Mix Tape: We’re Breaking Up

Why no poet owns an “I heart book contests” T-shirt–even the winners.

Can a book be too sad to read, let alone market?

If you remember being thirteen, you know why young adult lit is so dark (and you also know that most people ditch the heavy eyeliner and take down the Cure posters eventually).

Prickly? Sure. But John Gallaher has a point.

People are so socially inept.

Too bad there’s nothing requiring Nobel Prize winners to play well with others. Then again, Naipaul’s not alone there.

Test your gender radar.

Writer, liar. Tomato, to-mah-to?