Books

H.P. Lovecraft Invented a Horrific World to Escape a Nihilistic Universe
October 24, 2014 6:24 PM

The philosophy of Lovecraft's horror.

Deciding How to Die Has Never Been Harder
October 24, 2014 6:17 PM

We do not like to think about our decrepit and declining future—and so we end up unprepared for it.

What the Bronx's Lone Bookstore Means to America's Poorest Urban County
October 24, 2014 1:20 PM

The borough’s lack of a literary institution is due to neglect, rather than disinterest.

Matt Yglesias Entirely Misunderstands Why the Book Publishing Industry Exists
October 24, 2014 11:27 AM

And he paints a picture of a sad, sad literary world. 

For $2,500 You Can Now Own Joan Didion’s Sunglasses
October 22, 2014

A Kickstarter campaign is selling all sorts of weird Didion paraphernelia. 

Walter Benjamin Was My First Crush
October 21, 2014

"I found German writer Walter Benjamin through my middle-school history teacher ..."

America's Most Elusive Military Hero Finally Gets His Due
Even his heroism was somehow private
October 20, 2014

Even his heroism was private. 

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