The Superheroines Are Finally Here to Save Us
It took generations before Captain Marvel got her own feature film. But in today's comics and YA books, superheroes who are women have been roaming free.
Hanif Abdurraqib and Morgan Parker Chat Poetry and Blackness in America
The poets found time between their busy touring schedules to talk about 'Magical Negro,' the current wave of contemporary poetry, and how white salons still can't handle black hair.
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What I Learned from Reading a Whole Bunch of Trump Tell-Alls
It's not really selling out unless you cash in.
Not Over It, Not Fixed, and Living a Life Worth Living
Healing from sexual abuse and trauma isn’t a journey with an end point. An excerpt from ‘Whatever Gets You Through.’
Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha
The Indie Publisher Trying to Turn the Mueller Report into a Bestseller
Brooklyn-based Melville House makes books from major government reports. Robert Mueller's long-awaited findings could be its biggest hit yet.
'Shrill' Is the Mona Lisa of Body Positive Television
"It’s about surviving and ferociously, defiantly thriving in a world that refuses to see us as anything but a 'before picture.'”
This Philosopher Says We Should Replace Religion with Socialism
In a new book, Martin Hägglund argues that the only way to change our existence is to accept it will end.
The Horrific Story of a Mob of White Cab Drivers Getting Away with Murder
The tragic 1947 event speaks to America's enduring history of racism and systemic corruption.
The Affluenza Murder Case That Shocked America 100 Years Ago
The concept that helped Ethan Couch didn't exist yet, but the fact of two justice systems—and some Puritan morality—made for a wild end to a brutal murder case.
The Female Superhero Stories You Should Be Reading Right Now
The NYPL recommends a list of YA books and comics about superheroines.
How to Get Rid of the 'High-Conflict Personalities' That Ruin Politics
According to a new book, the people who love power are the exact people who absolutely should not have any power.
Climate Change Is Such a Huge Threat We Don't Even Know How to Think About It
The good news, says author David Wallace-Wells, is that "civilization will endure." The bad news? Pretty much everything else.