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Garden Gnomes

Rosarita hooks up with a random guy for the first time in ten years…will her worst fears be realized? Continue reading

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Johansson in "Don Juan."

Losing Faith in the Gleam

Nathaniel Missildine on Scarlett Johansson, Anthony Lane, and the function of movie stars. Continue reading

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Not equal. (Slide courtesy VIDA.)

Looking at the Numbers Trouble: The VIDA Count and Me

Twenty years before VIDA started collecting statistics that revealed how many more men than women were featured in premier literary publications, Zoe Zolbrod noticed the same kind of disparity. She tried to talk herself out of paying attention, until VIDA’s numbers helped her remember why she should. Continue reading

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Wurtzel: “No one else seems to live as I do. In a world gone wrong, a pure heart is dangerous.”

The Best Author Profile You’ll Read This Week

Janet Steen talks about writers talking about themselves. Continue reading

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Cannonball!

Notes From Bovina: Shock and Awe

How does a poet and art critic, that would be Peter Schjeldahl perhaps the shyest man on earth, become a pyro? Jennifer Kabat finds out in Bovina, NY. Continue reading

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The Stealth Fight Against Stupidity

In which Janet Steen dares to be smart — and shows us how. Continue reading

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