Tome of an unknown soldier.
Home to goddesses, dreams, and a dangerously uncorrupted literary mind.
'Harriet the Spy' Predicted Our Surveillance State
July 21, 2014
Harriet's domestic spying was eerily similar to the NSA's
Why Are There So Many Orphans in the Comics?
July 20, 2014
Roz Chast's take on child/parent relationships and aging
We Get to See Director's Cuts of Our Favorite Movies. Why Not an "Author's Cut" for Books?
July 18, 2014
The film world is keen on releasing a director's cut, which differs from the final version of the movie; publishers should do the same with books.
You called it, too. Salinger's novel isn't as great as people claim.
The Millennia-Old History of the Apocalypse
July 15, 2014
From "The Leftovers" to "Left Behind," the apocalypse continues to fascinate. Here's where it began.
Politics and Fiction
July 14, 2014
How to be a "guerrilla of the imagination."
Middlemarch Showed Me How to Live
July 13, 2014
My junior year at Brown, I was so unhappy that I dropped out. In Arizona, I met a man. And I read Middlemarch.
Remember the Greek Enlightenment?
July 11, 2014
Neither does Greece, to judge by its government.