Curiosities Archives - The Millions

July 30, 2016

Inflight Reading 0

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A German airline has teamed up with a local press for a new campaign that allows each passenger to travel with an extra two pounds just for books. Pair with this Millions piece on the weight of moving books.

July 30, 2016

A Voice of One’s Own 0

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“Life is weird and dumb and restrictive, but a poem can be whatever the hell you want it to be for god’s sake. Other people will always have opinions, they’re just really none of my business.” In an interview at the Lit Hub, Tommy Pico talks about poetry and his creative process.

July 30, 2016

Dispatch from the Phillipines 0

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Over at The New York Times Magazine, Katrina Tan finds a creative community in Manila. Pair with this Millions essay on creating a DIY literary scene.

July 29, 2016

Literary Destinations 0

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Over at The Week, Jeva Lange recommends books based on where your travels are taking you this summer. For other recommended reading, don’t miss our Great Second-Half Book Preview.

July 29, 2016

Dispatch from Brazil 0

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Recommended Reading: Selections from the forthcoming Women Writing Brazil issue of PEN America’s Glossolalia.

July 29, 2016

Sneak Peek 0

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The summer issue of Moss is out, featuring the opening chapters of our own Sonya Chung’s forthcoming novel, The Loved Ones. For more more of her writing, check out her Millions essay on breaking up with books.

July 29, 2016

The Modern Office 0

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Our own Lydia Kiesling writes for The New Yorker about workplace fiction by women. As she puts it, “If the author is a woman, workplace fiction is also domestic fiction, easily disguised as ‘chick lit,’ ‘girlfriend literature,’ or even ‘erotica.’ Regardless of the packaging, these books provide mapping, contextualizing, and rich illustration of women’s working […]

July 29, 2016

Poems to Be Whispered 0

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“Here’s / the deal: if you die / then I will be able to / drink again & no / one alive will even / blame me.” Year in Reading alumnus Nick Flynn has three new poems over at BuzzFeed READER. Pair with this Millions profile of Flynn.

July 29, 2016

Controversial Books 0

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This week in book-related infographics: a look at the most controversial books of all time.

July 28, 2016

What Should Fiction Do? 0

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Bonnie Nadzam asks us what should fiction do? “An artistic practice that perpetually reinforces my sense of self is not, in my mind, an artistic practice.”