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I Got a Lesson in Gender Equality at a Romance Writers' Conference

I'd promised my editor a funny piece about the people who write and read romantic fiction, but what I found wasn't a joke.
Maddison Connaughton
9.10.15
the vice reader

Alexandra Kleeman's Debut Novel 'You Too Can Have a Body Like Mine' Charts New Dystopian Territory

We met the novelist to talk about Philip K. Dick, roommate dynamics, and gender in paranoid, postmodern-y works.
Dan Duray
8.26.15
Stuff

People Are Angry About a Romance Novel Where a Nazi Officer Falls in Love with a Concentration Camp Prisoner

For Such a Time features a "blonde-haired, blue-eyed Jewess" pairing off with an SS Guard.
Batya Ungar-Sargon
8.24.15
Stuff

Horror Is Still Grappling with the Long, Dark Shadow of HP Lovecraft

A hot weekend in Atlanta with Victorian killers, zombie celebrities, and the genre's leading authors and most decked-out fans.
Adrian Van Young
7.30.15
Stuff

The New 50 Shades of Grey Book Tells Us Very Little About Male Sexual Fantasies

Narrated from the male perspective, 'Grey' is as much about pleasing female readers as the original '50 Shades.'
Leah Prinzivalli
6.25.15
The Fiction Issue 2008

On Planning a Book Tour

The struggles of being a first-time author trying to stitch together a publicity tour for a book published by a small press.
Sarah Gerard
6.16.15
Novels

'The Inception of Zombie Wars,' by Aleksandar Hemon

Writing is nothing if not carrying the hopeless, backbreaking burden of decisions devoid of consequences.
Aleksandar Hemon
5.18.15
Stuff

This Novel Is Made Entirely of Terrifying GIFs

Dennis Cooper's Zac's Haunted House is a free digital novel composed entirely of animated GIFs. The novel appropriates an experience somewhere between carnival mirror labyrinth, deleted Disney snuff film, and a deep web comic strip by Satan.
Blake Butler
2.12.15
Stuff

Yannick Murphy Puts You in the Mind of a Serial Killer

'This Is the Water' is Yannick Murphy's most innovative novel to date.
Blake Butler
9.23.14
the vice reader

Trans Writer Sybil Lamb Wrote a Novel About Surviving a Hate Crime

Two men beat her with an iron pipe.
Hugh Ryan
8.18.14
Film

Vladimir Nabokov’s Unpublished ‘Lolita’ Screenplay Notes

Ragged odds and ends.
Blake Bailey
7.7.14
the vice reader

An Excerpt from Tao Lin's 'Taipei'

Growing up in Orlando is rough.
Tao Lin
5.28.13
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