Curiosities Archives - The Millions

June 24, 2016

Just Being Honest 0

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Can I be honest with you for a minute here? These colloquially updated Bible passages at The Toast are pretty funny. You could also read a brief history of colloquial titles.

June 24, 2016

Influential Books 0

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The Library of Congress has published an updated list of the most influential books in America after hearing responses from the public.

June 24, 2016

Atwood Adapted 0

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Netflix and Hulu are set to adapt Margaret Atwood’s novels Alias Grace and The Handmaid’s Tale, respectively. Check out our own Edan Lepucki’s piece on Atwood’s vision of the future.

June 24, 2016

Invisible Women 0

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On middle-aged women’s struggle for visibility.

June 24, 2016

Archiving the Internet 0

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“Our contemporary analogues to the personal notebook now live on the web — communal, crowdsourced and shared online in real time.” Jenna Wortham writes on how archiving the Internet would change history. We’ve written about the implications of the Internet more than once.

June 23, 2016

Elena Ferrante Revealed 0

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Elena Ferrante has revealed her true identity. At McSweeney’s. You could also read this piece on Ferrante’s “encompassing vision of human experience.”

June 23, 2016

Fighting Words 0

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At WBUR’s Modern Love podcast, actress Alysia Reiner (Orange Is The New Black, How To Get Away With Murder) reads author Laura Munson’s essay “Those Aren’t Fighting Words, Dear” from her memoir This Is Not The Story You Think It Is.

June 23, 2016

Titling Publishers 0

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How did Random House get its name? A joke. Book Riot gives the stories behind eleven publishers’ names. You could also read a piece on how writers title their novels.

June 23, 2016

B&N or Bust 0

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We need Barnes & Noble. Alex Shephard writes on the role of the retailer for publishers and readers. You could also check out our series on the Future of the Book.

June 23, 2016

Family Language 0

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Our own Bruna Dantas Lobato reflects on her position living between languages. “I learned English out of necessity and that comes with its own problems—aesthetic and political ones. With childhood in one language and a writing life in the other, I’m standing both inside and outside my mother tongue and my stepmother tongue.” Pair with […]