Every Friday, we share our favorite book- and travel-related links. This week, we've got food artifacts in the NYPL collection, scary Shirley Jackson facts, live otter cam, postcard collecting mysteries, and more.
Edinburgh, Scotland, offers so many atmospheric sights: the Royal Mile, Edinburgh Castle, Mary King's Close, Greyfriars Kirkyard, and lots of cobbled alleys. This fun ghost story will transport you to all of them.
This post has everything good: Arctic adventure, polar bears, Arctic hares, tundra-inspired cuisine, and comfy accommodations. We encourage you to browse the stunning photos and bake this cake as soon as possible.
Looking at photos of the Arctic has us wishing (at least a little) that we could chuck our everyday lives to stow away aboard a research vessel cutting through the sea ice. Polar bears! Northern lights! Salty stories!
Every Friday, we share our favorite book- and travel-related links. This week, we've got Green Apple Books, hotels of the world, the allure of tiny books, ebooks vs. print, the history of animal prints, and more.
This might very well be the ideal book to read in the fall. It's made for shorter days, eerie twilights, crunchy leaves, and a nip in the air — a thrilling tour of Eastern Europe, libraries, history, and legend.
The Arctic has fascinated humans for centuries. For the right kind of person, its ethereal beauty and challenging climate are irresistible. For others, it's the polar bears and puffins. Bundle up, we're heading north.
Every Friday, we share our favorite book- and travel-related links. This week, we've got the beach in winter, vampire and Gothic novels, chocolate bars inspired by classic lit, Goodreads vs. Storygraph, and more.
Donna Tartt's 'The Secret History' may be the OG pick for fans of dark academia. But we're partial to this one. Marisha Pessl gives us a slippery heroine, indeed, in Blue van Meer, and the syllabus conceit? Genius.
Like the heroine of the traditional Finnish folk song Eva's Polka, when the fiddle is wailing, and the joint is jumping, you gotta dance all night long. Join us for a deep dive into this irresistibly catchy tune.
Every Friday, we share our favorite book- and travel-related links. This week, we've got cafés around the globe, Met Gala gowns and books, crossing the Atlantic on the QE2, book shortages(?), food writing, and more.
As you might guess from the title, food — homemade Nigerian food — is as central to this story as the characters and the setting. There's magic and love, turmoil and triumph, salty conversation and sweet forgiveness.
Snacks are the fuel that helps hard work get done. And while we know that fruits and veggies are an essential part of every day, there's always room in life for an easy, delicious, homemade, 'you can do it' donut.
Yes, yes, the Pulitzer Prize is great. But did you know that Joseph Pulitzer — a Jewish Hungarian-American and legendary newspaper publisher — masterminded a successful crowdfunding campaign? Well done, New Yorkers.
Most major news outlets have multiple Instagram accounts to help you follow breaking news and keep up with coverage. These accounts offer something different — some lighthearted, some serious, all thought-provoking.
Every Friday, we share our favorite book- and travel-related links. This week, we've got stunning paper sculptures, 1000 fried rice ideas, Booker Prize winners, awesome travel tips, pie-eating contests, and more.
This fantasy-adventure-with-heart from Silvia Moreno-Garcia has been out of print — we're thrilled about this new, updated edition. You'll be transported to gritty Mexico City with unusual, unforgettable heroes.
A newsroom is a thrilling combination of integrity and pressure. Deadlines constantly loom and the stakes are high. Drama! Lady reporters! Scoops and scandals! This episode has it all. Get ready to blow up your TBR.
Every Friday, we share our favorite book- and travel-related links. This week, we've got luxury hotels and golden age crime novels, a miniature model village, 10 magical short stories, The French Dispatch, and more.
This novel has heart and adventure as big as the state of Alaska. Our heroine Tara is both running away and running toward an indefineable something. It seems only challenges and danger can guide her toward home.
Every Friday, we share our favorite book- and travel-related links. This week, we've got the lost library of Russian tsars, Joséphine Baker, Phantasmagoria of the Enlightenment, a village frozen in time, and more.