Written in the ’80s, The Gourmet is an absurdist satire exploring the politics of food and the hedonistic culture of consumerism that treats it as a recreational drug. It’s still strikingly relevant. (Image credit: Rick Eglinton/Toronto Star via Getty Images)
Caitlin Doughty, whose Los Angeles funeral home specializes in alternative ceremonies, traveled the world to collect stories about how different peoples send loved ones off to the great beyond. (Image credit: Mara Zehler)
Tobacco enemas? Mercury pills? Ice pick lobotomies? A new book explains how throughout history, miracle “cures” often didn’t just fail to improve people’s health, they maimed and killed. (Image credit: Courtesy of Workman Publishing)
Frances Hardinge’s captivating tale follows a girl during the English Civil War who discovers she has the power to invite ghosts into herself — a power that puts her in danger, but can also save her. (Image credit: Amulet Books)
The former Fox News anchor says the revelations about Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein give hope that women are standing up and fighting back
Former Fox News host Gretchen Carlson, author of “Be Fierce: Stop Harassment and Take Your Power Back,” offers her perspective on sexual harassment in the workplace, and recent revelations about studio boss Harvey Weinstein, who was fired this week over allegations of years of harassing women.