Laura Miller

In 1995, Laura Miller helped to co-found She is a frequent contributor to the New York Times Book Review, where she wrote the Last Word column for two years. Her work has appeared in the New Yorker, the Los Angeles Times, the Wall Street Journal and many other publications. She is the author of "The Magician's Book: A Skeptic's Adventures in Narnia" (Little, Brown, 2008) and the editor of "The Reader's Guide to Contemporary Authors" (Penguin, 2000). She lives in New York.

We pledge allegiance to the United States of Inc.: Corporations become nation-states in Silicon Valley's latest utopian management scheme Laura Miller
Addiction is not a disease: A neuroscientist argues that it's time to change our minds on the roots of substance abuse Laura Miller
Dylann Roof
Behind Dylann Roof's race war: The highly motivated secret white supremacy movement working toward "the battle of Armageddon" Laura Miller
Sarah Hepola
The drunkard's loop: How one writer fought her way back from blackout alcoholism Laura Miller
Mona Lisa Kim Kardashian
Culture is dead — again: It's the end of civilization as we know it (and maybe we feel fine) Laura Miller
Wednesday Martin, Alice Goffman
We can't handle the truth: "Primates of Park Avenue," "On the Run" and nonfiction fact-checking blood baths Laura Miller
Robert Durst
There is no justice: What cops and courts get wrong about the human brain Laura Miller
Girl Reader
Inside the passionate "girl-topia" of BookCon: Where authors are rock stars and geek-chic girls rule Laura Miller
Narnia, Game of Thrones, The Hobbit
Love "Game of Thrones?" Thank "unfashionable" Tolkien and C.S. Lewis, who went against the grain and conquered pop culture Laura Miller
Ralph Waldo Emerson, Walt Whitman, Stephen King, Toni Morrison
Literary pissing match, bloggers vs. distinguished critic edition: The absurdity of these dumb "my 'great books' list is better than yours" debates Laura Miller
Mat Johnson
"You get a cookie for being offended": Mat Johnson on the fine art of racial satire Laura Miller
Zoella Sugg, Kim Kardashian
Kim Kardashian is not unstoppable: How to beat flawless TV celebs in the book sales game Laura Miller
Neal Stephenson
The apocalypse is coming — is the human race even worth saving? Neal Stephenson ponders the big questions in "Seveneves" Laura Miller
The Company of Wolves
Fairy tales, fantasy and dangerous female desire: Celebrating Angela Carter, the literary link between Bros. Grimm and "50 Shades" Laura Miller
Internet Troll
We're all trolls now, for better and for worse: How the Internet lost its prankster lulz and found its outrage Laura Miller