S.E. Hinton Dishes On Porn, Gender, & Matt Dillon

The Outsiders writer and former tomboy S.E. Hinton says, "I didn't think like a girl, so it's always been easier to write from a male point of view." » 5/04/09 3:30pm 5/04/09 3:30pm

75 Books Every Woman Should Read

Esquire » 9/19/08 4:40pm 9/19/08 4:40pm put up a slideshow of , and it is indeed a very good list. However, it's a very good list that's also extremely myopic. It relies way too heavily on the old white dude cannon (particularly the WASP angst end of it) with books by Updike, Cheever, Kingsley Martin Amis, Hemingway, McPhee, Joyce, Roth, Mailer,…

Jane Smiley Wonders: Has Writer Jennifer Weiner Thrown In The Towel?

The inimitable Jane Smiley reviewed chick-lit doyenne Jennifer Weiner's new novel, Some Girls for the Philadelphia Inquirer over the weekend, and she wonders why the cover is so goddamn pink. "The pinkness of the novel implies to me that Weiner herself has given up seeking a wider audience, and so given up developing… » 4/08/08 5:00pm 4/08/08 5:00pm