Science Fiction's White Boys' Club Strikes Back
April 17, 2015
The conservative backlash isn't entirely about attempts to diversify science fiction; it's also motivated by a nostalgia for an imaginary past.
Millennials, Meet Renata Adler
April 14, 2015
"She said exactly what she meant and held others to her standards."
Keep this in mind the next time someone tries to police the borders of comedy.
Stick to improving the number of female bylines and reviewed authors.
Wanted: Personal Assistant. Ivy League Degree Required.
April 07, 2015
A distinction needs to be made between the jobs that exploit and the ones that just disappoint.
Cynthia Ozick's argument makes no sense in today's literary economy.
A Half-Baked Homage to Nicholson Baker
March 24, 2015
Critcism that is as much about the act of writing as the book.
His latest colleciton of essays, Poetry Notebook, is a masterful argument for the importance of poetry.
Never Count on the Supreme Court to Protect Voting Rights
March 21, 2015
History shows that a vigorous Court simply isn't enough to protect voting rights.
A Heretic Grows in Brooklyn
March 18, 2015
The latest installation of the ex-Orthodox genre may be the best book yet.