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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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A Few Thoughts on Publishing Today: Timing, Books, and the Editor’s Zeitgeist

Susan LaTempa's thoughts on tactics, trends, and changes in publishing today.

The Case of the White Black Panther Orchestra

Sarah Bartoleme discusses the lack of Black musicians in the "Black Panther" orchestra.

John Branch’s Bold and Hopeful The Last Cowboys

Tucker Coombe reviews "The Last Cowboys: A Pioneer Family in the New West" by John Branch.

Stepping Back from the Cliff: A Conversation Between Aja Gabel and Chloe Benjamin

Novelists Aja Gabel and Chloe Benjamin discuss their novels "The Ensemble" and "The Immortalists."

The Left Hand of Darkness in Light of #MeToo

Emily Ruth Mace considers Ursula Le Guin's sci-fi classic "The Left Hand of Darkness" with an eye toward our current moment in gender dynamics.

On Not Being Interested in North Korea

Colin Marshall the cultural obsession (or lack thereof) with North Korea.