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Jessa Crispin


Jessa Crispin is the editor and founder of Bookslut. She currently resides in Berlin.


Of serendipity and synchronicity (or a year in reading)

For Jessa Crispin, 2010 began with Coco Chanel, then took a fortuitous turn. Check out her favorites.


How ballet changed the world

NTK contributor Jessa Crispin talks to author Mary E. Davis about the Ballets Russes and how it influenced every facet of the art world, from music and dance to fashion and design.


In the story of a missing boy, a mother as protagonist

Jessa Crispin revisits the novel, “Still Missing,” which was inspired by the 1979 disappearance of 6-year-old Etan Patz.


Dorie Greenspan’s French twist

Jessa Crispin test drives Dorie Greenspan’s “Around My French Table.” Plus: a recipe for cheesy, puffy gougères.


A graphic novel in which a migraine is a monster

In the graphic novel “H Day,” Renée French brings her dreamlike sense of human fragility and fear to her own crushing headaches. Jessa Crispin reviews.


Literary antidotes to rom coms

Jessa Crispin shares five books that destroy the awful romantic clichés that Hollywood never seems to tire of.


‘Speakeasy’ does it

Jessa Crispin celebrates the cocktail revival by spending an evening behind the bar.


Spanish language literature beyond the Nobel prize

Translator Anne McLean shares her top Spanish language reads with Jessa Crispin.


Sexism dressed up as science

Jessa Crispin talks to Cordelia Fine about why it’s easier for us to believe that women are just bad at math.