The Day I Met J.D. Salinger
June 04, 2014
"I found myself standing in front of my boss and Salinger—Jerry—resisting the urge to smooth my skirt."
What happens when the author of a classic YA memoir of mental illness grows up?
History Turned the Romanov Sisters Into a Fairy Tale. Here's What They Were Really Like.
June 02, 2014
How the famous family battled destiny.
Are you an "invisible"? If you're skilled, creative and don't care much about getting credit, the job market is hot for you.
When French Irrationality Was Deadly
May 31, 2014
France was the seat of the Enlightenment and intellectual order. Perhaps this made its writers fall in love with disorder.
Opinion journalism—which is what a book review is—can not be subject to some kind of impartial standard of correctness.
May 28, 2014
There isn't much art in her books, but she helped pave the way for black writers who can enjoy the luxury of being merely individuals rather than representatives of their race.
My Genghis Khan biography eats your Kindle for lunch, little bro.
Novels About Famous Writers' Wives Are a Cheap Trick
May 26, 2014
The demand for fiction cast in the template of “the creative person's wife” shows little sign of abating.
We Need a Strong Prison System
May 24, 2014
The American prison system isn't getting results.