The dictionary publisher lauded the singular they Tuesday, noting that the tiny word has enjoyed important new uses in an English language that otherwise lacks a gender-neutral singular pronoun.
In the sequel to author Tomi Adeyemi's West-African-inspired young adult bestseller, the maji in the land of Orïsha have their powers back — except the monarchy and military now have magic too.
The Republican National Committee spent nearly $100,000 buying copies of Donald Trump Jr.'s new book. But did that money buy a spot on the New York Times bestseller list? Not exactly.
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Jay-Z drew criticism for partnering with the NFL after having supported Colin Kaepernick. A new biography centers the rapper's business ethos with his lyrics and the concept of the constant hustle.
What is it like to risk everything and start up an online culinary publication? In this very special episode, Ed Levine, founder of Serious Eats, is joined in conversation by J. Kenji López-Alt, chief culinary consultant of Serious Eats and "The Food Lab" columnist.
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"Fiction is life with the dull bits left out." That is just one of the many clever observations of the writer, TV host and cultural critic Clive James. He died Sunday at age 80.
Last Call, a new book by author Brad Thomas Parsons examines the rituals behind closing time at dozens of bars around the country. Parsons asks bartenders what their final drink would be.
Comic artist Lynda Barry has a new book, Making Comics, and a MacArthur Genius Grant (though she says she hung up on the MacArthur folks repeatedly because she thought it was a robocall).
Turkish author Burhan Sönmez's quiet, subtle fourth novel, about a man who wakes up in the hospital with complete amnesia, is deeply concerned with the linkages between memory and the body.
Robert Harris' genre-bending new book at first appears to take place in a medieval setting — and then you realize the young priest at its center is holding a cracked, defunct, centuries-old iPhone.
Dexter Palmer's new novel is based on the strange true story of a woman who confounded the medical and scientific establishments of 18th century England by claiming she'd given birth to rabbits.