I Am a Woman’s Life

I Am a Woman’s Life

George Eliot’s Daniel Deronda nods to Pride and Prejudice then takes us to dark places Austen’s famously “light, and bright, and sparkling” novel would never go.

Collateral Damage

Collateral Damage

Back in the halcyon days of the 1990s, writer Fabian Nicieza and artitst Rob Liefeld created “X-Force,” perhaps the worst spin-off of Marvel’s “X-Men” ever to see print. A new collection invites a trip down memory lane.

The Book Beneath the Noise

The Book Beneath the Noise

Both a new TV adaptation and the alarmingly dystopian trend of current political news have brought new attention to Margaret Atwood’s classic The Handmaid’s Tale, but underneath the hype there’s the book itself.

The Face in the Locket

The Face in the Locket

Margaret Douglas was the niece of Henry VIII – and a tireless, lifelong schemer and rule-breaker. A definitive new biography portrays the life of the woman who was almost Queen Margaret

Of Trowels and Temples

Of Trowels and Temples

Archaeology holds the key to 99% of the human past. But how many people really understand it? A new book by archaeologist Eric H. Cline attempts to shed some light on what’s buried underground.

It’s a Mystery: “Where money speaks, conscience is silent”

It’s a Mystery: “Where money speaks, conscience is silent”

A down-on-his-luck lawyer in New York and a hangdog investigator in Scandinavia are the heroes in two atmospheric, action-packed new murder mysteries.

From the Archives: Queen of the Gypsies

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Spoiler alert! It’s a familiar warning — but isn’t it also a silly one? There’s so much more to novels than their plots. And yet what if we’re better readers for not knowing? Consider The Mill on the Floss, for example.

From the Archives: The Twilight(ing) of the Superhero

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Nerdy teenager Peter Parker was bitten by a radioactive spider – and a super-franchise was born! Justin Hickey takes us on a tour of the character’s colorful – and often tortured – past!

From the Archives: Atwood 4 Mayor

From the Archives: Atwood 4 Mayor

What — and who — is required to maintain a public persona of the magnitude of Margaret Atwood’s? A new book explores the phenomenon and implications of literary celebrity.

From the Archives: The Tudors on Film

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More than any other dynasty in history, the Tudors are ready for their close-up. Steve Donoghue leads us on a royal progress through film archives to access the heart and stomach of these undying superstars.