50 years ago this spring, Perry Smith and Dick Hickock were hanged by their necks until they were dead. The crime that earned the death pe..
Nearly 80 years after its publication, Gone With the Wind remains one of the most cherished stories in American culture. Margaret Mitchell..
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I was pretty psyched about Emily Books when it was launched in 2011 by Emily Gould and Ruth Curry. I’ve long been a fan of Emily’s writing..
When I was growing up aspiring to be the next Roger Ebert, Chris Hewitt was the movie critic for my local paper—the Pioneer Press of St. P..
I don’t read much anymore. I’ll admit it, even though it’s kind of a bummer. As a kid I read everything within reach, including all my dad..
As a kid, I spent a lot of time drawing. Is that because Ed Emberley’s drawing books unlocked the key to my imagination, or was it just be..
At the end of a well-reported and largely fair article on the rise of Amazon, George Packer can’t resist a little hand-wringing. “When the..
My mom is a high school librarian who is really into her job. As long as I can remember, there have always been stacks of books around our..
Given that I was a kid who loved books, then grew up into an adult who stayed in school until age 30 and has spent the years since mak..
Mrs. Cratchit has good reason for being crabby about Scrooge: he’s abusing her husband and starving her family. Fred’s wife..
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