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  1. 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.
  2. 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!
  3. 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.
  4. meet the ton
    Who’s Who in Bridgerton: A Books-to-Series Character GuideAllow us to reintroduce you to the ton.
  5. the devil reads deuxmoi
    DeuxMoi to Spin Celebrity Gossip Into Debut NovelANON PLS., the book.
  6. 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.”
  7. trailer mix
    There’s a New Taylor Swift Song (Yay!) in This Trailer (Boo!)Where the Crawdads Sing … along to her new song, “Carolina.”
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. books
    Anthony Veasna So Wins Posthumous National Book Critics Circle AwardOther recipients include Honoreé Fanonne Jeffers, Diane Seuss, and Rebecca Donners.
  11. vulture lists
    8 Great Audiobooks to Listen to This MonthDolly Parton, Bob Odenkirk, Sarah Polley, and more.
  12. 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.”
  13. 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.
  14. 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.
  15. enough reboots to fill the nile
    Hey, Kenneth Branagh, Leave Miss Marple Alone!Why not go for Tommy and Tuppence instead?
  16. vulture lists
    8 Great Audiobooks to Listen to This MonthToni Morrison, Chuck Klosterman, Chrishell Stause, and more.
  17. book bans
    Publishing CEO Donates $500,000 to Fight Book BansMany of the banned books are part of the Penguin Random House imprint.
  18. encounter
    Art Spiegelman Loses His GlassesAs the latest fight over Maus erupts, its artist-creator searches for his spectacles.
  19. 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.
  20. mysteries
    The Talented Mr. BernardiniIs this man the notorious Spine Collector?
  21. 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.
  22. book excerpt
    Bad ReputationAccusations of copying dogged James Dean’s brief career, in part because they were true.
  23. obit
    Comedian and Baskets Star Louie Anderson Dead at 68He was hospitalized for blood cancer treatment.
  24. book club
    11 Books to Read If You Already Miss YellowjacketsFor Jeff.
  25. vulture lists
    10 Great Audiobooks to Listen to This MonthBrian Cox, Daphne Palasi Andreades, Noah Hawley, and more.
  26. 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.”
  27. family feuds
    Oops … Britney and Jamie Lynn Spears Are Fighting AgainBritney brought their argument over Jamie Lynn’s memoir into day two.
  28. close reads
    Hanya’s BoysThe novelist tends to torture her gay male characters — but only so she can swoop in to save them.
  29. anniversaries
    9 Ways The Fault in Our Stars Changed the Last Decade of Pop CultureHappy anniversary to all those quote tattoos.
  30. 2022 preview
    The Future’s Not All BadBelieve it or not, there are some things to look forward to this year.
  31. books
    The Spine CollectorFor five years, a mysterious figure has been stealing books before their release. Is it espionage? Revenge? A trap? Or a complete waste of time?
  32. books
    The Spine Collector Saga Isn’t Over YetBernardini’s arrest is certainly the latest plot twist.
  33. got ‘em
    The FBI Has Made an Arrest in the Spine Collector CaseFilippo Bernardini was charged with fraud and aggravated identity theft.
  34. profile
    Sean Thor Conroe, ProtégéBefore the writer could publish his first novel, Fuccboi, he lost his fiercest advocate. Now he’s facing the hype alone.
  35. dementors
    Is J.K. Rowling in the New Harry Potter Special? Yes and No.They bring out Joanne B-roll.
  36. unsolved mysteries
    Now We’ll Never Know If Dan Brown Was Living a Secret Life With a Horse TrainerThat’s one for the mystery books.
  37. obits
    Joan Didion and the Courage to Say What You MeanThe lesson to take from her is one of wild conviction.
  38. close reads
    Station Eleven Finds the Sublime in the ApocalypseThis pandemic story’s winter 2021 debut seems almost perfectly wrongly timed, but that’s precisely what makes it so perversely satisfying.
  39. rip
    Writer Joan Didion Has Died at the Age of 87The nonfiction giant redefined the essay.
  40. we here for you
    11 Books to Fill the Succession-Size Hole in Your HeartFrom ancient history to children’s fiction.
  41. vulture lists
    9 Great Audiobooks to Listen to This MonthWill Smith, Mel Brooks, Ann Patchett, and more.
  42. best of 2021
    The Best Comedy Books of 2021Featuring Mel Brooks, Amber Ruffin, a history of the Twin Cities comedy scene, and a celebration of Native comedians.
  43. books
    Backstage at the Birth of Sesame StreetThe Muppeteers look even shaggier than Oscar does.
  44. reading list
    To Read bell hooks Was to Love HerNine texts to introduce and re-introduce yourself to the groundbreaking scholar’s work.
  45. obits
    The Courage of bell hooksShe viewed her radical work as one of the purest expressions of love for Black people there is.
  46. rip
    bell hooks, Influential Black Feminist and Writer, Dead at 69She wrote over 40 books across nearly five decades.
  47. book review
    Edith Schloss, 20th-Century WomanIn her book The Loft Generation, a fixture of the midcentury New York art scene gets a long-overdue introduction.
  48. best of 2021
    The Best Books of 2021From radical nuns to gut-wrenching memoir, this year’s books hit us where it hurt.
  49. obits
    A Black EducationRemembering Greg Tate, critical giant, author, Flyboy, and my teacher.
  50. deaths
    Greg Tate, Author and Master of Criticism, Dead At 64The critic died by cardiac arrest, his family confirmed in a statement.
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