Why Roxane Gay Thinks 'Red at the Bone’ Is Just Like the Movie ‘Speed’

Roxane Gay’s book club is back for its second installment, with the new novel by Jacqueline Woodson.


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.


A Trump official's anti-abortion novel involves something called a “Porn Storm”

We read Scott Lloyd's novel, “The Undergraduate,” so you don't have to.


Morgan Parker’s 'Magical Negro' and the Multiplicity of Blackness

“I was thinking about ‘Black Girl Magic,’ which is cool, but I’m also a real person, so I wanted to explore what is magical about us according to us.”


Afrofuturism: The Radical Genre Imagining a Future for Black People

Afrofuturism imagines alternative possibilities for Black people through works grounded in the harsh realities of present day. Could their creations help inspire better real-world futures?


Michael B. Jordan Is Turning Marlon James's Epic African Fantasy into a Movie

He's adapting the author's new novel 'Black Leopard, Red Wolf.'


We're Finally Getting a Sequel to Margaret Atwood's 'Handmaid's Tale'

Her new book, 'The Testaments,' hits shelves next year.


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.


Antarctic Researcher Allegedly Stabbed Colleague Who Spoiled Book Endings

It seems like this researcher couldn’t keep his… cool.


9 Intimate, Revelatory Books About Queerness

Recent must-reads outside your basic heterosexual canon.


7 Books to Guide You Through Grief and Loss

Whether you're mourning the death of a loved one or just dealing with the despair of everyday life, these titles will help you heal.


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."