The standard set of themes and styles lacing applications for a fiction grant or a contest or entry to an academic program is now quite different from what they were even five years ago
Jan 22, 2015
This French author’s controversial new novel Submission was published the same day as the Charlie Hebdo attacks
Jan 16, 2015
These cool devices were unveiled last year, and they pose difficult questions of definition
Jan 11, 2015
Protests in Macedonia against renovating a drab downtown mall underscore a growing anti-gentrification sentiment
Jan 02, 2015
A novel is a considered thing; a tweet, not so much. When the writers we know publish on a whim, we may end up knowing more about them than we would want
Dec 12, 2014
Proprietorship of art works is not a concept we have clearly defined in intellectual or in populist spaces
Dec 05, 2014
By reducing their involvement in original and challenging art, they relinquish literary fiction to the tiny presses and online magazines, and so become artistically irrelevant and, in the long run, uninteresting even as suppliers of entertainment.
Nov 28, 2014
Lexicographers are celebrating new and vogue usages – but what of meanings that no longer resonate the way they once did?
Nov 21, 2014
Hatred of Paris Hilton is, one would have thought, a fading phenomenon, but it is taking on a new, furious form as she embarks on a new career
Nov 14, 2014
The ‘academization of writing’ has worked for the poetry industry, why not for mid-list literary writers?
Nov 07, 2014
Russell Smith's most recent novel, Girl Crazy, is currently being adapted for cinema for New Real Films of Toronto. He is a co-founder of the online men's magazine DailyXY.com.