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August 17, 2016

Against Capital Punishment 0

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Jeffrey Toobin profiles Bryan Stevenson, who has been fighting capital punishment in American prisons. Pair with a piece on two famous victims of the death penalty – Julius and Ethel Rosenberg.

August 17, 2016

Doing the Academic Stuff 0

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“You’re never going to write well for a wider audience if you think it’s less worthwhile, less difficult than doing the academic stuff.” Jo Livingstone interviews David Wolf, commissioning editor of The Guardian Long Read.

August 17, 2016

Speaking with Whitehead 0

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Colson Whitehead sits down with Boris Kachka at Vulture to discuss The Underground Railroad, Ferguson, and coming of age in New York City. You could also read our review of Whitehead’s Zone One.

August 16, 2016

Double, Double 0

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“If Nietzsche was right that we need our illusions, I’ll go one further and posit that we need our illusionists: to disprove our eyes, investigate our dreams, and sometimes charm the money from our pockets.” Here’s a fantastic essay from The Rumpus on psychics, love spells, and easy exits.

August 16, 2016

Be Quiet, I’m Reading 0

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“Hamlet’s famous last words—’The rest is silence’—are less punning than ironic, since both his parting, eloquent gasps and his death play out amidst a growing bassline beat. ‘What warlike noise is this?’ Hamlet asks as the poison takes hold. The drums and commotion signal the arrival of the Norwegian crown prince Fortinbras, who bursts into […]

August 16, 2016

If You Have to Ask 0

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“It’s like a massive piece of denim, and with that denim you can make something really cool. You can make a jacket, you can make some cool jeans, or you can make a cushion or a cover.” When The New York Times decides it wants to define “punk,” you’d better get ready for some cringe-worthy […]

August 16, 2016

The Poet Carried No Revolvers 0

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Recommended Viewing: Go and check out the delightfully illustrated comic “Amiri Baraka Is in Contempt” by Nathan Gelgud at The Paris Review.

August 16, 2016

Fear and Loathing in Ketchum, Idaho 0

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Don’t worry, everybody — Anita Thompson, widow of gonzo journalist Hunter S. Thompson, has finally returned the prized pair of antlers that Thompson stole from the Idaho home of Ernest Hemingway, himself. The antlers, which he stole while in Idaho on assignment reporting on Hemingway’s suicide, had hung in Thompson’s garage for the past fifty-four years.

August 16, 2016

Tuesday New Release Day: Hashimi; Torné; Leo; Bullough; Warren 1

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Out this week: A House Without Windows by Nadia Hashimi; Divorce Is in the Air by Gonzalo Torné; The Gentleman by Forrest Leo; Addlands by Tom Bullough; and Liberty Street by Dianne Warren. For more on these and other new titles, go read our Great Second-Half Book Preview. Support The Millions: Bookmark this link and start there when you shop at Amazon.

August 15, 2016

The Twelfth What? 1

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Who knew? Here’s a handy infographic from Electric Literature that highlights seventeen films you probably didn’t know were based off of books.