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Rescued by Books: Fostering Teen Literacy in Low-Income Communities

Ruth Ebenstein discusses book deserts, teen literacy, and the work of The Book Truck.

Is Motherhood a Genre?

Sarah Blackwood asks: does treating motherhood as a genre in itself limit our reading of books about motherhood?

Homer and Hatred: On Jordan Peterson’s Mythology

Adam Novy argues that the alt-right’s favorite philosopher, Jordan Peterson, gives a painfully bad reading to the classics.

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Go Slowly: A Conversation with Hilary Plum and Andrea Lawlor

Hilary Plum and Andrea Lawlor discuss their recent novels, writing both poetry and prose, and how time and memory influence their work.

The Amazing 11-and-Half-Inch Woman: On Tiny Shoulders

Molly Green considers the new documentary on Hulu "Tiny Shoulders: Rethinking Barbie."

Is Motherhood a Genre?

Sarah Blackwood asks: does treating motherhood as a genre in itself limit our reading of books about motherhood?

Humbert, or the Confession of a White Spinster Female: A Millennial’s Reading of Lolita

Rebecca Schultz looks back on Nabokov's "Lolita," her teenage obsession with "The O.C.," and adolescent fantasy.