What accounts for the gender gap in literary criticism?
Thursday, January 16
Wednesday, January 15
George Saunders has written for The New Yorker and GQ. His latest collection of short stories is Tenth of December.
"Maybe you would understand your artistry to be: put me anywhere. I'll find human beings, I'll find human interest, I'll find literature. And I guess you could argue the weirder, or maybe the less explored the place, the better."
François Hollande campaigned as “Monsieur Normal,” but after taking office as France’s President, a single tweet exposed his twisted 20-year love triangle.
Tuesday, January 14
“After college, as my friends left Michigan for better opportunities, I was determined to help fix this broken, chaotic city by building my own home in the middle of it. I was 23 years old.”
What adolescence does to adolescents is nowhere near as brutal as what it does to their parents.
An excerpt from All Joy and No Fun: The Paradox of Modern Parenthood.
How a rogue p.r. man pulled a fast one on professional hockey.
“More than a café, the shop is a carpentered-together, ingenious mechanism—a specialized tool—designed to keep Carrelli tethered to herself.”
Monday, January 13
It comes from the soil of the desert Southwest. Inhaled, it can cause incurable, even fatal illness. And, thanks to global warming, valley fever is spreading fast.
The case of Gilberto Valle, “The Cannibal Cop,” and the line between criminal thoughts and action.
Sunday, January 12
A report from Owsley County, Ky., the poorest county in America.