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August 1, 2016

One Monster Replaces Another: On John Domini’s ‘Movieola!’ 1

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Today, they say, we’re in a golden age of television, the vast free market of cable opening up new avenues for how moving picture stories come to be…Part of the thrust of Domini’s argument is that big screen filmmaking now finds itself threatened by its own creation, all those little screens like an army of ants taking down an elephant. 

August 1, 2016

Leemos En Español 0

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“You are what you brought from your country? Or you are what you learned here?” The New York Times visits Librería Barco de Papel, one of New York City’s last remaining Spanish-language bookstores. The space also operates as a community and cultural center for the Jackson Heights neighborhood, where roughly half of the 67,000 residents identify as […]

August 1, 2016

They’re So Tough 1

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“I liked the war parts the most, but peace was fine. It was fine.” It seems as though Trump has taken a liking to Tolstoy. Over at Electric Literature, Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump makes book blurbs great again.

August 1, 2016

“One More for the River”: On Writing Challenges 1

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Mine has been a life full of writing projects that are large and grandiose in design, even if they aren’t ultimately grand in execution.

July 31, 2016

From the Archives 0

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Recommended Listening: The Esquire podcast has a new episode featuring Jay McInerney on Raymond Carver’s “My Father’s Life,” which first appeared in the magazine in 1984.

July 31, 2016

Thinning the Herd 0

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Here’s a step-by-step guide for getting rid of books, also known as “the life-changing magic of thinning the herd.” Also check out this Millions piece on the weight of moving books.

July 31, 2016

The New Gay Novel 0

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“Garth Greenwell’s project with What Belongs to You is to remind us how illicit cruising and anonymous sex figure within the modern gay identity. As the gay marriage movement helps sanitize (and de-sexualize) queerness, Greenwell brings the dark and sordid elements of sex and promiscuity back into sharp relief.” Over at Pacific Standard, Nathan Smith […]

July 31, 2016

Sketches of a Life 0

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Recommended Reading: On Lucia Berlin’s final stories, “a series of sketches which traced her life.”

July 30, 2016

Saving Bookstores 0

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Recommended Reading: On the “small, but noticeable, sustained, and continuous” resurgence of indie bookstores.

July 30, 2016

Inflight Reading 0

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A German airline has teamed up with a local press for a new campaign that allows each passenger to travel with an extra two pounds just for books. Pair with this Millions piece on the weight of moving books.