The Veep Is More Popular Than the President
October 27, 2013
If Joe Biden really wants to get the most out of his time as vice president, he should sign a development deal instead of forming an exploratory committee.
The Waning Power of Dan Savage
May 28, 2013
Has history overtaken the former wild child of sexual conversation?
Art Imitating Art
April 02, 2013
Why do so many novelists write about visual art?
Edward Muybridge: Grandfather of the GIF
February 04, 2013
The coin of the realm in today’s techno-visual culture is the GIF, a file that supports brief animations repeating endlessly.
Room for Improvement—Emma Donoghue’s Limp Short Stories
October 29, 2012
Emma Donoghue's stories are all explication, a series of novels in miniature.
Alterna-Booker—Different Prize, Same Antics
October 16, 2012
Hilary Mantel has won the Man Booker prize for a second time, and, as far as we know, no behind-the-scenes wrangling led to her victory. But it wouldn’t have been surprising if some squabbles had taken place. The Booker has always been unusually contentious. So contentious, in fact, that an alternative prize—the “Not the Booker”—was initiated in 2009 by The Guardian to poke fun at the internecine debates and offer a more open contest. At least that was the plan.