Matt Yglesias Entirely Misunderstands Why the Book Publishing Industry Exists
October 24, 2014

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 ..."

No Author Is Too Good for Her Amazon Critics
October 19, 2014

It's time to come to terms with publishing in 2014. Everyone is a critic. Everyone’s got a soapbox. 

Marilynne Robinson Is Proof That Fiction Hasn't Lost Its Faith
October 19, 2014

Marilynne Robinson is one of the great religious novelists, not only of our age, but any age.

Can Science Fiction Writers Predict Technology’s Future?
October 17, 2014

Should science fiction writers be sending their first drafts to the patent office?