Maura Kelly is the co-author of Much Ado About Loving: What Our Favorite Novels Can Teach You About Date Expectations, Not-So-Great Gatsbys and Love in the Time of Internet Personals. Publishers Weekly is calling it "a clever, amusing hybrid of lit crit and relationship advice." Her personal essays have appeared in The New York Times, The New York Observer, The Washington Post, Salon, three literary anthologies, and other publications.

Book of the Month

The success of web-based book clubs shows the benefits—and drawbacks—of a changing publishing landscape. Maura Kelly reports.

Women in the World

The PC giant was forced to apologize after a conference moderator lauded the lack of women in the industry and called them “bitches.’ Maura Kelly reports.


Filmmakers gathered in Toronto this week for the annual Feminist Porn Awards. Maura Kelly reports on the films, the followers—and the critics.

Alain de Botton has become a guru of personal realization for Bobos. But can his latest guide, The Pleasures and Sorrows of Work, help the average Sisyphus see meaning in the 9-to-5?

Literature can be so unsexy—all those musty old books, no special effects, or movie stars showing flesh. But with Beowulf on the Beach: What to Love and What to Skip in Literature’s 50 Greatest Hits, Jack Murnighan makes reading a real turn-on.

With the world in crisis, Neil Strauss, bestselling author of The Game—a dating Bible for men, is back with the ultimate survival guide. His new book, Emergency, is a tale of shooting guns, hotwiring cars, foraging for food, and generally living off the grid.