The Bernie protesters are undermining their own movement

It’s Clinton’s world, and Sanders just lives in it: Bernie’s people approach the world as outsiders looking in, Clinton people as insiders working a room. The real reason Bernie Sanders’s delegates are so out of control. Bernie Sanders succeeded in pulling both the Democratic Party and Hillary Clinton to the left — but a loud minority fails to see this victory. Democrats aren’t in disarray — a minority of Bernie supporters are in a snit. The Democrats aren’t in disarray — they’re practicing

Paper Trail

The Man Booker Prize longlist was announced this morning. The list includes Paul Beatty’s The Sellout, David Means’s Hystopia, Ottessa Moshfegh’s Eileen, and ten other novels. The winner will be announced on October 25th. Michelle Goldberg, the author of The Means of Production: Sex, Power, and the Future of the World, traces the way irrational animosity towards Hillary Clinton has changed over the past


Fame's Growing Pains

Natasha StaggConsider the following simile: Growing up is like getting famous. The confusing internal and external changes, the influx of sexual attention, with its addictive qualities, and the magnified sense of

Daily Review

All-Consuming Interests

We are so surrounded by points of reference, deluged with streams, fully versed in, that culture seems to arrive prechewed. It is all excessively hyperlinked, and revealed to us immediately.


Emma Cline

A month ago, I attended a reading by Emma Cline at BookCourt, in Brooklyn. Cline's debut novel, The Girls, had just come out to breathless reviews, and the event was well attended. Cline, twenty-seven, seemed neither nervous nor overeager to please. Less-is-more is a concept she understands.


Chitra Divakaruni: "Before We Visit the Goddess"


Brand New Love

James Greer

The novel Supremacist documents a vision quest undertaken by the narrator, whose name is David Shapiro, and who seems to bear some resemblance to the author, whose name is also David Shapiro, Here’s where complications arise: For example, “David Shapiro” is itself a pseudonym, The fictional David Shapiro, meaning the narrator, is a twenty-six-year-old actuary student who lives in Brooklyn.