Books

Why Men Love the Men Who Hurt Them

Leopold and Loeb are the model of toxic intimacy in the queer romance ‘These Violent Delights’

Remember Who’s Feeding You Your Oscar-Bait Poverty Porn

When America wants easy, comforting answers, books like ‘Hillbilly Elegy’ — and Ivy League asshole J.D. Vance — provide them

A Very Modern History of Just Walking Around

From 19th-century Parisian flâneurs to strolls during a 2020 pandemic, wandering on foot is anything but pedestrian

I Tried Seven Different Ways to Rip a Phone Book in Half and God Help Me I Succeeded

As hard as it is to rip a phone book in half, it’s way harder to actually find a phone book in the first place. Also, I almost burned my house down in the process.