‘Broken Horses: A Memoir,’ by Brandi Carlile: An Excerpt

MENINGITIS AND THE EARLY EDUCATION OF AN EMPATH The Carliles are nail-biters. I started biting my nails at three years old. Everyone told me that if I didn’t keep my hands out of my mouth, I’d get sick. I contracted meningococcal meningitis at age four. We were living in Burien, Washington, in a single-wide trailer […]


Idris Elba is writing a book collection inspired by his daughter

Idris Elba is about to step inside the world of children’s books, and we’re very much here for it. Idris Elba is best known for his serious and dark roles, including Stringer Bell in HBO’s The Wire and DCI John Luther in the BBC’s Luther. But the award-winning actor, who many are tipping as the next James […]


Pippa Middleton Welcomes a Baby Girl Named Grace Elizabeth Jane

Congratulations are in order this morning for Pippa Middleton, who has welcomed her second child with husband, James Matthews. A family source confirmed the news to and revealed that Middleton gave birth on Monday March 15 at approximately 4:22 a.m. BST. Per the source, “Their daughter, who weighed 6lbs 7oz, has been named Grace […]