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September 1, 2016

The Stories We Tell 0

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Of more than 23,000 front-page articles that appeared in The New York Times between 1939 and 1945, only 26 were about the Holocaust. Watch a powerful 18-minute mini-documentary about “how and why the genocide of Jews was neglected and euphemised by the Times, and by extension, the American people.” Pair with our piece about the […]

August 31, 2016

Saving Hughes’s House 0

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Last-minute signal boost! You have a few more hours to donate to I, Too, Arts Collective‘s campaign to convert Langston Hughes‘s former home into a non-profit cultural center. See also: our own Emily Wilkinson’s review of his Tambourines to Glory.

August 31, 2016

Back to School 2

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The Guardian has a list of its five favorite on-campus novels, including Jeffrey Eugenides‘ The Marriage Plot, which we ran an excerpt of back when it came out, and Donna Tartt‘s The Secret History, whose connections to the academy we’ve also explored on the site.

August 31, 2016

Get Your Rare Books Here 0

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Last week the literary web was abuzz with the news that the mysterious 15th-century Voynich Manuscript would be published in a limited run; but why wait for that when you can see the manuscript yourself online now?

August 31, 2016

Book Ninjas 0

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On Monday we mentioned that the MTA has started offering free e-books underground as part of its Subway Reads program, but they weren’t the first to make books an integral part of the public transit experience. London’s Books on the Underground was first, but then came a more interesting development in Australia: book ninjas. Books on the […]

August 31, 2016

To the Stars and Beyond 0

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Very exciting news for space nerds: NASA just opened its research library to the public for free. Pair with our suggestions for the best fiction to send into space.

August 31, 2016

A Toast to the Good Life 0

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Listen to the latest episode of  the 2 Dope Queens podcast, in which Year in Reading alum Roxane Gay drops knowledge about how to write a killer memoir.

August 31, 2016

Catch ‘Em All 0

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“I can locate the remnants of two or three abandoned cars that haven’t moved in a year, a couple of defunct pay phones, several tire piles, and at least one trashed couch that doesn’t seem to be going anywhere.” Rob Walker on playing Pokémon Go in New Orleans’ Lower Ninth Ward.

August 30, 2016

Tuesday New Release Day: Hill; Donohoe; Bausch; Hall & Hobbs 1

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Out this week: The Nix by Nathan Hill; Ashes of Fiery Weather by Kathleen Donohoe; The Legend of Jesse Smoke by Robert Bausch; and Sex and Death, a new story anthology including pieces by Kevin Barry, Wells Tower and Yiyun Li.  For more on these and other new titles, go read our Great Second-Half 2016 Book Preview. Support The Millions: Bookmark this link and start there when you shop at Amazon.

August 30, 2016

Lost and Found in Translation 0

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“The Google Translate results feel less and less lucky as the sentence progresses, and with each new roll of the search engine dice.” Over the six years that Esther Allen was translating Argentine novelist Antonio Di Benedetto‘s classic, Zama, she would occasionally run lines through Google translate as an experiment in the ersatz. Pair with […]