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Kaitlyn Greenidge's spectacular second novel, an eco-thriller from Jeff VanderMeer, a chilling deep dive into a true ghost story, and so much more.
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A theory circulating on TikTok argues someone is just taking a picture of influencers holding up their phones.
The popular daytime TV show seems to exploit the vulnerable people coming on the program for help.
The sequel to the 1988 hit is not without its problems, but it’s still mostly fun.
Larger men in Hollywood are expected to grin and bear constant jokes and scrutiny about their weight.
Michelle Obama’s memoir, Andrea Bartz’s boss-babe thriller, Cathy Park Hong’s essay collection, and more.
Moxie tries hard to be inclusive, but it ends up being awkward.
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The World’s a Little Blurry hews close to the Eilish mythology, yet still offers a rare glimpse behind the making of a teen pop star.
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In this excerpt from Rebecca Carroll's memoir, 6-year-old Carroll starts ballet lessons taught by the captivating Mrs. Rowland — the first Black person she, a young Black girl, has ever met.
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