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Beer Reads: 10 Fantastic Brews and Their Literary Counterparts

Brewing up beer and author pairings, because great writers deserve great drinks.

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How the Hell Did People Make Books During Medieval Times?

Sadly, it wasn’t all dragon-skin parchment and unicorn pencils.

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Say Cheese: Our 10 Favorite Authors on Instagram

Gary Shteyngart, Tao Lin, Dani Shapiro and the rest of the writers on this list might not be the best at Instagram, but they are trying, and for that they have our hearts.


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The Past as Another Country: Historical Places That Weren't Actually That Great

Ancient Sparta, Imperial Rome, 1960s San Francisco — all shit-holes.

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Black Balloon Publishing’s 10 Favorite Food Blogs

The only thing we love more than eating is writing about eating.

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Happily Never After: 5 Surprise Dystopias in Literature

Once upon a time, there was a horde of ravenous zombies … or an endless nuclear fallout … or an alien race of slug overlords….