August can sometimes be a stretch of the doldrums when it comes to publishing — but this month there are so many fascinating books on the horizon, we added an extra to our usual list of five.
A league of unfortunate writers had their books come out in the height of the coronavirus crisis — there are even several online support groups for authors who published mid-pandemic.
Author Ocean Vuong recommends four books on the immigrant experience — but he wants to de-center America in these stories: "Immigration is a species-wide legacy," he says, and always has been.
Authors are unearthing fresh details on the pandemic response and election fallout. The difficulty they face discerning the truth and meaning from all of that reflects the turmoil of the Trump years.
This month brings a great selection of books, from a reimagining of King Arthur to a study of loneliness that might be just what you need as you start to recover from pandemic-induced isolation.
Chad Sell's new Cardboard Kingdom book is, at least on the cover, about kids who make beasts and monsters out of cardboard — but really, it's about little kids who aren't quite ready to be big.
Our famous Summer Reader Poll is back! It's been 10 years since our original sci-fi and fantasy poll, and the field has changed so much since then — so tell us about your favorite new reads!
As always, we've assembled a crack team of judges to help curate this year's final summer poll list — Amal El-Mohtar, Ann Leckie, Tochi Onyebuchi and Fonda Lee.
Ibram X. Kendi has been reading a lot of books about "the human rainbow" to his daughter — so we asked him to recommend some books kids can read to gain a better understanding of race in America.
There was no ruling today, after a judge heard arguments over whether a lawsuit alleging fraud in November's general election should be dismissed.
A Confederate group is demanding a 30-foot monument return to the Decatur square, just outside Atlanta.
And firefighters in southwest Georgia's biggest city say an upside down pay scale must be righted.
A lot has been said about the joy of cooking, but what about the fury? A host of new cookbooks right now aim to help cooks pound, grate and shred their feelings about the state of the world.
Kiese Laymon, author of Heavy and Long Division, recommends five "incisive and innovative" books on social justice for Juneteenth.
There are a lot of Pride Month reading lists out there — so we thought we'd get away from the classics everyone knows. We asked author Akwaeke Emezi to recommend some of their favorite reads.
Thursday on Political Rewind: Los Angeles in the early 1970s was a glittering confluence of creative genius, which transformed American society as we know it. Journalist and cultural historian Ronald Brownstein documents this lively history in his new book, Rock Me on the Water: 1974 — The Year Los Angeles Transformed Movies, Music, Television, and Politics.
We speak with Brownstein about how 1974 would change the face of popular culture forever — and create works far ahead of the political status quo of the time.
Asian fantasy has been increasingly popular over the past few years, but some authors shelved in that category are wondering whether it's really a useful way of describing a vast and varied subgenre.