The Thriving Industry That Helps Encourage Book Censorship

We have rating systems for movies, television shows, and video games—so why not rating systems for books? That's the thought behind services that rate books with the aim of helping parents and protecting children. But these services are contributing to censorship in schools—and harming public education in the process. » 10/01/14 4:00pm 10/01/14 4:00pm

Holiday Gift Guides: For People Who Like To Eat Meat And Cheese

We suggested bacon-themed gifts last Christmas, but now we're opening things up a bit, because your arteries aren't all the way clogged yet: What do you get for someone who likes to eat meat and cheese? Cookware suggestions, meat suggestions, whatever—we want all of it. Just none of that Williams-Sonoma shit. Meat.… » 11/28/12 4:35pm 11/28/12 4:35pm

Holiday Gift Guide: Gifts For People Who Read

Books! Everyone loves them, and they can make for great Christmas gifts, so long as they are not written by Mike Lupica or Mitch Albom. With that in mind, we'd like to know what books you read this year that you think other people should read. They don't have to be sports-themed, but those are certainly welcome. Give… » 11/26/12 3:15pm 11/26/12 3:15pm

Arsenal Mounted A Ridiculous Comeback Against Reading Today

Arsenal came back from a 4-0 first half deficit and beat Reading in today's Capital One Cup match 7-5 in extra time. The madcap affair featured the Royals skating to the early 4-0 lead thanks in part to a Laurent Koscielny own goal, only to finally get on the board in added time of the first half. That goal was by… » 10/30/12 7:49pm 10/30/12 7:49pm

LeBron's Choice Of Pre-Game Reading Material? The Hunger Games

ABC showed a brief clip of LeBron James in the locker room before today's Heat-Pacers Game Four in Indianapolis, and surprise of surprises, he was reading Suzanne Collins's young adult novel The Hunger Games. We won't shame anybody for their choice of reading material—indeed, we'd love for more role models to be… » 5/20/12 4:55pm 5/20/12 4:55pm

Tyler Hansbrough Tackles "Chicken Little," And Other Great Moments In NBA Literature

Reading is fundamental! As part of a partnership with the Indianapolis-Marion County Public Library, kids (or, say, you) can dial up the Call-A-Pacer hotline at (317) 275-4444 to hear your favorite 8-seeds read from their favorite children's books. This week: Tyler Hansbrough reading "Chicken Little." Seriously. » 5/04/11 12:00pm 5/04/11 12:00pm