1. 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!”
  2. true crime
    When True Crime Gets PersonalWhat happens when a true-crime veteran hears from his subjects’ loved ones.
  3. #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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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?
  6. new album please
    Breaking: Rihanna Just Acknowledged Her Music CareerAn album is coming. She promises.
  7. #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.
  8. national book awards
    Here Are Your 2019 National Book Awards FinalistsFeaturing Marlon James, Susan Choi, and more.
  9. book excerpt
    When Was Diane Keaton the Most Charming in Something’s Gotta Give?An excerpt from Shea Serrano’s new book.
  10. 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.
  11. books
    [Raises 3 Fingers] The Hunger Games Prequel Title and Cover Have Been RevealedHappy Hunger Games!
  12. 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.
  13. novels
    Jim Carrey to Publish a Novel That Will Make Us All Question What Truth IsMemoirs and Misinformation will hit bookstores next year.
  14. 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.
  15. 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.
  16. 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.
  17. spooky stuff
    Yes, Margaret Atwood Has Seen the Sexy Handmaid CostumeAnd she’s underwhelmed.
  18. national books awards
    Here Is the 2019 National Book Award for Fiction LonglistIncluding Colson Whitehead and Taffy Brodesser-Akner.
  19. hidden treasures
    Someone Just Found John Milton’s Copy of Shakespeare, Which Is Absolutely NutsThis is a big f*cking deal.
  20. 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.
  21. 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.
  22. adaptations
    Looking for Alaska Trailer: These Teens Love Angst, and Also BooksThe best-selling John Green novel comes to life.
  23. one grand books
    Julio Torres’s 10 Favorite BooksJulián is a Mermaid, The Assistant, Odes, and more.
  24. 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.
  25. #metoo
    Gwyneth Paltrow Was Crucial to Launching the Harvey Weinstein Investigation“Gwyneth was actually one of the first people to get on the phone.”
  26. 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.
  27. 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.
  28. 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.
  29. 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.”
  30. fall preview 2019
    The Best and Biggest Books to Read This FallFrom Margaret Atwood, Zadie Smith, Salman Rushdie, and more.
  31. adaptations
    Blessed Be the Sequel! Hulu Buys Rights to New Handmaid’s Tale BookThe format has yet to be decided.
  32. 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.
  33. priorities
    Harry Potter Books Banned at Nashville School to Avoid ‘Conjuring Evil Spirits’Because teens have enough to worry about.
  34. man booker
    Margaret Atwood’s Handmaid’s Tale Sequel on the 2019 Man Booker Prize Short ListThe Testaments comes out on September 10.
  35. 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.
  36. fall preview 2019
    For the Season’s Biggest Debut Novel, Lara Prescott Goes Back to the USSRIn The Secrets We Kept, the author drew on newly unearthed CIA files and a family obsession with Dr. Zhivago.
  37. one grand books
    Lore Segal’s 10 Favorite BooksJane Austen, the Brothers Grimm, and more.
  38. movies
    Where’d You Go, Bernadette: The Biggest Changes From the Book to the MovieMaria Semple’s novel versus Richard Linklater’s movie.
  39. book excerpt
    A Party Room and a Prison Cell: Inside the Friends Writer’s RoomIt was like a vampire, forever hungering for fresh blood to suck.
  40. game of thrones
    HBO’s Game of Thrones Finale ‘Doesn’t Change Anything’ for George R.R. Martin“You can’t please everybody, so you’ve got to please yourself.”
  41. vulture lists
    All 82 Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark, RankedThe best tales from Alvin Schwartz’s classic series are still etched into our memories.
  42. rip
    Celebrities Mourn Toni Morrison: ‘I Grew Up Wanting to Be Only Her’Barack Obama called her “a national treasure.”
  43. casting
    The Baby-Sitters Club TV Show Casts Alicia Silverstone and Mark FeuersteinAs Kristy Thomas’s mom and stepdad.
  44. speeches
    Listen to Toni Morrison’s Remarkable, Transcendent Nobel Prize Lecture“Look. How lovely it is, this thing we have done — together.”
  45. profile
    Who Was the Author of Toni Morrison?The writer was a creation of a woman named Chloe Wofford, who knew that Toni wasn’t hers; she was ours.
  46. obits
    Beloved Author Toni Morrison Has DiedShe was 88 years old.
  47. must reads
    7 New Books You Should Read This AugustJia Tolentino, Téa Obreht, and more.
  48. television
    Jeff Daniels Will Star As a Police Chief in New Showtime Family Drama RustAbout - what else? - the Rust Belt.
  49. crime
    Author Sherrilyn Kenyon Drops Lawsuit Alleging Her Ex Was Poisoning Her“As the great Margaret Thatcher once said, ‘You may have to fight a battle more than once to win it.’”
  50. controversy
    Author’s Family Once Implicated in Murder Similar to One in Her BookIs the Where the Crawdads Sing murder based on true events?
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