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  1. literary lions
    Herman Wouk, 1915 to 2019The author of The Caine Mutiny and Marjorie Morningstar died today at 103.
  2. must reads
    8 New Books You Should Read This MayAli Smith, Karen Russell, and more.
  3. the mueller report
    How to Read Your Mueller Report (and How Long You’ll Have to Wait)From a no-frills mass-market edition to an audiobook to Alan Dershowitz, five ways to get the goods.
  4. must reads
    7 New Books You Should Read This AprilSally Rooney, Robert Caro, and more.
  5. awp conference
    Six Great Things That Happened at the AWP ConferenceHighlights from the continent’s biggest annual writers’ conference, held last week in Portland.
  6. podcasts
    Are We in a Podcast Bubble?Podcasting is suddenly more than a mission; it’s an industry.
  7. must reads
    7 New Books You Should Read This MarchHelen Oyeyemi, John Lanchester, and more.
  8. must reads
    7 New Books You Should Read This FebruaryMarlon James, Toni Morrison, and more.
  9. class is in session
    ‘We Are Living in Evil’: Discussing Friday Black’s Horrific TruthsThe Vulture Spoiler Book Club on the shocking, hilarious, deeply moral stories of Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah.
  10. most anticipated 2019
    37 Books We Can’t Wait to Read in 2019From old favorites (Ian McEwan, Zadie Smith) to new favorites (Sally Rooney, Marlon James), plus sequels to Olive Kitteridge and The Handmaid’s Tale.
  11. must reads
    8 New Books You Should Read This JanuaryChigozie Obioma, Kristen Roupenian, and more.
  12. chat room
    Mimi Leder on RBG: ‘We Know What It Means to Have Doors Slammed in Our Faces’The director of On the Basis of Sex on how her own career has mirrored that of RBG’s.
  13. my favorite places
    74 of Our Favorite New Yorkers on Their Favorite Places in New YorkFrom a 24-hour Ukrainian restaurant to biking in the Rockaways.
  14. must reads
    6 New Books You Should Read This DecemberA Rock Hudson biography, this year’s Booker Prize winner, and more.
  15. vulture insiders book club
    Breakout Author Jamel Brinkley on Men, Gentrification, and ‘Safari Literature’His debut collection, Lucky Man, was a fiction finalist for last week’s National Book Awards.
  16. deaths
    Oscar-Winning Screenwriter William Goldman Dead at 87Goldman died in his Manhattan home last night.
  17. must reads
    7 New Books You Should Read This NovemberJonathan Lethem, Lucia Berlin, and more.
  18. must reads
    8 New Books You Should Read This OctoberGothic novels, big-deal biographies, and more.
  19. #metoo
    The Backlash to the Backlash at The New York Review of BooksOver a hundred contributors, and PEN America, protest the ouster of editor Ian Buruma.
  20. books
    The Big-Money, Big-Deal Books of the FallAll the season’s probable (or wannabe) best sellers, from Michelle Obama, Michael Lewis, Sally Field, David Blight, and (sorry) Tucker Carlson.
  21. audiobooks
    Audiobooks Are the New E-books, Except They Might Keep GrowingThe rise of audiobooks is a tech story, and the battle for its future involves the same players as the e-book wars.
  22. brooklyn book festival 2018
    The 6 Most Memorable Moments From the Brooklyn Book FestivalFrom James Baldwin’s gender politics to the mass extinction of book reviews.
  23. class is in session
    Welcome to Vulture’s First Spoiler Book Club: Severance by Ling Ma“This whole book was my favorite ‘Why I Left New York’ essay of all time.”
  24. must reads
    8 New Books You Should Read This SeptemberGary Shteyngart, Jill Lepore, and more.
  25. vulture picks
    Neil Simon’s 29 Plays and Four Musicals: A Guide to the Highs and LowsA guide to the playwright’s body of work, which spanned nearly 50 years.
  26. vulture lists
    8 New Books You Should Read This AugustLing Ma’s Severance, Sam Anderson’s Boom Town, and more.
  27. vulture lists
    7 New Books You Should Read This JulyMegan Abbott, Keith Gessen, and more.
  28. tributes
    Anthony Bourdain’s Editor Says He Was Working on a ‘More Personal’ New Book“I’ve never heard one person say anything negative about Tony Bourdain.”
  29. 8 New Books You Should Read This JuneRachel Cusk, Tommy Orange, and more.
  30. books
    Fire and Fury Publisher on Trump Memo: ‘How Do You Say ‘F You’ to the President’“I knew people would see it.”
  31. summer preview 2018
    18 Books We Can’t Wait to Read This SummerGet a bigger beach bag.
  32. printed matter
    20 Philip Roth Books, RankedThe indispensable, the significant, the disposable, and everything in between.
  33. 20 Philip Roth Books, RankedThe indispensable, the significant, the disposable, and everything in between.
  34. #metoo
    Junot Díaz’s Accuser Confronted Him Live During a Q&AIt was unclear to the hundreds of attendees whether Díaz recognized her, or pretended not to.
  35. Eight New Books You Should Read This MayRachel Kushner, Jamel Brinkley, Michael Ondaatje, William Trevor, and more.
  36. sexual harassment
    What WNYC Employees Really Think of This Week’s Harassment ReportAn investigation found there was no “systemic” problem.
  37. theater review
    Theater Review: Listening to Children of a Lesser God, 30 Years LaterA production that makes a virtue of the play’s datedness.
  38. must reads
    8 Books You Should Read This AprilElaine Castillo, Meg Wolitzer, Sloane Crosley, and more.
  39. theater review
    Theater Review: Lobby Hero Comes Knocking AgainKenneth Lonergan’s 2001 play finally makes it to a Broadway house.
  40. investigations
    The Paris Review Is Looking for the Right WomanThe distinguished literary journal, thrown sideways by #MeToo, wants a new leader for a new era.
  41. The Man Who Brought You Veep Is Turning His Satirical Gaze to MoscowTrust Armando Iannucci, who makes profanity into poetry, to find the hidden hilarity in murderous political upheaval.
  42. Last Call for George Plimpton’s Apartment, and the Era It EmbodiedNotes from a final gathering at the late Paris Review editor’s storied home.
  43. 6 Books You Should Read This MarchBy Uzodinma Iweala, Mallory Ortberg, Alan Hollinghurst, and more.
  44. 7 New Books You Need to Read This FebruaryZadie Smith, Lisa Halliday, Sigrid Nunez, and more.
  45. media
    At WNYC, an Uncertain Path Out of ScandalThe radio institution tolerated harassment and bullying for years. Now, its CEO must satisfy angry staffers without sliding into an overzealous panic.
  46. 10 of the Most Exciting Book Releases for 2018Get ready for Zadie Smith, Meg Wolitzer, and more.
  47. The Met to Charge $25 Admission Fee for Out-of-Town VisitorsThe Metropolitan Museum of Art is eliminating its “suggested donation” policy for nonlocal guests.
  48. 8 New Books You Need to Read This JanuaryIncluding titles by Dave Eggers, Mira Lee, and Denis Johnson, plus Michael Wolff’s look inside Trump’s wild White House.
  49. Downsizing’s Hong Chau Is Sick of Talking About That Accent“I’ve had so many interviews with people about the accent, the accent, the accent. It’s a necessary conversation but not a very fun conversation.”
  50. profile
    Alexander Payne Is Supersizing His Artistic Ambitions With a Very Tiny ComedyWith Downsizing, the director mines the comedy in the microscopic.
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