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“A dud article from Breitbart reaches more people than all the books we've talked about combined,” lamented LA Kauffman, gesturing to the dozens of pulp-and-spine texts recommended to the audience at the morning panel of Sunday's Brooklyn Book Festival. Kauffman unearthed the slinking undercurrent of the day: What do books matter in the age of fake news and impending fascism? It was hardly an auspicious opening to the festival's eleventh annual celebration of the vital...
One evening in early April, Katie McKenna was nestled into a corner seat at HiFi, a bar in the East Village. Between sips of her gin and soda, the 30-something-year-old was rehearsing an excerpt of her memoir, which she would be reading later that night as part of Lyrics, Lit & Liquor. Comprised of readings, trivia and performances, the event was featured by Time Out as one of its “Things to Do”—adding to McKenna’s...
“I am, I am, I am,” reads one of the many tattoos Alana Massey uncovers after falling down a late-night Tumblr rabbit hole. The quote is from Sylvia Plath’s The Bell Jar, when Esther tries to commit suicide in the bath. And the skin in question belongs to a woman who frequents “the sadder corner of the women’s Internet,” as Massey puts it, an internet subculture that valorizes Plath and dissects the complicated pain...
What do the notions of power and success mean to men and women? How can we balance our need for fulfilling personal lives with a rise to the top? And once we have finished conquering the world, who’s doing the dishes? In The Unmade Bed. The Messy Truth About Men and Women in the 21st Century, Stephen Marche explores what it means to be in a heteronormative marriage in the modern day. Interwoven with...

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