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For Key And Peele, Biracial Roots Bestow Special Comedic 'Power'

Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele are the duo behind the Comedy Central sketch comedy show <i>Key & Peele</i>. Each has a white mother and black father, and a lot of their comedy is about race: Perhaps because they're biracial, they're perfectly comfortable satirizing white people and African-Americans — …

This Week in Fiction: Robert Coover

<i>Your story in this week’s issue, “The Colonel’s Daughter,” is set in an unnamed country at an unidentified period in history, as a group of conspirators plan a coup. Are you, off the page, imagining a specific place and time, or is the story intentionally ungrounded?</i><p>Though it’s a small country, …

Weekend Reading: The Tyranny of House Guests; A Boxer Denying AIDS

“What did we expect would happen if we got a summer house?” Ann Beattie asks at the start of “Summer Visitors,” her 2005 essay in <i>The American Scholar</i> about buying a second home in Maine. The answer: perhaps not a thousand and one neuroses stemming from “deliberately stupefying gifts” and a missing …

The Big New Yorker Book of Cats

In honor of National Cat Day, we present the foreword to“The Big New Yorker Book of Cats,” recently published by Random House.<p>To anyone entering the offices of <i>The New Yorker</i> for the first time, whether as a casual visitor or as an inmate facing a long sentence, the greatest surprise is not the …

The Greatest American Novel You’ve Never Heard Of

In one of those few gratifying instances of belated artistic justice, John Williams’s “Stoner” has become an unexpected bestseller in Europe after being translated and championed by the French writer Anna Gavalda. Once every decade or so, someone like me tries to do the same service for it in the …

Maya Angelou Is “Still at Odds” with Norman Mailer

“I have loved Norman Mailer’s . . . writing,” said Maya Angelou when accepting her lifetime-achievement award at the Mailer Center benefit on Thursday. “We have been at odds,” the poet and author said of the famously misogynist Mailer. “I’m still at odds with Mr. Mailer,” she continued, eliciting …

20 Books That Are Almost Impossible To Adapt

But that hasn't stopped people from trying. With As I Lay Dying in theaters and Griffin & Sabine in development, let's take a look at 20 seemingly unfilmable books.<p><b>Why it's so hard to adapt:</b> The plot concerns seven generations of the Buendía family, which is a lot of terrain to cover. Character …

The Serial Killer Has Second Thoughts: The Confessions of Thomas Quick

In a remote psychiatric hospital in Sweden, there is a man known as Thomas Quick who has been convicted of unspeakable crimes. Over the course of multiple trials, he would tell his brutal stories—of stabbings, stranglings, rape, incest, cannibalism—to almost anyone who would listen. Then, after his …

Postscript: Seamus Heaney (1939-2013)

I learned that Seamus Heaney had died from a New York <i>Times</i> push notification, a feature on my phone that I keep intending to turn off. It was the saddest I have been about a poet’s death since the death of James Merrill, in 1995, which I learned about, also upon waking, from the NPR broadcast that …

The Verge fall reading list

Autumn is a great time to cozy up at home and get to all the reading you missed out on during the summer. The barbecues are over, the holidays aren't here yet, and your friends will probably believe you if you say you're "busy" this weekend. Sure, there's plenty of television to watch, too, but you …

Why the hipsters have finally turned on writer Dave Eggers

In the first New York Times review of Dave Eggers's first book, <i>A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius</i>, in February, 2000, the word hip was used. Also slacker, self-conscious, post-modern and David Foster Wallace. This was long before hip became such a puzzlingly ambivalent word, before the word …

Books

Video Of Guy Mercilessly Pranking TED Talk Is Excruciating, Hilarious

Boom.<p>Powered by Revcontent<p>Find inspiration, motivation, or a laugh with quotes in every new tap.<p>“I love reading quotes from other writers, …

How To Talk To Gay People (A Gentle, Gentle Intro For The Oversensitive Liberal)

There are people in this world who will tell you what you can and can not say.<p>A preacher from the Bible Belt, perhaps, burning books on sex. Bill …

What Stephen King Isn’t

One summer, when I was nine or ten, I inherited a few thousand science-fiction and horror paperbacks from a friend of my mother’s. Over the next few months, in our damp and cobwebby basement, I raced through this library of slim, yellowing paperbacks from the fifties, sixties, and seventies, half …

How George Saunders Helped Me Find My Intellectual Life

When I bought a ticket at the beginning of the year to see the author George Saunders interviewed by Dick Cavett at NYPL Live, I thought: Cool, I can't wait to hear George talk about writing along with his latest collection of stories, <i>Tenth of December</i>. What I knew of Cavett was what he looked …

Reading literary fiction improves empathy, study finds

New research shows works by writers such as Charles Dickens and Téa Obreht sharpen our ability to understand others' emotions – more than thrillers or romance novels<p>Have you ever felt that reading a good book makes you better able to connect with your fellow human beings? If so, the results of a …