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!
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."
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?
Yes, Young Writers Should Give Their Work Away for Free
October 29, 2013
Writing in The New York Times this weekend, author and cartoonist Tim Kreider, like every other member of the working media, surveyed the contemporary marketplace, and realized he does not like what he sees.