literary

Skateboarding

A Pro Skater Has Written the First Good Skateboarding Book for Kids

Karl Watson's 'My First Skateboard' is the best way to introduce your whippersnapper to the magical world of shred sleds.
Zach Harris
12.12.17
Books

Legendary Poet Eileen Myles’s New Book Is 'a Dog Memoir'

'Afterglow' is a book about dogs, narrated in part by Myles's dead pitbull, Rosie.
Whitney Mallett
9.12.17
the vice reader

​2015 Was the Year the Literary Versus Genre War Ended

Here are 11 great books that showed how the decades-old "literary or genre" question is now history.
Lincoln Michel
12.31.15
Stuff

Three Books Blurring the Borders of Memory and Reality

Lately I've been finding it hard to trust what I read unless it makes an attempt at caving in the borders between the page and the world beyond.
Blake Butler
10.27.15
Stuff

New Zealand Just Banned a Book for the First Time in 22 Years

"Into the River" has been banned because of its depiction of drug use and underage sex. But author Ted Dawe feels it's a worrying example of the power of the country's conservative agenda.
Wendy Syfret
9.8.15
vice meets

VICE sits down for a chat with the Norwegian author of the six-volume, novelized memoir 'My Struggle.'

VICE sits down for a chat with the Norwegian author of the six-volume, novelized memoir <i>My Struggle</i>.
VICE Staff
7.10.15
Stuff

Andrew James Weatherhead Proves You Don’t Have to Share Every Single Thing That Comes Into Your Mind

Andrew James Weatherhead is my everything and he has a new book.
Blake Butler
3.18.15
Stuff

A War Doctor Turned Poet Treats PTSD with Literature

We spoke with war poet Frederick Foote, a neurologist who's making poetry a required course of treatment in military hospitals.
Rory Tolan
2.9.15
Stuff

​Food Is a Private Hell; Love Is a Private Hell

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...
Blake Butler
1.26.15
Stuff

​All the Books I Read in 2014

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.
Blake Butler
12.23.14
Stuff

'Preparation for the Next Life': An Interview with Atticus Lish

<i>Preparation for the Next Life</i> is Atticus Lish's first novel. It is, in the opinions of many of the world's ​literary tastemakers, really fucking good.
Daniel Long
11.24.14
Stuff

A Written Museum of Murder, Suicide, and Revelation in Baltimore

John Dermot Woods's new book, <i>​The Baltimore Atrocities</i>, sculpts hundreds of sad, haunting miniature stories into a sort of Ripley's Believe-It-or-Not museum of horrors.
Blake Butler
11.24.14