The New Literary Heroine Is Smart with No Personality
Catherine Lacey's 'The Answers' joins a cadre of recent novels featuring female perspective minus female identity.
Being Popular Won't Make You Less Sad Inside
A new book divides popularity into two types, but only one is helpful.
THE LOOKING GLASS ISSUE
Meet the People Who Put Together the April Issue of VICE Magazine
Say hello to the writers and photographers who made this month's issue of VICE Magazine.
Cannibalism Isn't as Edgy as You Think
Zoologist Bill Schutt's new book takes the bite out of Western taboos that consider eating another person the worst thing you could do.
All Your Favorite Writers and Artists Were Constantly Fucking
A new book charts out the often messy love lives of famous artists, writers, and creative types.
‘Fleabag’ Star Phoebe Waller-Bridge on ‘Unlikable' Women and Sexual Validation
We talked to the creator of the hilarious show about a horny young British mess.
The Sick Day Issue
Eimear McBride Is Back
The writer's second novel, <i>The Lesser Bohemians</i>, took nine years to write and comes out this month.
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The Surprising Benefits of Hating Everything
Essayist Mark Greif’s new book <i>Against Everything</i> doesn’t tell you how to live, but it does encourage you to really think about how you’re living.
Aging 'Lover' Still Knows How to Rub New York's Literati
People talk about the scandalous novel by Marguerite Duras as if it's some kind of spiritual experience, and it is, sort of.