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Coding Our Future: Novelists Weigh In

Techies and futurists are not the only ones who like to spin tales about what the future may hold for us. Telling stories about what a world with way more technology might be like is also a favorite occupation of many novelists. 819 more words


Threesomes and the Tyranny of Tinder

A few weeks back, I was drinking with a mostly younger group of people and as younger drinking people do, we started playing “Never Have I Ever…” The big shocker—apart from it being the first time I played the game—was that 80% of the group had had a threesome. 635 more words


Rapid Reading Response

Incredible. I’ve just– as in three minutes ago– finished Gary Shteyngart’s Super Sad True Love Story, and am hovering in a state of grateful amazement. 432 more words

David Foster Wallace

Too Little Time

Aren’t things supposed to slow down in summer? Contrary to my expectations, fourteen simultaneous things seem to be happening at once, all the time, with pesky employment-based tasks drawing me away from much more interesting activities that do nothing to help pay the rent. 289 more words

Gary Shteyngart

Super Sad True Love Story

Gary Shteyngart, 2010

Imagine a vaguely possible future. The American dollar is nearly worthless and what value it has is pegged to the ¥uan. The only viable or respectable professions are media and retail because America’s dominant cultural value of consumerism outweighs productivity or creativity. 1,357 more words


What I'm Reading: Super Sad True Love Story

It’s been a while since I read contemporary fiction, I’m usually more of a classics girl, but when a friend recommended Super Sad True Love Story  221 more words


Ben Stiller, Karl Gajdusek Developing 'Super Sad True Love Story' Series for Media Rights Capital

Ben Stiller and showrunner Karl Gajdusek have teamed with Media Rights Capital to develop a dramedy series based on the offbeat 2010 novel “Super Sad True Love Story” by Gary Shteyngart. 88 more words