The British novelist’s wry books veer from concrete realism to fractured blends of dream and memory.
Her picture books have sold 75 million copies in the past four decades. What’s the secret to her far-reaching appeal?
Alan Moore’s classic 1988 story, Batman: The Killing Joke, was an inspiration for Todd Phillips’s grim new film—but not in the one way that really mattered.
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Chanel Miller’s memoir, like the show Unbelievable, is a reminder of the painful alchemy that turns trauma into art.
By revisiting their teen years, the rock duo’s new memoir, High School, and album, Hey, I’m Just Like You, dismantle cultural clichés about adolescence.
The writer’s debut novel, The Water Dancer, is a fantastical love story that seeks to illuminate the forgotten emotional tolls of slavery. “This just wasn’t a physical horror. It broke families,” Coates told The Atlantic.
The musician wrote his new book, To Feel the Music, the same way he makes records—according to a highly evolved aesthetic of half-assedness.
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Sarah M. Broom’s The Yellow House is a feat—a memoir and historical narrative created amid governmental bureaucracy and resistance from some of her subjects.
A pair of authors tries to maintain optimism about the world’s changing landscapes—but at what cost?
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Far beyond the news it breaks, The Education of Brett Kavanaugh is a grim reminder: Many Americans still doubt the seriousness of sexual-misconduct allegations.
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Ben Lerner, portraitist of talkative men, explores the roots of white male rage.
She Said, the behind-the-scenes telling of one of #MeToo’s most consequential journalistic stories, treats villainy as a systemic proposition.
Her beauty and celebrity eclipse the real source of her allure—her commitment to aesthetic self-discipline.
Mick Herron writes about the broken spies sworn to protect today’s broken England.
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Why the end of fertility doesn’t mark the start of decline—and may even help explain our success as a species.