Hank Green and I are doing a double act tonight, July 31, as part of the tour for the paperback of his debut novel, An Absolutely Remarkable Thing. It's a ticketed event (admission includes a copy of Hank's book), and we're presenting at 7PM at Spring Forest Middle School in association with Blue Willow Bookshop. Hope to see you there!
Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg's personal library is up for auction at Bonhams. Included are 1,000 books she collected throughout her entire career, photos, and ephemera. Along with annotated textbooks, classics like Catcher in the Rye, Lady Chatterley's Lover, and works by Nabokov, Tolstoy, and De Tocqueville, there's a slew of books written by… READ THE REST
Is this fascinating over-35-minute video, Ask a Mortician's Caitlin Doughty explores the myths and the reality of books bound in human skin. From the fictional Necronomicon and the Evil Dead films to medical textbooks bound in the skin of the poor to the controversies surrounding the handling and preservation of such books, there's a lot… READ THE REST
I've heard whispers about the "Spine Collector," as he's come to be known, for years now. The New York Times published a story about it last December; Vulture did a long-form feature on it in August 2021 that is one of the most compulsively gripping long-read investigations of absurdly meaningless true crime journalism I've read… READ THE REST
We thank our sponsor for making this content possible; it is not written by the editorial staff nor does it necessarily reflect its views. You do a lot on that little laptop of yours, from (reluctantly) answering work emails to shopping for a new ride. But with all these digital tasks come many annoying roadblocks,… READ THE REST
We thank our sponsor for making this content possible; it is not written by the editorial staff nor does it necessarily reflect its views. If you've got a fuzzy feline friend at home, you know how important it is to keep them active and stimulate their curiosity. They can get bored quickly of stationary toys, and… READ THE REST
We thank our sponsor for making this content possible; it is not written by the editorial staff nor does it necessarily reflect its views. There's only so much side-hustling you can do in one lifetime — perhaps it's about time you chose a career that has great earning potential you can really enjoy, like cybersecurity.… READ THE REST