The Kaufmans may have been on a high-seas adventure, but their lives were depressingly similar to ours.

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Karl Ove Knausgaard Became a Literary Sensation by Exposing His Every Secret

Readers love him for it. He hates himself.

He became the literary star of 2014 by exposing his every secret. Now he hates himself for it. 

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Why try to avoid lingo? What's slang today is accepted usage tomorrow. 

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Too distracted by technology, lack of sleep, or your kids to focus on anything longer than a list? Here’s one of Lydia Davis’s stories, “Bloomington,” from her latest collection, Can’t and Won’t, in its entirety. Feel free to tweet it when you’re done. Now that I have been here for a little while, I can say with confidence that I have never been here before.(107 characters, counting spaces) Or another, “The Results of One Statistical Study,” that’s even shorter:

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If you weren't familiar with the 93-year-old legend, here are the three movies to watch.

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It isn't the violence, or nudity, or even the dragons that makes Game of Thrones so epic. It's the dialogue.

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Reviewing the Unreviewable

How to assess the promising, posthumous work of a 22-year-old

The act of reviewing—or even just having critical thoughts about—juvenilia produced by someone who cannot defend herself seems both loathsome and pointless. But this book calls for it.

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No actual historians are on staff—and that's led to some serious inaccuracies.

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We treat technology as disposable, yet we ascribe human characteristics to our gadgets. 

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Ellis’s show, like many others, can feel like a hall of mirrors reflecting the chatty state of pop-culture today.

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