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August 25, 2011

Staff Picks: Sabbath’s Theater by Philip Roth 8

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With its gallons of bodily fluids and its frankness about the attendant pneumatics, Sabbath’s Theater makes Nicholson Baker’s “manstarch” look like marzipan, and The Rosy Crucifixion look like Make Way for Ducklings.

August 25, 2011

Paris, Wikipedia, and My Middle Age Crisis 7

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The crisis goes on like this night and day. It matters little whether I’m on YouTube, watching television, flipping through my wife’s magazines or churning through RSS feeds and Twitter updates, there are always endless amounts of famous, middle-age men to look up.

August 24, 2011

On DFW, On Blogging 10

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Practically everyone read Maud Newton‘s riff on David Foster Wallace‘s influence this weekend, but Edward Champion had some issues with it.

August 24, 2011

NASA’s Science Fiction 0

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Science fiction is about to get a lot more scientific. Tor and NASA will be collaborating on some book projects.

August 24, 2011

We Appreciate Your Support 0

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Thanks to all The Millions readers who have supported the site over the last several months. If you are heading back to school now, check out our Support page to see how you can support the site without taking any extra dollars from your pockets. Advertisers: We have been seeing some great ads on the […]

August 24, 2011

Appearing Elsewhere 0

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I have an essay in the September issue of Poets & Writers on “The Social Value of MFA Programs.” Sadly, P&W deems the piece too valuable to give away for free on the Web, so if you want to read it, you’ll have to go to your local newsstand and buy a copy.

August 24, 2011

On Yesterday’s Earthquake 0

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In both pizza and geological terms, the East Coast is known for its thin crust.

August 24, 2011

Living Out the Day: The Moviegoer Turns Fifty 16

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Catch-22 had been important to me as a student of literature, and Revolutionary Road had been important to my early development as a writer. But The Moviegoer was important to me as a human being. Like few other books I’ve ever read, it changed me.

August 24, 2011

On Superheroes and Superintendents 2

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It seems obvious to say, but wouldn’t we all like that chance to start from issue one, with a whole slew of villains and love interests and story arcs to cover?

August 23, 2011

Tao Lin Interviews Ben Lerner 1

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Tao Lin interviews Leaving the Atocha Station author Ben Lerner for The Believer. You can also check out an excerpt from Lerner’s book here.