Curiosities Archives - Page 10 of 1084 - The Millions

August 5, 2017

Things Look Up 0

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Recommended Reading: Oliver Burkeman on a new group of optimistic thinkers.

August 2, 2017

Dear White People 1

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“[S]ometimes, one of the best ways to better understand racism is to just pick up a book.” As part of a recent tweet about his availability for racial consultation, Colson Whitehead recommended an evergreen Huffington Post piece entitled “16 Books About Race That Every White Person Should Read“, a list that includes Claudia Rankine‘s Citizen, T. Geronimo Johnson‘s Welcome to Braggsville, and The Sellout […]

August 2, 2017

Shots Fired 0

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“While I’m glad we’ve had this chance to talk, because of time constraints I cannot answer these basic questions about race and how racism works.” Colson Whitehead considers new business cards. See our review of his Pulitzer-winning The Underground Railroad here.

August 2, 2017

In a Fugue State 4

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“Could I write a novel about fugues in the form of a fugue?” Margot Singer wonders in The Paris Review, remembering the process of writing her first novel and considering other authors – Joyce, Nabokov, Woolf – who have tried to compose words musically. See also: our own Jacob Lambert on whether to write with background music on.

August 1, 2017

To Save a Draft 0

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“Save everything, she said. Everything. When your archive gets bought, they pay by the cubic foot.” Sarah Manguso in The New York Times about drafts in an era of digital writing. And while we’re on the subject , here’s what Ben Fountain, Emily St. John Mandel, Emma Straub and a passel of other writers have to say about writing […]

August 1, 2017

Tuesday New Release Day: Zhang; Perrotta; Binet; Senna; Gurnah; Lish 0

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Out this week: Sour Heart by Jenny Zhang; Mrs. Fletcher by Tom Perrotta; The Seventh Function of Language by Laurent Binet; New People by Danzy Senna; Gravel Heart by Abdulrazak Gurnah; and White Plains by Gordon Lish. For more on these and other new titles, go read our most recent book preview.

July 31, 2017

Famous in India 0

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“His writings rarely make it to the US, and are resolutely for an Indian readership. They will win no prizes nor inspire dissertations. But for these reasons they represent the actuality of what many people in the world are reading today, outside of the newly sanctified category of the ‘global novel.’” Ulka Anjaria for Public Books on Chetan […]

July 31, 2017

Feeding Minds and Mouths 0

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“For kids to be well-read, they need to be well-fed.” The New York Times reports on the trend of U.S. libraries providing summer meals to children.

July 31, 2017

Not Trolling Can’t Get Mad 0

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The Digital Reader has done us all a solid on this summer Monday and put together a list of five blogs featuring bad book covers. Now That I’m a Ghost I’m Gay, indeed.

July 30, 2017

The Review to End All Reviews 0

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Recommended Reading: Paula Marantz Cohen on Norman Mailer’s most infamous book review.