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August 11, 2016

Critical Texts 0

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Louis Menand writes about why the women’s movement needed The Feminine Mystique (despite its shortcomings). You could also read a review of Rebecca Jo Plant’s Mom, which looks to The Feminine Mystique to understand why our culture blames mothers.

August 10, 2016

Western Culture is Rape Culture 0

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Recommended Reading: Amy Gentry writes on the effects of rape culture and its permeations through art and literature. “I realize that what I’m describing here isn’t a list of books I’d like to see banned from the classroom; in fact, it is a list of my favorite books. It also a solid bit of evidence […]

August 10, 2016

An Interview with Rilke 0

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How would Rilke do in a job interview? Liz Blood took her best guess.

August 10, 2016

Dido’s Lament 0

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Listen to Tessa Hadley read her story “Dido’s Lament” from the August 8th and 15th issue of The New Yorker. If you’re looking for the Aeneid, we recently had Virgil day here at The Millions.

August 10, 2016

A Rap on Race 0

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Check out this conversation between Margaret Mead and James Baldwin on race, guilt, and responsibility.

August 10, 2016

Trump, a Fable 0

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Teju Cole writes a fable on Donald Trump at The New Inquiry. You could pair it with our review of Trump: The Novel.

August 9, 2016

The Apples Are a Gift 0

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“This poem fosters reading again and again, because interpretation is always reaching its limits: eventually, one runs up against a secret gesture to which the only response is either to acknowledge that there is some other conscious being that could make or decipher it, or to fantasize the being that could.” A long, worthwhile review of […]

August 9, 2016

Love and Memory 0

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Recommended Reading: This fantastic essay by Lea Page at The Rumpus on memory, family, and a whole lot more than that: “There could be no argument, no defense. It was, in a literal sense, true. I had said that.Sure, she had left out a significant portion of the truth, but in doing so, she had revealed another. […]

August 9, 2016

A Quality of Immortality 0

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“When watching [Abbas] Kiarostami films, one also has a great sense of another kind of freedom not found in Hollywood movies, nor in most European art films: freedom from the creeping realization that a film we are watching was made by a cynical shit or a self-deluded megalomaniac.” Here’s something you don’t see every day […]

August 9, 2016

Let There Be 0

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“LET THERE BE stress. Let the body respond to stress as it does to injury and infection. Let stress be a vulture that pecks at the mind and devours the body. This will make people less likely to be stressed. When they see stress wreak wrath upon the body, they will surely calm down a […]