What we gain from keeping books – and why it doesn’t need to be ‘joy’

The metric of objects only “sparking joy” is deeply problematic when applied to books. The definition of joy (for the many people yelling at me on Twitter, who appear to have Konmari’d their dictionaries) is: “A feeling of great pleasure and happiness, a thing that causes joy, success or satisfaction.” This is a ludicrous suggestion […]

Amazon and publisher Hachette end dispute over online book sales

“I think this is good news for publishers in the short term in that it enables them to seize or take back control over the price of ebooks, which was a much larger play for them. It was also about the wider market and the price of print books compared to ebooks and I think […]

From Virginia Woolf to Stephen Hawking: the best books about time

There’s something about his poem “A March Calf” in particular that grasps time’s violence, and also its grace – the moment when a calf realises it’s alive, not knowing how numbered are its days. That embattled bursting forth of a life, and of spring: “Soon he’ll plunge out, to scatter his seething joy, / To […]

Best Tweets from ComicBook.com’s Quarantine Watch Party of Deadpool

Our Quarantine Watch Party events have become a weeknight staple for fans around the country. So far the parties have included joint viewings of Captain America: Civil War, Thor: Ragnarok, Bloodshot, Birds of Prey, and Doctor Strange, all of which created Twitter trends before the movies came to an end. As fans of these movies […]

Watch James Taylor Channel His Inner Sinatra on ‘Meyers’

American Standard also comes following the release of Taylor’s audio memoir, Break Shot, in which the Rock and Roll Hall of Famer details his life story, starting with his childhood in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, and continuing on to the recording of his classic ’60s tune “Carolina in My Mind” and his relationship with The […]

Ant and Dec confirm huge Saturday Night Takeaway shake-up tonight as they self-isolate

Wearing a blue sweater as he stood in his garden, Dec announces excitedly in the video: “It’s Saturday, we’re still on air, so it’s time for a What’s In The Show Shooooow! Home edition! What have we got Ant?”

Reading list: The Denver Post sports department’s favorite sports books to ride out the coronavirus

“The Book of Basketball,” by Bill Simmons (2009) — This humorous and thoughtful deep dive into the history of the NBA is essential reading for any hoops head. After giving his thoughts on “the secret” of the game, Simmons delves into how the league got to where it was in 2009 (going all the way […]

NBC Late-Night Host Lilly Singh Calls Out Matt Lauer After He Is Accused of Raping Former Colleague

In a statement read on-air on the Today show after Nevils’ rape accusation was first publicly reported, NBC News said, “Matt Lauer’s conduct was appalling, horrific and reprehensible, as we said at the time. That’s why he was fired within 24 hours of us first learning of the complaint. Our hearts break again for our […]

The evolving culture of watch (wo)men

Enter Al-Shabaab and large-scale terrorist attacks. This necessitated new devices and new skills for guards to detect and bar intruders with weapons strapped to their bodies. Enter body scanners and the intrusive patting down — our personal spaces became public spaces, in public!

Valentine’s Day love horoscopes show what date night you should be planning based on your star sign

Kerry King uses tarot and star sign wisdom to create inspiring forecasts and insights, with over 20 years fortune telling experience, and many happy clients all over the world.