Articles by Rhian Sasseen

February 19, 2013

“Insatiable Maw” 0

“In recent decades the traditional outlets for individual short stories have dwindled, with literary magazines closing or shrinking. But the Internet has created an insatiable maw to feed.” Why both the Internet and electronic devices might be good for the short story.

February 19, 2013

Multiple Personas 0

If all you associate Ingmar Bergman with is moody chess games and dead doves, it’s time to add “novelist” to the list.

February 19, 2013

Gibson Girl 0

“By then she was bobbing her hair, and after her visit to Coe College in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, the campus newspaper noted that the percentage of bobbed hairstyles among students shot up from 9 percent to 63 percent.” Edna Saint Vincent Millay, trendsetter.

February 19, 2013

Just Add Anthony Hopkins 0

Hitchcock’s North By Northwest is a great film…but is it perfect?

February 13, 2013

Make Believe 0

Who are literature’s best imaginary friends?

February 13, 2013

Books, Faced 0

It’s not all Kindles and ebooks and the death of print media out there: the book-themed social media site Goodreads is exploding in popularity, perhaps solving the “discoverability” problem of digital reading.

February 13, 2013

A Lover’s Discourse 0

This Valentine’s Day, break out the Barthes and let critical theory decide the shape and scope of your sweet nothings.

February 13, 2013

Bring Up the Dianas 0

“I used to think that the interesting issue was whether we should have a monarchy or not. But now I think that question is rather like, should we have pandas or not?” Hilary Mantel considers the royal family.

February 13, 2013

Calling All Grammar Nazis 0

To quote Raymond Chandler: “When I split an infinitive, God damn it, I split it so it will remain split.” Or, dispelling grammar myths, like not ending sentences with prepositions.

February 12, 2013

Rumspringa 0

“Could there be anything better, or worse, than Amish romance novels?” Let’s find out.