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December 19, 2015

A Year in Reading: Nick Moran 6

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Two years ago I pledged to read books only set in, connected to, or written by authors from the state of Florida. What followed was equal parts overwhelming, disorienting, and hallucinatory. That much Florida does a man no good.

December 19, 2015

Treated with Vyvanse 0

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“First, humans domesticated the horse. Then, we invented analgesia for the horses while we got rid of God—eliminating pain while also eliminating pain’s previously greatest meaning. This made a lonely universe. We partially solved loneliness by inventing smartphones, but this also created our now endless distraction—which, fortunately, can be treated with Vyvanse.” Sasha Chapin for […]

December 19, 2015

A Year In Reading: Brian Etling 2

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There are few experiences quite so disorienting as thumbing through 200 pages worth of eviscerating grief (and near-matchless prose) in between body surfing and tossing a frisbee on a humid beach.

December 18, 2015

A Year in Reading: Sandra Cisneros 0

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Create Dangerously by Edwidge Danticat inspires me to write from a place that can make change in the world during a time of mendacity and fear.

December 18, 2015

Hughes and Plath Interviewed 0

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Recommended Listening: A 1961 BBC interview with Ted Hughes and Sylvia Plath. Pair with our review of Ted Hughes: The Unauthorized Life.

December 18, 2015

Sci-Fi and Colonialism 0

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The Atlantic discusses the link between science fiction and colonialism. “The fact that colonialism is so central to science-fiction, and that science-fiction is so central to our own pop culture, suggests that the colonial experience remains more tightly bound up with our political life and public culture than we sometimes like to think.”

December 18, 2015

A Year in Reading: Tahmima Anam 1

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Zimmer has the gift of explaining major scientific discoveries in the simplest, most seductive terms: the book is every bit as gripping as any adventure thriller.

December 18, 2015

Marable’s Works Donated 0

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The late Pulitzer-Prize winning historian Dr. Manning Marable “informed his family that one of his passing wishes was to make his work available to incarcerated individuals.” His collection of authored works has recently been donated by his family to Otisville Correctional Facility.

December 18, 2015

A Year in Reading: Margaret Eby 0

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It’s a fascinating piece of work, bleak and weird and unafraid to question the assumptions of American mythology.

December 17, 2015

A Year in Reading: Parul Sehgal 0

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Reading choices can seem so random, but aren’t we always just digging deeper and deeper grooves into old obsessions?