Curiosities

March 7, 2012

An Accomplished Saxophonist 0

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Here’s a great interview with Colin Stetson, the saxophonist who’s lent his talents to such acts as Tom Waits, Bon Iver, TV on the Radio, Arcade Fire, and Feist.

March 7, 2012

A Dialect, A Language, A Struggle 0

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Over at Slate, Mike Vuolo speaks with Bob Garfield about “African-American English,” or, as some might say, “Ebonics.” The two of them explore its history, misconceptions, and whether or not it’s possible or even appropriate for a white writer (such as The Help author Kathryn Stockett) to attempt to write in the dialect of certain […]

March 7, 2012

They’re Watching 0

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Collusion, a new add-in for Firefox browsers, “allows you to see all the third parties that are tracking your movements across the Web.” Of course, who’s tracking you online is one thing, but who’s tracking you in retail stores is quite another.

March 7, 2012

You Are What You Buy 0

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This piece by Carrie Murphy is delightful and playful and a couple other “adjective”+fuls all in one.

March 7, 2012

USpeak Event in Miami 0

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How many Millions readers reside in Miami? All of you should come check out this USpeak event hosted by the University of Miami’s Creative Writing Program. Students will read verse and short stories, and visiting professor Patricia Engel (author of Vida) will read as well. You can also pick up a copy of Mangrove, the […]

March 7, 2012

Single-Serving Atwood 0

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Ebook purveyor Byliner continues its foray into fiction with a new story by Margaret Atwood: “I’m Starved for You” (Here’s an excerpt)

March 7, 2012

Debating the Book Blurb 0

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We recently offered a look at the odd history of the book blurb here at The Millions. Now the New York Times is looking at this peculiar custom, inviting four contributors to discuss their merits and pitfalls. Among them is our own Bill Morris, who revisits his 2011 essay “To Blurb Or Not To Blurb” […]

March 6, 2012

Dispatches from the Red Center 0

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Annalee Newitz asks “What does science fiction tell us about the future of reproductive rights?“

March 6, 2012

A New Collection on Its Way from Junot Díaz 0

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Here’s a book that will be on our July “Most Anticipated” list: a new collection of stories from Junot Díaz called This Is How You Lose Her. The Times has more.

March 6, 2012

at once impressionistic and profound 0

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Rohan Maitzen on Virginia Woolf‘s literary criticism: “What—I can imagine her asking herself, as she writes about other novelists—am I doing, what else can I do, with the novel? Surely figuring this out was always, for her, the underlying project of her criticism.”