By Quentin B. Huff
A return to the mic nine years in the making, a hip-hop supergroup of sorts, and Tom Waits beatboxing: this year's top-shelf hip-hop is equal parts anticipation, teamwork, and wha?!
UNKLE: The Road, Part 1
Sannhet: So Numb
'ORAKL' Brilliantly Breathes New Life Into Georg Trakl's Poetry
Tyshawn Sorey: Verisimilitude
Shelby Lynne and Allison Moorer: Not Dark Yet
How It Slips Away: 'The Breaking Point' Crosses Hemingway With Noir
Dent May: Across the Multiverse
The War on Drugs: A Deeper Understanding
"With his novel, Hopscotch, Brian Garfield challenged himself to write a suspenseful spy tale in which nobody gets killed.