Idols of ImmortalityAfter my best friend’s death, I became convinced that literature didn’t matter—until Mary Gaitskill restored my faith in it.
Why Do Some Impressions Offend, While Others Flatter?
Why Dana Carvey’s George H.W. Bush Is the Best Impression of All Time
Pixelated Breasts and Fountains of BloodMy strange, brief career as a video-game obscenity watchdog.
The Good Word
So Many Exclamation Points!A new style guide says we should pepper our e-mails with them. Really?
Why Elvis Is Our Most Iconic Celebrity Impression
So You’re Doing an Impression. How Do You Decide What to Talk About?
The Death of TitlesI Hate My Teenage Daughter, Tower Heist, Cowboys and Aliens—why can't anyone think up a decent title anymore?
Goodbye Epiphany, Hello EcstasyHow Barry Hannah changed the American short story forever.