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Bildungsroman, Baby! Lisa Locascio’s Debut Novel, ‘Open Me’

An erotic first novel about a young American abroad gradually grows more eloquent.

‘An American Quilt’ Pulls Back the Covers of Enslavement Culture

But why doesn’t Rachel May run with her many “what ifs” and give us a novel?

Beyond the James Dean Mythology with Graham’s ‘Giant’

Looking back at the novel and the iconic Hollywood film, with its biting indictment of greed, misogyny and bigotry in Texas.

Navigating History, Religion in ‘The Last Watchman of Old Cairo’

Why take time to read a book about time? For quiet revelations and epiphanies.

Prison Bitches! Electric Ladies! Women Who Rule the Earth!

We'd have no Harvey Weinstein because some electro-lady would turn him into a pile of ash.

South Korean Novelist Plays America (Nods to Camus and Homer)

Eventually, J.M. Lee may or may not write the Great South Korean Novel.

Why I Will Always Be A Liberal

No social reform should come at the expense of the individual. Reforms must serve the individual.

Why a 1947 Opera About Susan B. Anthony Feels Right Now

History comes around again in surprising ways. Places fall apart and are put back together. People come together, go away, and come back again....

Advice and Consent: Nia Vardalos Finds “Tiny Beautiful Things”

Nia Vardalos adapts and stars in a theatrical retelling of pain and survival.

For Medieval Scholars, “Game of Thrones” is Bittersweet

GoT has drawn new interest to medieval times while also furthering misconceptions.

3 Movements That Prove There is a Demand for More Diverse...

In recent years, there has been a call for more diverse characters in novels.

Melville on the Menu, Bukowski in the Bathroom

A dining establishment in Atlantic Beach, NY does everything by the book.

Bookends: How Shakespeare Embodies Popular Culture

Shakespeare began as pop culture and has remained ever defined and shaped by pop culture.

In Election Season, Americans Choose Their Own Adventure

In literary terms, we're gambling on America’s sequel.

“Vinegar Girl”: Anne Tyler Tames the “Shrew”

American novelist determined to remake outmoded Shakespeare.

Brexit, Pursued by a Bear

Brexit reveals a flawed story being told about British national identity.
Game of Thrones

Forget Drugs and Booze, I’m Addicted to “Game of Thrones”

They feed on my addiction. I feed on them.

A Literary Melting Pot Celebrates Five Years

The independent bookstore isn't dead. It has evolved.

Sanders, Trump and the Politics of Hokum

It's the politics of woo-woo, from sea to shining sea.
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