The new book, Finks, reveals how great writers such as Baldwin, Márquez, and Hemingway became soldiers in America's cultural Cold War.
We talked to Al Ridenour, the author of 'The Krampus and the Old, Dark Christmas Roots and Rebirth of the Folkloric Devil,' about the goat-hoofed punisher of misbehaving children.
Most Americans don't realize this, but 'el Líder Máximo' was the inspiration for—and butt of—a lot of very excellent jokes.
Guess we know what weed the guys in your English 201 class will be smoking.
A quick sample: "I entered her. Not only my prick, but the whole of me entered her, into her guts, into her darkness."
It's our music issue.
Paul Beatty's Man Booker-winning novel 'The Sellout' is part of a new wave of very funny, very serious literary works.
As a translator of one Nobel Prize contender and the former student of another, I'm not outraged. In fact, I think he's is the perfect choice.
This month you'll find stories about a group of reporters being murdered for covering the destruction of Cambodia's forests; a profile of Phoebe Robinson from of '2 Dope Queens'; and an interview with NSA whistleblower Thomas Drake.
"Has he even written anything?"
Read the first story written by the pseudonymous author who scandalized the literary establishment.
We spoke to Emily Witt about her brilliant new book 'Future Sex', which takes on cultural myths around sexuality and sexual experimentation with a serious, radical eye.