Reading

Knopf Book Designer Hates the Classic 'Great Gatsby' Cover
In an interview, Peter Mendulsund explains why some covers work and others fail
August 04, 2014

He explains why some covers succeed and others fail. 

In Praise of Reading Whatever the Hell You Want
Don't let Slate make you feel ashamed for reading books that you love
June 05, 2014

Don't let anyone make you feel ashamed for reading books that you love

Jeb Bush Claims He's More Bookish Than His Brother. Karl Rove Begs To Differ.
May 27, 2014

My Genghis Khan biography eats your Kindle for lunch, little bro.

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. 

If Your Eyes Are Exhausted, It Might Be the English Language’s Fault
March 07, 2014

You don't read Shakespeare in a straight line, and other lessons from eye-tracking research

Why E-books Are Banned in My Digital Journalism Class
January 22, 2014

The printed page still matters, even where you wouldn't expect it.

Is Reading Necessarily a Hostile Experience for Young Women?
December 10, 2013

In 2007, several n+1 editors discussed books they’d read or wished they had read in college. The series of dialogues was published in a pamphlet called What We Should Have Known.

What to Read Over Thanksgiving Weekend
November 28, 2013

With the long Holiday weekend ahead of us, here is a collection of links.

Romney Has a Problem In Pennsylvania: Math
October 30, 2012

Obama's strength in southeastern Pennsylvania is just a little too much for Republicans to overcome.

Live, From 2012, It’s The Best Essays From 2011!
October 05, 2012

The Best American book series is valuable, but needs to be saved from its own outdatedness.

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