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Audiobooks Are the New Ebooks, Except They Might Keep Growing

Audiobook sales are the fastest-growing sector of publishing by far. Vulture presents several stories guiding you through the year’s best (and best-selling) audiobooks to date, favorite author recordings from the industry’s prehi...

The Best-Ever Recordings From the Prehistory of Audiobooks

Audiobooks have grown phenomenally over the past decade, but they’ve been around since at least 1932 — the year a recording studio was established by the American Foundation for the Blind. Each of the foundation’s vinyl records held a...

The Best Audiobooks of 2018 (So Far)

This year’s best audiobook performances are almost all the work of narrators who make a serious living recording books. These actors (not mere readers) have the dramatic skill and interpretive talent to create an experience wholly dis...

The Best-selling Audiobooks of 2018 (So Far)

One way to give audiobooks the respect they deserve is to analyze the titles that are making their publishers rich. There’s nothing like a best-seller list to reveal the nation’s insecurity. We’re fiends for self-help, adding new titl...

What Was Delacroix Doing? Aside From Breaking Art History in Half.

Prepare to grapple with the cosmic grandiosity and optical hot-messes of that 19th-century French freak of painterly nature, Eugène Delacroix, who’s churning, turgid, crimson-tinged floridity has enkindled the respiratory syste...

Crimetown Season 2 Will Dig Into Detroit’s Corruption

Crimetown, the deeply entertaining Gimlet Media podcast developed and hosted by The Jinx’s Marc Smerling and Zac Stuart-Pontier, will return with a new season on October 1. After spending the first season digging into the criminal und...

If Beale Street Could Talk Trailer: Love, Interrupted

“Remember, love is what brought you here,” Regina King says in the trailer for Barry Jenkins’s Moonlight follow-up, If Beale Street Could Talk. “And if you trusted love this far, don’t panic now. Trust it all the way.” In Beale Street...

I Want Out:

Do you not like your job? Do you shudder at the idea of spending 40 more years doing something you may not hate, but you certainly don’t love? Are you afraid of never taking a chance? Is working in comedy your dream?
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Cary Joji Fukunaga Will Direct The Next James Bond

A month after Danny Boyle exited the new James Bond movie (over differences, creative differences), Bond 25 has found a new director: True Detective’s Cary Joji Fukunaga. The shortlist for Boyle replacements included Denis Villeneuve,...