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December 18, 2016

A Year in Reading: Adam Boretz 4

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I had developed a full-blown Wodehouse Addiction.

December 17, 2016

A Year in Reading: Elizabeth Minkel 0

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The consecutive earthquakes of Brexit and Donald Trump are invariably my two pillars of this garbage fire of a year.

December 17, 2016

A Year in Reading: Lydia Kiesling 50

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I feel like the grasshopper who sang all summer.

December 17, 2016

A Year in Reading: Ismail Muhammad 0

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This is the kind of writing that reorganizes thought patterns and social relations.

December 17, 2016

A Year in Reading: Janet Potter 1

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Last night I dreamt about meeting Curtis Sittenfeld. As I recall, we were both in a small group conversing politely, but not directly to one another, and at one point I threw caution to the wind, grabbed her by the elbow, and said “I just have to tell you that I loooooved Eligible.”

December 16, 2016

A Year in Reading: Marie Myung-Ok Lee 0

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But while people like Dorothy Vaughn were now working side by side with whites doing the same work, they would still have to face the discriminatory walk through labyrinthine corridors until they found the washroom with the sign COLORED GIRLS.

December 16, 2016

A Year in Reading: Anuradha Roy 0

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When Armistice Days and Veteran Days come around annually, few in the West remember the millions of colonized people who suffered and sacrificed in a war they did not choose.

December 16, 2016

Democracy Sausage 0

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“[T]he term was first recorded in 2012, but its use increased significantly during the federal election this year, especially with the popularity of several websites set up to help voters find polling stations with sausage sizzles.” Australia’s word of the year is “democracy sausage,” reports The Canberra Times. Other national choices, according to Mental Floss: postfaktisch, or “post-truth” […]

December 16, 2016

A Year in Reading: Madeleine Thien 0

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They are profoundly powerful not only in their observations and stories, but in how courageously and carefully they speak to our present moment.

December 16, 2016

A Year in Reading: Lisa Lucas 1

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When I finished the book, I immediately called a friend and said ‘this book is precisely why I do the work I do.’