Anne-Marie Slaughter Says You Should Work Less—But Some Don't Have That Luxury
September 23, 2015

"In my days waiting tables, I tried to ask for a flexible schedule and found myself threatened with firing."

Eve Babitz’s Powerful Mix of Sex and Intellect
September 22, 2015

The artist and author had a Los Angeles face, but a New York mind.

Superhero Comics Have a Race Problem. Can Ta-Nehisi Coates Fix It?
September 22, 2015

Can Ta-Nehisi Coates, the celebrated writer behind Marvel's new Black Panther series, fix it?

The Rise and Fall of French Intellectual Culture
September 22, 2015

A new book celebrates French culture—and tells of its demise. 

Down the Rabbit Hole
September 21, 2015

The rise, and rise, of literary annotation.

Pope Francis’s Radical Authenticity Is Revolutionizing the Catholic Church
September 21, 2015

In these turbulent times, he's gained mass appeal with a simple message.

The Scientific Art of the Perfect Meal
September 21, 2015

A new wave of food bloggers optimize our favorite recipes.

Is Confessional Writing Feminist?
September 17, 2015

Women are always forced to think about looking good—even while revealing their greatest flaws.

How to Make Architecture Human
September 15, 2015

A new architecture book skewers the avant garde, but overlooks prisons and urban shrinkage.

Cheat! It's the Only Way to Get Published.
September 14, 2015

To get published in literary magazines, most writers have no choice but to bend the rules.