back to school

The Julien Baker Reading Guide to Her New Album Little Oblivions

How East of Eden, R.O. Kwon’s The Incendiaries, and critical theory connect to the singer-songwriter’s stunning third album.
book excerpt

When the Last Call Killer Came to Five Oaks

The serial killer who targeted gay men in New York, in the piano bars where they sought refuge from the world.
the group portrait

Book Publishing’s New Power Club

A wave of hires is set to pick up where the reckoning left off.
  1. back to school
    The Julien Baker Reading Guide to Her New Album Little OblivionsHow East of Eden, R.O. Kwon’s The Incendiaries, and critical theory connect to the singer-songwriter’s stunning third album.
  2. the art of ending things
    Why the End of Atonement Is a Triumph for Unreliable NarratorsWhen Ian McEwan’s book came out, the final twist infuriated many readers. Twenty years later, it’s a classic of the form.
  3. respect the classics
    Paul McCartney Wrote a 900-Page Memoir About His LyricsIt’ll cover his Beatles, Wings, and solo songs.
  4. book excerpt
    When the Last Call Killer Came to Five OaksThe serial killer who targeted gay men in New York, in the piano bars where they sought refuge from the world.
  5. books
    Hillary Clinton Retiring to Mystery Books, Co-Writing With Louise PennyState of Terror is out October 12.
  6. the group portrait
    Book Publishing’s New Power ClubA wave of hires is set to pick up where the reckoning left off.
  7. casting call
    Mila Kunis Is the Luckiest Girl Alive at NetflixIn an upcoming adaptation of Jessica Knoll’s 2015 novel.
  8. conversations
    Native Comedy Is Happening EverywhereThree Native comedians on being overlooked in the industry and why that’s — sort of — starting to change.
  9. can a dog be twins?
    Patricia Lockwood’s Infinite ScrollThe Twitter-famous poet’s first novel, No One Is Talking About This, moves between the body in space and the mind online.
  10. adaptations
    Netflix Plots Redwall Series and Film Written by Over the Garden Wall CreatorThe platform acquired all 22 books in Brian Jacques’s beloved series.
  11. close reads
    Lupin Pulls an Adaptation Heist on Its AudienceAs Netflix’s latest international hit cleverly riffs on its titular public-domain character, it simultaneously teaches viewers what it’s riffing on.
  12. perfect pairing
    Your Next Romance Read, Based on Your Favorite Rom-comPair your bookshelf with your Netflix queue.
  13. read like the wind
    No One Is Talking About This and 8 Other Reads I Can’t Get Out of My Head“Finally,” you will think to yourself, flipping these pages. “Someone is taking me somewhere fun!”
  14. book excerpt
    ‘I Miss the Simple Things’Quarantine poems from Catherine Cohen.
  15. 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.”
  16. adaptations
    So, Who Is Zachary Levi Playing in the Live-Action Harold and the Purple Crayon?The actor joins Sony’s adaptation of the beloved children’s book as … the crayon, maybe?
  17. book review
    100 Boyfriends Is a Taxonomy of DesireBrontez Purnell’s new book roams the edges of queer romance.
  18. crime
    Suspect in Kim Kardashian’s 2016 Paris Robbery Reportedly Writes Book About It… Quoi?
  19. entanglements
    Brontez Purnell, Author of 100 Boyfriends, on Conjuring the Ghost an ExThe daddy of the Oakland DIY scene has a new novel about the afterlives of intimacy.
  20. memoirs
    7 Uniquely Cicely Tyson Stories From Her Memoir, Just As I AmA life well-lived.
  21. one grand books
    Avni Doshi’s 10 Favorite BooksSwimming Home, On Beauty, One Hundred Years of Solitude, and more.
  22. celebrity memoirs
    Ted Cruz Nemesis to Publish MemoirSeth Rogen’s first book will be out May 11.
  23. vulture sports
    Amanda Gorman Will Grace Us With a Poem at Super Bowl LVThe inaugural poet has been tapped to write and recite a poem honoring pandemic heroes.
  24. next stop west egg
    The Great Gatsby Is Getting a ‘More Diverse, Inclusive’ Television AdaptationA.k.a. the Bridgerton treatment.
  25. books
    Cecily Strong Promises You This Will All Be Over Soon With New MemoirThe Saturday Night Live star’s first book is due in bookstores August 10.
  26. books
    Details of Anthony Doerr’s Cloud Cuckoo Land Finally Reach Our TimelineThe follow-up to his Pulitzer-winning All the Light We Cannot See.
  27. book excerpt
    Mike Nichols’s HeartburnAfter directing Nora Ephron’s divorce movie, his own breakup — and breakdown — turned out to be around the corner.
  28. anti-racism
    Netflix to Adapt Three of Author Ibram X. Kendi’s Anti-Racism BooksSpecifically Stamped From the Beginning, STAMPED: Racism, Antiracism and You, and Antiracist Baby.
  29. spoilers
    What to Expect From Bridgerton Season Two, Based on the NovelsIt’s (probably) Anthony’s time to shine.
  30. one grand books
    Samantha Power’s 10 Favorite BooksInvisible Man, The Long Loneliness, Hiroshima, and more.
  31. last night on late night
    Sorry to the Aunties Who Weren’t Invited to Riz Ahmed’s Secret WeddingThe Sound of Metal star married writer Fatima Farheen Mirza, he told Jimmy Fallon.
  32. book excerpt
    ‘There Are People Who Think, Black People Just Aren’t Good at ThisHere’s just how racist improv theaters can be, according to Amber Ruffin.
  33. trailer mix
    Watch the Swoon-worthy To All the Boys: Always and Forever TrailerThe third and final installment is out February 12.
  34. books
    Call Your Book Club, Sally Rooney’s Third Novel Is ComingBeautiful World, Where Are You drops September 7, 2021.
  35. cherk
    Watch the Teaser for Cherry, the Tom Holland Movie With the Weird PosterCHERK PLEASE!
  36. read like the wind
    My Grandmother’s Braid and 9 Other Reads I Can’t Get Out of My HeadIncluding a comic feel-bad novel for anyone who needs “hair of the dog” relief from their existential hangover.
  37. 2021 preview
    46 Books We Can’t Wait to Read in 2021With new novels by Kazuo Ishiguro, Rachel Cusk, and more.
  38. profile
    Torrey Peters Goes ThereThe author’s debut novel, Detransition, Baby, wades into two of the most vulnerable questions for trans women.
  39. legacies
    Eric Jerome Dickey Wrote Books We Couldn’t Wait to Grow IntoThe books were in the homes of my friends; their mothers left them unattended on nightstands. We held them close knowing they were for adults.
  40. obits
    Eric Jerome Dickey, New York Times Best-selling Author, Dead at 59The Sister, Sister author died Sunday after “a long illness.”
  41. 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.
  42. public domain
    The Great Gatsby and All Your Favorite Works from 1925 Enter the Public DomainNot to mention books by Agatha Christie, Virginia Woolf, Franz Kafka, Aldous Huxley…
  43. vulture lists
    10 Romance Novels to Read After Binging BridgertonRakish dukes abound.
  44. close reads
    The Villainous White Mother Was All Over the Domestic Novel This YearThese stories came in a year that thrust white liberal parents into a harsh light.
  45. meet the ton
    Who’s Who in Bridgerton: A Books-to-Series Character GuideNo one should enter London high society without knowing who matters and what they’re up to. Allow us to introduce you to the ton.
  46. books
    Who Did J.K. Rowling Become?Deciphering the most beloved, most reviled children’s-book author in history.
  47. gift guide
    32 Books (That Aren’t Political Memoirs) to Gift for the HolidaysIncluding comics, romance, young-adult fiction, and cookbooks.
  48. celebrity shopping
    What Author Neil Gaiman Can’t Live Without“It’s a beautiful book about fathers and sons and birds.”
  49. vulture quiz
    Is This Quote From Barack Obama’s Memoir or Cazzie David’s?Which one of them tried to impress an ethereal bisexual?
  50. booked and busy
    Jay-Z’s Roc Nation Forms Publishing Imprint With Random HouseSeriously, Blue Ivy Carter is begging y’all to pick up a book.
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