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    The Spine CollectorFor five years, a mysterious figure has been stealing books before their release. Is it espionage? Revenge? A trap? Or a complete waste of time?
  2. books
    How to Write a Twist EndingZakiya Dalila Harris knew The Other Black Girl would have a brutal finale — if she could just figure out how to get there.
  3. the industry
    Scott Rudin, As Told by His AssistantsA portrait of a toxic workplace.
  4. books
    The Best Sex Melissa Broder Has Ever Read“If you can get off to one story more than ten times, that’s a win.”
  5. profile
    Torrey Peters Goes ThereThe author’s debut novel, Detransition, Baby, wades into two of the most vulnerable questions for trans women.
  6. books
    The Implosion of American DirtHow one of publishing’s most hyped books became its biggest horror story — and still ended up a best seller.
  7. friday night movie club
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  8. profile
    The Sci-Fi Author Reimagining Indigenous HistoryAs Rebecca Roanhorse’s novels have earned praise in the literary world, they’ve sparked controversy among some Native scholars.
  9. books
    The Best Sex Emily M. Danforth Has Ever ReadThe Miseducation of Cameron Post author on the ineffable pleasures of Patricia Highsmith’s The Price of Salt.
  10. profile
    Delusions of WhitenessIn Rumaan Alam’s new thriller, a white family staying at a Hamptons Airbnb is startled when the Black owners knock on the door.
  11. fall preview
    Piranesi Will Wreck YouThe novel establishes Susanna Clarke as one of our greatest living writers.
  12. fall preview
    19 Books We’re Excited to Read This FallElena Ferrante’s The Lying Life of Adults, Emma Cline’s Daddy, and Rumaan Alam’s Leave the World Behind, and more.
  13. book drama
    Carlin Romano Keeps His Seat on the National Book Critics Circle BoardTwo-thirds were needed to remove Romano, but in the end, just 62 percent, or 104 members, voted for his removal.
  14. books
    The Best Sex Raven Leilani Has Ever ReadThe author of Luster on the ecstatic, violent joy of Susan Choi’s My Education.
  15. anonymous in hollywood
    I’m a Writer on Cop Shows. A Lot Doesn’t Sit Right With Me.How does it feel to make police TV in 2020?
  16. backstories
    The National Book Critics Circle Has ImplodedMore than half of the board has resigned in a series of events one member described as “bizarre and bloody in an end-of-a-Tarantino-movie way.”
  17. a long talk
    ‘If You Can Perform Whiteness, Then What Does It Mean to Be White?’Brit Bennett on her propulsive new novel, The Vanishing Half, set in a mythical town solely inhabited by light-skinned black people.
  18. profile
    The Lines We Cross for ArtJosephine Decker on Shirley, her years working with Joe Swanberg in the mumblecore scene, and the boundaries between director and actor.
  19. summer 2020
    29 Books We Can’t Wait to Read This SummerThey will shake you out of your stasis.
  20. encounter
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  21. friday night movie club
    You Can’t Say American Psycho Didn’t Warn UsPatrick Bateman told us in the starkest terms that we were living in a world of murderous greed and indifference.
  22. in conversation
    Mary Harron on the Bizarre Legacy of American Psycho20 years on, the director discusses almost losing the movie, fighting to cast Christian Bale, and why its original reception reminds her of Joker’s.
  23. backstories
    The Man Who Knew Too MuchThe plot of Lawrence Wright’s new novel was always prescient, but it arrived much sooner than he thought it would.
  24. coronavirus
    As N.Y.’s Indie Bookstores Close Their Doors, They Search for Community Online“People are just trying to maintain a connection to the world until it opens up again.”
  25. book drama
    My Dark Vanessa Was an Oprah’s Book Club Pick. Then It Was Abruptly Dropped.After controversies surrounding American Dirt and My Dark Vanessa, Oprah’s team decided they would not be moving forward with the book.
  26. books
    The Best Sex I Ever Read Was By the Famously ‘Dick-Centric’ Henry MillerMary Gaitskill on one of the few passages where the author praises someone’s vagina.
  27. profile
    My Dark Vanessa Is Not a Love StoryAt 16, Kate Elizabeth Russell saw her book about a student’s affair with a teacher as a romance. She sees it differently now.
  28. backstories
    How Nic Cage and a Ouija Board Brought Richard Stanley Back to SetTwenty-five years after the spectacular failure of The Island of Dr. Moreau, the reclusive director is still dreaming of human-animal hybrids.
  29. scene report
    ‘We Stand With Alexandra Waterbury’: Inside a West Side Story ProtestAbout two dozen people showed up on Friday to voice their disapproval over the casting of Amar Ramasar.
  30. the industry
    Reagan Arthur Succeeds Sonny Mehta As Publisher of KnopfArthur is universally admired in publishing circles, and like Mehta, she has an eye for both fiction and nonfiction, commercial and highbrow.
  31. coming attractions
    32 Books We Can’t Wait to Read in 2020The return of Elena Ferrante and a Me Too narrative unlike any you’ve read before.
  32. backstories
    Love, Actually: How You Season Two Made Joe’s Perfect MatchThe showrunner of Netflix’s demented stalker romance breaks down the many secrets of Love Quinn.
  33. chat room
    Kate Moennig Tried to Rewatch The L Word Before Doing Generation Q. She Failed.“It’s hard to watch yourself with that hair and those outfits and see you clunking around trying to figure out how to act.”
  34. literary greats
    Celebrating Toni Morrison With Thousands of Her ReadersMore than 3,000 people came to St. John the Divine to hear eulogies from Oprah, Ta-Nehisi Coates, and others.
  35. ya twitter
    Famous Authors Drag Student in Surreal YA Twitter ControversyBy Saturday afternoon, many of the authors involved had apologized.
  36. the politics of fiction
    Who Gave You the Right to Tell That Story?Ten authors on the most divisive question in fiction, and the times they wrote outside their own identities.
  37. as told tos
    How to Write Hercule Poirot in 2019Author Sophie Hannah on continuing Agatha Christie’s classic series — and why the detective definitely shouldn’t have a Twitter account.
  38. profile
    Andrea Long Chu Wants MoreThe 26-year-old critic argues for a new understanding of gender and desire in her debut book, Females.
  39. true crime
    How Unbelievable Tells a True Crime Story Without ‘Rape Porn’The showrunner of Netflix’s new drama turned a Pulitzer-winning investigation into propulsive and essential TV.
  40. fall preview 2019
    Carmen Maria Machado’s Emotional ExorcismThe author follows up her debut story collection with a memoir of abuse that dances between genres.
  41. publishing drama
    Around 800 Copies of Margaret Atwood’s Handmaid’s Tale Sequel Got Sent Out Early“Good news!” read a note sent to some customers. “We’re able to get part of your order to you sooner than we originally promised.”
  42. encounter
    Cousin Greg Is Nobody’s FoolAn afternoon at the golf range with Nicholas Braun, Succession’s clumsiest power player.
  43. close reads
    What I Learned After Watching Eyes Wide Shut 100 TimesIf Stanley Kubrick’s film felt dated back in 1999, maybe that’s because we weren’t quite as savvy as we thought.
  44. profile
    ‘I Really Thought He Was Going to Kill Me and Bury My Body’Romance author Sherrilyn Kenyon accused her husband of poisoning her. Was it her wildest fiction yet?
  45. literary lunch
    Taffy Brodesser-Akner and Tom Perrotta Wrote Books About the Opposite Gender“I don’t think it’s a very useful rule for novels: ‘This is a woman’s story, so a woman should write it.’”
  46. my best pitch
    6 Queer Creators on the Dream Projects They Haven’t Been Able to Sell (Yet)Russian Doll’s Jamie Babbit, Tales of the City’s Silas Howard, Transparent’s Nisha Ganatra, and more have a few pitches they’d like you to hear.
  47. backstories
    An Oral History of Game of Thrones, As Told By Its Bit Players“Do you know how they keep cattle? That’s sort of how they keep us.”
  48. surveys
    How Do Hollywood Writers Feel About Leaving Their Agents? 8 Weigh In.“We’re just going to be floating, and people aren’t going to give a fuck. There are going to be casualties for sure.”
  49. literary lunch
    A Conversation With Marlon James and Victor LaValleThe versatile authors talk race, fantasy, and James’s Black Leopard, Red Wolf over dumplings.
  50. metoo authors
    Long Before He Sued, Thirteen Reasons Why Author Jay Asher Made a Quiet DealThe origin of the YA novelist’s defamation suit was the kind of hush-hush agreement we no longer tolerate.
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