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March 2, 2010

That Woman Who Writes 8

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I became known as “that woman who writes”—the patrons and employees showing me new tattoos, telling me about their breakups and fights and hangovers, and complaining about the “dickhead” who owned the coffeehouse.

March 1, 2010

See Me, McPheel Me, Touch Me, McHeal Me 0

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Whee! John McPhee!

March 1, 2010

Short Stories for your Kindle 0

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Torpedo, the beautifully designed and illustrated Australian fiction quarterly that has featured Jim Shepard, Sheila Heti, Clancy Martin, and yours truly, now becomes the first of its kind to be fully Kindled. Copies are $2.99 here.

March 1, 2010

The Miserable Wonderfulness of M. Houellebecq 1

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The second issue of Chicago’s crackerjack The Point, having thrown caution to the wind, tackles the prickly genius of Michel Houellebecq: “Houellebecq has published four novels, all of them bitter and miserable.”

March 1, 2010

New Quarterly Conversation 0

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A new issue of The Quarterly Conversation covers Gaddis, Müeller, and the Nordic masculinity of Per Petterson, among other topics.

March 1, 2010

The DeLillo Dogpile, Cont’d. 1

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What’s with the DeLillo pile-on? we asked last week, semi-coherently. Open Letters Monthly provides an astute and meticulous answer in its monthly covering-the-coverage feature, “Peer Review.”

March 1, 2010

Esterházy in Manhattan 0

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Tonight at 8, the 92nd Street Y in New York hosts Millions favorite Péter Esterházy, author of the amazing Celestial Harmonies. András Schiff offers musical interludes. Look for an interview here in the next couple of weeks.

March 1, 2010

Vote for The Millions! 0

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A number of the best essays from the last year on The Millions have been nominated for the 3 Quarks Daily 2010 Arts & Literature Prize. We need your votes to get these Millions essays through to the next round! Please take a few seconds and vote for your favorite. Then tell your friends and […]

March 1, 2010

Happily Ever After: Husband and Wife discuss “The Bachelor” 1

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My question to you is why does “The Bachelor” — a show with a largely female audience — continue to enforce these sexist stereotypes of what a women can (and in some cases, should) be?

March 1, 2010

The Millions Top Ten: February 2010 0

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Cloud Atlas keeps the top spot. Reality Hunger debuts.