Essays Archives - Page 50 of 98 - The Millions
January 8, 2013
Has motherhood made us incapable of putting literary tragedy in its proper perspective? Or are we just…tired?
January 3, 2013
I’m a genius, I’ve been quietly telling myself for the past 13 years, and nobody even knows it.
January 2, 2013
by Amy Whitaker
It turns out that if you want to stalk Harper Lee, you have to bring serious A game: the last person to do it rented the house next door — it was on the market.
December 28, 2012
by David Rice
As the 20th century finishes receding, we will have to interrogate its artistic legacies and decide which few to carry with us further into the 21st, rescuing them from the Flood that will wash the rest away. Patrick White should be among these few.
November 28, 2012
Mock all you want, but for the moment, if you want to write literary fiction or poetry, Brooklyn is still the place to be.
November 28, 2012
by Eric Obenauf
In the process of becoming what you want to be, you realize who you are. We had to move to Columbus, Ohio, in order to discover our identity as a press.
November 21, 2012
by Edra Ziesk
What constitutes friendship? What defines it? Proximity? Duration? Frequency?
November 15, 2012
by Paul Morton
If Miller’s book is an argument for dignity and acceptance, it is also an argument against politeness. It is an argument against letting stray homophobic remarks from your liberal friends just go in the interest of keeping the evening pleasant. It is an argument against letting someone change the topic of conversation when they tell you they feel uncomfortable about gay marriage. It’s an argument for demanding the part of the territory to which you are entitled.
November 7, 2012
One evening a couple of weeks ago, I passed a murderer in the front square of Trinity College Dublin. It was Malcolm MacArthur, a man in his late sixties who spent the last thirty years in prison for killing two strangers in July of 1982. He is arguably the most notorious murderer in Ireland’s notoriously murderous history.
November 5, 2012
by Sonya Chung
In that moment, I got it — what all this fuss about social networking was about. Give the tools a try, just be yourself; write what you care about. Weird things will start to happen.