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Molly Young

  1. book review
    After Months Spent Inside, The Great Indoors Is Uncannily RelevantFrom microbes to building design, Emily Anthes’s new book explores the science of indoor living.
  2. read like the wind
    We Cast a Shadow and 9 Other Reads I Can’t Get Out of My HeadRecommended if you like: Parasite, doing wicked things despite your better nature.
  3. summer 2020
    29 Books We Can’t Wait to Read This SummerThey will shake you out of your stasis.
  4. book review
    What’s the Deal With Eels?A new book examines what we know about the mysterious creature, and a lot more that we do not.
  5. read like the wind
    A Children’s Bible and 9 Other Reads I Can’t Get Out of My HeadThere are two types of sad people in the world — the books here are for both of them.
  6. personal project
    All the Ways I Failed at Self-ImprovementHow could anyone possibly get through weeks of terrorized confinement without coming out the other side a worse version of their former self?
  7. micro sales
    5 Cult NYC Designers Have Put Their Cultiest Items on SaleSupporting small businesses is now even more stylish.
  8. read like the wind
    Nine Moons and 9 Other Reads I Can’t Get Out of My HeadToday, we feast on sizzling memoirs, Hollywood novels, and deranged hippie misadventures.
  9. strange times
    ‘I Feel Like an Asshole All the Time’: Promoting a Book During a PandemicBess Kalb on releasing Nobody Will Tell You This But Me as the world burns.
  10. read like the wind
    We Ride Upon Sticks and 9 More Reads I Can’t Get Out of My HeadThese books helped medicate my cabin fever, and possibly yours.
  11. language
    Why Do Corporations Speak the Way They Do?The pernicious spread of garbage language.
  12. read like the wind
    The Weight of Snow and 9 More Reads I Can’t Get Out of My HeadI want to issue an apology to everyone who urged me to read True Grit over the past decade.
  13. books
    The Best New Novel Was Written 90 Years AgoAn unearthed book by the Harlem Renaissance’s Claude McKay is a modern masterpiece.
  14. read like the wind
    Uncanny Valley, and 9 More Reads I Can’t Get Out of My HeadFrom a classic dispatch about community college to a pants-wettingly disturbing true-crime audiobook.
  15. read like the wind
    Incidental Inventions and 7 More Books I Can’t Get Out of My HeadIf you are interested in the experience of having a drink with Elena Ferrante and listening to her muse on various subjects, here’s your answer.
  16. best of 2019
    The 10 Best Books of 2019From an experimental memoir of domestic abuse to the one that broke 10,000 brains.
  17. who were the 2010s?
    Margaret Atwood on the Decade The Handmaid’s Tale Came to LifeHer novels speculated about lab-grown meat, environmental catastrophe, and the diminishment of reproductive autonomy. Does anything shock her anymore?
  18. read like the wind
    Vernon Subutex 1, and 9 More Books I Can’t Get Out of My HeadRecommended if you like: The Deuce, Iggy Pop, oversleeping.
  19. nancy drew anew
    Nancy Drew Is Not Who You RememberThe redheaded detective is back in a CW reboot, but the mystery remains: is she more than endlessly recyclable IP?
  20. read like the wind
    In the Dream House, and 9 More Books I Can’t Get Out Of My HeadFrom a ensorcelling novella about #MeToo to a lost novel by a Viennese woman born in 1893.
  21. read like the wind
    10 Books I Can’t Get Out of My HeadWelcome to Read Like the Wind, a new Vulture space for discovering books and other reading.
  22. fall preview 2019
    The Best and Biggest Books to Read This FallFrom Margaret Atwood, Zadie Smith, Salman Rushdie, and more.
  23. read like the wind
    Introducing Read Like the Wind, a Monthly Newsletter of Books, Glorious BooksNo book is off the table, except bad and boring ones.
  24. faq
    FAQ: Read Like the WindWhat to know about the monthly books newsletter from New York literary critic Molly Young.
  25. this thing's incredible
    The (Not Indecent) Leggings That Are Like Sunscreen for My Bottom HalfThe rewards of an SPF legging are experiential: They feel good in the water and look cute on land.
  26. this thing's incredible
    My Favorite Bathrobe Is Meant for Surfers and Looks Like Comme des GarçonsThe robe cocooned me so nicely after the ocean, I figured it would do the same after a normal shower, and now it has a prominent place in my life.
  27. this thing's incredible
    I Found a Notebook Like No Other NotebookI’ve tasted the fine wine and I can’t go back. Luckily, the wine is priced at a reasonable $15.
  28. this thing's incredible
    I Buy These Fancy Slim Jims by the CaseloadAn ode to the nifty little pipettes of grass-fed protein that I’ve grown so fond of.
  29. The Best of New York Health & Self 2018Pregnant workouts, a keratin alternative, and a tell-it-like-it-is astrologer.
  30. this thing's incredible
    I’ll Tell Anyone Who Will Listen About These Comfortable BootsI have private anxiety daydreams that the company goes out of business.
  31. holiday gifts 2017
    12 of the Most Instagrammable (and ‘Likable’) GiftsLike, like, like, like, like.
  32. shopping hack
    The Easiest One-of-a-Kind Gifts Are MonogrammedYou can add three-letter words to duffel bags, tea towels, and turtlenecks.
  33. this thing's incredible
    The Shampoo Replacement I Only Have to Use Once a Week“Cult” is the only way to describe this bottle of enigmatic, white goo.
  34. this thing's incredible
    These Elegant, Comfortable Mules Are Manufactured by an Old-Lady Shoe LineGoldilocks would love them: not too firm, not too soft.
  35. made in japan
    The Better-Than-Soylent Japanese Meal ReplacementThey’re Japanese and taste like fruit, cheese, chocolate, and maple.
  36. this thing's incredible
    My Secret Winter Moisturizer Is Meant for Pregnant LadiesHalf a spray on my hands lasts all afternoon.
  37. out of print
    8 Highly Giftable Vintage Books From the Depths of AmazonFrom Nora Ephron to John Waters.
  38. this thing's incredible
    Ike Barinholtz Led Me to an Instant Coffee That Tastes Better Than StarbucksThanks, Ike Barinholtz!
  39. this thing's incredible
    The Lime Juice That I Splash on EverythingIt’s pretty much a miracle ingredient.
  40. this thing's incredible
    I Buy This Bare-Bones Body Lotion in Bulk and Store It in My RefrigeratorIt sinks in quickly and leaves no evidence behind.
  41. weird things we love
    Buy a Fishless Fishbowl to Hold All Your ClutterA $17 life hack.
  42. this thing's incredible
    The Best Eye Drops Are Yves Klein Blue Eye DropsFor the person who wants the maximum dose of the most extreme solution available, every time.
  43. this thing's incredible
    The Best Foot Peel Is Japanese and Called Baby FootAt this point I won’t even buy a beauty product unless there’s an extensively illustrated Reddit thread devoted to its efficacy.
  44. made in korea
    My Favorite Fruit-Shaped Hand Cream Doubles As a Pill HolderCan also hold gum, almonds, and paper-clips.
  45. the strategist
    My Favorite Fruit-Shaped Hand Cream Doubles As a Pill HolderCan also hold gum, almonds, and paper-clips.
  46. the strategist
    I Buy This Bare-Bones Body Lotion in Bulk and Store It in My RefrigeratorIt sinks in quickly and leaves no evidence behind.
  47. the strategist
    Buy a Fishless Fishbowl to Hold All Your ClutterA $17 life hack.
  48. the strategist
    The Best Foot Peel Is Japanese and Called Baby FootAt this point I won’t even buy a beauty product unless there’s an extensively illustrated Reddit thread devoted to its efficacy.
  49. the strategist
    The Best Eye Drops Are Yves Klein Blue Eye DropsFor the person who wants the maximum dose of the most extreme solution available, every time.
  50. the strategist
    Buying Pink Stuff Has Drastically Improved My LifeSherbet cups, licorice allsorts, and more.
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