Jami Attenberg’s #1000WordsofSummer Turned a Corner of the Internet into a Supportive Literary Community

Amy Carleton describes how Jami Attenberg created a positive online community with #1000WordsofSummer.

Edith Wharton’s The Custom of the Country: Undine Spragg is the Female Donald Trump

A look at Edith Wharton's "The Custom of the Country" reveals how the main character, Undine Spragg, bares a striking resemblance to President Donald Trump.

The Comic Frame of Sławomir Mrożek: Or, How to Tell if You Live in a Totalitarian Country

A look into Polish writer Sławomir Mrożek's black humor illustrates how comedy and laughter challenge totalitarian rule.

How James Joyce Shaped Brazil’s New Breakout Film, Araby

Affonso Uchoa's and João Dumans's new film "Araby," shows that the worker's plight crosses time and space from 20th-century Ireland to present-day Brazil.

A First Meal: In Memory of Jonathan Gold

Robert Abele remembers the "peculiarly joyous specialty born of eating with Jonathan Gold."

Teeth of the Matter: Notes from a Maggie Nelson Reading

Mattie Wyndham reflects on corporeality and freedom from shame at a Maggie Nelson reading of "Something Bright, Then Holes" at Skylight Books.

Rethinking the #MeToo Movement: Lessons from Thomas Hardy’s Tess of the D’Urbervilles

Thomas Hardy's 1891 novel, "Tess of the D'Urbervilles," offers a useful socio-economic framework for the #MeToo Movement.