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August 25, 2016

Help Save Langston Hughes’s Home 0

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You can help preserve Langston Hughes’s home in Harlem through this Indiegogo campaign. Pair with our own Tess Malone’s review of Tambourines to Glory.

August 25, 2016

The Ultimate Moral Rebel 0

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Sam Jordison asks us how Heller’s Catch-22 became a bestseller. “Yossarian’s kept a lasting grip on our collective psyche; he’s the ultimate moral rebel. To object to him would be to put yourself on the side of stuffed shirts, those who kill for profit and in the name of absurd patriotism.”

August 25, 2016

Fairytales Revived 0

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Fans of Hans Christian Andersen, a new edition of The Little Mermaid was published on Tuesday. Artist Yayoi Kusama has illustrated the classic fairytale.

August 25, 2016

Who Tells Your Story 0

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“A couple of years ago I attended a British Council discussion about the state of contemporary writing and the creative future in Nigeria, Africa’s most populous nation. When someone brought up the dearth of memoirs in the Nigerian literary landscape, almost everyone in the room laughed ruefully. Someone joked aloud, ‘We can’t write memoirs. We’d […]

August 24, 2016

An Interactive Diary 0

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The London Review of Books has created an interactive map of their diary entries. Check out where 100 of their authors were writing.

August 24, 2016

Always and Never 0

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Nicola Griffith gives us guidelines for writing about disabled people.

August 24, 2016

No Phonies Here 0

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“Salinger’s Holden Caulfield made a distinction between writers you would like to call on the phone and those you wouldn’t care to talk to at all. Teju Cole belongs to the former group.” Year in Reading alum Aleksandar Hemon interviews Teju Cole. If you can’t get enough of Cole, we interviewed him, too.

August 24, 2016

Welcome, Kirstin! 0

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The Millions is thrilled to welcome Kirstin Butler as our new Social Media Manager. Kirstin got her start in books at the Harvard Book Store and has worked on projects for Slate, MTV Networks, and a variety of other outlets.  She’s a writer with bylines at places like The Atlantic and The New Republic, and […]

August 24, 2016

Blind Spots 0

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Penny Perkins interviews Sons and Daughters of Ease and Plenty author Ramona Ausubel at The Rumpus. “I realized that this book I was writing about money had to be about race and it had to be about class and it had to be about privilege, and which of those things we are able to see […]

August 24, 2016

Negative Theology 0

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Anthony Domestico writes on negative theology in the works of Joy Williams and Mary Rakow at Commonweal Magazine. Our own Nick Ripatrazone offers 50 reasons why you should read Joy Williams.