Ignatius Donnelly, Prince of Cranks
by J. M. Tyree
A well-meaning nineteenth-century Minnesotan congressman and his struggle for freedom, equal rights, and the Theory of Everything.
Dennis Cooper, Probably
by Jason McBride
The pseudo-autobiographical sources for Cooper’s exploration into psychological Dystopia.
by David Ng
“The New France” does its level best to embody the worst parts of corporate culture in the same old U.S.
The Semen of Hercules
by Tony Perrottet
The specific details of substance abuse in ancient Greek athletics are ridiculous and delightful.
in conversation with Zadie Smith
An avid reader of all of McEwan talks with the diligent writer of all of McEwan.
interviewed by Jim Roll
Old enough to have a greatest hits album, young enough to think death metal is funny.
interviewed by Tamler Sommers
Maybe “Is Catherine Zeta-Jones hot?” and “Is gay marriage right?” are really the same question.
Expert: The Author-Photo Curator
by Mary Guterson
Bret Easton Ellis’s Lunar Park
reviewed by Benjamin Strong
Scott Zieher’s Virga
reviewed by Milton L. Welch
Ginger Strand’s Flight
reviewed by Lara Tupper
Jack Gilbert’s Refusing Heaven
reviewed by Sarah Manguso
Kelly Link’s Magic for Beginners
reviewed by Dennis Lim
Angie Estes’s Chez Nous
reviewed by Stephen Burt
Plant: The Wandering Jew
by Brian H. Kehrl
Stuff I’ve Been Reading
by Nick Hornby
La Zona Fantasma
by Javier Marías
by Amy Sedaris
Four-Color Comics: “Ride of a Lifetime”
by Michael Kupperman
Schema: The Dickin Medal for Animal Bravery
by Peter Owen Nelson & Brian McMullen