The 2014 Summer Reading Guide
May 21, 2014
Pack at least one of these before you head out on vacation.
We'd love to see what Colson Whitehead could do with a subway wall, or what Joshua Ferriss could tag on corprate elevators.
Emily Dickinson's poetry, more beautiful than you've ever seen it.
The Most Bizarrely Sexual 'Lolita' Book Covers
April 22, 2014
The oversexed, hyper-titillating cover art that's slapped on Lolita is incredibly bizarre—and discomfiting.
The Real Reason Writers Love the Amtrak Residency
February 26, 2014
It's not just the free train ticket.
Death to Cupid
February 13, 2014
Boycott Valentine's Day and end our nation's obsession with romantic love.
You Probably Haven't Read Robert Frost's Best Poems
January 29, 2014
There's way more to Frost than "The Road Not Taken."
On Her Birthday, In Praise of Edith Wharton's Acerbic Pen
January 24, 2014
She was rich as sin, but didn't let that stop her from ripping apart the upper class.
We Don't Need Another Book About How Much You Love Reading
January 07, 2014
"Why I Read" is another pointless entry in the tired genre, The Very Personal Book About My Love Of Reading.
From her obituaries, and the serious critical assessments of her work, I hardly recognize the Doris Lessing I knew.