The Struggle Is (Faux) Real

What to do about AI-generated writing?

Overcoming “Book Macho”

There’s nothing noble about stuffing your shelves.

The Beautiful Life Is Empty

On rereading James Salter’s Light Years.

Poet, Heal Thyself

Can the antidote to loneliness be found in our work?

Oppenheimer’s Tragedy Turns into a Triumph

The Pulitzer Prize-winning biography becomes a big-screen blockbuster.

We Are All Animals

How a book about a giant Pacific octopus helped me confront my dog’s mortality.

Statuary Thrall

Marveling at Norway’s monumental novelists.

A Column Is Born

This new blog will explore why small presses are such a big deal.