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What Kind of Girl Reads Not That Kind of Girl?

Lena Dunham’s hotly anticipated memoir Not That Kind of Girl hit shelves less than 48 hours ago. It’s exciting. People have been waiting for this for a while. I bet you’ve already bought it. (I absolutely already bought it.) I bet you’ve bought it, taken a reading selfie, and already … More »

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8 Books You Need to Read This October

Each month, Boris Kachka will offer nonfiction and fiction book recommendations, and you should read as many of them as possible.Wolf in White Van, by John Darnielle (FSG, October 1)In a landscape littered with rock stars’ literary larks, the Mountain Goats front man stands out. (Wolf, his fiction debut, has … More »

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Gillian Flynn on 30 Rock, Flowers in the Attic, and 19 Other Things That Have Influenced Her Work

On Friday, after months of rabid speculation over its ending, the film adaptation of Gillian Flynn’s Gone Girl will be released in theaters. Flynn, who also wrote the screenplay, spoke with Vulture about the movies, paintings and books that have influenced her career (and the ending of Gone Girl).Tina Fey … More »

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Ken Follett Is an Unsung Gay Icon

The popular novelist says he’s never had gay sex (‘Not yet’), but that’s never stopped him from quietly but repeatedly including gay men in his fiction.

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Fun With Philosophical Fiction

Reading a Lars Iyer novel, you find yourself becoming one with the author and his obsessions. When he’s at his best, the results are strangely, genuinely pleasurable.

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Read All About It: The History of Print

Thanks to Steve Jobs, we are all font savvy these days, but few of us can explain much else about how the printed word gets printed. Herewith, a graphic history to fill the gap.

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The 11 Worst Batman Villains

If there’s one thing that promotions for Gotham, Fox’s new Batman prequel series, want you to know, it’s this: Sure, we might not have Batman, but we have so many of his famous rogues gallery. The pilot alone — which coincided with Batman’s 75th birthday this year (really, he doesn’t look a day … More »

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Lesbian Love and the Perfect Murder

As her latest novel, ‘The Paying Guests,’ is published, bestselling author Sarah Waters talks about love, sexuality, subverting history, aging—and affairs with straight women.

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Overlooked Classic Books From Florida

A Florida author recommends several inspiring, sustaining, but too little known books about the Sunshine State that are often overlooked but to which he returns repeatedly.

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Lena Dunham Will Pay Her Book-Tour Volunteers After All

Consider this micro-scandal squashed: Hours after Gawker raised a stink, Lena Dunham announced that she would in fact pay the local artists working as warm-up acts on her upcoming book tour. “As an artist raised by artists, no one believes more than I do that creators should be fairly compensated … More »

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Noam Chomsky—Infuriating and Necessary

You don’t have to buy Chomsky’s ideas wholesale to recognize that his often outrageous critiques of American democracy and capitalism usually hit their targets.

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How Hitch & Amis Discovered Evil

“Zone of Interest” is Amis’ tour de force, but it couldn’t have happened without the influence of Peter Foges, Christopher Hitchens and others.

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Jonathan Franzen’s Biography Will Be Titled Jonathan Franzen: The Comedy of Rage

Jonathan Franzen, who hates everything from the Internet to snark (heh), apparently has no problem with mid-career biographies. The notably cranky author of The Corrections and Freedom gave his blessing to Swarthmore English professor Philip Weinstein to write a biography of him titled Jonathan Franzen: The Comedy of Rage. Weinstein … More »

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The Duchess Who Secretly Loved Elvis

Deborah, the Duchess of the Devonshire, who died this week, was the last of an iconic, English literary dynasty — and a delightful lunchtime companion.

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Will the Real Jim Palmer Stand Up

He was a winner who was called a quitter, a hypochondriac who averaged 288 innings a season for nine seasons—Palmer might be the most complicated man to ever throw a baseball.

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Will the Real Jim Palmer Please Stand Up

He was a winner who was called a quitter, a hypochondriac who averaged 288 innings a season for nine seasons—Palmer might be the most complicated man to ever throw a baseball.

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Lena Dunham’s Most Shocking Confessions

Virginity, rape, TV nudity, and veganism. Lena Dunham discusses it all—and then some—in her brutally honest, sharply funny memoir, ‘Not That Kind of Girl.’

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The Most Hated Man in Books

Book critic Edward Champion raised hackles this summer with a vulgar rant about female writers—and he’s just been kicked off Twitter for attempting to blackmail a female colleague.

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Is This The Most Hated Man in Books?

Book critic Edward Champion raised hackles this summer with a vulgar rant about female writers—and he’s just been kicked off Twitter for attempting to blackmail a female colleague.

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How Early Americans Imagined Hell

For most of a century, until the carnage of the Civil War gave people something to really worry about, the idea of eternal damnation was a national obsession across America.

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