Do Childish People Write Better Children’s Books?The soothing anthem Goodnight Moon was written by someone so restless.
We Are All Lisbeth SalanderThe Girl With the Dragon Tattoo’s blend of victim and killer speaks to us.
Should Pedophiles Get Air Time?Was the New York Times wrong to run an interview with Jerry Sandusky?
The Extraordinary Syllabus of David Foster WallaceWhat his lesson plans teach us about how to live.
The Strangest Sexual SpaNicholson Baker's House of Holes takes on a culture entranced by pornography.
Tina Fey's Tough Girl FeminismThe rough humor in Fey's new book Bossypants is exactly what the movement needs.
The Joyful Life of the Provocateur Hitchens taught me that provocation isn’t exhausting. It’s fun.
I'll Have What He's HavingBreaking bread with Nicholson Baker, America's foremost writer of literary sex novels.
Why So Angry, Dad?Go the F**k to Sleep exposes yuppie parents' sexlessness, self-pity, and repressed rage.
Battle WearyEveryone seems to think I'm at war with the wife of a famous novelist on Twitter. I don't even use Twitter!
The Audio Book Club on Eat, Pray, LoveOur critics discuss Elizabeth Gilbert's blockbuster memoir.
White Fright Does Donald Trump represent the ascendancy of white nationalism on the American right?
How Can This Possibly Happen? Geoffrey Sant wrote about drivers in China who intentionally kill pedestrians. Ask him anything.
Beyond Brady The NFL’s Deflategate defeat will reverberate for years unless the league reforms now.
A Record Number of Retirements Turned the U.S. Open’s First Round Into a Joke. It Can’t Happen Again.