The Book Index Has Its Own Story to Tell

It’s hard to believe, but the humble index — expediter of searches, organizer of concepts— prompted outcries as it became more widespread: If one has an index, why would anyone read a book? Alarms “were being sounded,” Dennis Duncan writes in his lively Index, A History of the“That indexes were taking the place of books. … Read more

A new exhibition collects maps from ‘The Lord of the Rings’, ‘Game of Thrones’ and other fictional worlds

Even writers who create artful fictional landscapes sometimes need directions. So much is clear in “Mapping fiction, ”A new exhibit at the Huntington Library, Art Museum and Botanical Gardens in California that explores how writers and cartographers have mapped amazing worlds both as and in contrast to our own. The show coincides with the centenary … Read more

Saturday Night Live’s most memorable moments – so far – in season 47 – AV Club

Saturday Night Live’s most memorable moments – so far – in season 47AV club .