What Happens When a Great Editor Writes His First Novel
June 01, 2015

You get a paean to literary fandom that could have used a little more editing. 

Wising Up to the Wise Men of American Foreign Policy
May 29, 2015

George Kennan was not such a Wise Man after all, a new book argues. 

The New David Foster Wallace Movie Isn’t a Biopic. It’s Another 'Rolling Stone' Writer Flick.
May 28, 2015

The raffish delights of being a Rolling Stone writer have been portrayed on the big screen more than once.

Forgetting Lolita: How Nabokov's Victim Became an American Fantasy
May 28, 2015

At a certain echelon of pop music megastardom, they are all Lolitas now, trafficking in the iconography of lollipops and stuffed animals and schoolgirl outfits.

Did This Acclaimed Sociologist Drive the Getaway Car in a Murder Plot?
May 27, 2015

The questionable ethics of Alice Goffman's "On the Run."

Teaching the Controversy
May 25, 2015

James Baldwin and Richard Wright in the Ferguson Era.

The Philosopher Novelist
May 23, 2015

Milan Kundera's latest novel becomes a “hymn to insignificance,” an ode to the ephemera of personal and political life.

Does Color Even Exist?
May 21, 2015

What you see is only what you see.

The Culture of Criticism
May 20, 2015

What do we owe the Enlightenment?

Welcome to Literature’s Duchamp Moment
May 18, 2015

We don’t live like nineteenth-century French novelists anymore, so we should stop writing according to their conventions.