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When Breath Becomes Air

When Breath Becomes Air

by Paul Kalanithi

At the age of thirty-six, on the verge of completing a decade's training as a neurosurgeon, Paul Kalanithi was diagnosed with inoperable lung cancer. One day he was a doctor treating the dying, the... Read More

Things Fall Apart

Things Fall Apart

by Chinua Achebe

A compelling story of one man's battle to protect his community against the forces of change, the Penguin Classics edition of Chinua Achebe's Things Fall Apart is introduced by Biyi Bandele. Okonkwo... Read More

The 5th Wave: The First Book of the 5th Wave Series

The 5th Wave: The First Book of the 5th Wave Series

by Rick Yancey, Richard Yancey

Includes an excerpt from the next novel in the 5th Wave series, plus a preview of the author's new series, 'Monstrumologist.'

X-Men: Days of Future Past

X-Men: Days of Future Past (2014)

directed by Bryan Singer
featuring Hugh Jackman, James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence, Patrick Stewart, Ian McKellen

In order to prevent a grim future in which mutants and their human sympathizers are systematically hunted and killed by towering, unstoppable robots called Sentinels, Wolverine (Hugh Jackman) travels... Read More

Descendants

Descendants (2015)

directed by Kenny Ortega

The trouble-making offspring of villainous Disney characters get a chance at redemption when they are freed from the forbidden Isle of the Lost and allowed to attend a prep school for the first time... Read More

'Winter Kills'

The holidays have passed (finally), the days of binge eating and over indulgence have necessarily waned. We’ve moved inexorably into the dull days of winter, the short, dissipating days of rain or snow, or just watery, cold sunlight, drifting up out of the mist of morning and disappearing with no[…] Read More

'Post Break Blues: Back to School (Again)'

So, you’re just in the process of enjoying your break for the holidays, or for spring, or for summer or for whatever reason you’ve removed yourself from the craziness of school, and then that prickly sensation hits: the first day back is quickly approaching! Aside from groaning and shoving your[…] Read More

'Crafting Unique Gifts'

It’s that time of the year again. No matter what religion or philosophical idea you subscribe to, chances are you’re looking to provide some kind of gift for someone this month. So have you ever thought about “crafting” this year’s holiday gifts? In a world of chain stores and brand names where the[…] Read More