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Fifty Shades of Lloyd Dobler

Brian Joseph Davis | Posted 07.10.2012 | New York
Brian Joseph Davis

While we've come to expect wizard and vampire characters to lead immortal lives -- through official sequels, reboots, and fan-created sex romps -- what about a subtle romcom loved by Generation X and starring a young John Cusack?

Miranda July On Her New Book, Her Dilatory Cooking Habit

Alexandra Marvar | Posted 01.17.2012 | Books
Alexandra Marvar

Part narrative, part self-conscious ethnography, it tracks July's exploration through the PennySaver "for sale" classifieds, which she used as a vehicle to meet people in their homes throughout L.A. and interview them about their lives.

Why You Should Read More Physical Books | By Jacob E. Osterhout | Posted 08.07.2011 | Books

There's a theory that independent bookstores can't survive in the age of digital tomes. ...

Finding Love In Bookstores: An Eyewitness Account

Slate Magazine | Emma Straub | Posted 06.04.2011 | Books

Several years ago, when I was not a bookstore employee but merely a regular customer, I wrote up BookCourt, an independent bookstore in Brooklyn, for ...

Tao Lin's Richard Yates: A Review and Interview

Caitlin Colford | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Caitlin Colford

Haley Joel Osment and Dakota Fanning are the two main characters in Tao Lin's second novel, Richard Yates, which hits bookstores today.