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Laura Kipnis’ Lively, Thrilling, Maddening Crusade Against “Sexual Paranoia” on Campus
An Author and His Editor Hash Out Why His Novel Failed
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Why It’s So Fraught to Write About Female Ambition
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The Scary Reality of the European Union’s Demise
This Comic Book Reboot of The Flintstones Is Shockingly Bleak—and Brilliant
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