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How the Cookbooks of 2020 Tell the Stories of Our Pandemic Kitchens

The books America cooked from during 2020 will stand as cultural artifacts of the year when a virus forced an entire nation into the kitchen.The pandemic has been good to cookbooks. Overall sales jumped 17 percent from 2019, according...

He Can See Dead People but ‘Not Like in That Movie.’ (OK, Sort Of.)

LATERBy Stephen KingIn his craft memoir, “On Writing,” Stephen King describes a moment in his process when he asks himself the “Big Questions.” The biggest of which are: “Is this story coherent? And if it is, what will turn...

The History and Future of Singular They |

In some circles, it’s become a hot-button issue: the use of “they” (along with “their,” “theirs,” and “them”) when referring to a singular person. People who are nonbinary, genderfluid, or somewhere else on the gender spectrum have been owning...

Virtually Together: The Rise of Digital Book Festivals

This post contains affiliate links. When you buy through these links, Book Riot may earn a commission. The COVID-19 pandemic shook up the world as we know it, and book festivals were no exception. Whether large or small, in-person book...

20 Biography Books For Kids To Help Them Dream Big |

This post contains affiliate links. When you buy through these links, Book Riot may earn a commission. Somewhere between childhood and adulthood, I forgot how to dream for my life. It was in between those “you can do anything you...

For Your TBR: 2021 Asian Pacific American Award for Literature Winners

This post contains affiliate links. When you buy through these links, Book Riot may earn a commission. Every January, my TBR list welcomes a handful of new titles when the Asian Pacific American Award for Literature winners are announced. The...

16 New Books to Watch For in March

‘Children Under Fire: An American Crisis,’ by John Woodrow Cox (Ecco, March 30)Over the past 10 years, 15,000 children have been killed by gunfire, and countless more have been devastated by its consequences. Cox, a reporter at The Washington...

This Book Is Not About Baseball. But Baseball Teams Swear by It.

Everett Teaford remembers the curious gaze from the executive across the room. Teaford, a former major league pitcher, had joined the Houston Astros as a professional scout in early 2016, and at an organizational meeting, his new colleague Sig...

Lawrence Ferlinghetti, Poet Who Nurtured the Beats, Dies at 101

“The scene shows fewer tumbrils, but more spaced-out citizens in painted cars. And they have strange license plates and engines that devour America.” Lawrence Ferlinghetti was a poet, a painter, a publisher and a ceaseless political provocateur. “And I...

Writing About Illness Without Platitudes

Subscribe: iTunes | Google Play Music | How to ListenAt 22 years old, Suleika Jaouad was a recent college graduate who had moved to Paris, looking forward to everything life might offer. Then she received a diagnosis of leukemia....
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