Author Writing Book About Murderous Author Arrested for Murder

"I've been waiting for you here all this time," Liu Yongbiao reportedly told the arresting officers.


What I Learned Hanging Out with Corpses Around the World

Author and mortician Caitlin Doughty tells us about her new book, in which she explores funeral rites from across the globe.


Marc Spitz, Music Journalist and Author, Dead at 47

He wrote for ‘Spin,’ ‘Rolling Stone,’ and ‘Salon’ as well as publishing ‘Twee: A History’ and ‘How Soon Is Never?’


Eimear McBride Is Back

The writer's second novel, The Lesser Bohemians, took nine years to write and comes out this month.


The Bizarre Story of JT Leroy, the World Famous Author Who Didn't Exist

We spoke to Jeff Feuerzeig, director of a new documentary about literature's greatest hoax.


What It's Like to Grow Up in the Mafia

We sat down with Frank DiMatteo, author of new book 'The President Street Boys: Growing up Mafia,' to talk about what it was like being a part of the Gallo crime family.


This Montreal Bartender Can't Make Cocktails But He's One Hell Of a Storyteller

Grumpy’s is one of the last true dive bars in Montreal. Once the stomping ground of Canadian literary heroes like Nick Auf Der Maur and Mordechai Richler, it has evolved into a haunt for musicians, intellectuals, and degenerates alike.


Famous Authors' Iconic Works Become Illustrated Architectures

"Intelligence is an accident of evolution, and not necessarily an advantage." — Isaac Asimov


John and the Dons: How a YouTube Star Helped Save AFC Wimbledon

The story of how John Green used his unorthodox fame to finance a football club thousands of miles away is an inspiring tale of cultural exchange and the weird power of the internet.


This Former Web Developer Is Bringing Syrian Food to Berlin

Hadi Nsreeny fled Aleppo for an IT job in Germany last year, but ended up introducing a Middle Eastern-inspired menu of hummus with flatbrot and baba ghanouj to Berlin's Wolff & Eber restaurant.


This Drug Smuggler and 'Hippie Mafia' Leader Is a Weed Legalisation Movement Veteran

In the 1960s, Richard Stratton distributed thousands of pounds of weed and worked for 'High Times'. His memoir tells his story of straddling the criminal and literary worlds.


How Burglars Hack Architecture to Commit Crimes and Take Advantage of Cities

A new book takes a look at our everyday urban environments through the eyes of the criminals aiming to hack them.