Stan Lee spent a lifetime condemning racism, most prominently through the heroes in his comic books

Mario Anzuoni/Reuters Stan Lee, the founder of Marvel Comics, died at the age of 95 on Monday.  Lee spent a lifetime condemning racism, most prominently via the heroes in his comic books.  “I always felt the X-Men, in a subtle way, often touched upon the subject of racism and inequality, and I believe that subject […]

Make 12 Books in 12 Hours? No Problem

It’s mid-afternoon and an intense, focused silence has fallen on the room containing three dozen Cape Town creatives and a jumble of empty coffee cups and half-eaten sausage rolls. A woman deftly watercolors an intricate sketch of an angry penguin while a man uses a digital stylus to add unusually long horns (even by oryx […]

11 books Wall Streeters think everyone should read

Shayanne Gal/Business Insider Need a new page-turner?  We’ve got you covered.  We polled our Rising Stars of Wall Street for the books they swear by for wisdom, business strategy and career inspiration.  Here are 10 of the recommendations that we received. Subscribe here to read our full list of the Rising Stars of Wall Street […]

Playing House's Jessica St. Clair Books Season 3 Visit to Man With a Plan

File this under “totes kewl”: Playing House alumna Jessica St. Clair will guest-star on Man With a Plan‘s third season, TVLine has learned exclusively. St. Clair will appear in two episodes of the Matt LeBlanc sitcom as Kelly, the successful and sophisticated sister of Liza Snyder’s Andi. Currently living in Chicago, Kelly breezes into town […]

15 Insightful Parenting Books That Help Your Kids Start off a Healthy Life

It wasn’t that long ago when the only resource that parents could reliably turn to were books. Nowadays, flipping through a book may not be most parents’ first instinct when looking for parenting advice.Instant access to blogs, websites, and forums provide multitudes of answers and “expert opinions,” which can either be helpful or contradicting and […]

Badass Music Books to Take to the Beach

Everyone loves music. It’s a universal thing that brings people together. And many of us music lovers (my musical tastes run the gamut, from Garbage to Motörhead to the Grateful Dead) also love books about music. But how many David Bowie or Prince or Michael Jackson biographies can you read? Here are four new books, […]

Alesha Dixon: My six best books

EAT, PRAY, LOVE by Elizabeth Gilbert Bloomsbury, £8.99 Julia Roberts played Elizabeth in the movie, with the famous scene where she’s on the bathroom floor and realises she wants to change her life. She’s having trouble in her relationship so ups and goes around the world, where she finds love. I liked the fact she […]