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The Pleasure of a Merciless Critical Hatchet Job
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Jenny Zhang’s Stunning Sour Heart Sets the “Model Minority” Myth on Fire
What Is Jeremiah Moss Really Pining for When He Decries the Loss of Old New York?
Tom Perrotta’s New Book Feels Less Like a Novel Than a Think Piece About the “Way We Live Now”
A Female Programmer Who Worked in Tech in the ’70s on Encountering Views Like James Damore’s
Matthew Klam Totally Reinvigorates the Literary Cliché of the Male Midlife Crisis
How Did Seedy, Trashy True Crime Get So Literary?
This Korean Cartoon Memoir Is Half Walden, Half The Shining
Sally Rooney Somehow Manages to Make Human Narcissism Into a Charming Literary Subject
What Kind of Novel Do You Write When You Believe Civilization Is Doomed?
What Can We Learn From a Psychological Profile of MLK Jr.’s Murderer That Mixes Fiction and Fact?
The Chickenshit Club Passionately Indicts the Justice Department. Why Do Its Arguments Feel So Inert?
The Timely and Troubling Amatka Ranks Among the Best Works of Queer Science Fiction
What She Ate Redeems the Whole Sentimental, Self-Indulgent Genre of Food Writing
Seeking Wisdom From Those Who Are About to Die