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Emma Straub

7 Scandalous Novels That Illuminate the Golden Age of Hollywood

Off The Shelf | Posted 11.22.2016 | Books
Off The Shelf

By Kerry Fiallo | Off the Shelf Hollywood has long been the land of dreams and epic storytelling, but many stories of scandal, betrayal, and mystery ...

Summer Reads: The Good, the Bad, and the Just So-So

Holly Robinson | Posted 09.08.2014 | Books
Holly Robinson

To qualify as a "great summer read," I want a book that offers sympathetic characters, depth of emotion, and a forward narrative momentum that keeps me sitting on the porch long after the fireflies have gone to bed.

Claire Fallon

The Book We're Talking About | Claire Fallon | Posted 06.03.2014 | Books

The Vacationers by Emma Straub Riverhead Books, $26.95 Publishes May 29, 2014 The Book We're Talking About is a weekly review combining plot des...

Emma Straub Shares The Classics That She's Never Read

The Huffington Post | Maddie Crum | Posted 05.26.2014 | Books

Brief Interviews is a series in which writers discuss language, literature, and a handful of Proustian personality questions. Emma Straub is the au...

Conversations With Women Who Miss Their Mothers

Elizabeth Benedict | Posted 07.01.2013 | Women
Elizabeth Benedict

This Mother's Day, I'm steeped in the subject of missing mothers. I've found myself in many private conversations, and a growing public conversation, about how we cope (or don't cope) when mothers are gone, whether they've passed away or are lost to dementia.

Is New York Still a Home for Artists? Or My Home... So to Speak?

Kalup Linzy | Posted 05.28.2012 | Arts
Kalup Linzy

Unlike my early days in New York, I no longer roam the boroughs attending opening after opening, party after party, all night conversations in some random artist loft/apartment/space (the after after party). It sounds great because it was great. It was also more distracting than inspiring.

The 'Nicest Person On The Internet' Admits Why She's Nice

| Emma Straub | Posted 02.29.2012 | Women

Being nice is kind of my thing. I need only the faintest hint of a reason to bake a batch of cookies, and a day doesn’t pass without my exclaiming c...