Daisy Johnson's Everything Under Is a Quiet Repurposing of the Oedipus Myth 

In his essay on “Oedipal Knowledge,” Michel Foucault argued that Sophocles’s Oedipus, whose namesake is a man seemingly out of options, could be read as a meditation on being too much. “Everything concerning and around Oedipus is too much,” Foucault writes, “too many parents, too many marriages, fathers who are also…

Well-Read Black Girl's Glory Edim On Her Book Club and the Importance of Representation

When I spoke with Glory Edim, founder of the Well-Read Black Girl book club and author of the new anthology of the same name, she was in a library phone booth stealing time out of a hectic press schedule to chat with me about her journey. Recently released, her book brings together a dream team of black women writers…

'The Nihilistic Horniness of a Good Gothic Read': Ranking the Genre's Sexiest and Scariest Secrets

Like many American girls, I was still in elementary school the first time I pilfered a copy of Flowers in the Attic and locked myself in a room to read it under the secrecy of covers. The story itself is scary: four children locked in an attic by a family that cares for them as little as they care for cast-off…

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