Culture & Criticism
Here are our top picks for the best books we read that release this month.
“I find that I have more confidence and security within myself.”
Bare walls? We have the post for you.
From the hilarious to the poignant to the thought-provoking, these audiobook memoirs are perfect listens for Pride Month and beyond.
Over the past four years, the star musical composer has become a symbol of millennial cringe.
Family secrets, popular culture, literary experimentation, and more to love in these new and forthcoming books.
Where some people see a place to exchange vows, all I see is the enslavement of my ancestors. Do they not know the history, or do they simply not care?
“I thought [the NDA] was really creepy. If he's asking for that, like how much more weird could it get?”
Featuring space operas, dystopian futures, supernatural romance, sapphic retellings, and more, this list has something for every SFF fan looking for LGBTQ+ stories.
The YouTuber has been at the center of a number of scandals, big and small. Unlike her contemporaries, Hanna offering an apology isn’t getting her back in the good graces of her audience.
Many Disney alum have gone on to become successful, autonomous pop stars — but Rodrigo has done it while still employed at the House of Mouse.
COVID-19 has made some of us wary of greetings that involve touch.
The actor behind Brooke Davis describes a "really controlling and manipulative" culture behind the scenes.
The HBO whodunit replaced the Sunday scaries with prime appointment TV. Here’s why it worked so well.
His Apple TV+ show and recent media appearances are clear attempts to establish a new public image as a relatable dad in therapy.
MC Jin was the unofficial face of the AZN Pride movement in the aughts. He’s still grappling with his identity and the terms of his success.
A scripted version of what happened to the actors behind these archetypal characters would have made for more compelling TV.
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Some new reads to get you through the last week of May.
Please, for the love of god, don’t make me wear low-rise jeans again.
A witch trial novel from Rivka Galchen, an innovative memoir from Akwaeke Emezi, an espionage thriller from Kathy Wang, and more — each one perfect for the beach.
It IS brutal out here!!!
Twelve years after Jennifer's Body came out, replicas of its star's most famous outfit are proliferating, and TikTokers are DIY'ing it.
We’re so used to putting our entire lives online, but what if we just…didn’t?
A hapless father and his pregnant teenage daughter are forced to make amends in this wholehearted, radiant, and darkly funny exploration of family, faith, and forgiveness.
“Can I wear this for 12+ episodes on Netflix while eating Taco Bell? Would I be upset if it got stained?”
Hot off the presses!
From bell hooks to Brandon Taylor, these authors, critical of the masculinity we’ve been stuck with for generations, are sketching a blueprint for how men might change in the future.
It somehow hit the sweet spot for kids, teens, and adults — becoming a meme machine in the process.
From an HBO detective thriller to a new comedy from Tina Fey.