×

Books

Beverly Cleary And Ramona Quimby Changed How Kids Read

April 12, 2021

Ramona Quimby, a creation of author Beverly Cleary, was a part of many young readers' childhoods in the 1970s and '80s. Though Ramona made an first appearance in...

With 'Fear And Loathing In Las Vegas,' Hunter S. Thomps...

March 21, 2021

Hunter S. Thompson's Fear And Loathing In Las Vegas, depicting a pair of misfits on a drug-fueled lost weekend, is an essential book of the '70s. Published i...

With 'Paper Lion,' George Plimpton Played Pro Football ...

March 18, 2021

In 1966, George Plimpton's book Paper Lion, recounting his attempt to play football with the Detroit Lions, allowed millions of Americans to vicariously live...

What Was 'Jonathan Livingston Seagull' And Why Was It S...

January 7, 2021

Richard Bach's Jonathan Livingston Seagull, published in 1970, was a novella -- about, yes, a seagull -- than became a bestseller and one of the defining boo...

Chariots Of The Gods: Sketchy Tales Of Ancient Aliens B...

September 22, 2020

Erich Von Däniken's Chariots of the Gods told us that aliens were responsible for everything from the pyramids at Giza to the statues of Easter Island. The b...

S.E. Hinton: The Teenaged 'Outsiders' Author Who Invent...

July 22, 2020

Writing novels for and about teenagers -- The Outsiders, Rumble Fish, Tex and others -- S.E. Hinton invented the Young Adult (YA) fiction genre. Hinton wrote...

Joni Mitchell's Unseen Art: Friends, Lovers, And A Rock...

November 9, 2019

Left: Joni Mitchell in Amsterdam, 1972. Right: A detail of Mitchell's portrait of of Neil Young in 'Morning Glory On The Vine.' Sources: Gijsbert Hanekroot/Redf...