The Best Of 2014, Part 2: Veronica Mars

Every day between now and Christmas morning, we’ll share the twenty-five stories that engaged, enchanted, amused and amazed us the most in 2014. If you missed them, now’s your chance to catch up; if you’re looking for a gift for the wonk in your...

The Best Of 2014, Part 1: Seconds

Every day between now and Christmas morning, we’ll share the twenty-five stories that engaged, enchanted, amused and amazed us the most in 2014. If you missed them, now’s your chance to catch up; if you’re looking for a gift for the wonk in your...

The Good News About Failure

When I was in high school, I took my first Shakespeare class, and the first play we read was Measure for Measure. I remember having reservations about Shakespeare; when you’re a cocky teenager who has grown up with one guy held up as the end-all, be-all of...

What Beer Taught Me About Writing

When I was in high school, I was incredibly shy and insecure. At least that’s how I remember myself; people sometimes tell me I was boisterous and funny, and maybe I was, but it was an act. Since I didn’t think I was thin or pretty (and, at the time, I...