Tom Scocca's going to hate me for sending this, but you really should read his piece on smarm, the defining tone of modern media. It's relevant to us because by modern media I mean social media, and by social media I mean Buzzfeed and Upworthy, our two most vigorous competitors.

Come on, you've missed an obvious item: for books that were often marketed to young adults, Le Guin's were highly erotic. There's matter-of-fact gay sex in The Dispossessed. Some suggestive dungeon scenes in Tombs of Atuan. And flexible sexes in Left Hand of Darkness. All transgressive for the time, particularly if…

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