To grapple with why so many Americans are bent on banning books that have non-white or LGBTQ characters, I spoke with the manager of the reader services department of the New York Public Library.
Writer Blake Butler's ongoing excavation into lesser-known literary masterpieces continues with this glorious novel-in-parts.
An afternoon spent grilling with Dad and his new girlfriend turns dramatic in this powerful excerpt from the epic novel.
It's called The Sick Bag Song and we've got the exclusive trailer.
We spoke to the cartoonist about adapting her critically acclaimed coming of age story for the stage, and the "test" that bears her name.
A look back at the photographer's life and influential work.
In Caroline Hagood's latest book, a rich New Yorker gives up modern life to live in the subway tunnels.
Following 2014's "EroticaGate," sex-with-monsters books are still going strong.
Heidi Julavits's new short story is a collage of sentences taken from smutty books she found in her grandmothers collection of smutty books in the 1970s.
Reading it makes it impossible to look at Nigel Farage's grin without thinking he's just huffed half a bottle of poppers.
The history behind 'Monopoly' is full of lies and lawsuits, obviously.
Harry Potter and the Methods of Rationality, by AI specialist Eliezer Yudkowsky, has commanded a sprawling, cult-like international fan base thanks to its message of rational thinking.
We talked to them about their new philosophy book, The Age of Earthquakes, FKA Twigs, and Generation Z's perception of time.
Books about skinheads, Syria, and segregation.
Tales of suburban sex and violence from Adam Thirlwell.
Zachary Gallant is attempting to explain war to kids through a rhyming, illustrated book, à la Doctor Seuss but with more ethnic violence and Kalashnikovs.
We spoke to Jamie Grefe, who wrote a novel based on the insane Adult Swim shorts about a CIA agent who doesn't play by the rules.
Dennis Cooper's Zac's Haunted House is a free digital novel composed entirely of animated GIFs. The novel appropriates an experience somewhere between carnival mirror labyrinth, deleted Disney snuff film, and a deep web comic strip by Satan.
Reading Marie Kondo's word-of-mouth hit The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up had me spending my evenings lying on the floor, thanking my sweaters individually for keeping me warm.
Anthropologist David Graeber followed up his international best seller Debt: The First 5000 Years with an attack on capitalism's love affair with bureaucracy, asking why our lives revolve around forms, fines, and threats.
"The Most Chilean Man" is a story from Alejandro Zambra's new story collection, My Documents (McSweeney's), which comes out February 10.
Sarah Gerard's debut novel weaves a familiar range of personal terror in a vibrant, addictive display of prose. More than just a relentless confession amid the narrator's sprawl into emotive depths, Gerard enacts a nearly Kathy Acker–esque intensity in he…
It's hard being a young college lady who falls in love with straight girls and hates the college newspaper, comics, and meeting monstrous deities.
George McCoy has been releasing guidebooks to the UK's brothels for over a decade. We spent a day with him visiting cathouses around Sheffield.