Friday Reads: Nabokov’s Favorite Word is Mauve

Considering that Ben Blatt's book Nabokov's Favorite Word Is Mauve: What the Numbers Reveal About the Classics, Bestsellers, and Our Own Writing is as much about statistical analysis as it is about literature, I've been pretty engaged with it since the very first chapter. I like the idea behind this book, that Blatt is putting ...

Friday Reads: The French Chef in America 

Personally, I don’t think pure vegetarianism is a healthy lifestyle. It’s more fear of food—that whole thing that red meat is bad for you. And then there are people who don’t eat meat because it’s against their morals. Well, there’s nothing you can do with people like that. I’ve often wondered to myself: ...