Articles by Tess Malone

December 4, 2016

A Year in Reading: Tess Malone 0

Yes, nothing happened, Yanagihara doesn’t understand pronouns, and the ending was infuriating, but I couldn’t remember the last time a book had completely consumed me like that.

November 2, 2016

Whatever You’re Not Allowed to Talk About Is What You’re Obsessing About 0

Nineteenth-century doctor John Harvey Kellogg had an obsession with masturbation. Kellogg’s cereal was invented to keep bowels and genitals clear of congestion.

July 29, 2016

No Miss Havishams Here: On Emma Rathbone’s ‘Losing It’ 0

Literary virgins with any agency are few and far between.

June 15, 2016

The Ultimate Intimacy: On Neil Gaiman’s ‘The View from the Cheap Seats’ 0

For Gaiman, the writing memoir is less about how to write and more about why we need writing.

December 12, 2015

A Year in Reading: Tess Malone 1

The books I found myself drawn to this year were tales of strong creative women who didn’t give a damn about what other people thought.

December 20, 2014

A Year in Reading: Tess Malone 5

Whether you like her or not, Lena Dunham is a new literary voice to be reckoned with — cutting, funny, and sometimes brutal.

September 10, 2014

Fact-Checking Fiasco 0

What do you think gets fact-checked the most rigorously: newspaper articles, magazine stories, or books? If you guessed books, you’d be surprised to know that they are rarely, if ever, fact-checked. At The Atlantic, Kate Newman questions why we have so much faith in books’ accuracy but why publishers don’t bother.

September 10, 2014

Street Preachers and Tacos 0

“Even if I bought cars in department store parking lots, and even if I followed small children down wooded paths, I still knew better than to accept tuna fish from strangers in national parks.” At The Hairpin, Jami Attenberg writes about meeting a street preacher in Moab. For more Attenberg, read her not-quite-a-restaurant review of Café […]

September 10, 2014

The Twilight Generation 0

What happens when you grow up reading Harry Potter, Twilight, and Fifty Shades of Grey? At The Morning News, five women discuss what it meant to come of age reading these books. “It’s more socially acceptable for a guy to watch porn than it is for a twentysomething woman to read these books. There is something that bothers me […]

September 10, 2014

Digital Detox 0

David Roberts spent 12 hours in front of a screen everyday, frequently hit the daily tweet limit, and saw “every sunset as a potential Instagram.” So he decided to quit the internet for a year and lived to tell the tale for Outside. Yet disconnecting isn’t as easy as signing off Twitter. “One striking feature […]