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food news

Librarian Finds Returned Book with Entire Soft Taco Used as Bookmark

Before all the brands started dumping food in books for #content, a public librarian said that someone actually did this in real life.
Jelisa Castrodale
9.16.19
tv

'Americanah' Will Be an HBO Series Starring Lupita Nyong'o

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie's 2013 book is finally getting the TV adaptation it deserves.
Kristin Corry
9.16.19
Archiving

Libraries and Archivists Are Scanning and Uploading Books That Are Secretly in the Public Domain

Millions of books are secretly in the public domain thanks to a copyright loophole, a new project seeks to put them on the Internet Archive.
Karl Bode
9.10.19
Books

'Socialist Realism' Is a Compelling Story About Finding Home

Author Trisha Low spoke to VICE about fangirls, Harry Styles, identity, and desire.
Nicholas Cannariato
9.6.19
Books

Sarah Huckabee Sanders’s Allegedly Nonfiction Memoir Should Be Fact-Checked

The infamously truth-challenged former White House press secretary's book is dropping in 2020.
Harry Cheadle
9.5.19
Books

You Need to Read 'American Spy,' the Obama-Approved Spy Novel That's the Anti-James Bond

Lauren Wilkinson's debut novel is a time-hopping thriller that examines Harlem's gentrification and the experience of Black women.
Alex Zaragoza
8.28.19
Jeffrey Epstein

Jeffrey Epstein’s Taste in Art, Music, and Books Seems Pretty Twisted in Hindsight

"SlaveCraft" guides, nude photos, and a lifesize doll hanging from the chandelier.
Emma Ockerman
8.23.19
tv

George R.R. Martin Says He Can Finally Finish the Books Now that 'GoT' Is Over

"I don’t think [the TV show] was very good for me."
River Donaghey
8.18.19
Books

When the Conflict Zone You're Reporting on Is Home

We spoke to Zahra Hankir—editor of "Our Women on the Ground," a new collection of essays by Arab women reporters—about why no one else can report on the region like Arab women can.
Leila Ettachfini
8.8.19
Culture

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
8.7.19
tv

Phoebe Waller-Bridge's Surprise 'Fleabag' Book Is Coming This Fall

It will include all the show scripts, production notes, and more.
River Donaghey
8.7.19
In Memoriam

Toni Morrison Told the Story of America

Morrison died Tuesday at the age of 88. Her life was not just the American dream; it was the inherent impossibility of the Black American dream made real.
Britt Julious
8.7.19
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