Editor’s Pick
AUGUST 21, 2012 1:47AM

Why Argentina's Pensions for Writers Make Sense

Much has already been said about the city of Buenos Aires’s decision to create a pension fund for retired writers. The New York Times’ article on the pension summarizes the basic facts pretty well: writers who qualify receive the equivalent of around $900 a month, about 80 write/… Read full post »

I vacillated on reading High Fidelity, by Nick Hornby, for years. After watching the movie a couple of years back, it rose to near the top of my to-read list. Just before it was its turn, however, something always overtook it. A part of it was due to my literary starfucking --/… Read full post »

Editor’s Pick
OCTOBER 3, 2011 9:02PM

Why My Generation Should Care About Occupy Wall St

Years from now historians will point to 2011 as the year of the street protests, and now that citizens have expressed disapproval of their governments everywhere from Cairo to Santiago, Chile, the eyes of the world turn to Liberty Square, deep in the heart of New York’s Financial District.Read full post »