In a demonstration of optimism, a group of over 450 writers, including Junot Diaz, Stephen King and Cheryl Strayed, released a petition on Tuesday to decry Donald Trump’s candidacy. I guess we can all go home!
In a provocative profile from The Guardian, actress and Love & Friendship star Chloe Sevigny reflects on her past work with controversial figures like photographer Terry Richardson—who has been accused of sexual assault—Larry Clark, and Lars von Trier. Cumulatively, her experiences have left her with “total disdain…
Katherine Dunn, the author of the darkly beautiful, disturbing, surreal carnival novel Geek Love, died on May 11 at age 70. Her son told Willamette Week the cause was complications from lung cancer.
A 22-year-old man is failing his feminist studies class at UCLA, and, lucky for him, both his mother and Jezebel are here to help. Here we are, helping.
If you were a bookish, dreamy child of the 90s, it’s likely that you remember Mara Wilson. Star of Matilda, the 1996 film adaptation of the Roald Dahl classic, Wilson’s performance nourished the souls of those of us who sought refuge in our bookcases. Over the last two decades, Wilson has stepped away from Hollywood…
At an April 2 conference held at Boston University, literary journalist Gay Talese remarked to his audience that he could not name a single woman writer who inspired him. Wow guy!
In 1976, The Female Eunuch author Germaine Greer commenced an affair with novelist Martin Amis, at the time a dashing young scamp with literary heft and a Mick Jagger haircut. She found him so enchanting that one day in March of that year, midway through a lecture tour, the feminist author filled a notebook with a…
Fifty years after her death, Flannery O’Connor has officially made it—she’s going to be on stamp. Set to be released as part of the USPS Literary Arts commemorative series, the stamp depicts O’Connor surrounded by peacock feathers. Linn’s Stamp News, my new favorite website, reported on the mail’s newest star.
Saturday Night Live has been accused of plagiarism after a sketch from this week’s episode was discovered to be more than a little similar to a 5-month-old sketch from the Canadian series, This Hour Has 22 Minutes.
Who will police the Fashion Police? Kathy Griffin, apparently.
Tao Lin, alt-lit mainstay, author of seven novels and contributor to Thought Catalog, Vice, The Stranger, and other publications has been accused of statutory rape and abuse by the person he dated when she was only 16 and he was 22.
When troubles arise in the world of Harry Potter, wizards cast charms. Rich celebrities, on the other hand, summon fleets of very well-paid lawyers. Hence J.K. Rowling has just sued the
Daily Prophet Daily Mail for libel. Expelliarmus!
If you're intrigued by the words "subatomic bisexual orgy," today is your day. The winner of the 2013 Bad Sex in Fiction award has been announced. Once again, it's a man!
Last week, whilst schooling Michelle Cottle on her insipid "Michelle Obama is a feminist nightmare" article, Melissa Harris-Perry quipped, "You might want to read up a little bit on black women and our feminism. I'm happy to send you a syllabus." To which the Internet responded, "Um, yes, please do."
"It sort of feels empty, not like I'm swollen with words." — Ntozake Shange, poet and author of For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide/When the Rainbow Is Enuf, who is battling a neurological disorder.
Brilliant badass Alice Munro has won the 2013 Nobel Prize in Literature, the Nobel Committee announced today. The 82-year-old Canadian short story virtuoso was incredibly Canadian about the honor, remarking that she hopes her win will draw attention to other talented Canadian writers. Classier than Lena Horne serving…
"I occasionally do uncredited 'secret' rewrites on scripts. I like that, because then people who would ordinarily avoid my projects are tricked into buying tickets for films I’ve worked on. I entertain frat guys without their consent!" — Diablo Cody reveals seven things no one tells you about being a screenwriter.
Ayn Rand is a divisive figure in literature and political thought, and her life story helps us understand a great deal about her philosophy. Cartoonist Darryl Cunningham delivers a brief biography of Rand, from her childhood on.
Stephen King's 56th book came out recently, and the folks at The Guardian asked him about some of the novels that are popular right now. He's not impressed: