Culture

From books that make us nostalgic to stories every bibliophile can relate to, we celebrate books and their lasting impact on our lives.

An Introduction to Upton Sinclair’s Lanny Budd Series

The most popular historical fiction series you haven't heard of

Top 10 Portrayals of Authors in Movies

The Best Performances of Great Authors

Piers Paul Read: Why I Wrote Alive

How novelist Piers Paul Read came to write the blockbuster nonfiction sensation.

Literary Matchmaking: How The Bookseller Met Ship of Fools

Author Cynthia Swanson discusses her novel's literary influences.

Bottoms Up! 10 Literary Inspired Cocktails

Toast your favorite stories with these clever cocktails.

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?

8 Musicals Based on Books

Leave the singing to the professionals.

The Re-Read: Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret

Revisiting this Judy Blume classic was kind of a religious experience.

5 Beloved Characters Who Shaped Our Identity

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

8 Amazing Characters to Fill the Stark-Shaped Hole in Your Heart

Because the producers have basically killed off half of Westeros by now.

Happy Birthday Shakespeare: 17 Best Shakespeare Movies

"Well, I think I remember Mel Gibson correctly, and he didn't say that."

Valley of the Dolls: 50 Years Later

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

Vita Sackville West: Virginia Woolf’s Greatest Love Affair

Meet the woman who inspired Virginia Woolf's most fanciful novel.

Gloria Steinem on Octavia Butler’s Parable of the Sower

A celebration of Octavia Butler's groundbreaking science-fiction novel.