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.
When I was ten I stole some books from my grandmother. Her books were best sellers (this was the 70s), and excepting a memoir about a plane crash, they were all really smutty. I learned about prostitutes, the 70s American attitude toward Jews, class anxie…
In May 2013, Pratt Institute photography chair Stephen Hilger had a daring idea: to collect every book made by Lee Friedlander. That's an enormous amount of books.
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.
They crashed a book group meeting to discuss Brand's Revolution, but the leftist celebrity wasn't there, so they just caused a scene and left.
We spoke to the author of Goliath about how his harsh and uncompromising critiques of Israel have inspired a backlash from across the political spectrum.
We generally notice them huddled outside abortion clinics holding signs and images of aborted foetuses, but is there more to the story?
"Any time a new book of Pynchon's has come out—at least since I've been around—it's like I hang the 'Do Not Disturb' sign on the door and don't come out until it's done."
In Nicholas Carr's the Glass Cage, the Pulitzer-shortlisted author makes a compelling argument on the way technology has failed us—from aircraft autopilot to GPS maps—and the perils of being forever trapped in the beam of our smartphones.
You might think literature is a dying art, but there are more books now than ever. This year the stacks on stacks piled up around me. Here's a list, in chronological order, of what I read.
In a new series of excerpts from 33⅓ books' album reviews, Kirk Walker Graves tells us why My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy is a historically important album at just four years old.
Roy, a chubby and naive manboy, is meeting his maker, Gilbert "Beto" Hernandez. Beto is still apologizing for his interview on VICE from two weeks ago.
We talked with author Scott Saul about how the legendary stand-up comic became who he was, and how his comedy was the opposite of Bill Cosby's.