Curiosities Archives - The Millions

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.

August 23, 2016

A Caricature of ‘Not a Good Person’ 0

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“Because what [narcissists] have inside is empty space, they have had to make a study of the selves of others in order to invent something that looks and sounds like one. Narcissists are imitators par excellence. And they do not copy the small, boring parts of selves. They take what they think are the biggest, most […]

August 23, 2016

Reader’s Tan 0

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Have you ever gotten stuck in a book? Here’s a delightful little comic by Grant Snider that explores the process of losing oneself in reading.

August 23, 2016

Replacement Burrito 0

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Recommended Reading: This moving essay on secrecy, shame, and binging by Michael Sinert over at The Rumpus: “Our task is to de-son-of-a-bitch all this.”

August 23, 2016

Pain Extinguishes Itself 0

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“Not infrequently I unravelled what I had done, continuously tormented by scruples that were taking tighter hold and steadily paralysing me. These scruples concerned not only the subject of my narrative, which I felt I could not do justice to, no matter what approach I tried, but also the entire questionable business of writing.” On […]