The Best Books of the Year So Far: "The Electric Woman"

Ever wanted to join the circus? Tessa Fontaine, the author of  The Electric Woman, on an unexpected occupational hazard....

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Road Trip Essentials: Audiobooks for Your Next Epic Drive

The miles will fly by with these entertaining listens everyone in the car will love.

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The Best Books of the Year So Far: Humor & Entertainment

Including a memento mori for a generation of music icons, the career and creative secrets of two pioneering artists, and the secret, debauched lives of panda bears.

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The Best History Books of the Year So Far

The first half of the year produced more great history books than we normally see by his time. Here's a selection, but be sure to check out the full list.

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The Best Books of the Year So Far: "The Feather Thief"

Clever and informative, Kirk Wallace Johnson's tale of the strangest museum heist you've never heard of is number three on our list of the best books of 2018 so far. Here's our interview with Johnson, originally published on May 9, 2018.

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Who Was "Weegee the Famous"?

In this exclusive essay, Flash author Christopher Bonanos explores the world of photographer (and "human Ouija board") Arthur Fellig, presented alongside some of his gritty images of mid-century New York.

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Was Napoleon Poisoned?

The story of poison is the story of power. But who knew it was this interesting?

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The Best Biographies and Memoirs of the Year So Far

Including a weighty—and timely—document on one of our most divisive arguments, a fascinating behind-the-scenes peek at carnival life, and the journey of a magician that's wonderfully grounded in the real world.

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The Best Nonfiction of the Year So Far

A look at a few of our favorite true stories from the first half of 2018, including a bird-brained heist caper, the dirty secrets behind massive fraud in Silicon Valley, the mysterious disappearances of two explorers in the Borneo wilderness, and more.

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The Best Books of the Year So Far: Tara Westover on "Educated"

Tara Westover's  Educated—a stirring chronicle of her path from a survivalist upbringing to Cambridge University—is our top pick for the best books of 2018 so far. Here's our interview with Westover, originally published on February 20, 2018.

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12 Summer Reads for the Lazy Weekend or Long Layover

While some prefer summer reading to be on the lighter side, others take the opportunities of long weekends or even longer vacations to sink their teeth into meatier fare. These twelve books range from frothy to timely.

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The Best Biographies and Memoirs of June

This month, our picks include an inspirational first-personal journey through the challenges of early-onset Alzheimer's Disease, the memoirs of one of our most celebrated (and controversial) journalists, the latest collection from master self-deprecator David Sedaris, and an ingenious biography of director David Lynch.

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Load up on Prime Reading Page-Turners This Summer

Long days are best spent with a cold drink and a great book.

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Publish and Perish: Cosmologist Brian Keating on "Losing the Nobel Prize"

What's it like to think you were about to change the world and then find out you didn't? It might be good to know that you weren't the first. Keating reflects on other cases where expedience trumped peer-review—featuring one very famous astronomer—revealing both the consequences and limits of over-examination. 

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Roxane Gay's Favorite Recent Reads

Roxane Gay tells us why these five books - two novels, two nonfiction books, and a volume of poetry - are among her favorite recent reads.

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