Essays Archives - Page 83 of 99 - The Millions
February 11, 2010
by Tatjana Soli
The idea is that the reader is interested in a rags-to-riches story, as if literary success were akin to winning the lottery, or better yet, being struck by lightning.
February 5, 2010
Flynn navigates murky waters through his elegant language, trying not to blame the map he was given for his apprehension.
February 2, 2010
by James Kaelan
Soccer broadcaster Ray Hudson values hyperbole over precision. His quips, spontaneous and unedited, conflating science and art, have gained him a reputation as one of the most notorious announcers in all of sports.
February 1, 2010
The anxiety of maintaining the distance and time to write within a romantic relationship continues to plague women (and men alike).
January 19, 2010
Ladies and gentlemen, I give you… The Prize Championship Series!
January 15, 2010
Folk music, funerals, and “goodbye to all that.” On reaching across the generational divide.
January 15, 2010
Vanity helps anonymity get dressed in the morning, and anonymity helps vanity forget all the mean things the kids said at recess.
January 12, 2010
by Sonya Chung
It’s been said that “writing about music is like dancing about architecture.” The same might be said for sex, and even more aptly when it comes to writing about writing about sex.
January 7, 2010
by Deena Drewis
Gordon Lish usurped Raymond Carver’s work, and with it, some of his identity. It was traumatic at times for both parties, but in terms of art and aesthetic, wasn’t it worth it?
January 4, 2010
While writing Drift, I did my best to shut out the ongoing clamor of imagined disapproval and alienation from my family, promising myself to write uncensored. As I got closer to the reality of publication, I realized that the shit was going to hit the fan.