Laura Kipnis is a cultural critic and former video artist whose work focuses on sexual politics, aesthetics, emotion, acting out, bad behavior, and various other crevices of the American psyche. She is the author of six book, which have been translated into fifteen languages. The latest is Men: Notes from an Ongoing Investigation; previous titles include How To Become a Scandal and Against Love: A Polemic. Her essays and reviews have appeared in Slate, Harper’s, Playboy, Bookforum, The New York Times Magazine and Times Book Review, among others. Kipnis is a professor in the Department of Radio/TV/Film at Northwestern University where she teaches filmmaking; she has received fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation, the Rockefeller Foundation, the Michigan Society of Fellows, the NEA and Yaddo.