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.

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.

The Real Enemy In Gillian Flynn’s Works? Class.

Kyle Raymond Fitzpatrick considers the undertones of class and economic power in the work of Gillian Flynn.

Twentynine Palms: A Photoessay and Conversation Between Deanne Stillman and Cat Gwynn

Deanne Stillman and Cat Gwynn discuss the town of Twentynine Palms, and Stillman's book about the two young women who were killed there 27 years ago today.

Towards Iridescence: Brian Dillon’s Essayism

Sophie Dess reviews Brian Dillon's essay collection "Essayism: On Form, Feeling, and Nonfiction."

Edith Wharton’s Characters Were Products of Their Environment

Victoria Patterson explores Edith Wharton's keen sensibility to write characters who were flawed products of their environment.

Certain Rules of Logic Are Suddenly Obsolete: Aisha Franz on Shit is Real

Nathan Scott McNamara interviews Aisha Franz, illustrator and author of "Shit is Real."