Articles of Note

How have M.F.A. programs affected the novel? Besides an increase in words like “lawns,” “stomachs,” and “wrists,” the answer seems to be: Not at all... more »

New Books

A book can open up the world. Death is integral to that world. Sontag, Sendak, Updike, Freud: What happens when a writer reaches the end?... more »

Essays & Opinions

Sociology is a suspicious, even paranoid science, an attempt to suss out the reality of reality. What can it teach us about spy fiction?... more »