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Ten Essential Books That Illustrate Toni Morrison's Literary Legacy

The Pulitzer Prize-winning author and Nobel laureate died on Monday. Here is a primer of her work that most vividly brought to life the Black experience.
Alex Zaragoza
8.11.19
Women's Healthcare

We’re Finally Starting to Take Women’s Hormones Seriously

A new wave of books about women's bodies looks set to turn 'that time of the month' from a punchline to properly understood reality.
Hannah Ewens
7.3.19
Culture

The Love Poems of Japan’s Heian Court Were the Original Thirst Texts

These female Heian-era writers were considered beautiful for their ability to write poetry.
Rachel Rabbit White
12.25.18
entertainment

George R.R. Martin Is Hiding in a Cabin So He Can Finally Finish the Next 'GoT' Book

We might actually get to read 'The Winds of Winter' one of these days.
River Donaghey
11.20.18
Instagram

Your Favorite Classic Novels Are Being Beautifully Reimagined on Instagram

The New York Public Library is coming out with Instagram story editions of books like "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland."
Nicole Clark
8.23.18
malaysia

Independent Bookstores Are Not Dead In Malaysia

We talked to Abdul Nazir Harith Fadzilah, the founder of Tintabudi, about what his bookstore means in the Kuala Lumpur literary scene.
Syarafina Vidyadhana
2.13.18
Literature

'Almost All of My Novels Talk About Power Structures': A Conversation With Eka Kurniawan

"I think that it's what pushed me to write. I've always had concerns about repression and injustice. I just write about it in a different way."
Stanley Widianto
11.25.17
Literature

When Wandering the Globe Is a Feminist Choose-Your-Own Adventure

We spoke with the rising author Intan Paramaditha about her life on the move and why "bad girls wander."
Syarafina Vidyadhana
10.25.17
The VICE Guide to Right Now

Hemingway's First Short Story Was Just Unearthed in a Notebook in Florida

The author wrote the 14-page story back in 1909, when he was only ten.
River Donaghey
10.4.17
Literature

How To Break Into America As A Writer

Okky Madasari talks about writing six books and how they helped her achieve her dreams of writing abroad.
Stanley Widianto
8.31.17
Books

Chart Every Country's Favorite Book on This Map

Navigate the world of literature through the books that impacted a country’s population the most.
Sergio Pérez Gavilán
8.15.17
Literature

'I'm a Third-Culture Kid, So I'm Always Nowhere'

We spoke with Mikael Johani about the re-issue of his poetry anthology "We Are Nowhere and It's Wow."
Syarafina Vidyadhana
8.14.17
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