literature

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,…

Y’all Are Majorly Fucking Up by Not Reading Women Writers

There’s a John Waters quip that’s been bandied about the web as long as horny literati have had an online presence: “If you go home…

The President Who Thrives on Decay and Collapse

Greetings and welcome to Bro Bibles, a series in which I ruin my summer by reading the books your worst ex-boyfriend holds dear to his…