Modern Magdalenes
August 13, 2015

A searing look at life on the street.

Love at the Methadone Clinic
August 13, 2015

Lucia Berlin's stories defy our expectations for “grim” working-class fiction.

Music From a Farther Room
August 10, 2015

Celebrating 100 years of “Prufrock.”

The Military Is Making You Fat
August 10, 2015

Why we're all eating high-energy foods made for soldiers.

Vacations with Marilyn, Dinner with Picasso
August 06, 2015

The man who published Einstein and Sartre publishes his first book, a memoir of a life lived entirely in letters. 

The Data-Entry Dystopia
August 05, 2015

Helen Phillips’s novel evokes the menace of mundane work. 

Mockingbird, Inc.
August 04, 2015

Harper Lee’s juvenilia sprouts a literary industry.

Why an Indie Press in Brooklyn Is Publishing the Pope
August 04, 2015

Following its successful edition of the Senate Torture Report, a Brooklyn publisher has rushed the Pope's Encyclical into bookstores. 

Sex, Lies, and the Internet
August 03, 2015

Jonathan Franzen’s reckoning with his literary inheritance.

What’s David Foster Wallace Doing in a Bromance Movie?
July 31, 2015

The End of the Tour is mostly about candy and male-bonding.