The A.V. Club’s favorite books of 2017

Something about this year made reading books feel not just crucial, but a little bit transgressive. Maybe it’s the assault on education and freedom of the press, or maybe it’s just that between reading new reports of abusive men and Trump’s latest attempt to chokehold the nation, simply reading for pleasure feels…

The A.V. Club’s summer reading guide

The words “summer reading” have become synonymous with fluffy garbage, easily digested and disposed of in one sitting. But there’s no reason beach reads have to be light enough to float away on a warm breeze. Here we recommend books substantial enough to be worth your time, but not so heavy that they block out the…

What piece of media inspired you to actually do something?

Welcome back to AVQ&A, where we throw out a question for discussion among the staff and readers. Consider this a prompt to compare notes on your interface with pop culture, to reveal your embarrassing tastes and experiences, and to ponder how our diverse lives all led us to convene here together. Got a question you’d