All Work and No Pay
August 04, 2015

Writing is rarely considered a serious occupation. Why?

Steven Pinker: These Are the Grammar Rules You Don't Need to Follow
October 03, 2014

Why are we still clinging to these archaic rules? Toss'em! 

You Are Now Entering the Demented Kingdom of William T. Vollmann
July 22, 2014

Home to goddesses, dreams, and a dangerously uncorrupted literary mind.

Interruptions Are Even Worse Than We Thought
July 16, 2014

Science proves what we've long known. Gchat is the devil, but we love it. 

The Feminist Writer's Dilemma
July 09, 2014

Women are encouraged to write about personal experiences—and then dismissed as "confessional."

Adjuncts Aren't Just Teaching College Kids, They're Trying to Keep Them Together
May 25, 2014

They're teaching 76% of college classes. And they're confessor, crisis counselor, and social worker to their students.

Which Creates Better Writers: An MFA Program or New York City?
February 27, 2014

The most important question of this collection of essays isn't related to its central binary so much as to the broader question of how we consider the relationship between creativity and collectivity.


The Real Reason Writers Love the Amtrak Residency
February 26, 2014

It's not just the free train ticket.

Is Drinking Responsible for the Great American Novel?
January 20, 2014

Researchers may prove F. Scott Fitzgerald right: Drinking improves creativity

Therapy: The Cause of, and Solution to, All of Writers' Problems
November 05, 2013

Does therapy help or hurt the writing process?