Against YARead whatever you want. But you should feel embarrassed when what you’re reading was written for children.
A Form of Literary AnarchyIf you want to understand Ulysses, you should read about its obscenity trial.
Letters From the PastA new comic illustrates the desperate missives sent to an immigrant advice column in old New York.
“There Was Something Stupid in This”Karl Ove Knausgaard’s epic autobiography is narcissistic, indiscreet, and a remarkable work of art.
Why Are You So Fearful, O Ye of Little Faith?In his new book, Glenn Greenwald takes on the doubters.
Inside Asa AkiraIs a porn star’s memoir revelatory truth-telling, or a shield deflecting complicated revelations?
Alone, Alone, All, All Alone, Alone on a Wild Wild SeaBarbara Ehrenreich searches for transcendence.
The “A&P” ProblemCan Stuart Dybek, an underappreciated master of the American short story, overcome the limitations of the American short story?
Strange BeastWhat happens when a 20-year-old constructs his personality completely out of reading Tom Robbins novels?
The Ghosts of ’91Tension between the U.S. and Russia is rising. A new history of the end of the Cold War helps to correct the record.
Steak-Umm out of Sacred CowsPatricia Lockwood’s poetry, and the discomfort it’s meant to cause squares like me.
Was It Good for You?A smart, funny, sex-positive comic book for readers of all genders and predilections.
Lose Weight Fast With … Susan Orlean?The skinny on The Skinny, the 1999 oddity on The New Yorker writer’s bibliography