Articles by Emily M. Keeler

September 4, 2012

Basically, Salman Rushdie is the man. 1

“Writing’s too hard, and most of the time you feel dumb. It’s so difficult, you don’t have time to worry about being famous. That just seems like shit that happens outside.”  Cheers to that, Salman Rushdie.

September 4, 2012

Animals! 0

Today in things you might like to read about animals:  Some birds, apparently, not only mourn their dead but even hold funeral services. And while it’s widely known that the internet is made of cats, Wired dug a little deeper and tried to uncover the root of our collective feline fixation.

September 4, 2012

You down with OPP 100? 0

The 100th episode of Brad Listi’s Other People Podcast is here, and it’s with George Saunders, and they talk about Ayn Rand, grad school, and a lot of other things too.

September 4, 2012

“Research is about following the gleam into the dark.” 0

“Writing is the lonely sport of sad sacks.” The Rumpus interviews Lauren Groff, who’s a bit of  a Millions favorite. Here’s her Millions interview and here’s Arcadia as Janet Potter’s Staff Pick this past April. Also, here’s a #LitBeat of a Literary Death Match she competed in earlier this year, in LA.

August 31, 2012

Finish that book. Finish that burrito. 0

Our own Mark O’Connell has an excellent piece over on The New Yorker‘s books blog detailing his propensity to abandon burritos books, even good ones, halfway through.

August 31, 2012

Zazen! 0

Congratulations are in order for Vanessa Veselka: PEN American has awarded her debut novel Zazen the Robert W. Bingham Prize. I first heard about the novel last year, from what was then the brand-spanking-new LARB, though this Minnesota Public Radio profile of Veselka is also a great way to get acquainted with her exciting talents.

August 31, 2012

#LitBeat gets weird in a basement. 0

The latest installment of #LitBeat involves musings on puritanical projection, the phrases “ass-banging” and “mucus flaps” and a least one instance of the word “boner.” Our correspondent was there for The New Inquiry read along of Millions contributor Mike Thomsen’s new book, Levitate the Primate: Handjobs, Internet Dating, and Other Issues for Men.

August 31, 2012

There’s always funny in the banana stand. 0

Rolling Stone asked David Cross  about Arrested Development‘s Netflix relaunch and he says it’s “audacious and amazing.“

August 31, 2012

tl;dr 0

It’s the last day to vote on panels at SXSW interactive 2013.  So if you wanna hear how our editor in chief, C. Max Magee, and our friends Andrew Womack, from The Morning News, and Kevin Nguyen, from The Bygone Bureau, have changed the game with independent long form digital publishing, you better cast your […]

August 28, 2012

It’s cool, he senses the danger of genius 0

John Jeremiah Sullivan spoke to the Guardian about writing, Pulphead, and “finding that island of legitimacy.” And then there’s his recent NYT Magazine piece on Venus and Serena Williams.