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Why Is the Name ‘Bret’ So Cursed?

Earlier this month, washed-up author Bret Easton Ellis volunteered to have his ass kicked all the way up through his skull by an inquisitive Isaac…

Confessions of a Male Nancy Drew Superfan

Drop me in a bookstore or library in 1979, and I’d immediately start to look for the yellow spines. I was 6, an enthusiastic, ambitious…

Everything Your New Year’s Resolutions Will Do to Your Brain and Body: Reading More

“A classic is something that everybody wants to have read and nobody wants to read.” So said Mark Twain, and it seems the more things…

Why So Many Guys Are Obsessed With ‘My Brilliant Friend’

As “Ferrante Fever” gripped the English-speaking literary world, you might have mistaken it for a phenomenon exclusive to women readers. Elena Ferrante’s four Neapolitan Novels,…