Ask John Jeremiah Sullivan.

Over at the Paris Review, John Jeremiah Sullivan responds to a reader from the south “raised in a religious cult” who is attempting to “throw off the shackles of [a] religious upbringing and become an intelligent well-formed adult.” JJS’s sage advice: “[D]on’t fall for the inferiority/superiority racket. We’re not on a ladder here. We’re on a […]

“Venus and Serena Against the World.”

John Jeremiah Sullivan profiles the Williams Sisters at the NYT. This is how it starts: There’s video that exists of Venus and Serena Williams playing tennis when they were kids — 8 and 7, respectively — in the late ’80s, on unshaded but otherwise decent-looking public courts in California. This is not one of the […]