Aug 28, 2014 — Also: Leslie Jamison on a lonely whale; Ben Lerner on writing fiction.
Aug 28, 2014 — This Thursday is comics legend Jack Kirby's birthday; the creator of Captain America would have been 97. Comics stores and creators all over the country are hosting celebrations in his honor.
Aug 27, 2014 — Also: Kobo will release a waterproof e-reader; new poems from Idra Novey and Marylen Grigas.
Aug 26, 2014 — Also: a lively defense of the font Comic Sans; Elissa Schappell on finding her muse.
Aug 26, 2014 — David Mitchell's new novel, The Bone Clocks, mixes fantasy and literary fiction in a decades-spanning saga of ordinary people who get caught up in a war between two factions of ancient near-immortals.
Aug 25, 2014 — Also: an excerpt of Lena Dunham's new book; notable books of the week.
Aug 25, 2014 — In The Sultan of Byzantium, Turkish author Selcuk Altun takes his hero into forgotten corners of the city, where once-majestic monuments go unnoticed amid the bustle of daily life.
Aug 23, 2014 — The younger Scarry, also an illustrator, found a draft of Best Lowly Worm Book Ever! in his dad's Swiss chalet. He says all that was missing was the final art, "so that's what I did."
Aug 22, 2014 — The scent of fresh pencils is in the air, and homework assignments are around the corner. In honor of back-to-school season, author Alexander Aciman recommends The Lost Estate by Henri Alain-Fournier.
Aug 22, 2014 — Also: How to tell you're in a Balzac novel; Ernest Hemingway's letters.