Category Archives: Literature

Game of Thrones: the execution of Ned Stark (l. to r. Sophie Turner, Lena Headey, Jack Gleeson, Sean Bean)

Game of Thrones: Hurts So Good

Game of Thrones is the ultimate in horror, Tom Gualtieri says. Continue reading

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The Highest Luxury: Reading Ranciere and the Beauty of Forgetting

“Culture closely resembles life, but it is mimicry, facsimile, a reproduction of an origin never experienced in the first place. What is left are zombie forms, mechanically driven animations of death.” Continue reading

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Louis C.K. and Montaigne, perhaps more in common than we thought

Stand Up Comedy and the Essay, aka Louis C.K. Meet Michel de Montaigne

It could be a joke, two men walk into a bar… But no Taylor Reinhart links standup to the essay to Michel de Montaigne himself. Continue reading

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When Portis Met Salinger

Patrick Wensink stalks the world’s most reclusive authors. Charles Portis, meet Jerry Salinger. Continue reading

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True Detective: Journey to the End of the American Night

Kurt Baumeister on the new hit from HBO, and its debt to Celine. Continue reading

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The Surprising Legacy of Choose Your Own Adventure Books

How Choose Your Own Adventure books have shaped current culture. Patrick Wensink uncovers multiple endings. Continue reading

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Amazons: Don DeLillo’s Obscure “Intimate Memoir”

Victoria Patterson on the “intimate memoir by the first woman ever to play in the National Hockey League”…by Don DeLillo. Continue reading

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