If Classic Novels Were More Like Blockbuster Movies

Column by Peter Derk
Ever find yourself in the middle of a so-called classic that feels like it lacks oomph? Boredom is the disease, and we've got the cure!

The Worst Required Reading

Column by Peter Derk September 19, 2017
It's back to school time, which means it's required reading time. Bring the pain.

6 Couples in Literature Who Should Just Break Up Already

Column by Riki Cleveland February 23, 2017
You might have your OTP, but we have couples who should just call it quits.
Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales Rebooted

Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales Rebooted

News by Raine Winters June 15, 2016
The historical stories will be retold through the eyes of refugees.
You Can Find Me In The Tub: Waterproof Books

You Can Find Me In The Tub: Waterproof Books

News by Peter Derk
New project creates waterproof versions of classics.
Literary Classics Receive a Manga Upgrade

Literary Classics Receive a Manga Upgrade

News by Raine Winters
Udon Entertainment develops Manga Classics for visual readers.
Bookshots: 'How to Be a Heroine: Or, What I've Learned from Reading too Much' by

Bookshots: 'How to Be a Heroine: Or, What I've Learned from Reading too Much' by Samantha Ellis

Review by Leah Dearborn
In 'How to Be a Heroine,' Ellis teases apart what makes the Lizzy Bennets and Cathy Earnshaws of the world tick, and what they’ve contributed to her own life.

10 Books I Will Finally Read This Year

Column by Christine J. Schmidt January 27, 2015
I've put them off for too long!

Culling The Classics: Paradise Lost

Column by Brian McGackin
Sifting through history, one classic at a time.

Culling The Classics: "The Awakening"

Column by Brian McGackin November 19, 2014
Sifting through history, one classic at a time.

Culling The Classics: Frankenstein

Column by Brian McGackin October 31, 2014
Sifting through history, one classic at a time.
The Picture of Dorian Gray

Turkey Gets Uncensored 'Dorian Gray' At Last

News by Peter Derk
A Turkish publisher has released the first uncensored Turkish translation of 'The Picture of Dorian Gray' by Oscar Wilde.

Culling The Classics: The Grapes of Wrath

Column by Brian McGackin August 8, 2014
Sifting through history, one classic at a time.

Your Favorite Book Sucks: 'Jane Eyre'

Column by Daniel Hope April 16, 2014
Let's just say what we've all been thinking: 'Jane Eyre' sucks.
CIA Used Doctor Zhivago To Fight Communism

Newly Declassified Documents Reveal The CIA Used Doctor Zhivago To Fight Communism

News by Sean May April 9, 2014
A batch of declassified Cold War documents details the CIA's efforts to sow dissent in the USSR, including using the novel Doctor Zhivago.
Get Smart: Harvard Classics Library Now Free Online

Get Smart: Harvard Classics Library Now Free Online

News by Peter Derk March 17, 2014
The Harvard Classics, a 51-volume collection of classic literature, is free and available online.

Culling The Classics: Lolita

Column by Brian McGackin February 25, 2014
Sifting through history, one classic at a time.

Culling The Classics: Moby-Dick

Column by Brian McGackin January 30, 2014
Sifting through history, one classic at a time.

Culling The Classics: Anna Karenina

Column by Brian McGackin September 30, 2013
Sifting through history, one classic at a time.

Culling The Classics: The Catcher in the Rye

Column by Brian McGackin July 23, 2013
Sifting through history, one classic at a time.

Adaptations: Passionate, Not Precious

Column by John Jarzemsky June 26, 2013
Maybe we should be a little more open-minded when it comes to adaptations of stories we love.

From Page To Screen: The 10 Best Film Adaptations Of Classic Novels

Column by Meredith Borders November 9, 2012
In anticipation of Joe Wright's ANNA KARENINA, a list of the best ever movies based on classic literature.

Death Turns The Page: Seven Notable Literary Kills

Column by Jon Korn October 26, 2012
When better than this, the spookiest of all months, to examine 7 of the most memorable - and gruesome! - murders in literary history?

The Fantasy Novel Back To School List

Column by Rajan Khanna September 12, 2012
A look at classic fantasy works and some modern counterparts that deal with similar themes.