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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…

The Age of the Anxiety Read

At the end of Alfred Hitchcock’s 1951 thriller Strangers on a Train, a standoff occurs atop a carousel. The cops have accidentally shot the carny…

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…