My grandmother introduced me to “I Capture the Castle” by Dodie Smith. “It was her favorite book,” I’d say, “and I was her favorite grandchild.”
Rejection is either an act or a state of being. Marguerite Duras explores both in “The Lover,” an autobiography that itself rejects conventional prose …
The rules of people are so easily ascribed to God: a sleight-of-hand trick to say who can do what, and when, and how.
I spent my childhood working at my family’s small, cabin-court motel in upstate New York, a place our guests were always calling “rustic” and “charming,” but that I thought of as a…
A year after Sheila Heti published her hugely original and popular metanovel, How Should a Person Be?, the director Jordan Tannahill contacted her to see if the play the narrator was struggling to write in the novel was real.
Norwegian contemporary literature isn’t all crime and Knausgaard. In fact, the debate the United States is now having about the Norwegian author of My Struggle—and about the spectacle of a male writer…
Why Did I Ever captures the strangeness, the despair, the ennui of life, and presents it flawlessly.
“Imagine yourself living in a space that contains only things that spark joy. Isn’t this the lifestyle you dream of?” This is the premise of Marie Kondo’s The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing, an insightful look at how rearranging your home can change your life.
We Are the Youth is an ongoing photojournalism project (and a beautiful book) that documents the as-told-by experiences of gay, lesbian, bisexual, queer, transgender and questioning youth across the country.