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Literature

  1. but their emails
    Natalie Portman and Jonathan Safran Foer Acknowledge That They Are PretentiousReflecting back on the email chain heard ‘round the world.
  2. sexual assualt
    Nobel Scandal: French Photographer Faces Two Charges of RapeJean-Claude Arnault has been at the center of a sex-abuse scandal that has rocked the Nobel literature community.
  3. rip
    Here’s How People Are Remembering Philip RothHow have plaudits of the great American novelists been tempered by acknowledgment of his misogyny?
  4. Tom Wolfe Has Died at 88The pioneering author and New Journalist died Monday in a Manhattan hospital.
  5. #metoo
    Nobel Prize in Literature Will Not Be Awarded Due to Sexual Abuse AllegationsIt’s the first time since World War II they’ve postponed giving the award.
  6. q&a
    The Perfect Nanny Author on Why We Can’t Look Away From Domestic Horror StoriesPerfect Nanny author Leïla Slimani on the difference between French and American mothers — and why she’s not watching the New York nanny trial.
  7. the literary world
    The Paris Review Has Finally Found a New EditorTo replace disgraced former editor Lorin Stein.
  8. books
    I Am So Jealous of Tavi Gevinson’s Custom Secret History JacketInspired by the cult novel by Donna Tartt.
  9. gift guide 2017
    11 Great Books to Give As GiftsRead with us.
  10. cat person mania
    ‘Cat Person’ Author’s Book of Short Stories Is Coming SoonIt’s a short-story collection called You Know You Want This.
  11. longreads
    15 Great Books by Women We Read This YearA big year for female writers.
  12. literature
    What I Learned After Lorin Stein Published My StoryA lesson in power, sex, and fiction.
  13. literature
    Why a Short Story About a Terrible Date Went ViralThe New Yorker’s “Cat Person” shows how complicated bad sex really is.
  14. legal drama
    Ex-Weinstein Lawyer Has History of Using Women’s Sexuality Against ThemA plagiarism lawsuit against The Girls novelist Emma Cline took an ugly turn.
  15. Elena Ferrante Is Working on Something NewFinally, some good news.
  16. profiles
    What Would Sarah Polley Do?The unorthodox film heroine’s 20-year journey to Alias Grace.
  17. literature
    Kazuo Ishiguro Is Sorry Margaret Atwood Didn’t Win the Nobel Prize“I apologize to Margaret Atwood that it’s not her getting this prize.”
  18. sick burns
    The All-Time Best Burns of New York Times Book Reviewer Michiko KakutaniThe legendary New York Times book critic made a lot of enemies during her 38-year tenure.
  19. the magazine world
    Meet the New Editor of T MagazineWould you like some tears with that Times subscription?
  20. fan casting
    Who Should Play Elena and Lila in the Elena Ferrante HBO Series?A challenge in fancasting.
  21. Rereading The Handmaid’s Tale, One Month Into the Trump EraMargaret Atwood’s dystopian novel, suddenly fresh again.
  22. q&a
    Morgan Parker on Why Beyoncé Is a Metaphor for Every Black WomanIn her new book, the poet uses Beyoncé as a device to explore the lives of black women.
  23. literature
    In Honor of Zsa Zsa Gabor, Drape Yourself in Diamonds and Divorce Your HusbandHer autobiography is full of wisdom.
  24. digital humanities
    There Are 6 Basic Emotional ‘Shapes’ of StoriesTake it from Vonnegut: “The fundamental idea is that stories have shapes which can be drawn on graph paper.”
  25. dreams
    Kafka Harnessed Insomnia to Create His Trippy FictionBlur the boundary between dreaming and waking, and you might turn into a bug.
  26. mysteries of our time
    Is This the Real Identity of Elena Ferrante?Will this finally put to rest the rumor that the author is really a man?
  27. franzenology
    Why Does Jonathan Franzen Make It So Hard to Like Him?Franzen says he has “never been in love with a black woman.”
  28. fathers day
    Make Your Dad Read Elena Ferrante!A project in honor of Father’s Day.
  29. longreads
    10 Books We’re Reading Right NowRead with us.
  30. Trump Is Losing Key ‘Literary Luminaries’ VoteMore than 400 writers have signed a petition protesting the Donald’s candidacy. Will the millions of Trump voters with McSweeney’s subscriptions be swayed?
  31. mansplaining
    What I Learned About Women From Reading Novels About Female FriendshipThey all have cancer or cheating husbands. Sometimes both.
  32. The Ten Most-Read Male Writers in College Classes, Based on Their Names AloneOr at least we think they’re men?
  33. heroes
    Girl Starts #1000BlackGirlBooks Book DriveSo far she’s collected 400 books.
  34. neuroscience
    Does Reading Literature Really Beef Up Your Brain?A new study offers hints.
  35. interview
    Everybody Is Wrong About Candace Bushnell If you think her new book is about Sex and the City, “you’re just cray-cray.”
  36. icons
    Why Loving Joan Didion Is a TrapAs shown by the frenzy over her Céline ads.
  37. The Dudes Who Read Young-Adult FictionYup, they exist. They’re just not as open about their preferred choice of literary genre.
  38. book excerpt
    Reading While Female: How to Deal With Misogynists and Male MasturbationAn excerpt from No Regrets, the new book from n+1 of women writers talking about reading.
  39. quotables
    Y.A. Author: Teen Sex Scenes Can Temper Porn’s InfluenceThey’re gonna get the information somewhere. 
  40. 'you're pretty'
    How J.D. Salinger Flirted With Girls“Sneaky girl. You’re pretty.”
  41. gender vs. genre
    Meet Bill Spence, Romance-Novel-Writing GrandpaAwww.
  42. obsessions
    Women Will Buy Basically Anything Related to Jane Austen“What gives?” —The Brontës.
  43. sexist geeks
    Sci-Fi Authors Use Male Pseudonyms So Nerds Don’t Feel ‘Excluded’Still?
  44. dubious achievements
    Photo-Shoot Threesome Wins Bad Sex in Fiction PrizeM-W-Camera. 
  45. alter ids
    Some of Junot Díaz’s Best Friends Are WomenDoes writing a sexist character make you sexist? What if the character is based on you?