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9 Shocking Things You Didn’t Know About the Suffrage Movement

You know they battled for a woman’s right to vote, but did you know they also faced feeding tubes, macho critics, and police brutality?

By DeAnna Janes

Crimson Peak: The Love Child of Poe and Brontë

Guillermo del Toro's latest film is a sexy survey of Gothic literature.

By Jessica Ferri

Library Borrower Returns Books More Than 50 Years Late

Outdated textbooks return to Portland State University half a century after first being borrowed.

By The Reading Room

Literary Pilgrimage: Sleepy Hollow, New York

October is the perfect month to visit Washington Irving's favorite town—and the setting for his spine tingling short story, The Legend of Sleepy Hollow.

By Jessica Ferri

The Re-Read: Little House on the Prairie’s The Long Winter

A writer revisits a childhood favorite and finds it's not all butter churning and buggy rides.

By Sharon Steel

All The Dead Literary Ladies (And Some Dudes, Too)

Jessa Crispin, in the midst of an existential crisis, follows the lives of exiled writers and artists.

By Jessica Ferri

Horrifying Children’s Books That Still Creep Us Out as Adults

It seems insane these books were ever intended for kids.

By Jessica Ferri

Wes Anderson’s Love Affair with Literature

In Wes Anderson's films, books offer solace and keep a record of people and places past.

By Jessica Ferri

National Book Awards Short-List Finalists Announced

Which books are your favorites to win on November 18?

By Jessica Ferri

Ted Hughes: An Introduction

Dr. Jeremy Noel-Tod on five must-read books by Ted Hughes.

By Jeremy Noel-Tod

Gloria Steinem on Domestic Violence and Next Time, She’ll Be Dead

Ann Jones's revolutionary work offers powerful insight into domestic violence.

By Gloria Steinem

Why Reading Einstein is Easier Than You Think

He's one of the most brilliant men in history – and one of the most fun to read. See why.

By Greta Shull

6 Trans Memoirs That Inspire, Impress, and Encourage

These coming-of-acceptance stories need to be at the top of your list.

By DeAnna Janes

10 Most Terrifying Ghost Stories and Paranormal Novels

Re-living these scary ghost stories gave us the creeps. Just kidding, it was awesome.

By Jessica Ferri

20 Literary Twitter Feeds to Follow Right Now

The Twitterati will keep you in the literary know.

By Jessica Ferri

Top 20 Prequels of All Time

We forged through books, TV, and movies to bring you a list of the best prequels out there.

By DeAnna Janes

How Many Banned Books Can You Guess?

More than 11,300 books have been banned or challenged across the globe. Take our quiz to find out how many you know.

By Morgan Ratner

Agatha Christie’s Miss Marple: Feminist Icon

In "Miss Marple vs. The Mansplainers," Alice Bolin salutes Agatha Christie's feminist detective hero.

By Jessica Ferri

9 Essential Novels for the Modern Existentialist

Avoid your existential crisis by escaping in literature.

By Grace Srinivasiah

The Ultimate Mad Men Reading List

Depressed that Mad Men is no more? Read your way through the pain.

By Jessica Ferri

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