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March 15, 2014

David Simon to Adapt MLK Biography for HBO Miniseries 0

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The Wire and Treme creator David Simon tells The Baltimore Sun that he’s going to work on an HBO miniseries about the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. The project will be based on Taylor Branch’s multi-part biographies of the civil rights leader.

March 15, 2014

“To do so, I felt, would be too dangerous” 0

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Over at Electric Literature, Tara Isabella Burton likens the experience of reading her ex’s favorite book – in this case Stefan Zweig’s Beware of Pity – to “rifling through someone’s letters after a death.”

March 14, 2014

Kim Lit 0

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This week has been full of news about unorthodox children’s book authors. First, there was Keith Richards’s picture book, and now an Australian academic claims that Kim Jong-il and Kim Il-sung wrote children’s books, too. “I was astounded that children’s books (purportedly) written by Kim Jong-il and Kim Il-sung were vastly more readable than one […]

March 14, 2014

Scrabble Shake-up 0

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We’ve all had that annoying moment of finding the perfect word to win Scrabble with, except that word doesn’t count. Now, Scrabble is letting players nominate a new word to enter its dictionary. You can submit on Facebook. Just do us a favor, and nominate something better than “hashtag” or “selfie.”

March 14, 2014

Multiplicity of Me: On Race, Fatherhood, and James Baldwin 3

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I think that what makes Baldwin’s work resonate as it does is that what he describes in his writing are not necessarily historically contingent reflections on race, but moments of subjective epiphany; moments in which he realized that he was a subject upon whom the world placed certain ideas that may or may not have aligned with the person Baldwin saw himself to be.

March 14, 2014

Shattering the Short Story 0

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Recommended Reading: Bailey Lewis’s short story at Paper Darts “When the South Wind Blows Glass Shatters and Disappears Like Rain.” “A young girl’s body hurtles through a stationery store window at top speed.”

March 14, 2014

True Women 0

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If you thought True Detective needed more women on it, check out our list of recommended female detective books, or read Helen McClory’s flash fiction piece from the perspective of the dead girl, “Pretty Dead Girl Takes a Break.”

March 14, 2014

The Story Button 0

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There are a lot of writers who work in advertising, and it’s starting to have an impact. People are more likely to love brands if there is a story involved, according to a new study. “We’ve known for a long time there is no ‘buy’ button in the brain. But these results show there’s a […]

March 14, 2014

The Millions Top Ten: February 2014 0

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The top-ten stays locked up with Millions favorites.

March 13, 2014

2013 National Book Critics Circle Award Winners Announced 0

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The winners of the National Book Critics Circle Award have been announced in New York City.