Juliet Lapidos

When Are Metafictional Games a Mask For Laziness?
The complex style of Ben Lerner
August 25, 2014

The complex literary stylings of Ben Lerner are as stunning as ever.

Why Do Our Offices Make Us So Miserable?
The unhappy history of the workplace
April 20, 2014

Ninety-three percent of people who work in cubicles “would prefer a different workspace.”

Should Fiction Writers Have a Beat?
August 18, 2013

Ever since Ship Fever, science has been novelist Andrea Barrett's focus. Is it starting to hurt her writing?

Relevant Realism
Are novels ripped from the headlines any good?
March 06, 2013

What separates the contemporary squad of literary realists from their predecessors is a tendency to value mimicry over and above inquiry.