Book Excerpt: The Cinephiliac Tendencies of Author/Illustrator Edward Gorey

Edward Gorey was one of the most influential artists of a very specific contemporary pop culture aesthetic; he’s sometimes called the Godfather of Goth. But who was this eccentric illustrator and author, beyond the tall tales of his peculiar dress and cat-and-book-filled home? Author Mark Dery attempts to answer that question in Born to Be Posthumous: […]

The Programmer, Turned Blogger, Turned Children's Book Author

As it turns out, money can buy happiness, just not in the ways you might think. This is “More of What You Love,” a collaboration between OZY and Ally Financial to highlight the people who are not only doing good business, but doing what they love and finding innovative ways to fund their passion projects. […]

Book Excerpt: Amazing Images from the New ‘Isle of Dogs’ Companion

It’s not a surprise that Matt Zoller Seitz’s The Wes Anderson Collection was among the most successful of the recent burst of film-related, design-heavy coffee-table books, because it’s such an ideal merging of subject and format — Anderson’s work is so meticulous, and his films are so detail-oriented, they tend to lend themselves to the minutiae-gazing […]

Cadillac’s Booking It From BOOK

Book, also known as “BOOK by Cadillac,” is General Motors’ entry in the burgeoning luxury car subscription market, though the fledgling service’s first cities — New York, Los Angeles, and Dallas — will soon have to get used to going without. According to a report in the Wall Street Journal, GM’s pulling the plug on […]

Lenovo Yoga Book 2018 review: The keyless keyboard returns, now in E Ink

Enlarge (credit: Valentina Palladino) Lenovo’s quirky Yoga Book is back with some significant updates for 2018. The original Yoga Book was a unique hybrid of a tablet sporting a “halo” keyboard panel with no actual keys and a real paper drawing pad. Part netbook and part convertible, this year’s edition remains quirky but seems more practical […]

Book Excerpt: Sex, Drugs, and Clubs in Mid-’90s Boston

In the thrilling new novel Sketchtasy (out now from Arsenal Pulp Press), award-winning author Mattilda Bernstein Sycamore dips back into mid-‘90s gay culture with her story of Alexa, a 21-year-old queen trying to find her way (and find herself) in the less than Family-friendly world of Boston, circa 1995. Fast-paced, introspective, thoughtful, and wryly funny, Sketchtasy […]

Samsung Galaxy Book 2 review: A better, but limited Surface rival

Samsung’s latest Surface wannabe has a surprising twist. On the outside, the Galaxy Book 2 looks very much like a clone of Microsoft’s detachable, thanks to its new kickstand. But Samsung chose to equip the Book 2 with a Snapdragon 850 processor, turning this 2-in-1 into a Windows on ARM device that promises constant connectivity […]

What You Could Book With a Year of Restaurant & Supermarket Spend on the Amex Gold

Rewards from a Year of Restaurant & Supermarket Spend on the Amex Gold Advertiser Disclosure The credit card offers that appear on the website are from credit card companies from which ThePointsGuy.com receives compensation. This compensation may impact how and where products appear on this site (including, for example, the order in which they appear). […]

Book Excerpt: The Fascinating Tale of ‘Feuding Fan Dancers’

When Leslie Zemeckis was making her feature documentary Behind the Burly Q, she met someone with a story that seemed to go beyond the burlesque history she was making. Her interview subject was the son of Sally Rand, the New York showgirl who became the sensation of the 1933 World’s Fair in Chicago. She claimed […]