Checking in with Victor LaValle on the eve of the release of his new novella, The Ballad of Black Tom.
At Quartz, Morgan Jerkins wrote about Beyoncé.
Okey-Panky has new Samuel Ligon fiction.
At Hyperallergic, a look at the life and photography of Louis Draper.
Sarah Weinman on great true crime books.
Idra Novey looks at memorable literary vanishings.