovers

When you've exhausted your audio book collection, these literary podcasts will tide you over.

The Re-Read: J.D. Salinger’s The Catcher in the Rye

Revisting this classic novel, one writer discovers the truth about Holden Caulfield, and herself.

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