books-and-authors

Searching Through Kobe Bryant’s High School Years for Answers to His Controversial Legacy

In his new book ‘The Rise,’ Philadelphia sports columnist Mike Sielski recounts the early years of the complicated basketball phenom. He talks to MEL about trying to craft Kobe’s origin story and how he balances the athlete’s sexual-assault allegation with his brilliance on the court

That Time When Tolstoy Wrote a Red-Pill Novel

‘The Kreutzer Sonata’ is as shocking today as it was in the 19th century — because its vein of misogyny endures in the Manosphere

The Literary Genius of Movie Novelizations

‘Based on the major motion picture’ doesn’t mean bargain basement — the exact opposite, really

Joanna Angel Has Always Written Her Own Story

The alt-porn icon’s choose-your-erotic-fantasy novels are a culmination of lifelong literary passion