To Be Human and Get Away With It
Sophia Loren Writes Her Way Home
By Rachel Greben
For Sophia Loren, writing became like acting: she expanded her capacity for self-expression through art.
Boys Among Men
Who Should Professional Athletes Trust With Their Money?
By Jonah Hall
Jonathan Abrams' riveting new book, Boys Among Men, follows more than a dozen players on their paths—often fraught and confusing—from high school to the NBA.
On Keri Hulme's The Bone People
By Emily Burns Morgan
In Hulme's only novel, which won the 1985 Booker Prize, the body of a lost white child stands in for that of European colonizers.
Katie Chase Talks About Her Debut Story Collection, Man and Wife
By Mary Rechner
Katie Chase talks about what a story's style communicates, the value and possibilities of first-person narration, and the genesis of the stories in her first collection.
Et Tu, Wimbledon?
Wimbledon's Editors Decide Serves are Over
By Patrick McGinty
This year's Wimbledon highlights packages joined points in media res. But when internet video editors no longer have time to show Rafael Nadal pulling his shorts from his butt, have they failed to capture the actuality of professional tennis?
Tidy Causal Packages
William James and the Perils of Theory
By Wendy Bourgeois
One minute, William James lectures soberly on the nuances of Hegel and Humanism, and the next he fills a page with lunacy, mocking what he calls “abstraction worship” with wild metaphors like “the bellyband of the universe must be tight.”
Other Film-Geek-Friendly Star Wars Spinoffs in Trouble
It's Not Just Rogue One
By Pete Tothero
A number of writers and directors originally encouraged to be "visionary" and "film-geek-friendly" now find themselves at odds with backtracking Disney executives over stand-alone Star Wars films in development.