Tiny Sample of 2014 in Flavorwire work

More to come. I have been very remiss at keeping track during the year (ironically, as I am working quite hard and, er, ignoring what I should be doing). This changes in 2015. Here’s a sample of about 30 delightful interviews, reviews, and commentary.

Laurie Penny, Unspeakable Things
Megan Amram, Science… For Her!
Mallory Ortberg, The Toast and Texts From Jane Eyre
Jesamyn Ward, Men We Reaped
Heidi Julavits, Sheila Heti, and Leanne Shapton, Women in Clothes
Abigail Haas, Dangerous Girls & Elizabeth Little, Dear Daughter
David Rees, Going Deep
Max Brooks, The Harlem Hellfighters
Leslie Jamison, The Empathy Exams

What Mallory Ortberg’s Texts From Jane Eyre and Megan Amram’s Science… For Her! do with female stereotypes
I have a flip phone
How Gone Girl’s Cool Girl speech has outstripped the book’s satire
Jennifer Egan is a literary novelist and a prophet
Why won’t Adam Brody happen?
Why won’t Ricky Gervais stop?
Laura Hillenbrand is America’s greatest working nonfiction writer
Violence on film is morally repellent
Nora Ephron writes about food
Women’s confessional writing is devalued
We are living in a golden age of sex addiction films

On automation: Nicholas Carr, The Glass Cage
On vaccinations: Eula Biss, On Immunity
On The Great Gatsby: Maureen Corrigan, So We Read On
On football: Steve Almond, Against Football
On nuns: Jo Piazza, If Nuns Ruled the World
On race: Jess Row, Your Face in Mine
On internet: Michael Harris, The End of Absence
On feminists: Roxane Gay, Bad Feminist
On poverty and the role of the writer: James Agee, Let Us Now Praise Famous Men
On radiation: Craig Nelson, The Age of Radiance

Recaps (to come)
The Affair
Mad Men