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January 24, 2017

Full of Carp 0

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Midwestern investors hope the production of domestically-farmed Asian carp can give rise to “the future Zappos of fish processing,” but such optimists would be wise to safeguard their aquatic livestock against would-be carp thieves.

January 24, 2017

Mark Baumer Killed on Cross-Country Protest Walk 0

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This week poet Mark Baumer was struck and killed by an SUV while walking barefoot across the country. Baumer, 33, began his cross-country walk to raise awareness about climate change, and was documenting the journey on his blog (as well as Instagram and YouTube). Florida, where he was killed, was recently ranked “the most dangerous place […]

January 24, 2017

Tuesday New Release Day: Wilson; Ackerman; Barry; Barkan; Krivak; Coe 0

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Out this week: Perfect Little World by Kevin Wilson; Dark at the Crossing by Eliot Ackerman; Days Without End by Sebastian Barry; Mexico by Josh Barkan; The Signal Flame by Andrew Krivak; and Number 11 by Jonathan Coe. For more on these and other new titles, go read our most recent book preview.

January 23, 2017

The Joy of Cooking for Others 0

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Rosie Schaap espouses the joys of cooking for others “in a powerfully fraught, anxious time” such as ours. “I wanted, at least in this small way,” she writes, “to give comfort—both to myself and to my loved ones.” And as our own Hannah Gersen has noted, if you’re fortunate to have such a good friend […]

January 23, 2017

2017 Newbery and Caldecott Winners 0

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Kelly Barnhill, author of The Girl Who Drank the Moon, is the winner of this year’s Newbery Medal for “most outstanding contribution to children’s literature,” and Javaka Steptoe, author of Radiant Child: The Story of Young Artist Jean-Michel Basquiat, won this year’s Caldecott Medal.

January 22, 2017

Purgatorio 0

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After more than sixty years, Antonio di Benedetto has had his book Zama finally translated into English. The novel, which kicks off in the 1790s, depicts a Spanish administrator named Don Diego de Zama, whose viceroy dispatches him to a town in the scrublands of Paraguay. In the latest New Yorker, Benjamin Kunkel gives his take.

January 22, 2017

There Is No End 0

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“In the years before my book came out, I was writing frantically. I remember a week when I was working late at my job, late enough that the buses had stopped running and I had to take a cab home, and I still wrote into the night, trying to finish an essay I had promised […]

January 21, 2017

To Believe Your Own Thought 0

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Recommended Reading: Sophie Atkinson on Frank Ocean as Emersonian hero.

January 21, 2017

Forty-Four 0

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To mark the end of the Obama years, the crew at n+1 rounded up their best writing from his presidency. Head on over to read Aziz Rana, George Blaustein, and more.

January 20, 2017

“you have not thought thru clearly” 0

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Recommended Reading (Inauguration Day edition): “Haecceity” by Joshua Clover.