Monday, September 25, 2023

Brooklyn Public Library

BPL's new podcast series Borrowed and Banned tells the story of America's ideological war with its bookshelves. In seven episodes, we'll talk with students on the frontlines, librarians and teachers whose livelihoods are endangered when they speak up, and writers whose books have become political battleground.

Wednesday, September 20, 2023

WE INCREASINGLY SPEND MORE AND MORE TIME at home. On the computer. Reading variations of the same old news. Blogs are big. I look at YouTube stuff too much. It’s good to get out. The library is a perfect getaway. Today I went for a couple hours. Looked at books. Looked at people. Wrote a little. 

Saturday, September 16, 2023



Stories change our hearts, expand our worlds, and challenge what was. Storytellers have always threatened those in power, but today the stakes are dire, as book bans and library censures increase across the United States. These authors of some of the most banned books in America are on the front lines. (That’s Jacqueline Woodson in the photo.):

Tuesday, September 12, 2023

Liev Schreiber revisits Spotlight role to narrate Marty Baron's new book

EW can exclusively reveal that Schreiber will narrate the audio version of Baron's Collision of Power, after first playing the journalist in the Oscar-winning 2015 film Spotlight.

Friday, September 1, 2023


For John Green, the Battle Over Access to Books Has Gotten Personal

A fight over Green’s books in his home state of Indiana reflects a broader cultural debate over what books are appropriate for young readers, and who gets to decide.

Thursday, August 31, 2023


Top 10 books about solitary living

Finding your way without the social template of romantic love is a tough challenge, but writers from Deborah Levy to Hanya Yanagihara offer clues to how it can be done