Fight Club: A Fantastic 15-Year-Old Film Inspired By Real Fights

Fight Club is a work of fiction by Chuck Palahniuk, a famous author who once described his life as "very blue-collar." Fight Club is also a (fantastic) movie, directed by David Fincher, that hit theaters exactly 15 years ago today. Watch it again tonight, but with an extra little piece of knowledge: Fight Club is not… » 10/15/14 8:00pm 10/15/14 8:00pm

Private Reading: Electronic Frontier Foundation's Best Books of 2013

At the end of each year, EFF puts together a list of some of the interesting and noteworthy books that have been published in the past 12 months or so. We don't endorse all of their arguments, but we find they've added some valuable insight to the conversation around the areas and issues on which we work. » 12/17/13 7:00am 12/17/13 7:00am

Here's How Designers Reimagined the Cover Art For 50 Classic Novels

Classic novels tend to have equally classic cover art. For example, when you think of The Great Gatsby, your mind likely goes to a pair of half-closed eyes floating over a glittering, cobalt city. But what if designers were given a chance to rethink these covers entirely? That's the concept behind Recovering The… » 7/30/13 4:00pm 7/30/13 4:00pm

Ugh, The New Yorker Is Going to Tweet An Entire 8,500-Word Story

Because it apparently has nothing better to do, the New Yorker will tweet the entirety of an 8,500-word short story from the @NYerFiction account. Written by Jennifer Egan, the author of the 2011 Pulitzer Prize winner, A Visit From the Goon Squad, the piece will be posted over the span of 10 nights, starting tonight,… » 5/24/12 11:42am 5/24/12 11:42am