1. casting couch
    Robert Downey Jr. to Pivot From Hero to Villain in HBO The Sympathizer SeriesHis first major role since Avengers: Endgame is also his first full TV series.
  2. book excerpt
    My Afternoon With Papa RoachAn excerpt from Tom Scharpling’s new memoir, It Never Ends.
  3. encounter
    The Untidy Tales of Katie KitamuraHer hypnotic new novel asks: What happens when your main character is a passive witness to her own life?
  4. respect the classics
    Robby Krieger Wants You to Read His Doors Memoir Two Times, BabyOpen it.
  5. adaptations
    Kumail Nanjiani to Relive Chaos of Past Few Years in Homeland Elegies AdaptationAyad Akhtar is adapting his 2020 novel as an FX limited series.
  6. read like the wind
    The Plot and 8 Other Reads I Can’t Get Out of My HeadHit the beach with a paranoid plagiarist, your best friend’s diary, and “a 17th-century female version of Larry David.”
  7. best of 2021
    The Best Sci-Fi and Fantasy Books of the Year (So Far)Africanfuturism, Norse mythology, and trans dystopia.
  8. the great british chatting show
    U.S. vs. U.K.? An Anglophile and an America Fanboy DebatePodcast host Roger Bennett has written a new memoir, Reborn in the USA, detailing his youthful fascination with all things American.
  9. vulture lists
    8 Funny Books, Recommended by 8 Funny ComediansFeaturing picks by Ziwe Fumudoh, Meg Stalter, Karen Chee, and more.
  10. one grand books
    François Ozon’s 10 Favorite BooksForbidden Colors, Wuthering Heights, Time Regained, and more.
  11. book excerpt
    Kobe and Gigi, Forever CourtsideInside the Nets game that produced a father-daughter moment seen round the internet.
  12. last night on late night
    Bill Maher Reacts to Quentin Tarantino’s Novel, Says He Should Make More MoviesNot the producer of, uh, Religulous trying to give Quentin Tarantino film-career advice!
  13. book excerpt
    The Meet-Cute That Made WrestleManiaHow a ponderous wrestler and a pop star from Queens formed a friendship that started it all.
  14. chat room
    Rita Moreno Talks Bitterness, Anger, and Loving Show Business AnywayAlong the way, the legendary West Side Story actress credits Marlon Brando with getting her into therapy.
  15. suck it
    Grab Your Crucifix Recorders, Interview With the Vampire Gets Adapted for AMCThe series will be Anne Rice’s first for the network.
  16. vulture lists
    7 Great Audiobooks to Listen to This MonthJohn Green, Sinead O’Connor, Zakiya Dalila Harris, and more.
  17. superlatives
    Jessie Ware on Her Best, Most Classically Disco, and Melancholy Songs“I wouldn’t have been able to write ‘Please’ when I was 28.”
  18. credits
    Zadie Smith Helped Jack Antonoff Write a Bleachers SongWhat can’t she write?
  19. books
    How to Write a Twist EndingZakiya Dalila Harris knew The Other Black Girl would have a brutal finale — if she could just figure out how to get there.
  20. adaptations
    Michelle Zauner’s Memoir Crying in H Mart to Get Movie Adaptation“It is a surreal thrill to have the opportunity to memorialize my mother in film.”
  21. read like the wind
    Intimacies and 9 Other Reads I Can’t Get Out of My HeadDeposed presidents, obsessed translators, and a very small serving of canned spaghetti.
  22. respect the classics
    Roger Waters to Write Very Progressive Memoirs“Anyone who likes a good laugh, sit back and fucking howl!”
  23. good one podcast
    The Unusual Story Behind a Forefather of Stand-up ComedyLet Wayne Federman teach you about Artemus Ward on this week’s Good One.
  24. summer 2021
    35 Books We Can’t Wait to Read This SummerTreat yourself to new reads from Akwaeke Emezi, Rivka Galchen, Paula Hawkins, and more.
  25. vulture lists
    The Art of the Scam: A Streaming and Reading Guide to CultsFrom NXIVM to the Manson Family, these books, podcasts, TV shows, and movies explore who starts, joins, and leaves a cult.
  26. book excerpt
    How Much Do the Real Housewives Get Paid?And more burning money questions from Brian Moylan’s new book.
  27. swamp reads
    Five Books to Read Before Rewatching ShrekTexts to help you appreciate more than just the fart jokes and pop culture winks.
  28. books
    Author John le Carré Is Dropping One Last Spy Novel From Beyond the GraveSilverview will be published on October 12.
  29. books
    9 Great Audiobooks to Listen to This MonthSeth Rogen, Casey Wilson, Lauren Weisberger, and more.
  30. books
    Philip Roth Biographer Accused of Sexual Assault, Publisher Pulls BookThe book has now been picked up by Skyhorse Publishing, which previously released memoirs by Woody Allen and Michael Cohen.
  31. respect the classics
    Sinéad O’Connor’s Bizarre Prince Story Involves Soup and a Pillow FightShe’s been teasing the encounter since 2013.
  32. adaptations
    7 Ways The Woman in the Window Book and Movie Endings Are DifferentA look at the Netflix adaptation’s most significant plot changes.
  33. reality tv
    Enter to Win a Copy of Brian Moylan’s New Book, The HousewivesAnd sign up for our brand-new newsletter devoted to The Real Housewives while you’re at it.
  34. in conversation
    Alison Bechdel Works Out Her IssuesIn her latest book, the graphic memoirist examines her relationship to exercise and, in turn, herself.
  35. read like the wind
    The Secret to Superhuman Strength and 9 Other Reads I Can’t Get Out of My HeadThe life-changing magic of working out, an inactive shooter, and a rags-to-ennui tale to read this month.
  36. love this for her
    Stacey Abrams is Rereleasing Three of Her Romance NovelsSwoon!
  37. keeping up with the ex-royals
    Meghan Markle Wrote a Children’s Book Inspired by Archie and HarryAwwwww.
  38. adaptations
    Tegan and Sara’s High School Series Enrolls at IMDb TVThe duo’s memoir will become a half-hour comedy helmed by Happiest Season’s Clea DuVall.
  39. book excerpt
    ‘The Relief Outweighed the Regret’Casey Wilson on conquering body-shaming in Hollywood.
  40. my memoir is dropping
    Lil’ Kim Pens Memoir The Queen Bee, Reclaiming Her TitleBow down on November 2.
  41. books
    Gabrielle Union to Release New Memoir, You Got Anything Stronger?“Because I had more s**t to say.”
  42. vulture lists
    11 Fantasy Novels to Read After Bingeing Shadow and BoneBeyond the Grishaverse.
  43. vulture lists
    8 Great Audiobooks to Listen to This MonthCaroline Kepnes, Brandi Carlile, Jonathan Ames, and more.
  44. casting
    Dakota Johnson to Star in ‘Modern, Witty’ Adaptation of Jane Austen’s Persuasion“No, that’s not the truth, Frederick.”
  45. books
    Michaela Coel Announces Her First Book, Misfits: A Personal ManifestoSet to destroy you this September.
  46. books
    Simon & Schuster Won’t Distribute Book by Cop Involved in Breonna Taylor KillingThe bar is on the floor, folks.
  47. books
    The Author of A Little Life Finally Has a New Book ComingHanya Yanagihara is bringing us To Paradise in January 2022.
  48. profile
    Esther Perel Goes Off ScriptShe became today’s most famous couples therapist by ignoring all the rules of the trade.
  49. a long talk
    Brandi Carlile’s Story Is Too Big to Fit in a SongThe folk-rock star’s debut memoir Broken Horses offers the most intimate look into her bittersweet life yet.
  50. read like the wind
    The Lessons of History and 9 Other Reads I Can’t Get Out of My HeadBooks on faith, mysticism, sex, Philip K. Dick, and fruit too rare and delicate to ship.
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