Essays Archives - Page 3 of 98 - The Millions
October 7, 2016
by Ed Simon
Outside of academic circles, where there has been a resurgence in interest, Jonson is a distant third in the contemporary popular imagination about the time period, after canonical William Shakespeare and sexy Christopher Marlowe.
October 6, 2016
This phenomenon of misidentifying a story collection as a novel is surprisingly common, both in book reviewing and in polite conversation.
October 6, 2016
I have come to wonder if, perhaps, for women, author photos are too often a lose-lose situation.
October 5, 2016
by Kelsey Ford
I’d been living there as a tumbleweed for nearly three weeks.
October 4, 2016
Frank Ocean asserts the elasticity of black maleness.
September 29, 2016
It turned out that Albee was an elusive kind of mailman. He’d drive up to our house, quietly drop off the mail on the kitchen counter, and slip away.
September 27, 2016
The need for nuanced representations of fashion in fiction has never been greater. Fashion offers a unique lens to view some of the most important issues of our time: class, gender, race, and sexuality.
September 26, 2016
One day I went to work on my novel and, to my surprise, a part of it had been rewritten. My boyfriend, seeing my unease, told me that he had done it, that he thought I needed to be funnier.
September 22, 2016
by David Lang
I couldn’t read The Loser silently. I ended up yelling the entire book to my reflection in the mirror in my bathroom, from start to finish, which was very exciting. And that day I started imagining what it would be like to add music to it.
September 16, 2016
by J.P. Smith
As Proust wrote upon hearing of the writer John Ruskin’s death: “I am shown how paltry a thing death is when I see how vigorously this dead man lives.”