1. adaptations
    So, Who Is Zachary Levi Playing in the Live-Action Harold and the Purple Crayon?The actor joins Sony’s adaptation of the beloved children’s book as … the crayon, maybe?
  2. book review
    100 Boyfriends Is a Taxonomy of DesireBrontez Purnell’s new book roams the edges of queer romance.
  3. crime
    Suspect in Kim Kardashian’s 2016 Paris Robbery Reportedly Writes Book About It… Quoi?
  4. entanglements
    Brontez Purnell, Author of 100 Boyfriends, on Conjuring the Ghost an ExThe daddy of the Oakland DIY scene has a new novel about the afterlives of intimacy.
  5. memoirs
    7 Uniquely Cicely Tyson Stories From Her Memoir, Just As I AmA life well-lived.
  6. one grand books
    Avni Doshi’s 10 Favorite BooksSwimming Home, On Beauty, One Hundred Years of Solitude, and more.
  7. celebrity memoirs
    Ted Cruz Nemesis to Publish MemoirSeth Rogen’s first book will be out May 11.
  8. vulture sports
    Amanda Gorman Will Grace Us With a Poem at Super Bowl LVThe inaugural poet has been tapped to write and recite a poem honoring pandemic heroes.
  9. next stop west egg
    The Great Gatsby Is Getting a ‘More Diverse, Inclusive’ Television AdaptationA.k.a. the Bridgerton treatment.
  10. books
    Cecily Strong Promises You This Will All Be Over Soon With New MemoirThe Saturday Night Live star’s first book is due in bookstores August 10.
  11. books
    Details of Anthony Doerr’s Cloud Cuckoo Land Finally Reach Our TimelineThe follow-up to his Pulitzer-winning All the Light We Cannot See.
  12. book excerpt
    Mike Nichols’s HeartburnAfter directing Nora Ephron’s divorce movie, his own breakup — and breakdown — turned out to be around the corner.
  13. anti-racism
    Netflix to Adapt Three of Author Ibram X. Kendi’s Anti-Racism BooksSpecifically Stamped From the Beginning, STAMPED: Racism, Antiracism and You, and Antiracist Baby.
  14. spoilers
    What to Expect From Bridgerton Season Two, Based on the NovelsIt’s (probably) Anthony’s time to shine.
  15. one grand books
    Samantha Power’s 10 Favorite BooksInvisible Man, The Long Loneliness, Hiroshima, and more.
  16. last night on late night
    Sorry to the Aunties Who Weren’t Invited to Riz Ahmed’s Secret WeddingThe Sound of Metal star married writer Fatima Farheen Mirza, he told Jimmy Fallon.
  17. book excerpt
    ‘There Are People Who Think, Black People Just Aren’t Good at ThisHere’s just how racist improv theaters can be, according to Amber Ruffin.
  18. trailer mix
    Watch the Swoon-worthy To All the Boys: Always and Forever TrailerThe third and final installment is out February 12.
  19. books
    Call Your Book Club, Sally Rooney’s Third Novel Is ComingBeautiful World, Where Are You drops September 7, 2021.
  20. cherk
    Watch the Teaser for Cherry, the Tom Holland Movie With the Weird PosterCHERK PLEASE!
  21. read like the wind
    My Grandmother’s Braid and 9 Other Reads I Can’t Get Out of My HeadIncluding a comic feel-bad novel for anyone who needs “hair of the dog” relief from their existential hangover.
  22. 2021 preview
    46 Books We Can’t Wait to Read in 2021With new novels by Kazuo Ishiguro, Rachel Cusk, and more.
  23. profile
    Torrey Peters Goes ThereThe author’s debut novel, Detransition, Baby, wades into two of the most vulnerable questions for trans women.
  24. legacies
    Eric Jerome Dickey Wrote Books We Couldn’t Wait to Grow IntoThe books were in the homes of my friends; their mothers left them unattended on nightstands. We held them close knowing they were for adults.
  25. obits
    Eric Jerome Dickey, New York Times Best-selling Author, Dead at 59The Sister, Sister author died Sunday after “a long illness.”
  26. books
    The Implosion of American DirtHow one of publishing’s most hyped books became its biggest horror story — and still ended up a best seller.
  27. public domain
    The Great Gatsby and All Your Favorite Works from 1925 Enter the Public DomainNot to mention books by Agatha Christie, Virginia Woolf, Franz Kafka, Aldous Huxley…
  28. vulture lists
    10 Romance Novels to Read After Binging BridgertonRakish dukes abound.
  29. close reads
    The Villainous White Mother Was All Over the Domestic Novel This YearThese stories came in a year that thrust white liberal parents into a harsh light.
  30. meet the ton
    Who’s Who in Bridgerton: A Books-to-Series Character GuideNo one should enter London high society without knowing who matters and what they’re up to. Allow us to introduce you to the ton.
  31. books
    Who Did J.K. Rowling Become?Deciphering the most beloved, most reviled children’s-book author in history.
  32. gift guide
    32 Books (That Aren’t Political Memoirs) to Gift for the HolidaysIncluding comics, romance, young-adult fiction, and cookbooks.
  33. celebrity shopping
    What Author Neil Gaiman Can’t Live Without“It’s a beautiful book about fathers and sons and birds.”
  34. vulture quiz
    Is This Quote From Barack Obama’s Memoir or Cazzie David’s?Which one of them tried to impress an ethereal bisexual?
  35. booked and busy
    Jay-Z’s Roc Nation Forms Publishing Imprint With Random HouseSeriously, Blue Ivy Carter is begging y’all to pick up a book.
  36. best of 2020
    The 10 Best Comedy Books of 2020Featuring Nicole Byer, Rachel Bloom, and a thorough history of The Office.
  37. vulture lists
    The Best Way to Read John le Carré’s George Smiley BooksIf I wanted to undertake the worthwhile project of reading le Carré’s Smiley novels for the first time, this is the order I’d recommend.
  38. rip
    Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy Author John le Carré Is Dead at 89Recently, le Carré published the final novel in his George Smiley series and was an executive producer on The Little Drummer Girl.
  39. best of 2020
    The Best Books of the Year (So Far)During a difficult year, fiction is rising to contemporary challenges and demands.
  40. one grand books
    Misty Copeland’s 10 Favorite Children’s BooksHair Love, Sulwe, Dreamers, and more.
  41. adaptation
    Kid Cudi to Star In Film Adaptation of Brandon Taylor’s Debut Novel Real LifeTaylor’s debut novel made the short list for the 2020 Man Booker prize.
  42. best of 2020
    The 10 Best Books of 2020Interior Chinatown, Piranesi, Romance in Marseille, and more.
  43. good call
    Bad Sex in Fiction Award Canceled Because We’ve All Suffered Enough“The judges felt that the public had been subjected to too many bad things this year to justify exposing it to bad sex as well.”
  44. good one podcast
    David Sedaris Needs Your FeedbackThe humorist joins this week’s Good One to talk writing, The Simpsons, and more.
  45. adaptations
    Queen’s Gambit’s Scott Frank and Anya Taylor-Joy Working on Nabokov AdaptationBased on the author’s 1932 novel, Laughter in the Dark.
  46. the quarries
    The First (And Dear God, It Better Be the Last) QuarriesIn which we award the most original, absurd, scrappy, and ingenious works that shaped our year in quarantine.
  47. the quarries
    Nothing Made Sense in 2020 — Unless You Were on the InternetThe culture of quarantine brain.
  48. apologies
    Roald Dahl’s Family Apologizes for Late Author’s Anti-Semitism“We hope that, just as he did at his best, at his absolute worst Roald Dahl can help remind us of the lasting impact of words.”
  49. adaptations
    The Undoing Took All the Wrong Cues From Big Little LiesTaken together, the two David E. Kelley series demonstrate the limitations — and diminishing returns — of copying one’s own success.
  50. read like the wind
    Dark Wave and 8 Other Reads I Can’t Get Out of My HeadBooks are dicey gifts. But give someone the right set of bound pages and you’ve changed their life forever.
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