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Byliner has published two never-before-seen stories by the late Elmore Leonard. The first story, “The Trespassers,” follows a pair of hunters, while the second focuses on a whiskey-swilling priest who gets involved in a showdown in the Wild West. (You should also read our own Bill Morris on the qualities that made Leonard a special writer.)
Why innovate when you can just Google and copy? Mark Pagel on the perils of "being domesticated by these great big societal things, such as Facebook and the Internet."
"Desire is transformative, and transgressive: whether it’s an unpeeled onion or a noble lover, to want something, especially for women, can never be entirely benign." Kristiana Willsey writes about folktales, fairy godmothers, childless queens and hunger in a piece for The Toast.