But Think of the Children! What Our Dystopian Moment Teaches Us About Fatherhood and Kids

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We’re in a pop culture cycle of kids in dystopian futures. Bruce Peabody explores why.

Why It’s Good To Be David: Malcolm Gladwell Takes On Goliath

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Many of us know the story of David & Goliath, with it’s beloved tale of an underdog coming out on top, but what if we have been looking at it all wrong?

Mark Twain, the Depth

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Professor Bobkoff is not returning to campus this fall, but his daughter will never forget what he taught her.

Going Public: Xe Sands reads ‘The End’ by D.H. Lawrence

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D.H. Lawrence never sounded so good.

Gatsby as Stalker

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Pat Brothwell learns how a new generation interprets his literary favorite.

Why Storytelling Has Always Been Better Than Lecturing, Period

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Our relationships, marriages and the whole of our society would improve if we read more stories.

The Lie of Heroes: How Kerouac Almost Killed Me

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By trying to follow in his literary hero’s footsteps, Jarad Dewing learned that not all heroes are what they seem.

Equating Love With Possession

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The definition of love is not determined by the way we believe most people act with their lovers.

Insightful Article Further Proves What We Know: Women Like Porn Too

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Amazon’s online book marketplace downplays smut, says Noah Berlatsky.

The Best LGBT Books of All Time

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Benoit Denizet-Lewis asked our country’s leading queer writers to suggest five indispensable books.

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To My Uncle Dickie

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CJ Kaplan remembers the man who taught him to love The Three Stooges, Mad Magazine, “In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida” and other great works of art.

Arts in Correction Documentary ‘At Night I Fly’ Premieres at MOMA

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GMP Poet Spoon Jackson is one of the subjects of Michel Wenzler’s complex portrait of prison life, in its US premiere at MOMA on February 20.

The Power of Love Notes

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Whenever I think of love notes I think about the one stuck to my parents’ bathroom mirror.

Very Superstitious

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Rituals we perform for good luck are known as sorcery, and actions we avoid out of superstition are taboos.

This Spiritual Novelist Has Sold More Than 18 Million Books … And You’ve Probably Never Heard of Him. Or Have You?

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Listen in on a fascinating conversation with William Paul Young, the author of best-seller “The Shack” and the new book “Crossroads.”

“This is the one place where I can be entertained and informed by thoughtful, male-centric literature.”

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