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You Know You're a DFW Fan When...

Being a David Foster Wallace fan is a thrilling and exhausting experience. You're constantly flipping back and forth and up and down between footnotes and endnotes (not to mention between the book and a dictionary). Non-fans think you're pretentious.…
By Molly Mary O'Brien

What to Read If You Haven't Yet Read Roxane Gay

This summer has been the summer of Roxane Gay, and the world is the better for it. Her first novel, An Untamed State, was published by Grove Atlantic in May, and her essay collection Bad Feminist has just been released by Harper Perennial (it happens…
By Molly Mary O'Brien

Fiction Writers' Nonfiction Obsessions

Sometimes a passion is just too strong to ignore. In between writing some of the most well-known books of the past couple of decades, these writers found time to create works of nonfiction about the things they deeply care about. Heads up for books a…
By Molly Mary O'Brien

How To Make It In New York

New York City is a popular setting choice for stories. Plots can begin in the Appalachians and outer space and, somehow, characters always seem to end up back in New York. There are plenty of reasons for this, but one might be that New York City is t…
By Molly Mary O'Brien

13 Halloween Costumes Inspired by Books

This Halloween is an opportunity to prove that not only are you a clever costume creator — you're also a fabulous and literate human being. Dress like a character from a book and you're guaranteed to get your fellow nerds talking. These 13 Halloween …
By Molly Mary O'Brien

11 Novels You Can Use As Self-Help Books

The self-help aisle of the bookstore maybe, in fact, be the loneliest. Or at least the one to which no one wants to admit spending time. And hey, that's fine if you don't want to go there, either — but what's a girl to do when she needs some help? Lo…
By Molly Mary O'Brien

Tavi's 'Rookie Yearbook 2': Permanent Adolescence

Well I am new here.... Lately I've been really interested in fashion, and I like to make binders and slideshows of "high-fashion" modeling and designs. I'd like to know of neat websites and magazines, so comments are welcome. I plan on posting pictur…
By Molly Mary O'Brien