Literature

Twitter
Twitter

Play This Creepy 'Choose Your Own Adventure' Twitter Game After Midnight

Sure, it’s a book promo, but it’ll also scare you.
Jordan Pearson
1.13.15
Canada
Canada

The Game That's Literally About Writing a Novel

Part Lovecraftian tale, ‘Ice-Bound’ makes you piece together the broken novel of a dead author.
Zack Kotzer
11.28.14
Gaming
Gaming

Video Game or Bedtime Story? 'The Sailor's Dream' Is Weird and Rad

It's a game more about reading prose than point and shoot.
Zack Kotzer
11.19.14
Terraform
Terraform

How to Submit Your Stories to Terraform

Now that we've ​terraformed a new home for future fiction, we need you to help us populate it. ​
Claire Evans and Brian Merchant
11.17.14
Art
Art

'Wasting Time on the Internet' Is Now an Actual College Class

It's an attempt to explore how our minds might work when we're totally aimlessly clicking—and to create art while doing it.
Jason Koebler
10.28.14
Gaming
Gaming

Virtual Reality Lit Games Are the New CliffsNotes

I may be too dumb and lazy to read "Ulysses," but now I can play it.
Jordan Pearson
7.22.14
Literature
Literature

Did Moby-Dick Have Skin Cancer?

"Call the risk pale."
Ben Richmond
6.25.14
Culture
Culture

Fairy Tales That Even Richard Dawkins Would Approve Of

The author of 'The God Delusion' was perhaps misquoted, but either way, fairy tales could stand to be more statistically probable, right?
Ben Richmond
6.6.14
politics
politics

Not Even Radical Communist Literature Is Immune to Copyright Battles

All 50 volumes of the Marx and Engels Collected Works (MECW) were removed from the Marxists Internet Archive at the request of their publisher.
Jordan Pearson
5.2.14
Culture
Culture

'Doctor Zhivago,' 'The Moon Is Down,' and the CIA's Subversion of Literature

All in all, I guess cultural appropriation isn't the worst thing the CIA has ever done.
Ben Richmond
4.7.14
Motherboard Blog
Motherboard Blog

Does Misery in Literature Really Follow Miserable Economics?

Using big data on literature doesn't do much for data or literature.
Ben Richmond
1.9.14
Motherboard Blog
Motherboard Blog

Algorithms Could Help Predict a Book's Success

By analysing stylistic features, a computer model was able to judge how successful different works of fiction were.
Victoria Turk
1.9.14