The year in fiction: Our favorite 2018 novels
The year in fiction. Peruse our favorite 76 novels from the past year at the 2019 Tournament of Books long list.
Each year, the Japanese government expects dozens of people to die from eating ill-prepared blowfish, and yet the dish remains a delicacy.
A man and his selfie stick circumnavigate the world. Here’s the footage of his travels, one second for each of his 200 days.
Pedestrians on a busy crosswalk become motion blurs, creating new city backgrounds.
Some of the world’s largest, oldest fish live in Oregon. Why anyone would want to vandalize them, even abduct them, takes explaining.
Los Angeles drivers love to leave notes on windshields—passive-aggressive, or just plain aggressive. A vigilante sets out to communicate politely with the city.
The World Cup and its drunken fans are about to crash head-first into a repressive, restrictive society, where alcohol is illegal mostly everywhere.
Studying drivers across the country for signs of license-plate prejudice—or, why everyone loves Vermont drivers and hates Texans.
According to economists, if intelligent life elsewhere wants to kidnap earthlings, there must be a reason—and a business model.
If a skater travels out of the city, far from urban parks and handrails, he does not cease to skate.
A conversation with Sarah Hepola, author of the bestselling Blackout, about investigating the worst kind of memories—those you never had.
A near-death experience makes this week’s International Asteroid Day a little more tricky to celebrate.
The American West is a myth. One Wyoming gunmaker looks anywhere else—abroad, in the past, in himself—for new wilderness.