September 18, 2013 Also: Vikram Seth finds a new publisher; Marilynne Robinson on thinking like a writer; Rainbow Rowell on censorship.
October 3, 2011 A lot of times when writing a headline on an article or post in which Republicans are mentioned, journalists will use the abbreviation "GOP" because it fits a tight spot a lot more readily than R-e-p-u-b-l-i-c-a-n.But it turns out a lot of people have had no idea that the three letters are an abbreviation for the party's historic nickname, the Grand Old Party.
February 3, 2011 Sebastian Faulks sees Jane Eyre as a morally upright, mouse-y little thing, with her happiness dependent entirely upon marriage with Mr. Rochester. Boy, did he miss the point. Good thing Salon's Laura Miller can take him to task.
October 7, 2010 A harsh Vanity Fair piece seems light years away from the media love affair McCain once enjoyed when he regaled reporters for hours during the 2000 campaign aboard the Straight Talk Express campaign bus.
October 19, 2009 Thanks to Vanity Fair, you can take the Proust Questionnaire, now available online.