Equal parts voyeuristically indulgent and unapologetically stimulating, Unpacking My Library: Writers and Their Books is the second installment in Yale University Press’s ongoing series, a journey into the personal libraries of thirteen favorite authors. This installment? Alison Bechdel, Stephen Carter, Junot Díaz, Rebecca Goldstein, and more.
Mitt Romney's debate remark about where he finds women when he needs to fill some jobs has inspired hundreds of witty product reviewers on Amazon.
Echoing Kevin Hartnett's new year's resolution here at The Millions, Colson Whitehead tells writers to quit bitching about getting distracted by the internet.
“I had dreams about tornadoes. I dreamed of houses collapsing, people searching through rubble for dead bodies. Most of these dreams involved watching a large tornado in a field as it moved directly toward me. Like the scene early in the film The Wizard of Oz when Dorothy looks out the window and sees the tornado approaching, that sense of doom is always present in my dreams.” At the Paris Review Daily, Brandon Hobson reflects on a lifelong fear of bad weather.
Chuck Klosterman wonders, which rock stars will historians of the future remember?