Come to terms

Marcia Anne Yablon-Zug (South Carolina): The Mirage of Immigration Reform: The Devastating Consequences of Obama’s Immigration Policy. Eric Hananoki on how the white nationalist media have found their “great” “hope” in Donald Trump and his immigration plan. Republicans come to terms with their worst Trump nightmare (and more and more). Chris Lehmann on the real reason pundits want Donald Trump to disappear: Trump is a loud, brash rebuke to the great American myth of meritocratic achievement.

Paper Trail

Oliver Sacks, the neurologist and author, died on Sunday at age 82. Sacks announced in February that he had late-stage cancer. Sacks’s books, which include Hallucinations and Awakenings and the recent memoir On the Move, captured the mysterious workings of the human brain. In his 1985 book, The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat,


Feminism, Dominance, and Submission

Catherine ScottIt can seem a tall order to find literature about BDSM (Bondage and Discipline, Domination and Submission, Sadomasochism) that is both erotic and cerebral, and that can depict a woman playing the

Daily Review


In the best chapter in Hallucinations, Oliver Sacks describes his own history of experimentation with drugs during his thirties, when he was a neurology resident in Southern California on a quest to satisfy an obsessive curiosity about the neurochemical background of


Ottessa Moshfegh

I first came to know Ottessa Moshfegh's writing through her shrewd, darkly funny stories in the Paris Review, for which she won the Plimpton Prize, Much of her work deals in disgust (see her story "Disgust"), fixation, and the personal horrors we can't look away from.


Author James Grissom w/ Editor Victoria Wilson at Barnes & Noble 3/16/15


Not Writing

Anne Boyer

I am not writing a scandalous memoir. I am not writing a pathetic memoir. I am not writing a memoir about poetry or love. I am not writing a memoir about poverty, debt collection, or bankruptcy. I am not writing about family court. I am not writing a memoir because memoirs are for property owners and not writing a memoir about prohibitions of memoirs.