The Gift of Connecting with Animals

Mar 30, 2015

Theme Essay by Wendy Townsend

If not for my books and the iguana I rescued from a pet shop, I’m not sure how I would have survived.

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If Only They Had Listicles in Regency England

Jan 26, 2015

TW Column by Emily Toth

The first sentence of Pride and Prejudice works as a tweet, but not as flash.

Advice, Authors, Nothing but the Toth | Read More

Rich Writers vs. the Critics—and Me

Oct 08, 2014

Theme Essay by Anna Coppola

Some people might criticize me for expecting a literary author to hold my hand and make it easy.

Authors, Money | Read More

A Feminist Invades the Halls of Phallocracy

Mar 24, 2014

"My Favorite Critic" by Emily Toth

Carolyn Heilbrun once observed that James Joyce was 'a world class shit.'

Authors, Diversity, Nothing but the Toth | Read More

George Orwell’s Radiant Idleness

Mar 10, 2014

"My Favorite Critic" by Fred Setterberg

As a perennial book reviewer, he assailed 'the disgusting tripe' penned by book blurbers.

Critics, Authors | Read More

Zadie Smith Talks About Death—Thank God

Feb 21, 2014

"My Favorite Critic" by Lorraine Berry

Smith makes criticism approachable, without dumbing it down.

Critics, Authors | Read More

The Perilous Influence of Hunter S. Thompson

Oct 04, 2013

TW Opinion by J.p. Lawrence

Yes, I love Thompson the writer—but, Christ, his followers!

Authors, Journalism | Read More

Enough With the Copy

Apr 15, 2013

Essay by Christine Grimaldi

Nora Ephron’s pearls of wisdom could not make the grain of sand at their core any less irritating.

Authors, Writer's Life | Read More

Not Looking Stupid While Talking to Neil Gaiman

Mar 11, 2013

Theme Essay by J.p. Lawrence

My reporter face is hard, but inside I am quaky. Neil Gaiman, after all, is a hero of mine.

Journalism, Fame, Authors | Read More

Giving Stephen King Another Chance

Feb 11, 2013

Theme Essay by Wendy Glaas

His work has entered my psyche thoroughly, like tentacles from his nightmarish creations.

Authors, Reader's Life, Fame | Read More


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