Top Picks: Gene Hackman

Gene Hackman knew from childhood that he wanted to be an actor, but his path was not an easy one. Hackman was born 90 years ago, on January 30, 1930 in San Bernardino, Calif. His family moved frequently, and his father eventually left. He ran away at 16 to enlist as a Marine and served…
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Hot New Paperbacks to Celebrate Paperback Book Day

Consider the humble paperback: While often derided as low budget or an airport read, these workhorses are beloved by millions of readers for their compact size and inexpensive cost. First introduced in Britain in the mid-1800s, the paperback enabled many literary debuts and extended the reach of classic and scientific authors through reprinting and wider…
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