September 29, 2015
One does try to be a good literary citizen, and most of the time it’s a decent country to be citizen of, but other times it feels like you’re wading to middle school through a waist-deep river of shit.
August 11, 2015
I did the right thing, erasing the four words from my story. I have been churlish and bitter about it ever since.
August 4, 2015
by Bill Morris
Is there any more potent metaphor for the American tendency to wind up, broken and bloody, in a ditch?
August 4, 2015
Hallway scenes are an essential element of American and international horror films. Hallways are tight, narrow, walled, made for transit — and yet sometimes our most sensitive moments are out in the hall, doors closed behind us. Hallways are places for tense encounters, confusion, and fear.
July 13, 2015
Today, we offer a preview of some of the most compelling nonfiction titles set to arrive in bookstores between now and December.
July 6, 2015
If you like to read, we’ve got some news for you. The second-half of 2015 is straight-up, stunningly chock-full of amazing books.
June 17, 2015
by Edan Lepucki
There are a host of moments in the life of a writer/reader that require their own special words. I’d settle for acronyms. We can do this, people! Our tribe came up with Franzenfreude, after all.
June 10, 2015
A certain kind of man views his bookshelves the way a leopard sees bleached bones on the veldt — as evidence of past kills, the larger the better.
May 19, 2015
From the start, Adler’s work has been sophisticated, well-defended, and willfully provocative. The strong tendency of her career has been to resist the received idea — to unpack that idea, disprove it, and remind the reader whose interests the false account serves.
May 18, 2015
by Lauren Alwan
Whatever the persona, the colloquial title leans in close and says I’m talking to you, and I listen, eager to know what lies beyond that strangely familiar voice.