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June 16, 2016

Partying Tomorrow 0

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David Naimon interviews Rob Spillman, editor of Tin House and author of All Tomorrow’s Parties. Spillman discusses his favorite issue of Tin House with Nick Ripatrazone at The Millions.

June 16, 2016

PEN Pinter Prize 0

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Margaret Atwood has been awarded the PEN Pinter Prize for her environmental and humanitarian rights work. Pair with a review of The Heart Goes Last.

June 16, 2016

Blake, Trump, and the Road of Excess: An Urban Legend 1

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Who could resist the irony? Donald Trump, the poster boy for capitalist braggadocio, has two of William Blake’s “Proverbs of Hell” framed on the wall of the library in his Trump International Hotel & Tower.

June 15, 2016

Everyone Is a Writer 0

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“People in the publishing industry were complaining that ‘everyone is a writer now.’ I thought, well, why fight that? Isn’t that a good thing?” Andy Hunter, Publisher & COO of Catapult, Publisher of Literary Hub, and Co-Founding Chairman of Electric Literature, talks about the impetus for his three ventures.

June 15, 2016

What Work Is 0

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Recommended Reading: Leah Falk looks at women’s writing and unpaid labor.

June 15, 2016

The Ultimate Intimacy: On Neil Gaiman’s ‘The View from the Cheap Seats’ 0

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For Gaiman, the writing memoir is less about how to write and more about why we need writing.

June 15, 2016

An Act of Courage 0

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Year in Reading alumnus Alexandre Chee writes about the courage of being queer. As he puts it, “I am sure the 49 patrons who died at Pulse that night didn’t necessarily think of themselves as brave for being there. But they were.” Pair with Claire Cameron’s Millions interview with the author.

June 15, 2016

Beyond the Individual Self 0

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Momina Mela writes on the gendered misconceptions about confessional poetry. As she puts it, “In comparison to female confessional poets, male confessional poetry has been regarded with less ridicule as accusations of being merely therapeutic. This is often due to the detachment which occurs with the adoption of personas, even though female poets such as […]

June 15, 2016

The Age-Old Tradition 0

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Scientists are using x-ray to read fragments of 1,300-year-old manuscripts that have been reused as bookbindings. Pair with this Millions essay on private libraries and what books reveal about their readers.

June 15, 2016

Let’s Not Get It On: The Indefensible Sex Scene 16

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How can you take me there if the word “loins” is used even once? How can you take me there if you won’t admit that there are smells? And pubic hairs that must occasionally be plucked from the tip of your tongue or hocked up discreetly in the shower sometime later.