February 17, 2012
I had worked as a taxi driver, a stockbroker. A fishing trawler. I had many kinds of jobs. And I know this is the greatest job that you can have. To actually get up in the morning and people are paying you to do what you really want to do. To come up with these stories.
February 16, 2012
Invasion of the Space Invaders is the madwoman in the attic of Amis’ house of nonfiction; many have heard rumors of its shameful presence, but few have seen it with their own eyes.
February 15, 2012
The economy of literary magazines appears to be a closed system. Money is tight, payment is low, and subscriptions and institutional support appear to be the final hope for sustenance. Does it have to be that way?
February 8, 2012
by C. Max Magee
We are undoubtedly swayed by the little billboard that is the cover of every book we read.
February 7, 2012
by Reif Larsen
We’ve given today’s visual storytellers considerable power: for better or worse, they are the new meaning-makers, the priests of shorthand synthesis. We’re dependent on these priests to scrutinize, bundle, and produce beautiful information for us so that we can have our little infogasm and then retweet the information to our friends.
February 3, 2012
by Nick Moran
About two months ago, The Millions joined the Tumblr community. The platform is perfectly suited for dynamic storytelling, and as a direct result, it is home to some of the friendliest book lovers around.
February 1, 2012
Hyperbole, fakery, shameless cronyism: blurbs, like bullshit, existed long before the term coined to describe them.
January 3, 2012
At 8,400 words strong and encompassing 81 titles, this is the only 2012 book preview you will ever need.
December 5, 2011
Writers get blank journals for the same reasons that teachers get mugs, assistants get flowers, and grandmothers get tea. If you want to give the writer in your life something he or she will truly adore, here are twelve ideas.
December 1, 2011
by C. Max Magee
For an eighth year, we asked some of our favorite writers, thinkers, and readers to look back, reflect, and share. Their charge was to name, from all the books they read this year, the one(s) that meant the most to them, regardless of publication date. Grouped together, these ruminations, cheers, squibs, and essays will be a chronicle of reading and good books from every era. We hope you find in them seeds that will help make your year in reading in 2012 a fruitful one.