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  1. how mysterious
    Tana French Is Our Best Living Mystery WriterWith her Dublin Murder Squad series, she has built a world that’s more George R.R. Martin than Agatha Christie — minus the beheadings.
  2. overnights
    Unbelievable Finale Recap: Next Time, Do BetterThe series ends on not only a judicial victory but a personal one for nearly all parties involved.
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    Unbelievable Recap: Those BurdensOur perp goes from stalking and documenting the lives of the women he attacks to being documented and catalogued himself.
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    Unbelievable Recap: We’re Big Into VengeanceAs Marie quietly accepts the indignities heaped upon her, Lilly takes the opposite tack.
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    Unbelievable Recap: A Thousand CutsThe case is inching along, but Marie is years in the past, quite alone, and entirely unknown to the only women who care enough to do the legwork.
  6. profile
    New York’s Most Powerful Book-fluencer Runs a Podcast on Park AvenueZibby Owens’s Moms Don’t Have Time To Read Books “moves product” like nothing else.
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    Unbelievable Recap: Garden-Variety HorribleMarie doesn’t even think she can trust herself, let alone the system that’s failed her for her entire life.
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    Unbelievable Recap: Dumb LuckAs Duvall and Rasmussen dig into the nitty-gritty of good police work—not just case-closing police work—we learn a few more nuggets about the perp.
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    Unbelievable Recap: The WolfUnbelievable’s second episode is designed to work in unison with its first, creating a snugly fit yin and yang of police procedurals.
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    Unbelievable Series-Premiere Recap: Here Comes HelpA clinical but moving premiere offers a series of indictments of how first responders and bystanders mishandle rape victims.
  11. praise be sequels
    Margaret Atwood’s The Testaments Joins the Empowerment ParadeThe sequel to The Handmaid’s Tale ultimately succumbs to our fan-service dystopia.
  12. spoilers
    It’s Time for The Handmaid’s Tale to Let June DieJune’s shrapnel-laden plot armor has sustained an unparalleled Elisabeth Moss performance, but it undermines the point of the character.
  13. overnights
    The Handmaid’s Tale Season Finale Recap: A Talent for RuthlessnessJune’s troubles are, like a woman’s work, never done.
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    The Handmaid’s Tale Recap: Risk ManagementJune may be on the verge of heroics, but are they worth the cost?
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    The Handmaid’s Tale Recap: The Pen Is MightierAfter spinning its wheels for too long, Handmaid’s finally turns June into the warrior woman she’s promised to be so many times.
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    The Handmaid’s Tale Recap: Little Miss MuffinAmid a crackdown in Gilead, June’s relationship with the Lawrences reaches a horrific turning point.
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    Big Little Lies Finale Recap: A Little RespectIn its final moments, Big Little Lies morphs into the procedural drama it never wanted to be.
  18. star market
    Who Won Game of Thrones (the Pop Culture Phenomenon)?The fantasy series was gold for nearly every person, place, and broadcaster involved. But who came out on top?
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    The Handmaid’s Tale Recap: Do No HarmA claustrophobic pseudo-bottle episode pushes June even further down the path of madness — but to what end?
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    The Handmaid’s Tale Recap: Que Sera SeraWhat does it mean if our heroine has expanded her hatred and vengeance to include even those who don’t stand directly against her?
  21. profile
    What Is Scarier Than Motherhood?In Helen Phillips’s The Need, a parent’s nightmares take the form of a home intruder — who looks exactly like her.
  22. overnights
    The Handmaid’s Tale Recap: Keen On an AdventureJune’s prowl around Hannah’s fortresslike school is the perfect metaphor for her connection to her daughter at this point.
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    Big Little Lies Recap: ForeplayEveryone in Monterey, it seems, is about to snap.
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    The Handmaid’s Tale Recap: Capitol LossJune and the Waterfords’ Washington excursion is equal parts moving spectacle and frustrating plot contrivance.
  25. overnights
    Big Little Lies Recap: The Best MonsterMary Louise solidifies her place as one of TV’s most complicated, ruthless villains.
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    The Handmaid’s Tale Recap: Baby MineAn episode with none of the physical cruelty this series has become known for manages to tap an even deeper vein of emotional treachery.
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    Big Little Lies Recap: We Are FamilyAs skeletons make their way out of the women’s respective closets, fortunes, both literal and figurative, start to tilt and shift.
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    The Handmaid’s Tale Recap: A Real VoiceA well-earned and long-time-coming alliance bears immediate fruit for June, but can it last?
  29. overnights
    Big Little Lies Season Premiere Recap: Let Second Grade BeginStrap in for another season of car-seat conversations, sandy footprints, and guttural female screams (this time from Queen Meryl herself!).
  30. overnights
    The Handmaid’s Tale Recap: The Trolley ProblemJune’s quest to obtain some high-power allies deepens our understanding of Serena and complicates our feelings about Commander Lawrence.
  31. overnights
    The Handmaid’s Tale Recap: Martha, May I?When an opportunity lands in June’s lap to ingratiate herself with Mayday’s ragtag group of schemers, she jumps at it.
  32. best of 2019
    The Best Books of 2019 (So Far)Bowlaway, American Spy, and other standout books from the year.
  33. overnights
    The Handmaid’s Tale Season Premiere Recap: Mother NatureFollowing her baby daughter’s escape to Canada, June displays a new willingness to embrace the other mothers who care for her children.
  34. book review
    Elizabeth Gilbert’s New Novel Is All Sex, No DriveCity of Girls fails in its mission to make a liberated 1940s glamour girl compelling.
  35. chat room
    Fiona Shaw on Killing Eve, Fleabag, and How Phoebe Waller-Bridge ‘Enchanted’ Her“If I respond with my wayward rhythms to her rhythm, it’s like playing jazz.”
  36. summer preview
    12 Books We Can’t Wait to Read This SummerColson Whitehead, Jia Tolentino, Raphael Bob-Waksberg, and more.
  37. overnights
    Game of Thrones Series Finale Recap: BrokenMany died playing this game of thrones, but no one really won.
  38. overnights
    Game of Thrones Recap: It Tolls for TheeA massively uneven, occasionally brilliant episode drags down not one but two queens.
  39. tv
    Kit Harington Got Drenched With Wine During That Game of Thrones Party Scene“Everyone was trying to throw wine at Kit, so he had a horrible day,” says Kristofer Hivju.
  40. overnights
    Game of Thrones Recap: Worst Laid PlansDid everyone suffer a collective knock on the head and forget what happened the last time a fleet of Targaryen soldiers sailed down south?
  41. explainers
    How to Tell Dany’s Dragons Apart on Game of ThronesIs it Drogon, Viserion, or Rhaegal?
  42. sexy metafiction
    This Year’s Call Me by Your Name Is French: More Meta But Just As HotPhilippe Besson’s Lie With Me is reminiscent of André Aciman’s novel of young gay love, but its style is utterly unique (also no sexy peaches).
  43. chat room
    Game of Thrones Star Bella Ramsey Was Psyched to Fight a Giant Zombie“I was stabbing, with a bit of sloppy dragon glass, a green polystyrene ball.”
  44. overnights
    Game of Thrones Recap: Not TodayThe biggest battle of the series weaves intricate patterns around every character we know and love before giving us the deus ex machina we deserve.
  45. game of thrones
    Everything to Know About the Night King, White Walkers, and WightsA complete guide to the deadliest enemy on Game of Thrones.
  46. chat room
    GOT’s Gwendoline Christie Understands If You’re Worried About Brienne Now“Brienne has one of the few pure souls in the world of Game of Thrones. She’s one of the few truly good characters.”
  47. all in the family
    It’s Pretty Creepy to Root for Game of Thrones Incest, Right?Targaryen or not, Jon didn’t grow up hoping and praying that he might someday sleep with his aunt.
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    Game of Thrones Recap: And Now Our Watch Has BegunThe long night before the Long Night begins, complete with too much booze, some unexpected singing, and a glorious act of redemption.
  49. vulture lists
    The 10 Best Game of Thrones DuosForget the dragons: We’re here for the buddy comedies.
  50. overnights
    Game of Thrones Season Premiere Recap: Family ReunionWe return to where this whole saga began in a homecoming episode packed with a bunch of reunions, a couple of dragons, and one big family secret.
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