After 12 Years, Mary-Louise Parker Finally Wrote About Being Dumped by Billy Crudup While Pregnant

I haven’t read every letter in Mary-Louise Parker’s new memoir Dear Mr. You, but I did skim all 34 of them in my hunt for a story about one particular person from her life. You see, Parker never names names in her collection of letters, and instead gives each one titles like “Dear Risk Teacher,” “Dear Movement… »11/10/15 1:40pm11/10/15 1:40pm


How to Write a Saintly Open Letter to Your Ex or Their New Partner

Have you lived, loved and learned, and reached the step where you want your ex, or maybe your ex's new partner, to know about it? Would you like complete strangers to know about it, too? Then the only next step is to publish an open letter to them on the Internet for millions to read detailing your humility. Here's… »1/28/15 3:45pm1/28/15 3:45pm

Police Investigating Crap Letters from a Creepy Stalker in Canada

There are crap emails and letters that we can all laugh at, and then there are crap emails and letters that cross the funny line, veering dangerously into Thomas Harris territory. Take, for example, a series of ultra-creepy letters some stalker in British Columbia has apparently been writing to a specific woman who… »1/19/14 4:30pm1/19/14 4:30pm

Crap Letter from a Dude, Irate French Filmmaker Edition

Blue Is the Warmest Color, that critical darling of a French film that won the Palme d’Or and Steven Spielberg’s undying affections for its epic (it’s a three-hour movie) and graphic lesbian sex scenes, has been generating a ton of controversy ahead of its U.S. release date. An open (and very crappy) letter from the… »10/28/13 2:40pm10/28/13 2:40pm

That Time Ernest Hemingway Described His Ideal Bro Paradise

In between comparing dicks and boozing it up around Paris, Ernest Hemingway and F. Scott Fitzgerald found time to write letters to each other (Hemingway’s letters were basically telegrams and Fitzgerald’s reeked of booze and cigarettes). Sometimes, they exchanged idle gossip, but other times, as is evident in a… »10/06/13 3:45pm10/06/13 3:45pm

Willa Cather’s Ghost Is Probably Pissed That Willa Cather’s Letters Are Being Published

Since Willa Cather has been dead good long while now, the literary powers-that-be have decided to publish an anthology of her correspondence, despite the fact that Cather herself really, really didn't want her letters published. Like ever. If you decide to purchase a copy of The Selected Letters of Willa Cather,… »3/24/13 11:30am3/24/13 11:30am

Dear Beyoncé, Thank You for Inviting Me to Dinner

I always do my best not to brag about celebrity encounters because, frankly, it comes off as a little gauche. Believe me — I would love to talk up the time that I saw George Wendt coming out of TJ Maxx or the other time I stood in line behind Andrew from Buffy to buy a smoothie, but I don't. It's rude to make other… »9/13/12 6:30pm9/13/12 6:30pm