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AGAINST LOVE: A POLEMIC Laura Kipnis Pantheon The title of the latest from cultural critic Laura Kipnis’s seems tactically misleading. Romantic love makes a juicy target for a would-be enfant terrible–the apparent ambition of a writer who opens her book with a “Reader’s Advisory” that warns us to “Please fasten your seatbelts: we are about […]

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Reader to Reader

Conversation overheard at the U. of C. on the value of a PhD: “Well, the degree doesn’t really matter. I teach history at UW-Milwaukee, and half the department spends all their office hours day trading.” –Levi Stahl Reader to Reader welcomes (and pays for) anecdotes, overheard conversations, and slices of city life from 20 to […]