Curiosities Archives - Page 5 of 1017 - The Millions

August 18, 2016

The Mirror Stage 0

by

These Lacanian jokes will have you looking in the mirror and contemplating your existence.

August 18, 2016

Authors on Trump 0

by

A formidable group of authors, including Year in Reading alum Joyce Carol Oates, Steven Pinker, and Rich Benjamin, comment on Donald Trump’s rise to power. You could also consider this literary cage match between Trump, Faulkner, and Hemingway.

August 18, 2016

Oh, Snap 0

by

You probably don’t want this in your Snap story. Robinson Meyer writes on Snapchat’s repeatedly racist filters. Pair with yesterday’s piece on Instagram and pornification.

August 18, 2016

The Stanford Letters 0

by

“I’m annoyed that so many young rapists lack interest in their own motivations, or are led to believe that an absence of real psychic motive will make the crime merely an act, when really it’s the uninterested mereness of the act that makes it feel, to some victims, so criminal.” Sarah Nicole Prickett compares the […]

August 17, 2016

Breaking the Binary 0

by

Rachel Klein writes on raising a genderqueer, non-binary child. “Being a parent means, at some point, being able to look on as your child writes their own story, a story in which you play a role but which is ultimately not about you.”

August 17, 2016

Mussolini and Mario and the Magicians 0

by

Thomas Mann’s parable “Mario and the Magicians” was inspired by Mussolini, but its content is also applicable to a certain political candidate we all know and are trying to make sense of. Pair with our piece on Trump: The Novel.

August 17, 2016

Against Capital Punishment 0

by

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

by

“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

by

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

by

“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.