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August 16, 2017

Listen My Dear Alones: Notes on Gina Berriault’s ‘Women in Their Beds’ 0

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Berriault must have known that good work, the best work, may not always pay the bills, but sometimes, if we’re lucky, it outlasts the counting.

August 15, 2017

Trapped in Purgatory with Stephen Dedalus and Anse Bundren 6

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Get over yourself, Anse—and quit jabbering about your new teeth.

August 15, 2017

Help Wanted: The Millions is Looking for an Intern 0

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The Millions seeks an extremely part-time intern or interns to help out around the virtual office with a couple of specific tasks.

August 15, 2017

Tuesday New Release Day: Shamsie; Kobek; Bordas; Goldstein; Sexton; Barzini; Yoon 0

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Out this week: Home Fire by Kamila Shamsie; The Future Won’t Be Long by Jarett Kobek; How to Behave in a Crowd by Camille Bordas; The World Broke in Two by Bill Goldstein; A Kind of Freedom by Margaret Wilkerson Sexton; Things That Happened Before the Earthquake by Chiara Barzini; and The Mountain by Paul Yoon. For more on these and other new titles, go read our most recent book preview.

August 14, 2017

Here Are Your Hugo Winners 0

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The 2017 Hugo Award winners were announced in Helsinki, reports io9. For the second year in a row N.K. Jemisin came away with the best novel prize for her latest, The Obelisk Gate, and Ursula K. Le Guin (whom we interviewed a few years back) took “best related work” for her collection Words Are My Matter: Writings About Life and Books, […]

August 14, 2017

Virtual Typesetting 0

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“Many of the basic rules around typographic contrast and readability for print or 2D screens change in VR. When type becomes even a little bit more volumetric, the way people perceive it and interact with it changes. The type needs to be rooted in something real, otherwise it gets a little uncanny for the user.” […]

August 14, 2017

A Flock of Pages 0

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“Every one of these books is a herd of animals.” The Atlantic reports that a group of archaeologists and geneticists in the UK have used mere crumbs of parchment to study the DNA of several thousand-year-old illuminated manuscripts, the pages of which were made of cow and sheep skins.

August 14, 2017

31 Writer Dreams: A List 4

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Since Woman No. 17 has been published, I’ve wondered what would have to occur for me to feel 100% satisfied with the book’s performance and reception.

August 14, 2017

Begin Now 0

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“You don’t have to immediately quit your job to become a writer. You need only to start writing.” The New York Times transcribes an excerpt from the “Dear Sugars” podcast with Cheryl Strayed and Steve Almond. For more writerly advice, see our own columnists Swarm & Spark on whether writing a novel will jeopardize your mental health.

August 14, 2017

Baldwin on the Bosphorus 0

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“He combed through the sahaflar, the second-hand bookshops that line the streets around the Grand Bazaar, their dusty wares stacked on haphazard tables. He sat by the New Mosque, drinking tea out of tulip-shaped cups, playing backgammon, and watching the fishermen’s wooden boats launch into the dirty waters of the Golden Horn.” For Public Books, Suzy Hansen […]