Molly Young

  1. read like the wind
    Daddy and 9 Other Reads I Can’t Get Out of My HeadI believe this is a technically perfect book.
  2. read like the wind
    Fieldwork and 9 Other Reads I Can’t Get Out of My Head“I picked Fieldwork up because I saw interesting words on the flap (fascination, taboo, sexual),” wrote Stephen King. Why not you, too?
  3. 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.
  4. read like the wind
    The Runaways and 9 Other Reads I Can’t Get Out of My HeadHere are some beach reads for all types of people and beaches.
  5. book review
    Zadie Smith’s Intimations Makes a Joyful Case for InconsistencyIn every essay, there is a moment when Smith revises herself or catches herself in a mistake.
  6. read like the wind
    The Vices and 8 Other Reads I Can’t Get Out of My HeadIf you’re looking for a suspenseful novel containing many of the Earth’s most interesting topics — art thievery, twins, Iceland — this is it.
  7. book review
    After Months Spent Inside, The Great Indoors Is Uncannily RelevantFrom microbes to building design, Emily Anthes’s new book explores the science of indoor living.
  8. read like the wind
    We Cast a Shadow and 9 Other Reads I Can’t Get Out of My HeadRecommended if you like: Parasite, doing wicked things despite your better nature.
  9. summer 2020
    29 Books We Can’t Wait to Read This SummerThey will shake you out of your stasis.
  10. book review
    What’s the Deal With Eels?A new book examines what we know about the mysterious creature, and a lot more that we do not.
  11. read like the wind
    A Children’s Bible and 9 Other Reads I Can’t Get Out of My HeadThere are two types of sad people in the world — the books here are for both of them.
  12. read like the wind
    Nine Moons and 9 Other Reads I Can’t Get Out of My HeadToday, we feast on sizzling memoirs, Hollywood novels, and deranged hippie misadventures.
  13. strange times
    ‘I Feel Like an Asshole All the Time’: Promoting a Book During a PandemicBess Kalb on releasing Nobody Will Tell You This But Me as the world burns.
  14. read like the wind
    We Ride Upon Sticks and 9 More Reads I Can’t Get Out of My HeadThese books helped medicate my cabin fever, and possibly yours.
  15. language
    Why Do Corporations Speak the Way They Do?The pernicious spread of garbage language.
  16. read like the wind
    The Weight of Snow and 9 More Reads I Can’t Get Out of My HeadI want to issue an apology to everyone who urged me to read True Grit over the past decade.
  17. books
    The Best New Novel Was Written 90 Years AgoAn unearthed book by the Harlem Renaissance’s Claude McKay is a modern masterpiece.
  18. read like the wind
    Uncanny Valley, and 9 More Reads I Can’t Get Out of My HeadFrom a classic dispatch about community college to a pants-wettingly disturbing true-crime audiobook.
  19. read like the wind
    Incidental Inventions and 7 More Books I Can’t Get Out of My HeadIf you are interested in the experience of having a drink with Elena Ferrante and listening to her muse on various subjects, here’s your answer.
  20. best of 2019
    The 10 Best Books of 2019From an experimental memoir of domestic abuse to the one that broke 10,000 brains.
  21. who were the 2010s?
    Margaret Atwood on the Decade The Handmaid’s Tale Came to LifeHer novels speculated about lab-grown meat, environmental catastrophe, and the diminishment of reproductive autonomy. Does anything shock her anymore?
  22. read like the wind
    Vernon Subutex 1, and 9 More Books I Can’t Get Out of My HeadRecommended if you like: The Deuce, Iggy Pop, oversleeping.
  23. nancy drew anew
    Nancy Drew Is Not Who You RememberThe redheaded detective is back in a CW reboot, but the mystery remains: is she more than endlessly recyclable IP?
  24. read like the wind
    In the Dream House, and 9 More Books I Can’t Get Out Of My HeadFrom a ensorcelling novella about #MeToo to a lost novel by a Viennese woman born in 1893.
  25. read like the wind
    10 Books I Can’t Get Out of My HeadWelcome to Read Like the Wind, a new Vulture space for discovering books and other reading.
  26. fall preview 2019
    The Best and Biggest Books to Read This FallFrom Margaret Atwood, Zadie Smith, Salman Rushdie, and more.
  27. read like the wind
    Introducing Read Like the Wind, a Monthly Newsletter of Books, Glorious BooksNo book is off the table, except bad and boring ones.
  28. faq
    FAQ: Read Like the WindWhat to know about the monthly books newsletter from New York literary critic Molly Young.
  29. profile
    Sienna Miller on Cabaret and American SniperShe has experienced a career renaissance that no one quite expected from a woman better known for “It”-girlness than virtuosity.
  30. tv
    High Maintenance Creators On Working With Spouse“I’m not gonna say High Maintenance saved our marriage, but …”
  31. streaming week
    More Munchies: The Return of High MaintenanceNow with a real budget from Vimeo.
  32. encounter
    Playing Monopoly and Talking Last Week Tonight With John Oliver“Everything is different in American Monopoly. Why do you have a wheelbarrow?”
  33. encounter
    Navigating Deep Geekdom at Comic Con With Scott Aukerman“I love seeing the outcasts of society all bonding ­together.”
  34. encounter
    Amy Schumer on Her New Comedy Central Show and the Sexual Dynamics of Stand-up“The other night I went on, and this promoter yelled, ‘Break a leg, baby.’ I was like, ‘Would you call Dave Attell baby?’ ”
  35. encounter
    Talking Circumcision and SSRIs With Jemima KirkeAt home with the ribald Girls star who wants to be known for her other art.