On the Shelf


Arts & Culture

A cultural news roundup.

  • R.I.P. Jan Berenstain.
  • Pulp fiction.
  • Bad blurbs.
  • Retaining reading.
  • The case of the Agatha Christie estate.
  • Garden & Gun vs. The Oxford American.
  • Jackie Collins takes matters into her own hands.
  • Gillian Anderson takes on the lost Brontë.
  • A guide to Estonian socks, an examination of the role of the fungus in Christian art, and a celebration of the humble office chair” are just a few of the entries in the Diagram Prize for Oddest Book Title of the Year.
  • Our man in Vienna.
  • Levity for Leap Day!
  • Barney Rosset to get the posthumous treatment?
  • A man’s world?