Jay Walker’s Amazing Library

Nothing quite prepares you for the culture shock of Jay Walker’s library. You exit the austere parlor of his New England home and pass through a hallway into the bibliographic equivalent of a Disney ride. Stuffed with landmark tomes and eye-grabbing historical objects—on the walls, on tables, standing on the floor—the room occupies about 3,600Continue reading “Jay Walker’s Amazing Library”

Stephen King’s God Trip

On the 30th anniversary of “The Stand,” the novelist confesses what haunts him about religion and today’s politics. In 1927, a little-known writer of horror stories named H.P. Lovecraft tried to put into words the secret of his diabolical craft. “The one test of the really weird is simply this,” Lovecraft wrote in the introductionContinue reading “Stephen King’s God Trip”

Win A Tea Party With J.K. Rowling

Pick up your pencils, young Potter-philes. Scholastic announced today that they are sponsoring a national essay contest for kids in conjunction with the Dec. 4 release of J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter companion book, The Tales of Beedle the Bard. The grand prize? An all-expense paid trip to Edinburgh, Scotland, where five winners, each accompanied byContinue reading “Win A Tea Party With J.K. Rowling”


Prepare to be amazed! From the lenticular cover that changes with the angle of your hands all the way to the Z, ABC3D ($13.57) by Marion Bataille is as much a work of art as it is a pop-up book. Each of the 26 three-dimensional letters move and change before your eyes. C turns intoContinue reading “ABC3D”

The DC Vault: A Museum-in-a-Book with Rare Collectibles from the DC Universe

In 1935, popular culture was forever transformed when DC Comics published the first book of “all new, all original” comic material. To the delight of millions of readers everywhere, the modern comic book was born, and from its pages came leaping an exhilarating cast of characters. Now The DC Vault ($33)unlocks DC Comics’ most fascinatingContinue reading “The DC Vault: A Museum-in-a-Book with Rare Collectibles from the DC Universe”

More Information Than You Require by John Hodgman

The bestselling author of The Areas of My Expertise— also known as The Daily Show‘s “Resident Expert” and the PC in the iconic Mac ads—picks up exactly where his first book left off. Exactly: Because The Areas of My Expertise ends on page 236, More Information Than You Require begins on page 237. Like itsContinue reading “More Information Than You Require by John Hodgman”

Peter Straub On The Talisman 3

Peter Straub mentioned The Talisman in a recent interview:   Are you ever going to do a third Talisman book with Stephen King?   I believe so. Steve and I agreed years back that we would do a third one, and that would be it, because Black House virtually sets up, and all but promisesContinue reading “Peter Straub On The Talisman 3”

Amy Sedaris To Create And Star In A New Comedy Series Project

One of the most sought-after comedians, Amy Sedaris, has inked a deal with 20th Century Fox TV to create, write and star in a comedy series project. Sedaris will pen the script with her writing partner Paul Dinello, who also is attached to direct. The single-camera project will be co-produced by David Letterman’s Worldwide Pants,Continue reading “Amy Sedaris To Create And Star In A New Comedy Series Project”

Batman And Superman Motion Comics Announced

Warner Bros. and DC Comics are continuing their push into motion comics by putting into development “Batman: Black & White” and “Superman: Red Son. “Warner Premiere and Warner Bros. Digital Distribution will adapt the graphic album and graphic novel into digitally downloadable episodes that bring the comic to life by combining the artwork with subtleContinue reading “Batman And Superman Motion Comics Announced”

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