Samira Wiley is Gilead-bound. Together with Elizabeth Moss, the cherished star from Orange Is the New Black will join the cast of Hulu’s The Handmaid’s Tale, adapted from Margaret Atwood’s dystopian novel by the same name.
Recently, in Ways Men Pass Time: Macon, North Carolina resident Dave Hemingway won the annual Ernest Hemingway look-alike contest in Key West, Florida. Hemingway is not related to the author.
Ever since so-called Ferrante fever struck, there’s been a cottage industry dedicated to unraveling the true identity of the pseudonymous Italian novelist. “Who is Elena Ferrante?” is a question that understandably haunts fans of the novelist and her complex rendering of her female protagonists. And yet, Ferrante…
2016 marks the 400th anniversary of the death of Williams Shakespeare and the whole planet is about to come down with a terrible case of Bard fever. Hope you’re all big Cymbeline fans!
The brilliant fiction writer Claire Vaye Watkins has written an essay called “On Pandering,” a call to action against the stultifying effects of a literary system calibrated to the outsize, vulnerable egos of white men:
Adele Mailer was an artist and actor. Fairly or not, she is most often mentioned in connection with her ex-husband, writer Norman Mailer, who infamously stabbed her during a party at their own apartment in 1960. She died of pneumonia on Sunday in Manhattan at the age of 90.
Buckle up for Zola, a woman on Twitter who on Tuesday night wrote a contemporary epic in 150 tweets that will, I assume, within a year be adapted into a big-budget Tyler Perry/Quentin Tarantino collaboration called Zola & Jess & Jarrett & Z, or perhaps it will become a PSA of some sort, or maybe a canonical theater…
You might have noticed—you thinking person you!—that it is book awards season. As it is nearly impossible to read every selection on the longlist, shortlist, or even winner list, I have provided five excerpts that could, truly, have come from almost any of them.
John Oliver briefly returned from Last Week Tonight’s summer vacation to provide a little back to school video, one that outlines everything students will not be taught in the upcoming year. Chief among them: Warren G. Harding nicknamed his penis “Jerry,” and European explorers and colonists were actually “genocidal…
Something wicked this way comes, and that, my friends, is fantastic. The trailer for the newest Macbeth adaption, starring gorgeous creatures Michael Fassbender and Marion Cotillard, awaits you on YouTube. Your heart will race for its duration.
The BBC is making a new adaptation of Lady Chatterley’s Lover, starring Robb from Game of Thrones—okay, fine, Richard Madden—as the titular lover/gamekeeper Oliver Mellors. Critics are divided whether it “borders on porn” or not. Look, calendars fill up fast for the fall so let’s pull together a consensus, fellas.
Sup? You looking for something to read while basking in/avoiding the sun? Well, step right this way. Here’s a list of summer book recommendations from Jezebel staff, arranged by summer moods.
Go Set a Watchman, the controversial and highly anticipated novel by To Kill a Mockingbird author Harper Lee, has—according to News Corp’s chief executive Robert Thompson—set a pre-sale record for publishing house HarperCollins. The book comes out on July 14.
Selfish, Kim Kardashian-West’s book of selfies, was released Tuesday and I spent nearly half an hour flipping through each of its 445 pages. Though I had spent many months looking forward to the silly collection of photographs, I was delighted to find that Selfish had a surprise waiting up the sleeves of its dust…
Knopf and Patti Smith have announced the release date of Smith’s new memoir. M Train, a follow up to 2010’s gorgeous Just Kids, gets its release on October 6, 2015.
Serious Male Novelist Jonathan Franzen would like you to know he still has zero respect for Jennifer Weiner, a popular writer whom he admits he hasn't read but considers insufficiently serious for his manly tastes. This time, Franzen accused Weiner—who talks often about sexism in the book world—of "freeloading on the…
Two and a half months after the death of Harper Lee's sister (and lawyer) and 55 years since the publication of To Kill a Mockingbird, HarperCollins has announced the summer release of Go Set a Watchman, the elusive author's second novel.