President-Elect Trump’s 2016 Winter Reading List

Today, President-Elect Trump shared his official winter reading list — an eclectic mix that is sure to delight readers young and old alike. It might come as a surprise that Trump has chosen to continue one of Obama’s beloved traditions, given that he has vowed to overturn nearly all of his predecessor’s accomplishments. We assume … More President-Elect Trump’s 2016 Winter Reading List

Murray, Turner, and the Burning of Byron’s Memoirs: Observations on a Frontispiece From Byron’s Collected Works

A few months back, I was rummaging through the bins at Toronto’s annual Old Book and Paper Show when something caught my eye: the frontispiece of the 1833 publication of Lord Byron’s collected works.

It wasn’t until later that I discovered this piece of paper encapsulates a fascinating moment in the history of art and literature, and is linked, albeit in a tangential way, to one of the most infamous acts of sabotage in literary history. … More Murray, Turner, and the Burning of Byron’s Memoirs: Observations on a Frontispiece From Byron’s Collected Works

Alternative Summer Reading Recommendations for Sad Sacks Like You

Summer: sandcastles, kites, ice cream, cannonballs, sunshine—what’s not to love? Over the past few weeks, we’ve been inundated with book recommendations that reinforce this idyllic idea of summer. Sure, they pair nicely with a Mai Tai by the pool, but what if, like us, you’ve watched summer speeding past from the wrong side of an … More Alternative Summer Reading Recommendations for Sad Sacks Like You