Jonathan Franzen: the man, the myth, the guy whom I thought I saw emerge from a men's room at the L.A. Times Book Festival, but since I wasn't wearing my glasses, I couldn't really be sure; my only clues were silver hair and glasses and something he'd said to someone else about "the kids," and … Continue reading Has Jonathan Franzen Ever Said Anything About Trans People? A 3:46 AM Investigation
Jo March - Felicity Merriman In an 1884 interview, Louisa May Alcott said: I have often thought that I may have been a horse before I was Louisa Alcott. As a long-limbed child I had all a horse’s delight in racing through the fields, and tossing my head to sniff the morning air. Now, I … Continue reading Which American Girl Doll Would Each Little Woman from Little Women Have?
With 1,079 pages, 543,709 words, and innumerable readers who give up on the tenth page out of sheer confusion, Infinite Jest is an unlikely candidate for a screen adaptation. But Mike Schur (of The Office, The Good Place, and Parks and Rec fame) holds the rights, and he intends to use them. Finally, we will … Continue reading Dreamcasting Infinite Jest
This article contains homophobic slurs and references to suicide. ¡Hola Papi! was an accident. “It had to be an accident,” says John Paul Brammer, “or I would have taken it too seriously and bunged it up.” When Brammer launched the advice column in 2017 for Into, Grindr’s editorial venture, he wasn’t planning on a phenomenon. … Continue reading How to Find A Rabbit: A Niche Interview With John Paul Brammer, the Author of ¡Hola Papi!
If you’re like us and have recently spent a lot of time regressing to childhood to escape the panic, stress, and uncertainty that come with living through a global pandemic, shift towards fascism, economic disaster, continued anti-Black racism, and police brutality, then WOW, were you probably excited about the new Netflix adaptation of The Baby-Sitters … Continue reading All 131 Baby-Sitters Club Book Covers Ranked By Gayness
Greetings and salutations from your friendly founder, Maggie Williams-Shepherd, dear readers! I hope you’ve enjoyed the first issue of Perspectives, the newsrag for all the cool cats in the know. Feel free to tell your friends of friends about us. As the last few pages draw near, I feel the need to add something more, … Continue reading Kit Kittredge Reviews “The Price of Salt; or, Carol”
Last night I dreamt I went to Manderley again. Fortunately, unlike the second Mrs. de Winter, I know that talking about one’s dreams is tiresome, so I will not bore you with it. We’re not here to talk about me. We’re here to talk about whether Mrs. Danvers is Hot. Let’s make one thing quite … Continue reading Mrs. Danvers is Hot, You Cowards
The Niche: Leo! First of all, let me just say I know it's a crazy time right now what with COVID-19 and all, so I really appreciate you taking the time to chat. Leo Tolstoy: Da, da. Talkink to you is nice break from sittink in study and smokink pipe vhile vife vatch over eight … Continue reading A Zoom Interview with Leo Tolstoy About Count Vronsky’s Dick Game
I was once a child who spent several hours a day curled up in a chair tearing through books from start to finish. I checked stacks taller than I was out of the library at a time, and almost always finished them all. But like many once-avid readers, when I hit high school, the demands … Continue reading I Learned to Love Reading Again While Quarantined (And So Can You, with These Eight Easy Steps!)
Dearest Jane, Tis I, your ye olde editor. I am writing to confirm that I have received the first draft of your new novel, tentatively titled Emma, or Clueless & Cantankerous. Whilst I agree that Emma is, as you say in your letter, “straight fire,” and, to wit, a savage satire of the class system … Continue reading What if “Emma,” But Murder?