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Welcome to Dystopian Realism

Dystopian fiction has been with us for at least a century and a half — that is, for as long as the acceleration of modernity has made us simultaneously desire and fear for the future. We’ve tended to know dystopia when we’ve seen it: ...

10 Books Added to the Public Domain Worth Reading

On January 1, just as you were absolutely 100 percent adding “read more classic literature” to your list of New Year’s resolutions, a pile of great work became available in the public domain. What that means, essentially, is that more...

Publishers Weekly Has Purchased the Millions

For almost 16 years, online literary magazine the Millions served as an independent resource for book lovers everywhere. But today it announced that while the magazine’s coverage of books, arts, and culture would continue, it will now...

2018: When Asian-American Art Came Into Its Own

Let’s dispense with any niceties or equivocation: 2018 has been a year of Asian-American excellence. Crazy Rich Asians smashed (admittedly low) box-office expectations and led the way in a very good year for Asian-American pop culture...

Take a Wild Guess What Barack Obama’s Favorite Book of 2018 Was

Cancel all other year-end lists because the only one that matters has arrived. Barack Obama has shared his annual roundups of the best of his year in entertainment — obviously superior to all Vulture rankings — from books to music to ...

15 Fantasy Adaptations We’re Excited to See on TV Soon

With Game of Thrones and its monstrous ratings preparing to bow out in the middle of 2019, it’s reasonable to assume that every network executive is currently sitting in their office, laptop out, and Googling “oh my ***, please give m...

Publishers Weekly Picks Trump Moneymakers As Persons of the Year

As Vulture reported earlier this month, the staff of Publishers Weekly had an especially contentious debate this year about whom to anoint their annual Person of the Year. They had, in short, the same difficulty many earthlings have r...

I Lived Like Reese Witherspoon for a Week and All I Got Was This Ham

Reese Witherspoon has always terrified me, and I mean that entirely as a compliment. She’s read basically every single book that’s been published in the new millennium, options 78 percent of them, produces 400 TV shows and movies per ...