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The Unlikely, Gritty Origins of John Shaft

Who’s the black private dick that’s a sex machine to all the chicks? The answer, of course, is Shaft. John Shaft. But who is he…

How This Author Forgave His Abusive Father to Become a Better Man

David Crow doesn’t like to brag — at least not about himself. He is, though, more than happy to list out the excellent qualities his…

The Problematic Past and Enduring Appeal of Dr. Seuss

For many people, Dr. Seuss is the first real media figure they bond with. Of course, there’s always the odd kid who identifies hard with…

What This Journalist Learned About Female Desire by Following Ordinary Women for Almost a Decade

The description of Lisa Taddeo’s Three Women makes it sound like literary fiction, the kind aimed firmly at female readers: a lyrical, intimate exploration of…