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August 17, 2017

Revising the History of the Art Show Urinal 3

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It wasn’t even the piece that was groundbreaking—it was the narrative pushed to popularize it. Baroness Elsa von Freytag-Loringhoven was the truer Dadaist, but Duchamp the better marketer.

August 17, 2017

E-Etymology 0

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“Check it out for yourself to marvel at the the long history of our language, including but not limited to the origins of the term ‘rock snot.’” The AV Club reports that the word nerds at Merriam-Webster have launched Time Traveler, a new tool that lets users look at the timing around when new words entered […]

August 17, 2017

Rabbit Run 1

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“[C]hildren often prefer the factual over the fantastical. And a growing body of work suggests that when it comes to storybooks, they also learn better from stories that are realistic. For example, preschool-aged children are more likely to learn new facts about animals when the animals are portrayed realistically as opposed to anthropomorphically.” Two new […]

August 17, 2017

Think What a Poem Might Do: A Conversation with Jill Bialosky and Matthew Zapruder 1

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What, if anything, do you think poetry can do for us in these difficult times?

August 16, 2017

Bad for Books 0

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“The idea that a ‘book of the year’ can be assessed annually by a bunch of people – judges who have to read almost a book a day – is absurd, as is the idea that this is any way of honouring a writer.” Amit Chaudhuri in The Guardian about why the Man Booker Prize “is bad […]

August 16, 2017

How to Fight Hate 0

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“Do something. In the face of hatred, apathy will be interpreted as acceptance by the perpetrators, the public and — worse — the victims. Community members must take action; if we don’t, hate persists.” The always amazing Southern Poverty Law Center has put together “Ten Ways to Fight Hate: A Community Response Guide.”

August 16, 2017

Critic-in-Chief 0

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“She could be a diva, says this source, ‘but in a way I fucking admire it. The world would be a sorrier place without divas.’” For New York magazine, Boris Kachka on the drama behind Michiko Kakutani‘s departure from The New York Times and what her absence means for the world of books. Consider also: our own Matt Seidel‘s rogue’s gallery […]

August 16, 2017

Listen My Dear Alones: Notes on Gina Berriault’s ‘Women in Their Beds’ 0

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Berriault must have known that good work, the best work, may not always pay the bills, but sometimes, if we’re lucky, it outlasts the counting.

August 15, 2017

Trapped in Purgatory with Stephen Dedalus and Anse Bundren 9

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Get over yourself, Anse—and quit jabbering about your new teeth.

August 15, 2017

[CLOSED] Help Wanted: The Millions is Looking for an Intern 0

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The Millions seeks an extremely part-time intern or interns to help out around the virtual office with a couple of specific tasks.