Why Has Literature Ignored Soccer?
June 12, 2014

Baseball has inspired great literature in part because it's seen as a kaleidoscope of the American Dream; soccer, not so much.

In the Near Future, Only Very Wealthy Colleges Will Have English Departments
Adapt (not publish) or perish
June 08, 2014

The change isn’t necessarily an evil to be decried.

Watch Arthur Conan Doyle Explain How He Invented Sherlock Holmes
May 21, 2014

An amazing little video in which Doyle mocks his own creation.

The 2014 Summer Reading Guide
9 smart, entertaining new books to get you through the summer
May 21, 2014

Pack at least one of these before you head out on vacation.

Jonathan Safran Foer Is Putting Literature on Chipotle Cups
Here are 7 more authors whose writing should be plastered in public spaces
May 15, 2014

We'd love to see what Colson Whitehead could do with a subway wall, or what Joshua Ferriss could tag on corprate elevators. 

Read Emily Dickinson's Most Famous Poems, in Her Own Handwriting
May 14, 2014

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
It's not just the free train ticket
February 26, 2014

It's not just the free train ticket.

Death to Cupid
Love is not "all you need." Far from it.
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."