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April 7, 2017

Artistic Revolution: On China Miéville’s ‘The Last Days of New Paris’ 2

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The Last Days of New Paris calls for a revolt in art rather than a revolt in politics, for integrating politics into art rather than employing art as a means to political ends.

April 7, 2017

The Germ Has Spread: How America Elected a Reality Show President 9

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Trump is a product of a society that has been groomed, through the popularity of reality television, to reward people whose sole motivation is to rock the boat, even at the detriment of those who can’t swim.

April 6, 2017

Of Mondegreens and Eggcorns: Language Keeps Talking About Itself 1

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Language flexes and adapts. It knows it will be both mangled and elevated, depending on who wields it — quite often by the same person.

April 6, 2017

The Language of Poets: 10 Notable Forms 1

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Each poetic form is an opportunity. A new house for words.

April 5, 2017

The Millions Top Ten: March 2017 0

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After a six-month run on our Top Ten list, Colson Whitehead’s The Underground Railroad has at last graduated to our site’s hallowed Hall of Fame.

April 5, 2017

The Rise of the Sad Flâneur 6

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At his most powerful, the Sad Flâneur lays bare the relationship between capitalism and depression.

April 4, 2017

Alternate Writing Residencies for the Trump Era 1

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I couldn’t have been more charmed by this rest stop, a wood stove, a solarium with its plant powered waste-treatment plant. There were desks and a view, as well as unlimited coffee, and, I was told, sometimes they provided Twizzlers.

April 4, 2017

Allison Parrish’s Generated Novel 0

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Two years ago, Allison Parrish produced a diary of an expedition through “fantastical places that do not exist.” The twist? The diary was generated by a computer program, which extracted more than 5,700 sentences drawn from Project Gutenberg and later recombined at random by “switching out grammatical constituents.” An extract of the finished work, interspersed […]

April 4, 2017

Buying The Believer 0

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The Believer was acquired by the Black Mountain Institute at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. The magazine will continue to publish bi-monthly, with the first edition under new leadership dropping on August 1st. They’re also hiring a managing editor.

April 4, 2017

Tuesday New Release Day: Buntin; El Akkad; Arimah; Meidav; Watts; Bausch 0

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Out this week: Marlena by Julie Buntin; American War by Omar El Akkad; What It Means When a Man Falls from the Sky by Lesley Nneka Arimah; Kingdom of the Young by Edie Meidav; No One Is Coming to Save Us by Stephanie Powell Watts; and Living in the Weather of the World by Richard Bausch. For more on these and other new titles, go read […]