Books







Contagion, poison and trigger. The idea that books are dangerous has a long history, and holds a kernel of truth, says Frank Furedi at Aeon: At universities around the world, students are…



The paperback edition of Peter Bebergal’s book Season of the Witch: How the Occult Saved Rock and Roll is out today. To celebrate we’re republishing our exclusive interview with Peter: Disinformation: You seem to struggle somewhat…



It’s Banned Books Week and needless to say we recommend you read all of the titles on the ALA’s list: This year the theme of Banned Books Week is Young Adult* fiction….






Boredom is a serious subject (just ask Albert Nerenberg, director of the decidedly not boring documentary Boredom). The New York Times Sunday Book Review looks at the literary uses of boredom, starting…










Neil Gaiman pays tribute to Douglas Adams, immortal to many through his creation of The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, at the annual Douglas Adams Memorial lecture: “I haven’t known many geniuses…