The ToB, presented by Field Notes, is here!
It's the 2023 Tournament of Books, presented by Field Notes! And it's finals week! Dig in!
Experts answer what they know. The Non-Expert answers anything. This week we dive into the great button fly vs. zipper fly debate, and give advice to a man whose wife is addicted to children.
A national book tour means many cars, planes, handlers and book-signings. It also means a table of elderly Southern women with specific questions about fertility clinics.
Ah, the glory of indie-rock touring: the drugs, the groupies, the rock. But are all those things negated when you’re forced to wear costumes? Singer, songwriter, fashion plate Gary Benchley prepares to take the country.
On the right side of my computer desktop I have a number of folders, each of which contains files that I have something to do with right now. Previously, these...
Reality television has been popular for a lot longer than you might think, and it’s only going to get bigger. Once we get rid of the news networks and install an awards show, that is. Our writer broadcasts a signal from the Wellys.
Elisabeth Eckleman just left home, and has a lot of difficult decisions ahead of her. In this installment, Elisabeth tries to figure out why her mom calls six times a day. You decide what happens next.
Experts answer what they know. The Non-Expert answers anything. This week we help analyze your dreams, or maybe just his own, and offer a handy chart that tells you what to wear depending on the temperature. Yes: “handy.”
If you make an ass of yourself on the Dennis Miller show, will anyone notice? If you don’t acknowledge that Beyoncé is Beyoncé, will she care?
A contest was recently held to find someone to write the official Peter Pan sequel. Though author Geraldine McCaughrean was chosen from hundreds of candidates, James Finn Garner shares with us the openings from a number of rejected applications.
Are we comforted by the official account of Sept. 11—the victims, the heroes, the assigned roles of good and evil—or do the generalizations shortchange our experiences? A conversation with novelist Jonathan Safran Foer about his new book, the writing life, and what it’s like to be reviewed by Updike.
Attention men: Want to have a child? Then you better come up with a plan for making sure you accomplish the vital first steps. Our chronicler of technical wherewithal brings us a new episode of the Peanut.
Experts answer what they know. The Non-Expert answers anything. This week we explain why it’s best to avoid serial threesomers, where the West Village begins and ends, how to build your résumé, and why you shouldn’t drive. All using goats.
Ever imagine reading to a cheering stadium of millions? How about a single, disinterested Barnes & Noble customer? It’s one thing to write a book; it’s another to publicize it.
You invest your aspirations and your savings account into recording an album, and then place it in someone else’s hands to finish, and perhaps ruin with a drum and bass remix.
Upon reading Andrew Womack’s life hacks article, I was reminded of a piece of information shared with me by my mother: If you’re short on postage stamps (and...
Elisabeth Eckleman just left home, and has a lot of difficult decisions ahead of her. In this installment, Elisabeth tells Kat about what’s been going on with Geoff. You decide what happens next.
It’s one thing to be Mario Lopez and have a single claim to the history books, but it’s quite another to distinguish your celebrity with a striking, but unrecognized achievement. OUr writer takes a look at three famous men, not necessarily known for inventing chewing gum or cornering the pencil market.
Experts answer what they know. The Non-Expert answers anything. This week we explain the well-traveled secrets and tricks that really can make your life a little bit easier, even while they fail to improve you in any way.
Living abroad means you’re not quite a touristyou have an address, after allbut you’re certainly not a local. What are you? Our writer reports from several recent trips around Egypt, trailed by scantily clad visitors.
Portable audio used to be strictly for joggers and the kids who smoked under the bleachers, but these days everybody and their guidance counselor has an iPod. So how did headphones become fashionable, and MiniDisc devotees get left by the wayside?
There are hundreds of wonderful books on motherhood for women; there are zero decent books on fatherhood for men. Our contributing illlustrator starts a new series, to continue here every other week, about fatherhood. Welcome to the Peanut.
Entering day two of working at home, I recognize there are a lot of things that magically happen, without your recognizing it, when you’re regularly going into an office....
Cardinals are currently gathering in Rome to elect a new pope. We look back at the weekend that John Paul II died in 2005, when prayers gathered and flew toward the Vatican, and everything was filmed, and everyone was filming.
Political battles! Injured children! Mange! You’ve wondered what goes on inside the bureaucracy that is your local mobile-home community’s zoonow we let you in.