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29 books on failed utopias that inspired Curbed’s podcast ‘Nice Try!’

The first season of Nice Try! explores past attempts at creating utopias. With host Avery Trufelman, we explored an integrated midcentury suburb outside Philadelphia, a self-sustaining closed ecosystem in the Arizona desert, and a free-love commune in New York, among others. In producing the series, we read many books filled with incredible stories and histories […]

The Five Best New ‘Star Wars’ Books

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Shelf control? Largest textbook publisher is ditching books and going ‘digital first’

Making a trip to the college campus bookstore to purchase textbooks at the beginning of a new semester is a time-honored tradition. But that tradition is rapidly disappearing, as the push towards e-books continues. This week, the push was accelerated as Pearson, the biggest publisher of educational books in North America, announced it will abandon […]

Charting the sea change in diversity of children’s books, from the 1950s to now

Back in the 1950s, I walked around the block to my local library in Castro Valley — a first taste of independence at the age of 8. I loved the blond Swedish triplets Flicka, Ricka and Dicka. I loved reading about the Founding Fathers plus some Betsy Ross. Then there were the Betsy-Tacy books by […]

15 new science fiction and fantasy books to check out in late July

Last month, I was invited by author Cadwell Turnbull (whom readers might remember as the author of our Better Worlds story “Monsters come howling in their season”) to interview him at a pair of bookstore events in Brooklyn, New York, and Woodstock, Vermont. He’s recently released his debut novel, The Lesson, a story of alien […]

Reinventing Hotel Guest Books for Modern Times

Kimpton Hotel Restaurant Group Inc., for example, is in the process of creating locally inspired experiences in individual rooms at 20 of its hotel properties, furnishing the room with a guest book that goes beyond simple name-and-date inscriptions. At Kimpton Hotel Born, in Denver, blank index cards emblazoned with the words “Born to be…” have […]

7 Books to Help Leaders Understand The Area Of Mental Health

Winner of the 2018 Pulitzer Prize for fiction, Andrew Sean Greer’s satire about being middle-aged, American, and abroad isn’t an obvious choice for a breakthrough novel about mental health. What makes Less so much more than just a satire is its focus on getting away — from responsibilities, friends, and family — and the impossibility […]

Amazon Developing Jack Reacher Drama Series From Nick Santora Based On Lee Child Books

In a competitive situation, Amazon has landed the rights to develop a script-to-series drama based on the Jack Reacher character from Lee Child’s bestselling book series, from Scorpion creator Nick Santora. The project will be a co-production of Amazon Studios, Skydance Television and Paramount Television. Santora will write, executive produce and serve as showrunner for […]

‘Game of Thrones’ author George R.R. Martin says outspoken fans won’t influence book ending

Video ‘Game of Thrones’ fans furious after series finale failed to live up to expectations After eight seasons of dragons, sword fights, ice zombies and massive battles, ‘Game of Thrones’ fans finally got the answer to the question, ‘Who will end up on the Iron Throne?’nbsp; “Game of Thrones” author George R.R. Martin won’t let […]

The best Kindle deals and books for Prime Day

A Kindle could be the perfect purchase for Prime Day. (Photo: Reviewed) — Our editors review and recommend products to help you buy the stuff you need. If you make a purchase by clicking one of our links, we may earn a small share of the revenue. However, our picks and opinions are independent from USA […]