Articles by Emily M. Keeler

March 16, 2012

These narrators are conspicuously powerless 0

Over at Prospect, Leo Benedictus takes a look into the subversive  “hindered narrators” in The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time, Room, and Pigeon English.

March 16, 2012

Acts of gruesomely violent chivalry and vehicular aggression. 0

Yet another entry for the list of all time greatest single-purpose tumblrs: Witless Innuendo, bringing you “a collection of those end-of-review warnings from The New York Times‘ film critics.”

March 15, 2012

Love the beat. 0

Sarah Wienman, the news editor for Publisher’s Marketplace, offers some great tips for aspiring literary journalists. Once you’ve looked them over, maybe you’ll even want to pitch The Millions  for our #LitBeat Tumblr feature? If so, just send me an email with the details of the event you’d like to cover.

March 15, 2012

So do we drop the ‘Y’ in YBA now? 0

Gearing up for his forthcoming retrospective at the Tate Modern, Damien Hirst told the Guardian that he “still believe[s] art is more powerful than money.” This from the man whose tiger shark and formaldehyde sculpture “The Physical Impossibility of Death in the Mind of Someone Living” sold for $12 million– the figure that Don Thompson […]

March 15, 2012

Oh, and congrats, btw. 0

“I Didn’t Tell Facebook I’m Engaged, So Why Is It Asking About My Fiancé?” or, FB continues to make people feel a little awkward.

March 15, 2012

Writerly Q & A 0

We’re pleased to announce a new feature here on The Millions, “Ask the Writing Teacher.” Our own Edan Lepucki will now be taking your questions about all things writing related, dialogue, plot, point of view, or other elements of writing that might be putting  a pickle in your prose. Send your questions her way at […]

March 15, 2012

Goodbye, Britannica 0

After nearly a quarter of a millennium, the Encyclopedia Britannica is ending its print run. While the publication plans to move to a digital subscription based model, and to continue to gather information about the known world, many are sad to note its passing. Roxane Gay offers a particularly heartfelt eulogy:  ” it was exciting […]

March 13, 2012

The Signature Smirk of the Absurd 0

This essay in the Times Literary Supplement on Kurt Vonnegut‘s “strangely central place in American fiction despite his occasional insistence on his own marginality” is certainly worth a read.

March 13, 2012

“The only option is to participate.” 0

The Missouri Review interview with Jessa Crispin, founder of Bookslut. If you’ve yet to stumble upon the decade old literary blog, you might want to start with this recent post from Kevin Frazier on Edith Wharton and Julian Barnes. Or this treat from the archives about Monica McFawn Robinson trying to construct an undergraduate course syllabus […]

March 13, 2012

Deeper into the “Twungle” 1

Margaret Atwood considers her experience of Twitter and describes how the wilderness of the online world is spilling over into her physical reality.