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.
Who Would Want to Immigrate to Greece Right Now? A lot of people. And the country has never been less equipped to absorb them.
“If You’ve Got a Good Solution, I’m Going to Steal It for a Future Answer.” Dear Prudence and The Gist follow up with “Creeped Out,” a letter writer with an unfriendly co-worker.
It Took 22 Years for the Women’s 1,500-Meters Record to Fall. What's the Fastest Humans Can Possibly Run?