October 13, 2011
Is it possible for an otherwise straight man to be struck by a bolt of gay lightning and next scene end up declaring his undying love to a beautiful young Adonis?
October 11, 2011
If Occupy Wall Street has any goal, it should be to have the same effect that great literature has — to unsettle.
October 10, 2011
As great as it is to be able to choose whatever you want on Amazon, sometimes what you really want is to have no choice at all.
October 6, 2011
I would never say this explicitly, but I think to myself, dear niece or nephew: I understand how exasperating or sometimes insane your parents can seem, but try to remember that they would do anything for you, that they have lived for you.
October 4, 2011
by Ben Hamilton
The calamities of John Fante’s career are well known and threaten to overtake his fiction as the most important element of his life.
September 29, 2011
Can we please stop the nonsense and give Philip Roth a Nobel Prize for Literature before he dies?
September 27, 2011
by Nick Moran
Fictional narratives of the duel conveniently bolstered contemporary desire. Think about it: would you rather believe you were enforcing an ancient honor code or acknowledge the fact that your murderous desire is barbarous and shameful?
September 23, 2011
The experience, whatever the intellectual payoff, is inevitably tinged with a feeling of troubling complicity: Am I self-hating? A pervert? Does having gotten something out of that movie make me “a bad person”?
September 20, 2011
by Kabi Hartman
As an English professor and unabashed therapy-junkie, I recently made it my business to read every YA novel I could find in which an adolescent protagonist visits a psychotherapist.
September 15, 2011
Jacobs’ message is simple: a city, and thus a society, lives and dies by how well it can build a creative environment for its citizens to innovate their way out of trouble.