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Looking for book recommendations? What to read, what not to read, and the latest news in the world of books.

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The Shakespearean resonance at the heart of the Succession finale

The latest book ban target: Amanda Gorman’s poem from the Biden inauguration

In Brandon Taylor’s The Late Americans, art students scramble for money and sex

The Republican plan to take over school boards may be backfiring

The return of the porn wars

Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret is about far more than periods

Kelly Link secures her crown as queen of the literary fairy tale

Native American histories show rebuilding is possible — and necessary — after catastrophe

How BookTok makes money

Time doesn’t have to be money

The biting, witty melancholy of Nora Ephron’s Heartburn

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The surprising lesson from a century of Oscar scandals

Ordinary Black lives should be remembered, too 

What the hard-won HarperCollins union contract means for the future of books

The State of the Union address's history, explained

How Shyamalan’s Knock at the Cabin rewrote the book’s ending for a big twist

Vintage Contemporaries is a warm-hearted novel that walks in the footsteps of Laurie Colwin

Biden worries the Secret Service may be loyal to Trump, according to a new book

Prince Harry’s Spare is a sad and self-indicting portrait of royalty on the brink

Hulu’s Kindred solves the Handmaid’s Tale problem

Vox’s 16 best books of 2022

Why is Hulu’s Fleishman Is in Trouble so boring?

How a Holocaust memoir became a self-help Instagram hit

All of the 2022 National Book Award finalists, read and reviewed

The planned Penguin Random House-Simon & Schuster merger has been struck down in court

How tech is helping us talk to animals

Cormac McCarthy’s two new novels are deliberately frustrating

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The novelist Kim Stanley Robinson’s vision roves from the deep past to the distant future

Celeste Ng is back with a dark parable of America’s history of child removal

Who built Marilyn Monroe?

Pop culture loves gender war stories. They leave something out.

In Ducks, Kate Beaton of Hark! A Vagrant goes bleak and desolate

How power companies have caused and worsened wildfires

Nona the Ninth features dogs, lesbians, necromantic battles, increasing levels of Catholicism

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The radical political power of friendship

It can help us push back against tyranny. Philosopher Hannah Arendt’s legendary cocktail parties were proof.

The ovarian “biological clock” and other reproductive health metaphors that have led science astray

With I’m Glad My Mom Died, Jennette McCurdy lays bare the horrors of child acting

Salman Rushdie and the enduring risk of political art

One Good Thing: A food memoir about love, grief, and lockdown

The power of silence in a deafening world

Why there’s more noise, and more kinds of it — and why it might be ruining our focus.