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July 26, 2016

I Know That Naked Man 0

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Recommended Reading: The untold story of a legendary photograph by Diane Arbus, A naked man being a woman, over at The Literary Hub.

July 26, 2016

Seeing Sound 0

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Have you ever wondered what a music note might look like? Now you have, so go and check out Resonantia by artists Jeff Louviere and Vanessa Brown, a work which tests the limits of “cymatics—the patterns that sound waves induce in physical objects.” One of Louviere’s projects involved photographing the “shapes” of each of the 12 notes. Spoiler alert: G looks […]

July 26, 2016

50 Reasons Why You Should Read Joy Williams 1

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I have read it twice now and taken photographs of single pages and recited them as prayers, because prayers should be strange, and they should often sting.

July 26, 2016

Et Tu, Boris? 0

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To be or not to be, that is the question about British politician Boris Johnson’s long-awaited biography of Shakespeare, Shakespeare: The Riddle of Genius. Initially slated for release this October, publisher Hodder & Stoughton has just announced that — amid reports of last-minute, desperate pleas for help from prominent Shakespeare scholars — the book has been put on […]

July 26, 2016

Billy Pilgrim Is Unstuck 0

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“How can a horrific event, so monstrous it seems incomprehensible, be told? How does one even find the words to write about it?” For The Paris Review, Matteo Pericoli takes a look at Slaughterhouse-Five and the bridge between fiction and architecture.

July 26, 2016

The Perils of Writing Wilderness: On Dave Eggers’s ‘Heroes of the Frontier’ 5

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Dave Eggers’s Alaska loses something essential to itself.

July 26, 2016

Tuesday New Release Day: Eggers; Moore; Solomon; Wheeler; de Waal; Gersen 0

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Out this week: Heroes of the Frontier by Dave Eggers; The Unseen World by Liz Moore; Leaving Lucy Pear by Anna Solomon; Bad Faith by Theodore Wheeler; My Name Is Leon by Kit de Waal; and Home Field by our own Hannah Gersen (who we interviewed). For more on these and other new titles, go read our Great Second-Half 2016 Book Preview. Support The Millions: Bookmark this link and […]

July 25, 2016

Agency In Poetry 0

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Recommended Reading: This interview at The Paris Review with poet Morgan Parker: “I think personal narrative is really important for the individual and for a collective and for a people. I think it’s important to have agency in that narrative. There’s so much about contemporary life where one story is written upon the person by the […]

July 25, 2016

The Island of Last Chances 0

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Have you ever had a script rejected? Did you reassure yourself it had to do with just about anything other than the quality of your writing? Well now’s the chance to put your money where your mouth is – a new Hollywood startup called Adaptive Studios is “rummaging through the trash” and breathing new life […]

July 25, 2016

Of Rainfall and Fluffy Bathrobes 0

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You’ve probably heard the internet adage, “If it exists, there is a porn of it.” Never has that been truer than in the case of the political erotica of 2016. From a particularly colorful Cruz/Rubio series: “’Who is this Hillary you’ve been texting?’ Rubio asks Cruz. ‘Saying things like ‘meet me when Marco’s not home,’ ‘I […]