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Men Should Read More Fiction After a Breakup

Pop-culture consumption, the most famous of breakup salves, is universal. No matter your place in the grief, there’s always a song that will sound best…

Undead Again and Again: Why We Can’t Let Go of Frankenstein’s Monster

Mary Shelley’s 1818 novel Frankenstein: or, The Modern Prometheus has its origins in the gloomy summer of 1816, and a now-famous gathering of vacationing friends…

Tope Folarin’s Search for Himself

When D.C.-based writer Tope Folarin was awarded the Caine Prize for African Writing in 2013 — becoming the first writer based outside of the continent…

The Rise and Fall of the Most Dangerous Publisher in America

A contract killer, a two-bit swindler and a former Republican politician. What do they all have in common? They were all convicted criminals, and they…