Books

The Beautifully Chaotic Energy of Margaret Wise Brown, Author of ‘Goodnight Moon’

The mid-century writer who gave us some of the world’s most famous children’s books was a bisexual, world-traveling icon who lived her life on her own terms

Romance Novel Readers Are Beyond Horny for Reverse Harems

Society’s sick of the idea of one man being doted on by many women, but a single woman living and sleeping with a flock of hot, devoted men? Just show us where to sign

In the Middle Ages, An Impotent Man Was Society’s Blackest Sheep

In ‘Been There, Done That: A Rousing History of Sex,’ Rachel Feltman tells the awkward, often hilarious histories behind our most carnal proclivities and pastimes. None, however, was weirder than the Medieval role of the guy who couldn’t get it up

The Devastating Picture Books Teaching Five-Year-Olds About School Shootings

Illustrated guidelines are an increasingly common way to teach young children what to do if there’s an intruder at their school — especially when they’re so little they can’t even read yet