Tag Archives: John Updike

Deaths of Distant Friends (or, John Updike Fucking Rocks)

Kurt Baumeister and John Updike met once upon a time. The event probably wasn’t memorable for Updike, but it was for Baumeister. Continue reading

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What We Talk About When We Talk About Sex (In Fiction)

Writing about sex is like engaging in sex: it’s hard. Except when it’s not hard enough. Continue reading

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Men in Books

In which Janet Steen stacks the contemporary male loser protagonist up against some literary men she’s loved in the past. Continue reading

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Misfits Unite

Janet Steen finds sonic bliss on a stretch of American strip mall…and then seeks out the musician who inspired it. Continue reading

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