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Books
  • Question
  • December 10 2015, 4:11 PM

Why are people obsessed with true crime?

Why are people obsessed with true crime?

Hopes&Fears answers questions with the help of people who know that they’re talking about. Today we wondered, what accounts for the popularity of crime dramatizations in TV, books and film?

Cocaine, Occupy, and drag: The last book edited by the head of the Grove Press empire
  • Books
  • September 28 2015, 1:53 PM

Cocaine, Occupy, and drag: The last book edited by the head of the Grove Press empire

The last disciple of the Grove Press empire, Rami Shamir, recounts finishing his book with a dying Barney Rosset.

  • Music
  • August 27 2015, 12:26 PM

Hip-hop historian Dan Charnas hopes "gangsta rap doesn't come back"

Hip-hop historian Dan Charnas hopes "gangsta rap doesn't come back"

We spoke to the author of 'The Big Payback: The History of the Business of Hip-hop' about moguls, the culture of the 90s and how now it's "the activists who are doing the work, not the rappers."

  • Quote of the day
  • July 15 2015, 11:46 AM

Ta-Nehisi Coates on the lie of "good intentions"

Ta-Nehisi Coates on the lie of "good intentions"

Writer and Atlantic contributor Ta-Nehisi Coates released his second book, Between The World And Me, yesterday on Random House's imprint Spiegel & Grau.

  • News
  • June 22 2015, 3:52 PM

If you’re in Germany, you’ll only be able to buy adult eBooks after 10pm

If you’re in Germany, you’ll only be able to buy adult eBooks after 10pm

Germans will only be able to buy their eBook erotica between 10pm and 6am.

Attention without choice: David Foster Wallace's Adderall novel
  • Drugs
  • June 16 2015, 1:13 PM

Attention without choice: David Foster Wallace's Adderall novel

Daniel Kolitz looks at the legacy of The Pale King, the original Adderall novel, and Obetrol, the original Adderall.

  • Books
  • June 2 2015, 10:23 AM

Summer book guide: beach reads, non-fic and alt-lit

Summer book guide: beach reads, non-fic and alt-lit

From literary heavy hitters to small press innovators to the return of Milan Kundera, here are the letters of note this season.

  • Design
  • May 28 2015, 11:59 AM

Broad City illustrator Mike Perry wants to live forever

Broad City illustrator Mike Perry wants to live forever

"Polluting the world with visuals, visual information, objects and ideas. That's the goal."

  • News
  • May 26 2015, 4:49 PM

Some robots want your job

Some robots want your job

Here are a couple of friendly robots that can learn new skills and might replace you one day.

  • News
  • May 18 2015, 11:01 AM

You're not pooping right

You're not pooping right

Pooping while seated on a toilet is bad for us. Squatting is the way to go.

  • Books
  • April 2 2015, 11:28 AM

Jonathan Lethem on computer dogs and secret spaces

Jonathan Lethem on computer dogs and secret spaces

Inside the speakeasy Brazenhead book store, author Jonathan Lethem talks Occupy's nesting paradoxes, Gibson’s unevenly distributed future, appropriation and more.

  • Technology
  • February 24 2015, 2:00 PM

The near and far future of libraries

The near and far future of libraries

As archives become digital and machines become smarter, what function will libraries serve ten years and ten thousand years from now? Hopes&Fears asks the experts.