Keith Gessen has written a parenting book. His wife, Emily Gould, calls him “the Christopher Columbus of mommy blogging” ... more » The history of…
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Basquiat the artist has become Basquiat the brand.
Prosody has no fixed politics, but try telling that to the defenders of its two camps.
Aristotle and the art of storytelling. His views on length, structure, plot, and character hold up more than 2,000 years later... more » Anna Wintour…
The stories held by small objects. What a cookbook, a violin, and a diary can tell us about Nazism ... more » By 1916, Wittgenstein had laid out his…
Selling Einstein. He was the best-paid American scientist of his time. He's been worth much more ever since ... more » Internet-bashing is having a…
In 1975, Caitlin Flanagan met Joan Didion at a dinner in Berkeley. She’s been chasing Didion ever since ... more » The digital humanities employ faux…
Yes, Orwell was dour and serious and suspicious of pleasure. He was also a witty humorist ... more » Geoff Dyer consistently offers brilliant…
Why did the University of Nevada at Las Vegas sell The Believer, a beloved literary magazine, to a sex-toy company?... more » When time breaks, futures…
Sometimes a desired perception of political purity gets in the way of achieving just outcomes. Olúfemi O. Táíwò explains... more » Trained as a doctor…
Jason Epstein can lay claim to several titles, but perhaps none as consequential as king of the highbrow paperback... more » Late in his short life…