Montaigne didn’t come to any clear conclusions about man’s place in the cosmos or the dimensions of his soul, but his essays gave us something almost as good: the story of one man sitting alone, thinking for himself, refusing to let some craven orthodoxy do his thinking for him.
At its most basic level, 'The Rap Year Book,' by Shea Serrano, who used rap to teach science to middle school students in Houston, is a series of essays and illustrations discussing and debating the best rap song of each year, from 1979 to 2014.
Philip Pullman's fantasy novels are often called some of the best books in the genre, but a movie adaptation wasn't well received when it was released several years ago. Can a new adaptation bring the books' complex world successfully to life?
Coates' 'Between the World and Me' and Johnson's 'Fortune Smiles' won the nonfiction and fiction awards, respectively, at this year's National Book Awards. Johnson's work is the second short story collection in two years to win the fiction prize.
'Potter' fans now know what the upcoming play will be about and it involves more of the characters from the book series than they may have thought. The show is set to open in London in the summer of 2016.
Stephanie Meyer has released a new version of her 'Twilight' story in which the genders of her main characters Bella and Edward are swapped. The new take on the narrative debuted with the tenth anniversary rerelease of the 'Twilight' novel.