Quick Hits Archives - The Millions
October 17, 2016
Whether it was the richly funded schools or the iron ore in the water or some other strange vortex (Hibbing is also, weirdly, at the epicenter of climate change), the town boasts an unusual number of writers, some of them culture-changers like Dylan.
September 28, 2016
Economic, political and social violence are senseless, and render us unable to tell neat linear narratives about injustice and protest.
September 26, 2016
Today we reveal the cover of staffer Claire Cameron’s upcoming novel, ‘The Last Neanderthal.’
September 9, 2016
From haikus to a macroeconomic treatise on American industrialism – with lots of novels and story collections in between, of course – here’s what we’re reading.
August 19, 2016
by Teow Lim Goh
I write poetry, but I cannot read poetry on a plane.
August 18, 2016
Woman No. 17 is a “sinister, sexy noir” about art and motherhood set in the Los Angeles hills.
August 16, 2016
This is an epic of identity. It proposes black identity (love, being wild) to its reader, as a written articulation of “black is beautiful”; it functions as a model of identity to adhere to and trust.
August 4, 2016
by Emily Tamkin
Vapnyar shows us America, the beautiful and absurd, managing to satirize it without ever losing sympathy for the people living in it.
August 2, 2016
It is 1899. Summer is in full swing in Yalta.
July 29, 2016
by Tara Dugan
A bad book, so-called, has just as much to teach us as a good book. It is often a far better teacher than any work that is uniformly artful, where excellence disguises the nuts and bolts of craft.