THE BELIEVER AUGUST 2006
Tiny Cameras and India’s Toxic Acreage by Alexander Zaitchik
How genre-flipping young novelist Aniruddha Bahal brought the Indian government to its knees.
Species of Spaces by Jenny Davidson
Toni Schlesinger’s novelistic real-estate writing is charming, deadpan, and possibly supernatural.
Free Your Beast by Trinie Dalton
How writing about animals can help you enjoy irony-free sex.
The Man Who Would Be Jack London by Mark Sundeen
The legacy of Jack London rests with middle-tier academics, marketeers, fanatics, and an impersonator named Mike Wilson.
The Rodent Is Myself by Andrew FriedmanM
Deep in our cantankerous mammalistic core, the rodent and the human are one.
Steven Soderbergh interviewed by Scott Indrisek
The difference between failures and things that are bad, explained.
Marjane Satrapi interviewed by Joshuah Bearman
The Persepolis author on why she isn’t killing herself yet.
Ilan Stavans in conversation with Oscar Villalon
By 2050, Latinos will account for a quarter of the U.S. Population. How will
the English-language media adapt?
Jennifer Egan interviewed by Vendela Vida
Breathing new life into the gothic genre—but not in a creepy way.
Plus Nick Hornby, Amy Sedaris, Michael Kupperman, and more.