Books

Death to the "Public Intellectual"
February 17, 2015

It's time to democratize the title.

I Spent Four Years Trying to Get My Book Optioned for a Movie. All I Got Were Two Belgian Waffles.
February 11, 2015

The first thing the producer said to me: “We’re gonna get you out of that studio apartment.”

'50 Shades' Is Just 'Beauty and the Beast' with Handcuffs and Sex Toys
February 11, 2015

Just don't tell that to all the dissertation-writing grad students who are hailing the mainstreaming of BDSM.

Meet the Black _________
February 09, 2015

The problem with racial equivalencies.

The Moral Hazard of Big Data
February 06, 2015

We need greater accounting for algorithms that see us only as points in a vast Venn diagram. 

An Anti-Capitalist Woman Invented Monopoly and a Man Got All the Credit
February 05, 2015

The surprising origins of a beloved board game.

Creative Destruction
February 04, 2015

Is it still possible to survive as an artist in America?

Even Kim Gordon Doesn't Have It All
February 04, 2015

I used to think she did—until I read her memoir.

Will Harper Lee's New Book Be Any Good?
February 04, 2015

Lee's non-Mockingbird work does not inspire much confidence. 

Mommy Meanest
February 03, 2015

Rachel Cusk, the famously ambivalent mother, is back.

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