2. The Rothiest Movie at Sundance



    Richard Brody on Alex Ross Perry’s new film, “Listen Up Philip”: http://nyr.kr/1n9jaiC

    “Perry’s new film, in the guise of a riff on several themes by Philip Roth, is a riff on what it means for a filmmaker to read Philip Roth—to want to achieve something in movies akin to what Roth has accomplished in novels.”

    Can’t wait to see this movie! Read our “One Question” with Alex Ross Perry here.

    (Source: newyorker.com)


  3. "It was after reading her non-narrative that I realized the traditional novel form could never suit my writing needs."

    One Question with Mink Choi


  4. "This led to my search for Asian-American literature—where were these authors and what were they writing? What was important to them, and should those things also be important to me? I stumbled across Nami Mun’s Miles from Nowhere in a bookshop and I loved every aspect of it.”

    One Question with Thought Catalog’s Book Producer Mink Choi


  5. One of our fave Google searches that brought a user to STET <3

    Read the Q&A with “book doctor” Ella Berthoud!


  6. Everything you need to know about the 33⅓ music series open call submission, which starts January 31. We’ve got managing editor Ally Jane Grossan on the line. Which album would YOU write about?? We would pick Fiona Apple’s Tidal.




  8. COMING SOON (of course, it’s Kanye)




  10. GET IT, GIRL. 2014.


  11. Bookmarked! 2013 in Book Recs

    If you’re looking to start next year with a new book, check out some of our most-read and shared book recommendations from 2013:

    1. Gillian Linden Remember How I Told You I Loved You

    2. Alysia Abbott Fairyland

    3. Benjamin Lytal A Map of Tulsa

    4. Gabriel Roth The Unknowns

    5. Kevin Kwan Crazy Rich Asians

    6. Benjamin Svetkey Leading Man

    7. Adelle Waldman The Love Affairs of Nathaniel P.

    8. Oliver Miller One Last Xanax

    9. Matthew Savoca I Don’t Know I Said

    10. James Franco Actors Anonymous


  12. openareas:

    An interview with yours truly. 

    Read our interview with 1/100’s Michele Catalano!

    (Source: lnthefade)


  13. One Question With…

    This year, we decided to ask a bunch of our favorite writers—from novelists to journalists to screenwriters, all kinds really!—the same question:

    What one book or piece of writing has changed the way you think about your own work?

    The answers were sometimes funny, sometimes touching, and pretty much always inspiring. Here are some of the most read responses from the year in STET:

    1. David Shapiro, Jr.

    2. Michael Azerrad

    3. Ryan O’Connell

    4. Molly Young

    5. Leslie Arfin

    6. Alex Ross Perry

    7. Katie Heaney

    8. Will Luckman

    9. Emily Gould

    10. Dan Gurewitch


  14. It was too hard for me to excerpt one line from this, so I think you gotta read the whole thing! Thank you, The Talkhouse, for this Xmas gem.

    ***We also “hope that the person who wrote the line ‘I sneezed on the beat and the beat got sicker’ got paid many euros.” xo


  15. "I don’t intend to speak to the literary man. Certainly not at the exclusion of the literary woman. I’m not sure who exactly I’m speaking to with this collection, but they’re probably not literary at all. Perhaps it’s the elderly, black man who got on the bus the last time I was visiting Pittsburgh. He must have been seventy years old, and he was missing teeth, and he was skinny, and he had splotches on his face. But when he turned around, I saw that he was actually an old friend of mine, barely over forty, who I hadn’t seen in twenty years. I’m assuming the ravaged face and body was a result of meth. He’d been a handsome basketball player when I knew him, but he’d struggled with a crack addiction, and I remember that he would tell me how he would look at himself in the mirror and try to find some inner strength by saying, ‘This isn’t for you, Bobby.’ Twenty years later, he’d clearly lost the battle. It was shocking and it was sad, and it was, yes, tragic. I wrote these stories with people like him in mind, people who’ll never read my book."

    Jaw dropper of an interview. Unbelievable answer to one of our questions with Said Sayrfiezadeh, who basically wrote a short story as a response.