Books

Don't Forget What Richard Pryor Taught Us: Offensive Comedy Can Be Liberating
April 13, 2015

Keep this in mind the next time someone tries to police the borders of comedy.

VIDA Wants Writers to Create "Important" Female Characters. Bad Advice.
April 08, 2015

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.

Should Young Writers "Wait Their Turn"? This Famous Old Writer Thinks So.
March 30, 2015

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.

Writing About His Impending Death Has Given Clive James's Poetry New Life
March 22, 2015

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. 

How Did Sex Become So Boring?
March 16, 2015

Once a political act, it's now all about self-discovery.

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