Chloe Schama
Story Editor

A Sad Day for Equal Pay: We Needed the Paycheck Fairness Act
November 17, 2010

Today, Senate Republicans voted down the Paycheck Fairness Act (PFA). The PFA would have strengthened the Equal Pay Act (EPA), making it harder for employers to discriminate by gender when paying their employees.

Family or Beauty?
October 18, 2010

After two bouts of heavy channeling (Virginia Woolf in The Hours and Walt Whitman in Specimen Days), Michael Cunningham has found his voice again. It

Why Don't Novelists Care about Katrina?
September 10, 2010

Since 2001, fiction based on September 11 has become almost de rigueur among major novelists writing in English. In the aftermath of the attacks on the Word Trade Center, many of the most famous authors of our time have weighed in on the attacks, depicting the ways large and small in which they altered people’s lives. Some hypothesized possible motivations behind the terrorists’ actions: John Updike in Terrorist (2006) and Martin Amis in the short story “The Last Days of Muhammad Atta” (2006).

Ad Absurdum
March 16, 2010

Dwight Garner’s intriguing book is a wide-ranging examination of the way publishers, advertisers, and authors have handled the unseemly necessity of l

Foreign Literature
May 07, 2007

Roberto Bola, the Chilean author whose posthumous publications are causing a stir in literary circles, is not the only author who was regarded as something of a sensation in his mother country years before becoming known in the United States. Of all the books published in the United States in 2004, less than 3 percent were translated from other languages--and English-language books make up only 30 percent of literature published worldwide.

The Name Game
July 24, 2006

Colson Whitehead's empty wit.

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