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A Year of Books About Love

A dimming marriage, a clandestine affair, a religious conviction—Jia Tolentino recalls the diverse moments of love she encountered in twelve different books last year.
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The Year in Beautiful Book Covers

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by Jia Tolentino At the New York Times and Bookpage, we've got ourselves two lists of the best book covers from 2013. The new Fear of Flying design is awesome, as is the cover for William Gass's Middle C. Any of you guys have books ...

Loving Wins in Virginia

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by Jia Tolentino Last night, federal judge Arenda Wright Allen struck down Virginia's ban on same-sex marriage, invoking Mildred Loving in the opening to her long and grand opinion. If the Court of Appeals upholds Wright Allen's dec...

Alison Bechdel's New Comic About an Old Flame

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by Jia Tolentino The New Yorker's summer fiction issue is all about love stories, and Alison Bechdel's short graphic sketch about "a lovely affair with someone who was kind, beautiful, smart, interesting, sane and available" ("I bro...

"Today, female infidelity is the biggest challenge to the male-dominated status quo"

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by Jia Tolentino This conversation between Hanna Rosin and therapist Esther Perel (who "accepts only patients who are involved in affairs, and the vast majority of them, she says, are 'content' in their marriages") is fascinating. "...

Sex Manual Returned to New York Public Library 54 Years Past Due Date

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by Jia Tolentino The book is called Ideal Marriage: Its Physiology and Technique, and a librarian named (delightfully) Billy Parrott wrote about its late return at the NYPL's blog; the copy of Ideal Marriage was due August 1959, and...


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