8 Machiavellian Books to Make Niccolo Proud

Column by Jena Brown
On the anniversary of his birth, we’ve gathered eight books that capture the essence of Machiavelli in nuanced, layered, and complex ways.

Mommie Dearest: 9 of the Most Memorable Mothers in Literature

Column by Annie Neugebauer
There are few relationships in life as complex, powerful, and dynamic as the mother-child relationship. Here are literature's 9 most memorable mamas.

Dystropia: The Threat Of Rape As An Agent of Fear

Column by Christopher Shultz
It's a trope so pervasive, you probably don't always register it when you see it...and that's a serious problem.
The Winds of Winter

Neil Gaiman NOT Co-Writing George R.R. Martin's Book

News by Peter Derk February 23, 2016
A tongue-in-cheek fantasy about a Gaiman/Martin collaboration turns into news somehow.

6 Coloring Books You Won’t Be Sharing With the Kids

Column by Riki Cleveland February 18, 2016
Whether you’re looking for a little mild relaxation with abstract, flowing designs, or are in the mood for something a little bolder, there’s an adult coloring book that you can call your very own.

The 5 Books I Wish Someone Would Write in 2016

Column by Cath Murphy January 5, 2016
Forget about the books which are actually going to be published in 2016. Here are the ones I wish someone would write instead.

10 Bloodlust-Satisfying Deaths in Fiction

Column by Christopher Shultz May 8, 2015
WARNING: HUGE SPOILERS. Sometimes, there are villains in fiction that we hate with a burning passion, and seeing them die satiates our bloodlusty desires.

5 Reasons Why We Love Lannisters (and Other Morally Gray Characters)

Column by Rob Blair Young April 3, 2015
A look at why morally gray characters are so compelling, using the Lannisters of Westeros as my primary examples. Beware: Spoilers abound!
'Wheel of Time' Television Pilot

Wheel Of Time Gets 'As Seen On TV' Treatment

News by Peter Derk February 11, 2015
A 'Wheel of Time' Pilot aired in the middle of the night. What's up with that?
George R.R. Martin Saves Wolves, Spares Boy

George R.R. Martin Saves Wolves, Spares Boy

News by Peter Derk July 24, 2014
George R.R. Martin responds to a young boy's fan letter.
Martin tells impatient fans to 'Fuck off'

George R.R. Martin Wants You to ‘Fuck Off’

News by Bree Ogden July 10, 2014
In his latest attempt to reclaim his personal life, George RR Martin tells impatient Game of Thrones fans to ‘Fuck off.’
Bookshots: 'The Queen of the Tearling' by Erika Johansen

Bookshots: 'The Queen of the Tearling' by Erika Johansen

Review by Leah Dearborn
Regardless of whether it lives up to the hype, 'The Queen of the Tearling' deserves better than to be lauded only as a Frankenstein product of popular literature.

An Open Letter to the Guy Reading 'A Game of Thrones' While Driving

Column by Daniel Hope June 27, 2014
An open letter to the guy who flew by me on the freeway with 'A Game of Thrones' laying across his steering wheel. That was a dumb thing to do, but I get it.
Navigate Westeros With This Handy Google Map

Navigate Westeros With This Handy Google Map

News by Sean May
A new interactive map of the world of Westeros from the TV show 'Game of Thrones' and the book series A Song of Ice and Fire shows every character's path, eventual death.

Incest Is Best: A Look at One of Society's Greatest Taboos as Presented in Fiction

Column by Leah Rhyne March 31, 2014
Incest is the...best? If you can't keep it in your pants, at least keep it in the family? A squirm-worthy look at one of society's greatest taboos.