TVLine Items: FBI Recruits Bones Vet, VMAs Book Taylor Swift and More

Bones vet John Boyd is sticking to what he knows best: The actor, who played FBI Agent James Aubrey on the Fox drama, will recur during Season 2 of FBI as Agent Stuart Scola, our sister site Deadline reports. Boyd’s character is described as a handsome, smart and irreverent fed who has a prior relationship […]

The Walking Dead season 10 spoilers: Rick Grimes to LIVE after major comic book twist?

The Walking Dead season nine ended with the survivors going up against the Whisperers. The show debuted the iconic villains from the comics: a group of survivors who disguise themselves in the skins of walkers they’ve defeated. This allows them to hide in plain and to sneak up on unsuspecting victims. However, the introduction of […]

Book Excerpt: A Woman Grapples With the Mystery of Her Mother

Throughout our lives, we’ll encounter colleagues, significant others, and friends who seem impossible to know – but often, the people we understand least are the ones we knew first. Such is the case of Deborah Burns, who grew up in privilege in the 1950s grasping for the attention and approval of her mother, a wealthy […]

Book Excerpt: A Woman Grapples With the Mystery of Her Mother

Throughout our lives, we’ll encounter colleagues, significant others, and friends who seem impossible to know – but often, the people we understand least are the ones we knew first. Such is the case of Deborah Burns, who grew up in privilege in the 1950s grasping for the attention and approval of her mother, a wealthy […]

Book Excerpt: Exploring the Emotional Fallout of WWII in ‘All Ships Follow Me’

The seemingly uncomplicated good vs. evil narrative and the complexity of subsequent conflicts, coupled with boomer nostalgia, has allowed modern viewers and readers to view WWII through rather rose-colored glasses; it was “the last good war” we’re told. But in this instance, “good” does quite a bit of heavy lifting. All Ships Follow Me: A […]

Classic Songs Reimagined as Vintage Pulp Book Covers

You’re not supposed to judge a book by its cover, but sometimes the book (or exploitation movie trailer, or hair metal album cover) comes out the winner – a good, lurid book cover sometimes makes promises the prose itself can’t keep. That’s why pulp covers are such a blast, and have become so beloved, clever […]

Book Excerpt: A Woman Will Stop at Nothing to Be ‘The Perfect Girlfriend’

Winter is finally (FINALLY) beginning to morph into spring, and it’s never too early to start piling up your beach reads. And we’ve got a recommendation: Karen Hamilton’s The Perfect Girlfriend (out this week from Graydon House), the story of a young woman willing to go to any lengths – and I do mean any – to […]

Book Excerpt: A Young Man’s Quest to Be More Than a ‘Lawn Boy’

In his latest novel Lawn Boy (out this week in paperback from Algonquin), author Jonathan Evison (The Revised Fundamentals of Caregiving) tells the story of Mike Muñoz, a 22-year-old Chicano who is dead-set on making the world at large aware that he exists — that he’s more than a simple “lawn boy.” “I wanted to wake […]

Book Excerpt: ‘The Trial of Lizzie Borden,’ the Original True Crime Sensation

It might feel like we’re in the midst of an unequaled true crime boom, thanks to the ubiquity of non-fiction crime documentaries, series, podcasts, and books, but don’t be fooled; the culture has always had a perverse fascination with the evil that men do. Or women — to this day, one of the most notorious […]

Book Excerpt: The Fascinating Story of the Woman Behind Southwestern Chili

The intersection of feminism and cooking is a mighty tricky one to navigate, since the connotations of working in the kitchen have become so linked to dismissals of movement. But Deepi Ahluwalia and Stef Ferrari’s marvelous new book A Woman’s Place: The Inventors, Rumrunners, Lawbreakers, Scientists, and Single Moms Who Changed the World with Food […]