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
The last disciple of the Grove Press empire, Rami Shamir, recounts finishing his book with a dying Barney Rosset.
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."
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.
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
Daniel Kolitz looks at the legacy of The Pale King, the original Adderall novel, and Obetrol, the original Adderall.
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.
Broad City illustrator Mike Perry wants to live forever
"Polluting the world with visuals, visual information, objects and ideas. That's the goal."
Some robots want your job
Here are a couple of friendly robots that can learn new skills and might replace you one day.
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.