The eight stories in Carmen Maria Machado’s new collection feature women in extremis — physical danger, psychological meltdown, treacherous love or close encounters of a ghostly kind.
New Yorker writer Alexis Okeowo wanted to get past standard journalistic narratives of war and tragedy and show people as flawed, complicated individuals in her new book, A Moonless, Starless Sky.
Panel Discussions and Activities To Explore Black Faith Traditions and Objects October 25, 2017 The Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture will host “Recovering the Bones: African American Material Religion and Religious Memory,” a two-day conference that will explore the relationship between black faith traditions and material …
In her book, the journalist, fatigued with stories of hopelessness and despair, writes of people who have the courage to resist extremism — sometimes just by playing basketball. (Image credit: Andrew Toth/Getty Images for The New Yorker)
Jami Curl is a homemade candy evangelist. The sweet stuff can be made from “real” ingredients — and you can do it at home. The process can be intimidating, but also kind of magical. (Image credit: Maggie Kirkland)
Author, comedian, and fake internet judge John Hodgman talks about his new book Vacationland, mediating internet disputes, writing a serious book after a lot of fake facts, and lots more. (Image credit: Andy Kropa/Invision/AP)