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Brandon Taylor Is Vibing on Another Level

In the midst of becoming a literary superstar, the novelist has produced the smartest newsletter about everything

Cord Jefferson Is Behind Every TV Show You Can’t Stop Tweeting About

How the acclaimed writer from ‘Succession,’ ‘The Good Place’ and ‘Watchmen’ made a leap of faith and conquered Hollywood

Searching Through Kobe Bryant’s High School Years for Answers to His Controversial Legacy

In his new book ‘The Rise,’ Philadelphia sports columnist Mike Sielski recounts the early years of the complicated basketball phenom. He talks to MEL about trying to craft Kobe’s origin story and how he balances the athlete’s sexual-assault allegation with his brilliance on the court

Who’s Afraid of Joyce Carol Oates?

The 83-year-old novelist is a reliable source of Twitter drama — for which we should be grateful