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How Robin Sloan Created ‘The Conspiracy Museum’

This interview contains spoilers for “The Conspiracy Museum.” Read the story here. “The Conspiracy Museum,” a new short story by Robin Sloan, appears as part of “Shadowland,” The Atlantic’s project about conspiracy thinking in America. To mark its publication, Sloan…

20 Books to Read in Quarantine This Summer

For many of those lucky enough to be able to stay home during the coronavirus pandemic, books have taken on a special meaning. COVID-19 book clubs have popped up to help readers feel connected to one another, group readings have…

An Unnerving New Film by Paul Trillo Imagines Earth Moments Before It’s Sucked into a Black Hole

A new film by New York-based director Paul Trillo lingers for just a moment on a serene body of water before plunging into a dizzying series of landscape transformations. “Until There Was Nothing” considers how Earth’s natural landscapes and city…

Colson Whitehead wins the 2020 Pulitzer Prize for Nickel Boys

Colson Whitehead reads at Lit.Cologne, the international literature festival, October 20, 2019. | Horst Galuschka/picture alliance via Getty Images Colson Whitehead just became the fourth writer ever to win two Pulitzers for fiction. Colson Whitehead has won the 2020 Pulitzer…

Explain Me: We’re Baaaaaack!

Spring Break. Image: Paddy Johnson Welcome back to Explain Me! In an effort to produce content a little more regularly we’re trying something new: no editing. This means a little more baseless speculation, and off the cuff commentary, in return…

The politics of the books we display behind us during video calls

Daria Addabbo/Mondadori via Getty Images And the rest of the week’s best writing on books and related subjects. Welcome to Vox’s weekly book link roundup, a curated selection of the internet’s best writing on books and related subjects. Bafflingly, although…