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Anatomy of a Scene: Darcy’s (first) Proposal

For this very special post-Valentine’s Day edition of Anatomy of a Scene, I am showing my love for you all ...

Anatomy of a Scene: Great Expectations, Pip and Joe’s Reunion

What already feels like eons ago, at the beginning of 2016, the choice for my first Anatomy of a Scene of the year ...

Anatomy of a Scene: When Love is Gone, The Muppet Christmas Carol

There are, per Wikipedia, a combined forty-eight television and film adaptations of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol. I knew I ...

Anatomy of a Scene: Much Ado About Nothing, Hero’s Wedding

Much Ado About Nothing isn’t Shakespeare’s most famous play to tackle thorny issues of gender – The Taming of the Shrew has ...

THE RAP YEAR BOOK and Twitter’s Best-Seller Magic

Shea Serrano is a writer for Grantland (or was until, in the middle of me writing this piece, ESPN unceremoniously shuttered it), ...

Anatomy of a Scene: The Writing on the Wall in The Haunting of Hill House

When I first conceived of this as a feature I vowed I would do two things: 1) chose one specific ...

Will the Real Irene Adler Please Step Forward

Even if you’ve never read any of the Sherlock Holmes stories, you probably know who Irene Adler is: “the woman,” ...

Anatomy of a Scene: Jane Eyre’s Red Room

As a general rule I love adaptations, from the faithful to the experimental to the “it’s actually just the name you’re ...

Making Maps for Books: Two Cartographers Tell Us How It’s Done

How exactly does one go about making a map of a make-believe place? To find out, I contacted some publishers, ...

Why BuzzFeed’s Leap to Longform is Good for Readers

Earlier this week, BuzzFeed publicly stepped forward into the world of longform, online journalism by hiring a new editor specifically to ...