Why Professors Should Never Have Affairs With Their Students

It’s not about affecting professional distance. It’s about not wallowing in clichés. 

July 7 2014 3:27 PMIf Karl Ove Knausgaard’s My Struggle Were Written by a Woman, Would We Care?
Oct. 8 2013 11:57 AMThe Philosopher and the StudentWas the saga of Colin McGinn really a clear-cut case of sexual harassment?
Aug. 13 2013 10:30 AMQuinn. Yawn.Why don’t more New York women support Christine Quinn for mayor?
July 29 2013 1:15 PMVanity, Thy Name Is FilmmakerThe response to the HBO documentary First Comes Love underlines our bias against “narcissistic” single mothers.
July 12 2013 6:25 AMSensitive Literary ManAdelle Waldman’s new novel, The Love Affairs of Nathaniel P., perfectly captures the type.
June 13 2013 8:37 AMGreat Airplane ReadsNot too scary. Not too slow. Totally absorbing. The criteria for a perfect airplane book.
May 30 2013 11:41 AMSister DearestThe dark side of sibling love.
May 8 2013 5:09 PMIs the Bohemian Dead?In her new memoir, Country Girl, Edna O’Brien recalls when writers were drunk, brawling, and fabulous.
April 22 2013 11:41 AMThe Reluctant AmericanWhat the novel and the new movie The Reluctant Fundamentalist can teach us about the Boston bombers.
April 2 2013 1:14 PMObit GaffeIn rocket scientist Yvonne Brill’s obit, was it so bad to mention the beef stroganoff?
March 13 2013 7:30 AMSpeedboat ManiaRenata Adler’s '70s cult classic brings us the stylish, damaged woman.
Feb. 20 2013 11:43 AMSuffer the Little ChildrenEmily Rapp’s memoir about her dying son fascinates us. Why?
Feb. 1 2013 7:30 AMI Love You. Now Text Me.How online relationships are more real than real ones.
Jan. 9 2013 5:45 AMThis Is How You Write a MemoirRules for the much-maligned form.
Dec. 18 2012 5:08 PMTen Reasons To Worship Rebecca WestThe great overlooked writer and feminist.
Oct. 30 2013 7:05 AMThe Dutch Don’t Care About MarriageAmericans can learn a lot from their indifference.   
Aug. 28 2013 1:51 PMThe Feminist Bean Counters Are BackShould we really care if Obama hasn’t appointed enough women, or there aren’t enough female bylines in the New York Review of Books?
Aug. 6 2013 11:25 AMAustengateThe Bank of England wanted to put Jane Austen on a 10-pound note. Then all hell broke loose.
July 25 2013 12:31 PMThe Best Breakup BooksIn Love, by Alfred Hayes, recently reissued; Light Years, by James Salter; and Graham Greene’s The End of the Affair.
June 27 2013 8:07 AMStop Attacking Male Writers for Being SexistProtagonists don’t have to be likable to be great.
June 6 2013 4:56 PMHideous KinkyKate Winslet has three different kids by different fathers. So?
May 22 2013 5:37 PMPottermaniaHarry Potter tourism, where the pilgrims are adults and the books are a religion.
May 2 2013 2:08 PMThe Woman AffrontedWas novelist Claire Messud right to imply her interviewer was sexist?
April 8 2013 12:25 PMThesis DefenseNo, it’s not a waste of time to get a literature Ph.D. It teaches you to commit to your ideas.
March 28 2013 4:10 PMThe Greatest Novelist You Haven’t ReadJames Salter is as good as Roth, Updike, or Ford. So why isn’t he popular?
March 6 2013 11:41 AMWhy Do We Hate Successful Women?Liberals want more female CEOs. But they hate the ones who exist.
Feb. 11 2013 5:30 AM“Daddy” Is MommyIs Sylvia Plath’s famous poem really about her mother?
Jan. 16 2013 6:00 AMGood Riddance, “Pro-Choice”Planned Parenthood abandons the bourgeois term. How about calling it “pro-freedom”?
Jan. 2 2013 4:18 PMA Lone Zebra on New Year’s EveI don’t care about the holidays. And yet they remind me of how things are supposed to look.
Dec. 12 2012 11:05 AMThe Feminist Fertility MythWhy do women believe they can delay children for so long?