Articles in Literature
Kim Stanley Robinson’s 2020 climate novel has been hailed as one of the most important books of the era. But is it good climate commentary, or even good fiction?
Editor Lyta Gold reflects on the writings of Connie Willis and the heroes of history.
Dan Walden examines what makes life worth living, according to sleeper masterpiece “The Last Samurai”.
How did cartoonist Scott Adams go from Dilbert to MAGA and what does the Cold War have to do with it?
The creator of Harry Potter could imagine the most marvelous fictional universe in children’s literature—yet she can’t imagine the inner lives of transgender people or the radical expansion of political possibilities.
A personal essay about childhood, popularity, trailer parks, and the meaning of class.
Is this modernist tome full of fart jokes and dense allusions worth all the irritating discourse around it? Brianna Rennix says yes.
A delightful place to enter. A risky world in which to live.
On the failures of “American Dirt,” the successes of “Lost Children Archive,” and how to write ethically about ongoing crises.
The wisdom and weirdness of feminist utopian novels…
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