A time capsule of queer Los Angeles, how paying attention matters, read “A Quick and Easy Guide to Sex and Disability,” black queer writers winning Pulitzer Prizes and more.
Books to break your reading slumps, queer adult comics creators living under FOSTA/SESTA, new Simone de Beauvoir, Meryl Streep’s bookshelves and more.
Art supply care packages, what even is “normal,” just get weird and more.
Supporting small booksellers online, Samantha Irby on writing, reading or not reading books about pandemics, why it’s time to keep a journal and more.
1.4 million free books, virtual museum tours, maintaining a creative practice (but maybe not starting that coronavirus novel) and more.
Pandemic reading, writers speaking for themselves rather than for their communities, new books on mental health and more.
New original fiction by Carmen Maria Machado, approaching queer community from a place of love, on being publicly shamed, linguistic gatekeeping and more.
Finding queer desire in literature, why it can feel uncomfortable to read queer romance, two lesbian poets writing under the same pseudonym and more.
The discourse around American Dirt, finding gay hope in The Bluest Eye, what it’d be like if books had smells and more.
Gay sex in great literature, healing from ancestral trauma, Zora Neal Hurston’s legacy, and more.
Reading goals as a personal hell, memes as a new kind of formalism, a dare to not be productive and more.
“They” is the word of the year! Plus: when languages die, when bookstores unionize, when Hilton Als writes on Joan Didion and more.
Queer pleasure as a form of resistance, finding your purpose, the best of the best of lists and more.
Is literary fiction a scam? How do you read the unread books you already own? Are you reading enough books in translation? Wanna read about baby penguins? Click through.
Carmen Maria Machado’s new gothic memoir, why reading is different from experiencing, new Elena Ferrante and more.
“Where are the boundaries between story and real life, between consciousness and an idea?” Plus, the petty errors that pull you out of a piece of writing, how books became a lifestyle brand and, one assumes, a personality, and more.
Halloween reading, all the new (and forthcoming!) Carmen Maria Machado, women reclaiming anger and more.
Nostalgia as a way to connect with diaspora, we are about to lose memory and history, reading on the climate emergency and more.
Why likability is a lie, a new edition of Colonize This!, the publisher reissuing queer genre fiction from the 60s to 90s, abandoning books and more.
Silently reading en masse, language and citizenship, writers remembering Toni Morrison and more.