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10 novels I loved this year that I bet you will, too

10 novels I loved this year that I bet you will, too

My favorite novels of 2019 took me to the White House, behind enemy lines in the USSR, and even back to high school. But for me, even more so than TV and movies, picking what to read next can feel
How ‘The Case for Reparations’ by Ta-Nehisi Coates Inspired Damon Lindelof in Watchmen

How ‘The Case for Reparations’ by Ta-Nehisi Coates Inspired Damon Lindelof in Watchmen

Writer’s Note: Major spoilers ahead for Season 1 of Watchmen, including the season finale. Read more...
Oprah Winfrey Kicks Off Her New Book Club on Apple TV+ With Ta-Nehisi Coates’ The Water Dancer

Oprah Winfrey Kicks Off Her New Book Club on Apple TV+ With Ta-Nehisi Coates’ The Water Dancer

Like so many other companies getting into the content game, the traditionally hardware-focused Apple launched Apple TV+ today with a promising partnership with the master of the media universe, Oprah
The Water Dancer: Ta-Nehisi Coates Joined Oprah in Conversation at the Apollo—and We Were There

The Water Dancer: Ta-Nehisi Coates Joined Oprah in Conversation at the Apollo—and We Were There

It was an amazingly candid conversation, punctuated with lots of laughter, black-ass intonations, and responses from the crowd. Read more...
Ta-Nehisi Coates’ New Novel Crafts a Fresh Mythology from Slavery, Sci-Fi, and Hip-Hop

Ta-Nehisi Coates’ New Novel Crafts a Fresh Mythology from Slavery, Sci-Fi, and Hip-Hop

Last week, Ta-Nehisi Coates was in his kitchen, peeling and cutting carrots that his wife had brought from the farmer’s market. This week, he’s putting The Water Dancer—the novel that marks his
Ta-Nehisi Coates’ New Novel Crafts a Fresh Mythology from Slavery, Sci-Fi, and Hip-Hop

Ta-Nehisi Coates’ New Novel Crafts a Fresh Mythology from Slavery, Sci-Fi, and Hip-Hop

Last week, Ta-Nehisi Coates was in his kitchen, peeling and cutting carrots that his wife had brought from the farmer’s market. This week, he’s putting The Water Dancer—the novel that marks his
Ta-Nehisi Coates’ New Novel Crafts a Fresh Mythology from Slavery, Sci-Fi, and Hip-Hop

Ta-Nehisi Coates’ New Novel Crafts a Fresh Mythology from Slavery, Sci-Fi, and Hip-Hop

Last week, Ta-Nehisi Coates was in his kitchen, peeling and cutting carrots that his wife had brought from the farmer’s market. This week, he’s putting The Water Dancer—the novel that marks his
Oprah on Ta-Nehisi Coates' sci-fi debut: 'One of the best books I've ever read'

Oprah on Ta-Nehisi Coates' sci-fi debut: 'One of the best books I've ever read'

It's OK if you missed this in the flood of Apple TV+ original series announcements: Oprah's Book Club is being reborn on the platform, no doubt bringing with it a new list of culture things you need
There's Something for Every Sci-Fi and Fantasy Fan on io9's Massive List of Fall Books

There's Something for Every Sci-Fi and Fantasy Fan on io9's Massive List of Fall Books

We’re up to our eyeballs in genre books, folks—space capers, fantasy adventures, alt-history thrillers, short-fiction collections, and even a couple of nonfiction books thrown in for good measure.
There's Something for Every Sci-Fi and Fantasy Fan on io9's Massive List of Fall Books

There's Something for Every Sci-Fi and Fantasy Fan on io9's Massive List of Fall Books

We’re up to our eyeballs in genre books, folks—space capers, fantasy adventures, alt-history thrillers, short-fiction collections, and even a couple of nonfiction books thrown in for good measure.
There's Something for Every Sci-Fi and Fantasy Fan on io9's Massive List of Fall Books

There's Something for Every Sci-Fi and Fantasy Fan on io9's Massive List of Fall Books

We’re up to our eyeballs in genre books, folks—space capers, fantasy adventures, alt-history thrillers, short-fiction collections, and even a couple of nonfiction books thrown in for good measure.
Paying Tribute to a 'National Treasure': How We Remember Toni Morrison

Paying Tribute to a 'National Treasure': How We Remember Toni Morrison

If, like me, you were heartbroken upon learning of the death of literary genius Toni Morrison on Monday, it is likely because, while Morrison’s 88 years on this earth were full and duly celebrated,
Ta-Nehisi Coates Announces The Water Dancer Book Tour

Ta-Nehisi Coates Announces The Water Dancer Book Tour

After attempting to deliver us all from evil with the beautifully written Between the World and Me, and his essay collection, We Were Eight Years in Power, award-winning author Ta-Nehisi Coates—who
Ta-Nehisi Coates Named Apollo Theater’s Inaugural Artist-in-Residence

Ta-Nehisi Coates Named Apollo Theater’s Inaugural Artist-in-Residence

On Monday, the Apollo Theater announced that Ta-Nehisi Coates—the critically acclaimed writer who recently presented his case for reparations during a riveting Congressional testimony—has been named
Captain America showcases Ta-Nehisi Coates’ superhero evolution

Captain America showcases Ta-Nehisi Coates’ superhero evolution

There have been many writers of Captain America in the character’s nearly 80-year history, but Ta-Nehisi Coates is the first to go to Capitol Hill and call out the Senate Majority Leader during his
Ta-Nehisi Coates Clapped Back at Mitch McConnell for Saying ‘No One Alive’ Is Liable for Reparations. So We Came Up With a List

Ta-Nehisi Coates Clapped Back at Mitch McConnell for Saying ‘No One Alive’ Is Liable for Reparations. So We Came Up With a List

On Wednesday, the House Judiciary Committee’s Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights and Civil Liberties held a hearing about H.R. 40, a proposal from Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-Texas) that
Danny Glover, Ta-Nehisi Coates to Finally Discuss Reparations During House Hearing on Juneteenth

Danny Glover, Ta-Nehisi Coates to Finally Discuss Reparations During House Hearing on Juneteenth

Anyone else tired of waiting for their 40 acres and a mule?Read more...
2019 Tribeca Film Festival: The Apollo Provides a Soul-Stirring Tribute to the Iconic Sanctuary for Blackness

2019 Tribeca Film Festival: The Apollo Provides a Soul-Stirring Tribute to the Iconic Sanctuary for Blackness

The 18th Tribeca Film Festival invited its attendees to the beautiful blackness of Harlem for its opening night film, The Apollo. Naturally, the documentary screening was held at its namesake
Zenzi unleashes her deadly power in this Black Panther #11 exclusive

Zenzi unleashes her deadly power in this Black Panther #11 exclusive

The current Black Panther title is a fascinating sci-fi remix of Wakandan concepts and characters, taking readers away from Earth as T’Challa finds himself in the middle of an intergalactic war with
Zenzi unleashes her deadly power in this Black Panther #11 exclusive

Zenzi unleashes her deadly power in this Black Panther #11 exclusive

The current Black Panther title is a fascinating sci-fi remix of Wakandan concepts and characters, taking readers away from Earth as T’Challa finds himself in the middle of an intergalactic war with