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April 26, 2009

Curiosities: Friendship’s Offering 0

The Millions Walking Tour of NYC Indie Bookstores is only a week away. Get all the details and RSVP. Little Dorrit is must-see-TV in the Packer household. For those considering undertaking Infinite Jest, we recommend Slate’s Audio Book Club discussion. Meanwhile, in the first installment of New York Magazine’s new “Reading Room” feature, participants get, […]

April 19, 2009

Curiosities: Return to the Monkey House 1

The Walking Tour is drawing ever nearer! Get all the details and RSVP if you want to be notified of any schedule changes. In the NYRB, Mark Danner examines the politics of torture, and J.M. Coetzee gets deep inside Samuel Beckett’s head. James Wood finger-drumming on YouTube is just the most weirdly hypnotic thing we’ve […]

April 14, 2009

The Millions Quiz: Essential Reference 3

So that you may get to know us better, it’s The Millions Quiz, yet another occasionally appearing series. Here, as conceived of by our contributor Emily, we answer questions about our reading habits and interests, the small details of life that like-minded folks may find illuminating, and we ask you to join us by providing […]

April 12, 2009

Curiosities: Ooga-Booga 0

We’ve already got several RSVPs for our NYC indie bookstore walking tour. Get all the details and RSVP if you want to be notified of any schedule changes. The Millions’ Collaborative Atlas of Book Stores and Literary Places is still being added to by our enterprising readers. London in particular is now bristling with points […]

April 5, 2009

Curiosities: Dancing About Architecture 2

Debut short story writer Matthew Vollmer gets some love. For those left baffled by descriptions of “the Purdie shuffle” in last week’s New Yorker and New York Times, the mighty Bernard “Pretty” Purdie offers a demonstration. At the International Edible Book Festival, you can chase down your Remembrance of Things Pasta with some Rosencrantz and […]

April 1, 2009

The Millions Top Ten: March 2009 0

Time again for another installment of one of our newer features, The Millions Top Ten. Check out the original introduction for an explanation of how it works. The new list: ThisMonth LastMonth   Title On List 1. 1. Sister Bernadette’s Barking Dog: The Quirky History and Lost Art of Diagramming Sentences 2 months 2. 2. […]

March 29, 2009

Curiosities: Raw Power 0

RSVP: We’ve already had several RSVPs for our NYC indie bookstore walking tour. Get all the details via our announcement post. People are still adding to our collaborative literary Atlas. Recent additions include several non-bookstore literary spots in the Midwest, including the Kate Chopin House and the final resting place of William S. Burroughs. The […]

March 21, 2009

Curiosities: The King of Pop 0

Appearing Elsewhere 1: Be sure to check the Tournament of Books on Monday for Max’s judgment. Which will be the victor, Shadow Country or The Lazarus Project? Appearing Elsewhere 2: Check out Millions contributor Emily’s review of D.J. Taylor’s Bright Young People: The Lost Generation of London’s Jazz Age at The Washington Times. Further Reading: […]

March 18, 2009

The Millions’ Collaborative Atlas of Book Stores and Literary Places 47

Update: Because Google’s tools for maintaining this map are limited, and because the map was getting frequent spammy and irrelevant edits, we’ve closed the editing feature on the map for now. In the meantime, the map includes plenty of stores and places to check out. Hopefully we’ll be able to allow people to add to […]

March 15, 2009

Curiosities: Thug, Libidinal, Linoleum, Limn 0

The Tournament of Books rolls along with a few first round upsets (Congratulations, Sarvas!), but the highlight thus far might be a glimpse of Junot Díaz’s one-of-kind victor’s shirt from last year. Meanwhile, Stop Smiling offers up a Díaz interview. John Leonard’s son compiles a concordance to his father’s vigorous criticism, in which “thug,” “libidinal,” […]