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Should It Matter Whether ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’ Is Young Adult Fiction?

In Marja Mills’ The Mockingbird Next Door: Life With Harper Lee, the reclusive author of American essential To Kill a Mockingbird opens up about her life through her friendship with Mills, a journalist from The Chicago Tribune. It is a book … Read More

The Most Morrissey Lyrics From Morrissey’s New Album

He’s back! Yes, pop’s most famous misanthrope, Mr. Steven Patrick Morrissey of Salford, has a new record out today. It’s called World Peace Is None of Your Business, and it finds him in as cheery a mood as ever. The album’s songs address...Show More Summary

Batgirl Gets a Makeover: Links You Need to See

Lupita is a consummate professional, Woody Guthrie’s journal could teach us all a whole lot about living life, and Batgirl and Channing Tatum both try out new looks, all in today’s links. … Read More

Tim and Eric and Dr. Steve Brule Announce Tour

Tim and Eric (Tim Heidecker and Eric Wareheim) will co-headline a tour with Dr. Steve Brule (John C. Reilly)… Read More

Watch Weird Al’s Star-Studded Music Video for “Happy” Parody “Tacky”

“Weird Al” Yankovic started his “eight videos in eight days” campaign today, to promote tomorrow’s Mandatory Fun release, and he… Read More

Terry Richardson and Dov Charney Judge Funny or Die’s “America’s Next Sick Fck”

What are Dov Charney and Terry Richardson going to do, now that the former is out as CEO of —

Terry Richardson and ‘Playboy’ Can Have Each Other

Who the hell reads Playboy these days? The answer, perhaps inevitably, appears to be: Terry Richardson. As … Read More

Yahoo Might Revive Fox’s ‘Enlisted’

It took about two seconds after Yahoo announced that it was reviving Community for Twitter to yell out suggestions about what… Read More

Will Melissa McCarthy Ever Find a Film Role as Complex as Her TV Characters?

Melissa McCarthy’s arms must hurt from being tugged back and forth all the time. She’s … Read More

Nadine Gordimer and the Decline of the Activist Writer

With the passing of Nadine Gordimer, the world not only loses a great novelist, a Nobel and Booker Prize winner, and author of numerous works; we’ve also lost a person who spoke up against apartheid and was active in the fight against HIV/AIDS. We’ve lost a writer who, at the height of her career, was totally… Read More

Breaking: Conor Oberst Rape Accuser Recants Accusations

In January this year, Conor Oberst was the subject of a rape accusation that was posted as a comment on xoJane and quickly … Read More

‘When Harry Met Sally’: How Nora Ephron Sold Woody Allen to the Masses

The film opens with simple, white-on-black titles, backed by an elegant, evocative jazz standard. The story that follows, framed by documentary-style straight-to-camera interviews, concerns a witty, urbane Jewish neurotic and his relationship with a sunny, fashionable shiksa. Show More Summary

‘Snowpiercer’ Is Real: There Is a Luxury Cruise Ship Circling the Globe Forever

Alastair Bonnett is a professor of social geography at Newcastle University and the former editor of the “avant-garde psychogeographical magazine” Transgressions: A Journal of Urban Exploration. Those kinds of bona fides make him the perfect writer to bring us Unruly Places: Lost Spaces, Secret Cities, and Other Inscrutable Geographies. Show More Summary

The 35 Writers Who Run the Literary Internet

The debate as to whether the Internet is good or bad for literature doesn’t seem any closer to resolution now than when it began, years ago, but the fact remains that some people in the literary world are excellent at using Twitter,Show More Summary

Watch Scarlett Johansson Use Her Superpowers in Two New ‘Lucy’ Clips

With Lucy arriving hot on the heels of Under The Skin and Her, it looks like Scarlett Johansson has left period pieces in the dust… Read More

Perfect in All Its Imperfections: Elliott Smith’s ‘Roman Candle’ at 20

Elliott Smith’s acoustic guitar creaks and squeaks like an old house on his debut, Roman Candle, released 20 years ago today (July 14). Of the five albums Smith made over the course of his nine-year solo career, his debut was the most lo-fi, both in aesthetic and in process. As Gonson explained in … Read More

Bold, Beautiful Photos of Gender Non-conforming People

“Gender bender” is an offensive and generally awful term for transgender people, but it’s one that’s being reclaimed by activist Jacob Rostovsky and photographer Dusti Cunningham for a new project called Genderbent, a series of portraits and videos of people who don’t conform to conventional gender roles. The project is being crowd-funded at … Read More

‘Masters of Sex’ Season 2 Premiere Recap: “Parallax”

As their study blew up in their faces at the end of season one, Bill showed up on Virginia’s doorstep to dismantle their lives a little more. “I finally realized there’s one thing I can’t live without,” he told her. “You.” In the season...Show More Summary

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