On the Shelf


Arts & Culture

A cultural news roundup.

  • #litpickuplines.
  • Literary speed dating.
  • Literary love letters.
  • “Some people have made seduction a way of life. Incapable of resisting opportunities, they give priority to the nascent state; they are collectors of beginnings.”
  • The museum of failed relationships.
  • “It’s easy to forget that the world wide web as we know it today evolved from an early attempt to put books on the internet.”
  • Matilda comes to Broadway.
  • Homer, Inc.
  • Is this how you imagined Sam Spade?
  • Drive-by poetry.
  • García Márquez-inspired fashion.
  • Houston-inspired books.
  • “I used to avoid talking about audio books.”