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A Guide to Asian Restaurants, by Ali Wong

An excerpt from the comedian’s new book, Dear Girls.
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13 of the Best Celebrity Stories From Elton John’s Name-dropping Memoir, Me

From trash-talking with Freddie Mercury, to reuniting John and Yoko, and plenty more.
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Andrea Long Chu Wants More

The 26-year-old critic argues for a new understanding of gender and desire in her debut book, Females.
  1. your childhood
    Natalie Portman Receives a Signed Baby-Sitters Club Book, Loses Mind“I still identify as a Kristy mixed with Stacey and a dash of Dawn.”
  2. how mysterious
    The Crimes Never End: A Guide to Mystery’s Biggest, Longest-Lasting FranchisesThe Boxcar Children? Hardy Boys? Women’s Murder Club? Still out there solving.
  3. 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.
  4. books
    Mark Morris, Resident Troublemaker of Dance, on His Spiky New MemoirThe celebrated choreographer can still feel like a charlatan.
  5. the range
    Ronan Farrow’s Audiobook Accents Were Informed by His … Anime Voice Roles?Farrow had small parts in two Studio Ghibli films.
  6. book excerpt
    A Guide to Asian Restaurants, by Ali WongAn excerpt from the comedian’s new book, Dear Girls.
  7. 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.
  8. appreciations
    Elton John’s Rivalry With Rod Stewart Is the Most Iconic FriendshipWe can all only hope to have a friendship as … invested … as Elton John and Rod Stewart’s.
  9. how mysterious
    One Neat Trick to Writing Great Mystery PlotsThe critic and author of the Charles Lenox series advises doing what Michelangelo did, but backward.
  10. me: elton john
    13 of the Best Celebrity Stories From Elton John’s Name-dropping Memoir, MeFrom trash-talking with Freddie Mercury, to reuniting John and Yoko, and plenty more.
  11. profile
    Andrea Long Chu Wants MoreThe 26-year-old critic argues for a new understanding of gender and desire in her debut book, Females.
  12. me: elton john
    Elton John, Turned on by Coke, Liked to Watch Men Have Sex, New Memoir Reveals“I found it was an aphrodisiac, which is strange, because for most people it kills the erection side of things completely.”
  13. succession
    Shiv Definitely Hated Conversations With Friends, Right?Sally Rooney’s debut novel made a surprise cameo in Succession’s finale. But there’s no way Shiv liked it.
  14. me: elton john
    Elton John Describes a Bizarre Lunch With Michael Jackson in New Memoir“He was genuinely mentally ill, a disturbing person to be around.”
  15. books
    Margaret Atwood and Bernardine Evaristo Both Win This Year’s Booker PrizeThe rules for the fiction award technically prohibit a tie, but rules are meant to be broken.
  16. how mysterious!
    13 Mystery-Writing Tricks Used by Acclaimed NovelistsIncluding the Bullseye Method and the Don Draper Principle.
  17. new yorker festival 2019
    Liz Phair Just Wants to Live in a Period Drama and Help Cows Build VillagesLet’s get her on The Crown.
  18. new yorker festival 2019
    Nothing Can Get in the Way of Patti Smith Performing ‘People Have the Power’“Wait, I forgot to sing, that’s okay! Come on people, get up!”
  19. true crime
    When True Crime Gets PersonalWhat happens when a true-crime veteran hears from his subjects’ loved ones.
  20. #metoo
    NBC News Chief Andy Lack Allegedly Preyed on Female EmployeesRonan Farrow’s new book, Catch and Kill, details Lack’s alleged involvement in harassment and cover-ups.
  21. awards
    Nobel Prizes in Literature Awarded to Peter Handke and Olga TokarczukTwo laureates were awarded at the same time due to a scandal last year.
  22. 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?
  23. new album please
    Breaking: Rihanna Just Acknowledged Her Music CareerAn album is coming. She promises.
  24. #metoo
    Ronan Farrow’s New Book Reveals Details About Matt Lauer’s Rape AllegationHis new book, Catch and Kill, includes specifics about the complaint that got Matt Lauer fired.
  25. national book awards
    Here Are Your 2019 National Book Awards FinalistsFeaturing Marlon James, Susan Choi, and more.
  26. book excerpt
    When Was Diane Keaton the Most Charming in Something’s Gotta Give?An excerpt from Shea Serrano’s new book.
  27. fenty books?
    Rihanna Hopes This 500-Page Book Can Hold You Over While You Wait for New MusicSomehow, none of the three deluxe editions includes new music.
  28. books
    [Raises 3 Fingers] The Hunger Games Prequel Title and Cover Have Been RevealedHappy Hunger Games!
  29. 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.
  30. novels
    Jim Carrey to Publish a Novel That Will Make Us All Question What Truth IsMemoirs and Misinformation will hit bookstores next year.
  31. geniuses!
    This Year’s MacArthur Genius Grants, ExplainedGuitarist Mary Halvorson, theater director Annie Dorsen and conceptual artist Mel Chin also won the $625,000 grants.
  32. books
    Chanel Miller’s Story Needed to Be Told in Her Own WordsHer memoir, of Brock Turner’s sexual assault and its aftermath, is astonishing.
  33. national book awards
    Here Are the National Book Foundation’s ‘5 Under 35’This year’s list consists of three novels and two collections of short stories.
  34. spooky stuff
    Yes, Margaret Atwood Has Seen the Sexy Handmaid CostumeAnd she’s underwhelmed.
  35. national books awards
    Here Is the 2019 National Book Award for Fiction LonglistIncluding Colson Whitehead and Taffy Brodesser-Akner.
  36. hidden treasures
    Someone Just Found John Milton’s Copy of Shakespeare, Which Is Absolutely NutsThis is a big f*cking deal.
  37. 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.
  38. prophecies fulfilled
    Lupita Nyong’o and Danai Gurira’s Americanah Limited Series Picked Up by HBO MaxBased on the best-selling novel by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie.
  39. adaptations
    Looking for Alaska Trailer: These Teens Love Angst, and Also BooksThe best-selling John Green novel comes to life.
  40. one grand books
    Julio Torres’s 10 Favorite BooksJulián is a Mermaid, The Assistant, Odes, and more.
  41. 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.
  42. #metoo
    Gwyneth Paltrow Was Crucial to Launching the Harvey Weinstein Investigation“Gwyneth was actually one of the first people to get on the phone.”
  43. weinstein case
    Harvey Weinstein and His Lawyer Tried to Smear Rose McGowan in the PressRevealed by a damning excerpt from the new book She Said.
  44. 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.
  45. blessed be the audiobook
    Listen to Aunt Lydia, I Mean, Ann Dowd Read You Margaret Atwood’s New BookAnn Dowd will be reprising her role as Aunt Lydia. She’s joined by Bryce Dallas Howard, Mae Whitman, and the author herself.
  46. 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.”
  47. fall preview 2019
    The Best and Biggest Books to Read This FallFrom Margaret Atwood, Zadie Smith, Salman Rushdie, and more.
  48. adaptations
    Blessed Be the Sequel! Hulu Buys Rights to New Handmaid’s Tale BookThe format has yet to be decided.
  49. encounter
    The Celebrity Book Curator Selling Literary Taste By the FootThatcher Wine is the CEO and founder of Juniper Books, which might be the company to credit (or to blame) for your friend’s color-coded bookshelves.
  50. priorities
    Harry Potter Books Banned at Nashville School to Avoid ‘Conjuring Evil Spirits’Because teens have enough to worry about.
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