24 years after introducing the world to Tracy Flick in his landmark novel Election, Tom Perrotta brings her back in Tracy Flick Can’t Win. Was it worth it? … More Is Tracy Flick Worth Revisiting in 2022?
The literary world was shocked when no Pulitzer Prize for Fiction was awarded in 2012 despite the existence of three finalists. What happened? … More Do Book Prizes Owe Us a Winner Every Year? A Deep Dive into the Pulitzer Prize Controversy of 2012
Margaret Mitchell’s Gone with the Wind, that classic saga of the American south, has been a beloved novel since it was first published. But is it inherently racist? … More Is Gone with the Wind Racist? A Pulitzer Prize Deep Dive
Predicting what will win the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction feels like madness, but that won’t stop me from trying! Here are my predictions for what might be named this year’s winner. … More Who Will Win the 2022 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction?
Douglas Stuart returns with Young Mungo, his second novel, about a tender boy growing up in a violent world and trying to find his place. … More A Dangerous Coming of Age in Glasgow: Young Mungo by Douglas Stuart
Acclaimed director Jane Campion adapted Thomas Savage’s forgotten classic western The Power of the Dog for film to great success. But what changes did she make, and which version is better? … More The Power of the Dog: Book vs. Movie
Dario Diofebi’s debut novel about Las Vegas and the people who get caught up in it thinks of Sin City as a microcosm for America. Is it? … More Paradise, Nevada and Las Vegas as America
Chloe Zhao’s adaptation of Nomadland was critically praised but earned some criticism for how it diverged from Jessica Bruder’s book. How do they compare? … More Book vs. Movie: Nomadland
A ranking-in-progress of the Best Actor winners at the Academy Awards from 2020 through 2029. … More Ranking the Best Actor Oscar Winners of the 2020s
A ranking-in-progress for all of the winners of Best Original Song at the Academy Awards from 2020 through 2029. … More Ranking the Best Original Song Oscar Winners of the 2020s