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November 11, 2011

Lit-Mag Editors Stop Being Polite, Start Getting Real 4

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A couple dozen leading literary magazine editors recently found themselves debating “submission fees” in a long, heated, and candid listserv discussion. The complete transcript – names have been changed to protect the innocent – is alternately depressing and heartening. It’s a must-read for anyone who publishes in little magazines, or plans to, or is just […]

November 11, 2011

Kurkov’s Penguins 0

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Anthony Olcott takes a look at the crime fiction — and penguins — of Andrey Kurkov.

November 11, 2011

The Disappointment Author: Lethem v. Wood 103

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The critical takedown is well-known cultural corrective with a long and glorious history. The fellow critic providing cultural corrective to someone who has gotten too big for his or her britches — it’s practically a public service, if you do it right.

November 11, 2011

The Pleasures and Perils of Rereading 31

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Whether we go back again and again to a classic or pick up an old favorite to see how it has fared or dig deep into the treasures of our youth, rereading is an experiment that is bound to change us, and to change our impressions of the books we read.

November 10, 2011

Comics on the Big-Screen 0

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It takes decades to build up a great superhero, but only one bad movie to tear him down. Den of Geek explores the downside of comic book adaptations.

November 10, 2011

Year in Reading Coming Soon! 0

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Once Again, this December we will be hosting our Year in Reading series, and this year’s installment is shaping up to be our most fascinating and star-studded yet. While you wait, enjoy last year’s series all over again, and please consider learning about the five easy (even free!) ways you can support The Millions and […]

November 10, 2011

Annie’s Pilgrimage 0

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Annie Leibovitz discusses her new book Pilgrimage, and how the project became a journey of personal and artistic renewal.

November 10, 2011

Plagiarizing James Bond 0

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Little, Brown & Company has pulled a mystery novel from the shelves after passages in the book were found to have been plagiarized from “a variety of classic and contemporary spy novels,” like James Bond novels and books by Robert Ludlum and Charles McCarry.

November 10, 2011

Rewiring the Real 0

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Tonight at Columbia: A conversation with Gary Shteyngart, author of The Russian Debutante’s Handbook, Absurdistan, and most recently Super Sad True Love Story. Moderated by McKenzie Wark, professor of media and cultural studies at The New School and author of Gamer Theory. “Rewiring the Real” at 6:30 P.M.

November 10, 2011

Perry’s “Oops” 0

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“Oops is everything that Perry could not do if he still wanted to be President.” What you missed while not watching last night’s Republican Debate in Detroit.