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R.L. Stine Is Still Out Here Scaring Kids 30 Years After Launching Goosebumps

Maybe it’s the skeletons barbecuing on the cover of Say Cheese and Die! Or the beady-eyed face of Slappy on Night of the Living Dummy. Or it might be the green hand reaching from the darkness on Stay ..

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Why I Don’t Need to Be Called a Genius Like My Father

My father, now 80, a successful art critic, has always locked himself in a room to write. I didn’t disturb him when he was working. At 46, I have written over the years in coffee shops, libraries, kit..

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Peter Parker Showed Me What an Imperfect Hero Could Be

When I think of my childhood, I think of all the trappings of the late 1980s and early ’90s—beatable video games, quick-melting Popsicles, dares and double-dares and double-dog-dares. But what was jus..

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Author Linda Holmes Doesn’t Believe in One-Size-Fits-All Romance

When you’ve spent the majority of your adult life single, sometimes the last thing you want to do is read yet another book with a traditional happy ending—or write one, for that matter. But that doesn..

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The Best Books of 2022 So Far

In a time that continues to be marked by uncertainty and devastation, books can provide solace and, perhaps, some answers to the biggest questions that arise when living through crises. The best books..

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Election Author Tom Perrotta on Writing Tracy Flick Into a MeToo World

No novelist can know in advance what kind of life a character might have beyond the page. When Tom Perrotta’s wry, perceptive comic novel Election was published, in 1998, he couldn’t have known that t..

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Chasing Nostalgia in New York City With Sloane Crosley

“That’s totally the guy!” Sloane Crosley yelps, coming to an abrupt halt. She gestures at a gray-haired man exiting a graffiti-adorned brick building.

For the past 20 minutes, we’ve been booking it t..

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9 Lessons for Making High Risk Decisions

Risk and decision-making under pressure are an inherent part of all our lives. Today we are watching two international figures representing their nations who are locked in mortal combat—Vladimir Putin..

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27 New Books You Need to Read This Summer

There’s plenty to look forward to this summer, including a new crop of books that will transport you far away, regardless of your vacation plans. The best books arriving over the next few months take ..

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Author Maggie Shipstead Knows Why We’re Drawn to Celebrity Characters

Last May, Maggie Shipstead released Great Circle, a sweeping, 600-page epic that flips between the lives of a 20th-century pilot who goes missing and a present-day actor playing the pilot in a major b..