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Does monogamy work? This new book explores the controversial question.

Image: mashable composite, image Courtesy of Thames & Hudson By Anna Iovine2020-10-19 21:48:52 UTC Unlike what you may have been told, monogamy isn’t inherent to human biology. Moreover, it’s not inherent to many animals in nature: Less than three percent of mammals in the animal kingdom are reported to be monogamous.  This is just one fascinating fact of many in Luke Brunning’s Does Monogamy Work?, publishing in the U.S. on Oct.

8 worthy new novels to read this fall

Image: vicky leta / mashable All products featured here are independently selected by our editors and writers.If you buy something through links on our site, Mashable may earn an affiliate commission. By Erin Strecker2020-10-12 20:52:21 UTC Need a break from doomscrolling on Twitter? Don’t we all.   This book list is here to offer eight recent releases that cut through the noise — stories that you can spend a few

17 books by black authors that are shaping our conversation about race

Image: mashable composite All products featured here are independently selected by our editors and writers.If you buy something through links on our site, Mashable may earn an affiliate commission. By MJ Franklin2020-06-08 20:54:55 UTC Sometimes the best way to understand the world around us is to stop and pick up a book. That’s certainly true of race and power in America. Whether it’s through thoughtful essays, gripping fiction, or haunting

Ryan Reynolds joins Taika Waititi for a live reading of 'James and the Giant Peach'

By Adam Rosenberg2020-05-25 17:39:18 UTC [embedded content] If you’re looking for a dose of wholesome to brighten your lockdown Memorial Day, look no further than author Roald Dahl’s official home on YouTube, Roald Dahl HQ.  For the past week, filmmaker Taika Waititi (director of Thor: Ragnarok, among others) has been staging a live reading of Dahl’s beloved book, James and the Giant Peach. He’s had celebrity help every step of

Nashville school bans 'Harry Potter' books in *checks notes* 2019

Copies of author J. K. Rowling’s Harry Potter series. Image: Alex Wong/Newsmakers via getty images By Nicole Gallucci2019-09-02 21:15:22 UTC According to my trusty calendar it’s 2019, but a Catholic school in Nashville, Tennessee, is over here banning Harry Potter books like it’s 2002 or something. On Saturday, the Tennessean reported that the students of St. Edward Catholic School will no longer be allowed to check out books in the Harry

21 books you need to read this spring

These 21 books are must-reads this spring.Image: Mashable Composite, Little Brown and Company/ Ecco/ Grove Press/ Riverhead/ Simon & SchusTer By MJ Franklin2018-04-16 21:10:35 UTC Spring is here and that can only mean one thing: time to shake yourself out of hibernation and bust out that spring reading. But with so many great books coming out in 2018, it can be hard to figure out just which ones you should

The 'Wrinkle in Time' cast is already restoring people's faith in humanity

By Proma Khosla2017-12-18 22:51:41 UTC [embedded content] Will 2018 save us all from doom? If not, it’s making a hell of a promise, with movie fare in store like Black Panther, Infinity War, and Ava DuVernay’s A Wrinkle In Time.  A Wrinkle in Time graced the cover of Time (haha, get it) in honor of its 2018 preview, and the dramatic portrait of Storm Reid, Reese Witherspoon, Oprah Winfrey, and