1. book excerpt
    Can You Hack the Jeopardy! Buzzer?Different schools of thought have emerged.
  2. trauma
    Last Chance U’s New Season Takes an Unexpected, Sad DetourThe episode “Greyhaven” is about football, sure, but it’s more about the trauma echoing through the family of fantasy author Marion Zimmer Bradley.
  3. one grand books
    Phoebe Bridgers’s 10 Favorite BooksThe Night Kitchen, Harry Potter, Modern Tarot, and more.
  4. oprah's book club
    Oprah’s Book Club Picks Up Caste by Isabel Wilkerson“This book might well save us.”
  5. books
    The Best Sex Raven Leilani Has Ever ReadThe author of Luster on the ecstatic, violent joy of Susan Choi’s My Education.
  6. books
    George R.R. Martin Accused of Racism, Generally Sucking After Hosting HugosHe repeatedly referenced John Campbell, an editor so problematic an award formerly named for him was renamed just last year.
  7. books
    Marisa Tomei to Narrate Audiobook for Elena Ferrante’s New NovelNow that’s amore.
  8. book review
    Caste Offers a New Word for Injustice in America, Not a New Way of ThinkingIn Isabel Wilkerson’s book, caste replaces racism as the most accurate term to describe the inequities of American society.
  9. the inside track
    Lana Del Rey Can’t See Past Herself on ‘Paradise Is Very Fragile’Del Rey attempts to continue the conversation from Norman F- - -ing Rockwell.
  10. the grub street diet
    Author Molly Wizenberg Loves the Thrill of a Backyard Garden“Our first green bean had appeared, and there I was, squatting down in my bathrobe in the dark.”
  11. calling 911 on the culture
    The 9 Most Lana Lines on Lana Del Rey’s Violet Bent Backwards Over the GrassDrink every time she mentions Long Beach.
  12. lord protector
    Hilary Mantel’s The Mirror and the Light Shines on Booker Prize LonglistNine of the nominated authors are women.
  13. books
    Lana Del Rey’s Spoken Word Poetry Audiobook Is OutViolet Bent Backwards Over the Grass features music from Jack Antonoff.
  14. 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.
  15. adaptations
    Ta-Nehisi Coates’s Between the World and Me Is Coming to HBO This FallKamilah Forbes will direct an adaptation of the Apollo’s 2018 stage show.
  16. memoir
    Sleeping With Andy WarholIn 1962, a young poet named John Giorno met the Pop Art god, who in turn made him his first superstar. For a little while, they were in love.
  17. respect the classics
    David Byrne Once Tried to Kick Tina Weymouth Out of Talking HeadsAnd other revelations from Chris Frantz’s new memoir.
  18. leave the world behind
    Julia Roberts and Denzel Washington to Reunite for New ThrillerIt’s an adaptation of Rumaan Alam’s highly anticipated new novel.
  19. publishing
    Lisa Lucas Leaves National Book Foundation for Publisher Role at KnopfShe’ll be the first Black woman publisher at Pantheon and Schocken Books.
  20. books
    Colin Jost Once Pooped His Pants at SNLAnd 19 other things we learned from his new memoir, A Very Punchable Face.
  21. the horror
    Blumhouse, Ryan Murphy (Scream) Team Up for Stephen King’s Mr. Harrigan’s Phone If this combo can’t scare you, no evil thing will.
  22. 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.
  23. sure
    Pete Buttigieg Has an Agent NowMaybe they’ll help him build out his late-night hosting résumé.
  24. pg fun
    Which Baby-Sitters Club Member Are You, Based on Your Star Sign?You know Claudia and Stacey are on Co–Star.
  25. memoirs of a perfect angel
    Mariah Carey Finished Her Memoir, Dahling, and It’s Out This SeptemberThe Publication of Mimi.
  26. tiny reparations
    Phoebe Robinson to Launch Book Imprint at Penguin Random HouseRobinson says change has to happen behind the scenes to address the lack of diversity in publishing.
  27. publishing
    Dana Canedy to Be First Black Publisher of Simon & SchusterAnd she’s the third woman to hold the position.
  28. backstories
    The Baby-Sitters Club Is Back in BusinessHow the Netflix show adapted a ’90s hallmark for zoomers (and their parents).
  29. kristy's great idea
    An Oral History of The Baby-Sitters Club MovieFrom first kisses to first periods to narrowly avoided perms, inside the making of a ’90s sleepover classic.
  30. vulture recommends
    Sasha Geffen’s Glitter Up the Dark Is an Essential Companion to the Year’s MusicYou’ll devour Glitter Up the Dark with eyes wide and mind racing, drawing connections to whatever music you listen to.
  31. book excerpt
    How the 2,000-Year-Old Man Was BornThe story of Mel Brooks and Carl Reiner’s popular sketch involves a tape recorder, Cary Grant, and Queen Elizabeth.
  32. gavel! gavel!
    Mary Trump’s Tell-All of the Summer Temporarily Blocked by JudgeShe may have violated a confidentiality agreement about her uncle.
  33. books
    Please Address Patrick Stewart’s New Memoir As SirThe actor is finally writing his life stories.
  34. book excerpt
    I Tried to Be Twitter-FamousDespite how much I failed, I was convinced I needed to be if I ever wanted to make my mark on the literary world.
  35. adaptations
    HBO Wins Brit Bennett’s Best-Selling Novel The Vanishing Half at AuctionThe network reportedly plans to adapt the book into a limited series.
  36. conversations with friends
    Hulu Picks Up Sally Rooney’s Conversations With Friends SeriesIt will be helmed by Normal People director Lenny Abrahamson.
  37. my book of poetry is dropping
    Future Best-selling Author Halsey to Release Poetry CollectionThe poems will tackle sexuality, relationships, mental illness, and more.
  38. 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.
  39. rocket men
    Donald Trump Just Wants Elton John to Like HimHe allegedly wanted to impress the singer with a gift to Kim Jong-un.
  40. 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.
  41. the industry
    Hachette U.K. Stands by J.K. Rowling After Anti-Trans CommentsThe group plans to publish Rowling’s new children’s book The Ickabog.
  42. books
    Kazuo Ishiguro Is Back to Make You Weep With Klara and the SunIt’s the author’s first novel since he won the Nobel Prize in Literature in 2017.
  43. backstories
    The National Book Critics Circle Has ImplodedMore than half of the board has resigned in a series of events one member described as “bizarre and bloody in an end-of-a-Tarantino-movie way.”
  44. lgbtq
    Emma Watson and Rupert Grint Say Expelliarmus to J.K. Rowling’s TransphobiaThe Harry Potter stars have condemned her comments.
  45. read the room
    Kristen Bell’s Children’s Book Perilously Close to Declaring Purple Lives MatterTitled The World Needs More Purple People.
  46. a long talk
    ‘If You Can Perform Whiteness, Then What Does It Mean to Be White?’Brit Bennett on her propulsive new novel, The Vanishing Half, set in a mythical town solely inhabited by light-skinned black people.
  47. books
    Zadie Smith to Release New Essay Collection About Life During LockdownIntimations, out July 28, was written in the “early months” of the pandemic.
  48. jk rowling
    Warner Bros. Responds To J.K. Rowling’s Shocking Commitment to Being Transphobic“The events in the last several weeks have firmed our resolve as a company to confront difficult societal issues.”
  49. we regret to inform you
    J.K. Rowling Explains Her Anti-Trans Comments With More Anti-Trans CommentsShe wrote a 3,670-word blog post. Like half her books, it’s simply too long.
  50. books
    Harper Acquires New Novel From Deadspin Founder Will LeitchLucky will be Leitch’s fifth book.
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