Who says road trip books have to be read on the road? Or that they have to be about gas station stops and broken ACs? As a part of our ongoing series with Macmillan’s Fierce Reads authors, Josephine Angelini turns road trip reads on their head by letting us know why she doesn’t like reading on the road and why she prefers her own loose definition of a ‘road trip’ book. Here, the Trial by
James Morrow's THE MADONNA AND THE STARTSHIP is among the Bookish hottest summer releases. Plus, a new giveaway!
Galaxy Quest, eat your heart out
We’ve got to tip our hat to the cheesy SF works that defined the genre early on—and James Morrow’s…
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Malcolm Little (Malcolm X) was born in Omaha, Nebraska on this day in 1925.
"I have come back. After many centuries.Thank you—thank you!—for welcoming me. You have given me a new name!"
—Malcolm from “One Day When I Was Lost” by James Baldwin
Based on Alex Haley’s bestselling classic The Autobiography of Malcolm X, a rare, lucidly composed screenplay from one of America’s great masters of letters.Son of a Baptist minister; New York City hustler; honor student; convicted criminal; powerful minister in the Nation of Islam; father and husband: Malcolm X transformed himself, time and again, in order to become one of the most feared, loved, and undeniably charismatic leaders of twentieth-century America. No one better represents the tumultuous times of his generation, and there is no one better to capture him and his milieu than James Baldwin. With spare, elegant, yet forceful dialogue and fresh, precise camera directions, Baldwin breathes cinematic life into this controversial and important figure, offering a new look at a man who changed himself in order to change the country. Read an excerpt here: http://ow.ly/x1rRE
We love that Chipotle is going to start printing original stories from authors like Jonathan Safran Foer, Toni Morrison, and Malcolm Gladwell on their cups and bags, but there are some stories we just wouldn’t want to read while we’re eating …