‘The Doctor Who Would Be King’ review: Take your medicine, or else

A 19th century German physician named Rudolf Virchow wrote that “medicine is a social science, and politics is nothing more than medicine on a large scale”. Before you dismiss his claim as an over-ambitious doctor’s fantasy of yesteryear, consider how eerily it fits with today’s Shanghai, almost completely locked into the Chinese regime’s quest for … Read more

Tiffany Haddish releases children’s book Layla the Last Black Unicorn

Tiffany Haddish publishes children’s book Layla the Last Black Unicorn | PEOPLE.com Skip to content Superior Navigation Close this dialog window Explore PEOPLE.com Close this dialog window Share and more Close this dialog window See picture Tiffany Haddish releases her first children’s book: “Pretend play is so important” this link is to an external site … Read more

Introducing the Atlantic Books Extended Section

When Emily Dickinson encountered her first real book as a child, she experienced a moment of pure, joyful recognition. “This, then, is a book!” she exclaimed. “And there are more!” Atlantic would continue to publish Dickinson’s poems; perhaps more importantly, it introduced her to a lifelong mentor, Thomas Wentworth Higginson. After Dickinson read his article … Read more

More people are challenging certain books in the Texas school district

AUSTIN (KXAN) — More and more people in the Eanes Independent School District are challenging the books that are in schools across the district. Removing books from shelves that some consider inappropriate has become a hot topic, not just in Texas, but across the country. It even caused a Central Texas librarian to lose her … Read more

Sex toys for science

California researchers are looking for women willing to use sex toys for scientific purposes. A group at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles has launched a study to see if the current generation of vibrators — powerful, technologically advanced, even Bluetooth-enabled — can improve sexual health, pelvic floor function and overall well-being . Dr. Alexandra … Read more

New book invokes memories of Old English

May 15, 2022 11:25 a.m. ET A manuscript of “Beowulf” from c. 1000 AD in the British Library in London. Photo: Getty Images Thank you for one of your wonderful book reviews. On your pages, I find books that other more “trendy” reviewers largely ignore. This one, “The Wordhord” by Hana Videen, reviewed by Henry … Read more

New book invokes memories of Old English

Thank you for one of your wonderful book reviews. On your pages, I find books that other more “trendy” reviewers largely ignore. This one, “The Wordhord” by Hana Videen, reviewed by Henry Hitchings (Bookshelf, May 9), reminds me of when I started as a doctoral student at Cornell in 1960. We were to take a … Read more

Patricia Hruby Powell | Stick it to the man | Books

Ruta Sepetys’ novels are young adult books that “cross over” into adult books. Such is “I Must Betray You” (Philomel 2022), set in 1989 Romania, when it existed under the totalitarian regime of Nicolae Ceau’escu and his wife, Elena. Cristian Florescu, 17, lives with his family in Bucharest, where the Communist Party has the legal … Read more

How is the Bridgerton book series different from the Netflix show?

Spoilers ahead! Dear readers, We can hardly believe it. Everyone’s favorite period drama returned earlier this year with more drama, more twisty subplots, and more focus on another Bridgerton’s glittering love life. In the year since Daphne Bridgerton became Duchess, many have been tempted to tap into Julia Quinn’s original book series to quench their … Read more

Vending machine at Iowa school dispenses books instead of snacks

We are used to grabbing junk food from a vending machine. But a vending machine inside Hillis Elementary School in Des Moines is feeding young minds. It’s a book vending machine. The school, with the help of the PTA, was able to fund and stock the vending machine. It works with sale coupons. their reading … Read more