26 days ago | Books
Critics' Pick: Family Ties This spring brings the first English translation of The End of Eddy (May 2, Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 208 pp.), a timely and deeply moving coming-of-age novel that French writer Édouard Louis first published in 2014. It...
1 month ago | Books
One of the greatest lessons literature can teach us is that no one should email, ever. From Philip Roth's The Human Stain to Jonathan Safran Foer's correspondence with Natalie Portman, readers have had ample opportunity to learn that digital commu...
6 months ago | Books
Each time a reader clicks on a story, she tells a piece of her own. Anything bought, sold, watched, stalked, or mindlessly logged on the internet may contribute to this algorithmic narrative, and many socially awake writers (David Eggers, Cory Doc...
3 years ago | Film and TV
"The Bechdel Test is actually just a lever," says Michelle Dean, a pop culture writer currently at Flavorwire. "It isn't actually a critical test. It's a way of pointing out to people in a really short and pithy fashion exactly what's wrong with t...