Best of the Web 9/19/16

Twice a month, we feature our favorite literary links. As ever, we promise: You’ll laugh. You'll ponder. You won’t get any writing done.


"Reimagining male characters as women doesn’t exactly represent radical change." The Atlantic on why the most nuanced female characters in Hollywood are coming from page-to-screen adaptations.

"The Best Female Characters Come from Books"


It's been 90 years since everyone's favorite bear first said, "oh, bother!" Celebrate the anniversary with the newest resident of the Hundred Acre Wood.

"Winnie-the-Pooh makes friends with a penguin to mark anniversary"


Anna Lyndsey's memoir, Girl in the Dark, received rave reviews, despite doctors doubting the medical validity of the condition that sparked the book. The New Yorker interviewed her, and those closest to her, to find out the truth.

"A Decade in the Dark"


"But there’s something about Women’s Fiction as a category—books that, because of their subject matter usually, are deemed not serious enough to be of interest to men." Literary Hub examines the new term for "chick lit" and the genre behind it.

"What Do We Mean When We Say Women's Fiction"

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