Predestination Could Be The Greatest Time Travel Mindf-ck Ever Filmed

The time-travel thriller Predestination, is already gaining a cult status, and it's easy to see why. This movie takes the most famous story about time paradoxes and elevates it to a great psychological study. And it features one of the most powerful performances we've seen in ages. » 1/09/15 1:35pm 1/09/15 1:35pm

The Best of 2014 Movies, Books, Music and More: A List of Year-End Lists

What were the best movies of 2014? What 2014 TV shows should you catch up on? What were 2014's biggest songs? And why trust just one outlet for answers when you can try all of them? » 12/24/14 3:34pm 12/24/14 3:34pm

The 2014 Jalopnik Gift Guide: The Ten Best Books For Gearheads

This holiday season, you're pretty much guaranteed to be doing a bunch of traveling, where you'll be lost without a power connection. But there's a new invention going around that requires no power at all, and it's only a couple thousand years old. It's called the "book." So here's a few you should grab for that… » 12/08/14 4:00pm 12/08/14 4:00pm

The McLaren F1's Owner's Manual Is Full Of Awesome Easter Eggs

The McLaren F1 Owner's Manual is just as rare as the car itself, except that you won't even find it at car shows. So here's a peek inside this special book with the man who drew it. » 10/16/14 2:30pm 10/16/14 2:30pm

Dallas School District Reverses Book Ban After Becoming National Joke

They say every dog has his day, and now Enzo, the canine protagonist of The Art of Racing in the Rain, will have his in well-to-do Dallas classrooms once again. After becoming a national embarrassment for banning that book and seven others, Highland Park school district officials have reversed their decision. » 9/29/14 7:03pm 9/29/14 7:03pm

The Art Of Racing In The Rain Banned By Dallas-Area School District

Garth Stein's The Art of Racing in the Rain is highly recommended reading for racing fans, car aficionados, dog lovers, or really just anyone. That "anyone" now won't include the kids who attend high school in Highland Park, Texas, because their school board has banned the book. » 9/22/14 2:44pm 9/22/14 2:44pm

Julian Assange Is Here to Discuss His New Book

Julian Assange is the founder of Wikileaks. A wanted man, he recently began his third year living in the Ecuadorean Embassy in London. He joins us now to answer your questions about his new book, When Google Met Wikileaks. » 9/15/14 11:57am 9/15/14 11:57am

Comic-Con Wrap-Up: The Shiniest Things We Saw In San Diego!

Comic-Con 2014 was chock full of amazing costumes, cool art, mind-blowing TV pilots and fascinating encounters. Because even a weak Comic-Con is better than most other events. Here's our complete roundup of all the most incredible things we saw last weekend. » 7/30/14 9:25pm 7/30/14 9:25pm

Why Does An 80's Children's Book About Tow Trucks Cost $400?

This morning I was inspired to look up one of my favorite childhood books, How Many Trucks Can A Tow Truck Tow by Charlotte Pomerantz, only to discover it's apparently become the crown jewel of droll-and-Cherrio stained libraries everywhere. » 3/21/14 6:32pm 3/21/14 6:32pm

The Best Books For A Gearhead

Books make great gifts for gearheads. Now, it's possible that's because they have pretty pictures of cars in them, but there's a lot of quality automotive literature out there that makes a good buy. Show us your favorites in the comments below. » 12/03/13 4:04pm 12/03/13 4:04pm

This isn't really car related, but I thought it was funny that Amazon suggested I buy my own book. It's also funny that they think both that my book was a Business and Investing book, or that I may buy Business and Investing books. » 8/22/13 4:36pm 8/22/13 4:36pm

Ender's Game went to insane lengths to fake Zero G fight scenes

The most important thing that needs to be executed correctly from the novel to screen adaptation of Ender's Game is the Zero G battle room. But how on Earth did director Gavin Hood shoot this? Ender himself, Asa Butterfield, explained everything in our exclusive interview. » 4/24/13 7:14pm 4/24/13 7:14pm

How To Read The Landscape From Your Airplane Window

Do you ever wonder what you're seeing when you look out of your airplane window and spot bizarre red pools or strange green circles on the ground below? You're not alone. We talked to Gregory Dicum, author of the incredible aerial landscape guide Window Seat, about the weirdest and most beautiful views from an… » 8/06/12 5:01pm 8/06/12 5:01pm

Dwyane Wade Loves Books About Muscle Cars

While looking through the New York Times Magazine spread on Dwyane Wade, the Miami New Times blog wondered what exactly was on Wade's bookshelf in one picture. It turns out he has a fair collection of muscle car literature. » 6/07/12 4:30pm 6/07/12 4:30pm

R.I.P. Ray Bradbury, Author of Fahrenheit 451 and The Martian Chronicles

Ray Bradbury — author of The Martian Chronicles, Fahrenheit 451, Something Wicked This Way Comes, and many more literary classics — died this morning in Los Angeles, at the age of 91. » 6/06/12 9:57am 6/06/12 9:57am

On the Road Will Totally Change Your Life as an App

Kerouac‘s classic fuck you, I'm special novel is so ubiquitous among the adolescent literary elite that you don't really have to have read it to feel like you've read it five times. Like me! But now there's an app! » 6/17/11 9:00pm 6/17/11 9:00pm

Bob Lutz Declares War On Bean Counters In New Book

Since retiring from GM, Bob Lutz has been toiling away on a new book whose title just appeared on Amazon: "Car Guys vs. Bean Counters: The Battle for the Soul of American Business." Where do we enlist? (Thanks unlvraptor!) » 1/07/11 3:00pm 1/07/11 3:00pm

NASCAR Then & Now by Ben White

The entire review of this coffee-table NASCAR history book might as well be boiled down to the staggering power of a single photograph, which you'll see after the jump. » 7/31/10 7:00pm 7/31/10 7:00pm

If You Buy Just One Book About Engines This Year, Buy This

Veloce Today's Pete Vack recently took a look at Griff Borgeson's The Classic Twin Cam Engine, a dive into the origins of the modern overhead-valve powerplant. Tech geekery? Intrigue? Crazy Frenchmen? This is where your engine came from. —Ed. » 6/10/10 10:00am 6/10/10 10:00am

Why The Yugo Isn't Just A Punchline

Admit it: The Yugo is strangely fascinating. Jason Vuic's book Yugo: The Rise and Fall of the Worst Car in History is equally fascinating. recently spoke with Vuic about the car's legacy. —Ed. » 5/20/10 1:30pm 5/20/10 1:30pm