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Lu Ann Cahn’s I Dare Me Chronicles Her Quest to Do Something New Every Day

Your new book chronicles how you did something new every single day for a year. Midlife crisis? I was just in a bad place, and […]

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The 14 Books You’ll Be Reading This Fall

As we pack away our summer clothes, it’s also time to put away the summer book fluff. So while the weather gets chillier and we […]

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Philadelphia Almost Victim of Nuclear Bomb Accident

According to a new book from Eric Schlosser — the investigative journalist behind the books Fast Food Nation and Reefer Madness — Philadelphia almost fell […]

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Jennifer Weiner Responds to Jonathan Franzen’s Internet Slam

Last week, esteemed old white guy author Jonathan Franzen offered up a lengthy old white guy rant diatribe against the Internet, Twitter, and how modern […]

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Ed Hermance Is Selling Iconic Giovanni’s Room

Legendary LGBT bookstore Giovanni’s Room, which owner Ed Hermance has run for 37 years, is up for sale (both the building and the store). He […]

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215 Festival Set For Mid-October

Here’s a press release we just got, announcing details for this year’s 215 Festival. THE 215 FESTIVAL RETURNS THIS OCTOBER 17-20, ALL OVER PHILLY Philly’s rambunctious […]

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M. Night Shyamalan Releasing Book… About School Reform

Having conquered the film world so decisively, movie maker M. Night Shyamalan, who resides on the Main Line, is about to release a book called […]

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Chuck Klosterman is Coming to Philly to Talk About Villains

Imagine this: James Buchanan, Newt Gingrich, Kobe Bryant and Taylor Swift are sitting around a pool on a steaming summer’s day, tossing back some beers […]

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Your 2013 Summer Reading List

It is that time of the year. The time when, with images of white beaches and umbrella’d drinks firmly in mind, we want to surround […]

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Has Jonah Lehrer Plagiarized Again?

Simon & Schuster has decided to gives fabulist, plagiarist, and self-plagiarist Jonah Lehrer another shot. The book will tackle the “Power of Love” in the […]

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Is This The End of Kirk And Spock’s Gay Love Affair?

It’s a lesson that must be learned and re-learned, yet it always ends up as something of a surprise: There’s nothing either so beautiful or […]

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Neil Gaiman’s “Make Good Art” Speech Is Now the “Make Good Art” Book

Remember the University of the Arts commencement speech that went viral last May? “Make Good Art,” as it became known, was delivered by English author Neil […]

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Twilight Author Coming to Free Library of Philadelphia

The Philadelphia Free Library has invited Twilight author Stephenie Meyer to conduct a book signing on February 22nd about her book “The Host,” which has […]

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The Movies, TV Shows and Books You Should Be Excited About in 2013

As the awards season slowly comes to an end, we can finally stop looking back on 2012 and start looking forward to what’s to come […]

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Penn Student Retypes Entire Kerouac Novel, Proving He’s Both Very Hip and Very Boring, Just Like Kerouac.

Let’s be honest here: It’s impossible to know what to make of Penn student Jason Jadick’s weekend project—sitting down at a computer and typing the […]