10 Not-Trashy (But Totally Entertaining) Beach Reads

You asked, we answered! If you're getting a sugar crash from trashy-reading but still want to spend the remaining summer months with a completely absorbing book, you're in luck: We've assembled 10 of our all-time favorite respectable page-turners! » 7/26/10 4:36pm 7/26/10 4:36pm

A Rave Review Of Lolita

"To be blunt, I do not love Lolita in spite of my own history; I love it, in part, because of my history." That history is fascinating, and can (and should) be read here: [The Second Pass] » 12/01/09 2:30pm 12/01/09 2:30pm

"I Don't Wish To Touch Hearts..."

Fellow nerds! Check out this discussion with Vladimir Nabokov, shortly after Lolita's American publication. He's combative, has a heavy Russian accent, and at one point they all tacitly stand up and move to this "drawing room" set. [YouTube via BoingBoing] » 7/21/09 11:40am 7/21/09 11:40am