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Joe Rogan Is Just the Start of It

The authors of a new book about right-wing comedy discuss the man who’s a “gateway to much more nefarious voices.”
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A Downward Tour Through the Right-Wing Comedy Complex

An excerpt from That’s Not Funny: How the Right Makes Comedy Work for Them.
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The Best Books of the Year (So Far)

A few novels, a transcendent memoir, and an old Greek tale to lay on your recently reemerged picnic blanket.
  1. media digest
    The Believer’s Brief Sale to a Sex-Toy Website Has a Satisfying EndingHow the offbeat literary magazine returned to the hands of its original owner, McSweeney’s.
  2. good one podcast
    Joe Rogan Is Just the Start of ItThe authors of a new book about right-wing comedy discuss the man who’s a “gateway to much more nefarious voices.”
  3. book excerpt
    A Downward Tour Through the Right-Wing Comedy ComplexAn excerpt from That’s Not Funny: How the Right Makes Comedy Work for Them.
  4. you didn’t hear it from me
    Hot Goss: DeuxMoi Is Becoming a TV ShowThe gossip account’s debut novel isn’t even out yet and it’s getting adapted.
  5. perfil
    Fernanda Melchor y la tragedia del machismoCon historias inspiradas en el crimen, la novelista arroja luz a los rincones oscuros de la masculinidad.
  6. vulture lists
    The Best Books of the Year (So Far)A few novels, a transcendent memoir, and an old Greek tale to lay on your recently reemerged picnic blanket.
  7. coming soon
    Disney+ Has Found Its Percy Jackson in The Adam Project’s Walker ScobellNow actors for Grover and Annabeth complete the trio.
  8. vulture lists
    The Best Comedy Books of 2022 (So Far)Featuring memoirs by Molly Shannon and Bob Odenkirk and a new book of interviews by Judd Apatow.
  9. a spoiler in the bone
    What to Expect in Outlander Season 7, According to the BooksThe supersized seventh season is still far off on the horizon, but thanks to Diana Gabaldon’s novels, we don’t have to wait to find out what happens.
  10. coming soon
    Tanya Reynolds Joins Grown-Up Cast of Harold and the Purple CrayonSony’s live-action adaptation of the beloved children’s book has cast a lot of adults so far.
  11. profile
    Fernanda Melchor Writes Tragic MachismoIn her crime-inspired novels, male fear and desire are two sides of the same coin.
  12. book excerpt
    When Max Met Furiosa: An Oral History of Casting Mad Max: Fury RoadThe yearslong process of finding the right leads for George Miller’s Oscar winner involved dozens of future stars — and just as many what-ifs.
  13. vulture lists
    9 Great Audiobooks to Listen to This MonthOcean Vuong, Molly Shannon, Tove Ditlevsen, and more.
  14. memoirs
    Jamie Lee Curtis DIY’ed Jennifer Grey’s Memoir CoverGraphic design is her passion.
  15. trailer mix
    The Conversations With Friends Trailer Features a New Phoebe Bridgers Song‘sidelines’ is out now, as if we weren’t already emotional enough.
  16. vulture lists
    31 New Page-to-Screen Adaptations to Add to Your 2022 Reading ListAnatomy of a Scandal, Conversations With Friends, and more.
  17. good books
    Oh Look, It’s the National Book Foundation’s Newest ‘5 Under 35’ ListThis year, the honor given to authors for their debut works goes to four novels and a short-story collection.
  18. book review
    In the Novel Post-Traumatic, a Trauma Plot Refuses the ObviousIn Chantal V. Johnson’s novel Post-Traumatic, the story of one woman’s breakdown feels visceral and specific.
  19. encounter
    Ocean Vuong Considers His Work ‘Badass Emo’“I don’t see the fame until it pounces on me, which literally happened the other day.”
  20. a long talk
    How Chloé Cooper Jones Changed Her MindIn her memoir Easy Beauty, the writer confronts a subject she’d long avoided: her own experience of disability.
  21. profile
    Margo Jefferson Makes Her WayWith her book Constructing a Nervous System, the critic set herself a challenge: to recount her life through a web of influences.
  22. yike!
    ‘How to Murder Your Husband’ Writer on Trial for Allegedly Murdering HusbandNot a How to Get Away With Murder writer, clearly.
  23. book spoilers
    What to Expect in Bridgerton Season 3, Based on the NovelsThere are a couple of ways the next Bridgerton sibling romance could go, but ton willing, we will have a masquerade ball!
  24. josh safdie’s muse
    Julia Fox on Her Upcoming Book: It’s Not a Memoir, But It Is a ‘Masterpiece’So far, anyway… it’s not finished yet.
  25. meet the ton
    Who’s Who in Bridgerton: A Books-to-Series Character GuideAllow us to reintroduce you to the ton.
  26. the devil reads deuxmoi
    DeuxMoi to Spin Celebrity Gossip Into Debut NovelANON PLS., the book.
  27. books
    The Best Sex Julia May Jonas Has Ever Read“Knausgaard is always looking at the people around him as objects. It feels like someone who’s not fully comfortable writing about sex.”
  28. trailer mix
    There’s a New Taylor Swift Song (Yay!) in This Trailer (Boo!)Where the Crawdads Sing … along to her new song, “Carolina.”
  29. workin’ 9 to 5
    Dolly Parton to Star in Film Adaptation of Album-Book-Podcast Run, Rose, RunIf you can EGOT for a single project, she’s sure trying.
  30. book excerpt
    ‘I Did Have This Feeling That It Would Work Out Somehow’Bowen Yang discusses his parents and SNL in Judd Apatow’s new book of interviews.
  31. books
    Anthony Veasna So Wins Posthumous National Book Critics Circle AwardOther recipients include Honoreé Fanonne Jeffers, Diane Seuss, and Rebecca Donners.
  32. vulture lists
    8 Great Audiobooks to Listen to This MonthDolly Parton, Bob Odenkirk, Sarah Polley, and more.
  33. spring preview
    20 Books We Can’t Wait to Read This SpringWith new releases from Akwaeke Emezi, Geoff Dyer, Margo Jefferson, Hernan Diaz, and more.
  34. books
    The Best Sex Melissa Febos Has Ever Read“Eileen Myles invented this thing to compare sex to. It is absolutely working, but it is breaking a lot of the rules.”
  35. books
    The 2022 International Booker Prize Longlist Is Literary HeavenMieko Kawakami’s tale of teen angst accompanies Olga Tokarczuk’s The Books of Jacob, Bora Chung’s Cursed Bunny, and more.
  36. vulture lists
    Batman for Real (and Aspiring) NerdsThe new Batman film takes us back to his early years. Here are the comics that are actually worth reading — in chronological order.
  37. enough reboots to fill the nile
    Hey, Kenneth Branagh, Leave Miss Marple Alone!Why not go for Tommy and Tuppence instead?
  38. vulture lists
    8 Great Audiobooks to Listen to This MonthToni Morrison, Chuck Klosterman, Chrishell Stause, and more.
  39. book bans
    Publishing CEO Donates $500,000 to Fight Book BansMany of the banned books are part of the Penguin Random House imprint.
  40. encounter
    Art Spiegelman Loses His GlassesAs the latest fight over Maus erupts, its artist-creator searches for his spectacles.
  41. a long talk
    Chuck Klosterman Lived Through ThisIn his book The Nineties, he tried to write about the decade as it felt at the time — at least to some people.
  42. mysteries
    The Talented Mr. BernardiniIs this man the notorious Spine Collector?
  43. book excerpt
    ‘She Was So Committed to the Dark Side That I Was a Little Bit Worried’How My Best Friend’s Wedding messed with Julia Roberts’s image and changed rom-coms for good.
  44. book excerpt
    Bad ReputationAccusations of copying dogged James Dean’s brief career, in part because they were true.
  45. obit
    Comedian and Baskets Star Louie Anderson Dead at 68He was hospitalized for blood cancer treatment.
  46. book club
    11 Books to Read If You Already Miss YellowjacketsFor Jeff.
  47. vulture lists
    10 Great Audiobooks to Listen to This MonthBrian Cox, Daphne Palasi Andreades, Noah Hawley, and more.
  48. the law
    Britney Spears Wants Jamie Lynn to Stop Talking About HerThe pop star’s lawyer requested Jamie Lynn “cease and desist from referencing Britney derogatorily.”
  49. family feuds
    Oops … Britney and Jamie Lynn Spears Are Fighting AgainBritney brought their argument over Jamie Lynn’s memoir into day two.
  50. close reads
    Hanya’s BoysThe novelist tends to torture her gay male characters — but only so she can swoop in to save them.
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