Curiosities

August 21, 2011

Made-Up Awards 0

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When Mark O’Connell asked why we care about literary awards, he probably didn’t imagine the situation in China.

August 21, 2011

Zahar Prilepin Profile 0

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What makes Russia’s Zahar Prilepin similar to Ernest Hemingway? The Daily Beast‘s Owen Matthews takes a look at the nationalist writer.

August 21, 2011

Did We Mention That the Night Is Young? 1

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The hard-partying New York Times had us seeing double this morning.

August 20, 2011

“A sports version of The Awl” 0

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Step aside, Grantland. There’s a new alternative sports site in town.

August 20, 2011

Publishing’s Payout 1

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Publishing is a business in which some authors make seven to eight figures, some executives make six figures, most editors make five figures, and most interns make nothing.

August 19, 2011

Literature for the Phone 0

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“In 2007, five out of the 10 best selling novels in Japan were originally mobile phone novels,” reports Olivia Solon. (In 2008, we published a translated excerpt of one.) Now Movellas has emerged as a new platform for Keitai Shousetu, or literature designed for mobile devices.

August 19, 2011

The Fitzgeralds in Comic Form 2

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This is the best comic about F. Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald you’ll read all day, I promise.

August 19, 2011

Half-off if you wear Victorian costume 0

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There’s a Chicago Poetry Brothel, FYI.

August 18, 2011

Shakar’s Story Continues 0

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The Observer picks up Luminarium author Alex Shakar’s narrative where his piece here at The Millions left off. (via @sarahw)

August 18, 2011

Appearing Elsewhere 0

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Bet you didn’t know this Saturday was the 25th anniversary of the first “going postal” shootings in Oklahoma. I have a piece at The Morning News examining America’s export of this peculiar brand of spree killings around the world, most recently to Oslo, Norway.