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Omnivore

The Republican Party — not just Trump — is the problem

From Politico, the worst convention in U.S. history? Several historians on how the 2016 Republican National Convention stacks up. Steve Benen on the opportunity cost of the Republican convention. Trump’s appetite for destruction: Matt Taibbi on how the disastrous convention doomed the GOP. Michael Grunwald on what we learned in Trump’s Cleveland: The GOP remains divided on ideology, united on attitude. How did somebody so inept turn the Republican Party into something so obscene? He didn’t, it


Paper Trail

The petition to restore novelist Dennis Cooper’s blog, which was deleted by Google without explanation, now has more than 3,000 signatures. Mark Edmund Doten, an editor at Soho Press and the author of the novel The Infernal, makes an impassioned plea at the petition’s webpage: “Google, give it back. We want all of it, the

Syllabi

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

The Terror of Our Guns

President Obama has made at least fourteen public statements in response to mass shootings during his tenure. By now, the pattern of public response is tragically familiar.

Interviews

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.

Essay

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.

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