Laura Kipnis is a cultural critic/essayist whose work focuses on sexual politics, emotion, acting out, bad behavior, and various other crevices of the American psyche. Her latest book is MEN: Notes from an Ongoing Investigation (November 2014/ Metropolitan); her previous books, which include How To Become a Scandal and Against Love, have been translated into over fifteen languages. Her essays and reviews have appeared in Slate, Harper's, The Nation, Bookforum, Playboy, and The New York Times. She is also a former video artist whose work has been shown and broadcast around the world. Kipnis is the recipient of a Guggenheim fellowship, a Rockefeller fellowship, National Endowment for the Arts grants, and Yaddo fellowships. She teaches in the filmmaking program at Northwestern University.