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April 15, 2016

Stories in Space 0

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Recommended Reading: On new posters from the Jet Propulsion Laboratory and space travel’s place in storytelling. Dominic Smith asks why there aren’t more stories in space.

April 15, 2016

In Context 0

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At Signature Reads, Matt Staggs offers some reading suggestions in light of the discriminatory anti-LGBTQ laws recently passed in Mississippi, North Carolina, and other states.

April 15, 2016

Literary Tastemaker Extraordinare 0

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“In a new biography, The Lady with the Borzoi: Blanche Knopf, Literary Tastemaker Extraordinaire (Farrar, Straus & Giroux), Laura Claridge argues that Blanche Knopf was actually the more important and influential of the two Knopfs. That’s a stretch, but her book is still a long-overdue acknowledgment of the pioneering role Blanche played at a time when women […]

April 14, 2016

Moving On 0

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Our editor Lydia Kiesling writes at The Cut about throwing away her senior prom dress. For more of her thoughts on femininity and growing up, read her piece about beauty and her daughter.

April 14, 2016

Writing for Their Lives 0

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Over at Bloom check out this 3-part feature—a conversation and excerpts—on fiction writers-cum-memoirists Robin Black (If I Loved You I Would Tell You This, Life Drawing) and Natalie Serber (Shout Her Lovely Name)—former classmates at the Warren Wilson low-res MFA program, both later-life bloomers, and both “writing for their lives” in new memoirs.

April 14, 2016

Grammar Wars 0

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“Now, I wear the bloody ink of your beloved red, revisionary pens like warpaint across my cheeks.” Ethan Scofield writes an open letter to Grammar Nazis. Strunk and White, Grammar Police, would be appalled.

April 14, 2016

All Hands 0

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“When you say all hands on deck do you mean / that I am the deck or that I am all these hands, trying / to approximate hands.” Check out two poems from Anais Duplan in the Boston Review. Not a poetry fan? Check out ten poems for people who hate poetry.

April 14, 2016

Beverly Cleary Turns 100 0

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This week, Beverly Cleary turned 100. Revisit some of her famous characters like Ramona Quimby and Henry Huggins at NPR. Our editor Lydia Kiesling writes on Cleary’s memoirs, which “transcend time.”

April 14, 2016

Eating with Proust 0

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“In fact, the lack of action in the food memoir can be compensated with narrative and theme.” Angshuman Das writes on the food memoir at Ploughshares. Pair with a piece from our own Hannah Gersen on Proust’s Habit and the gluten-free diet.

April 13, 2016

Writers and Their Translators 0

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Words Without Borders has interviewed the writers and translators of Man Booker International Prize finalists Man Tiger, A General Theory of Oblivion, The Vegetarian, and more. Pair with this Millions review of The Vegetarian, a “dark and cynical” novel.