Kate Reed Petty on pickup artists and the potential of ethnography in Rachel O'Neill's "Seduction."
Zoe Dubno reviews "Assassination Nation," a "miasma of gore, teen ass, and fake-woke political thought."
Despite criticisms, Marlena Trafas argues that “Sierra Burgess is a Loser” portrays deep truths about plus-size teenage insecurity.
Beverly Glass reviews Howard Bryant's latest book, "The Heritage: Black Athletes, A Divided America, and the Politics of Patriotism."
Megan Pietz reviews May-Lan Tan's "Things to Make and Break."
Shannon Draucker examines the role classical music plays in two recent novels, Aja Gabel's "The Ensemble" and R. O. Kwon's "The Incendiaries."
Nathan Scott McNamara reviews Virginie Despentes's "Pretty Things," translated by Emma Ramadan.