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May 27, 2016

Wollstonecraft’s Legacy 0

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“Inspired by her governess, the radical feminist philosopher Mary Wollstonecraft, Margaret King cast aside her immense privilege, cross-dressed as a man to go to medical school, and inspired a new generation of women to push against the rigid conventions of their era.” Meet Margaret King at Longreads.

May 27, 2016

50 Favorite Fictional Women 0

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Fifty authors, editors, and publishers, including Year in Reading alumnae Rachel Cantor and Julia Alvarez, have come together to discuss their favorite fictional women at Brooklyn Magazine.

May 27, 2016

A Fictional Oral History of the Photograph I Found in an Old Carl Hiaasen Paperback 2

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The second song was “Da Ya Think I’m Sexy?” by Rod Stewart. And I remember the dad just got this look in his eye and started jerking around. For a second, I thought he was having a stroke.

May 26, 2016

The Queens Bookshop Initiative 0

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What can make the world a better place? Books. Check out this Kickstarter to bring a bookstore to Queens.

May 26, 2016

Too Male 0

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Do you ever watch TV and think, “Hm, there are a lot of men here”? McSweeney’s offers executive notes on TV shows that are skewed “too male.” Our own Jacob Lambert writes on TV that’s a little too real.

May 26, 2016

Chatting with Rushdie 1

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“A lot of writers are big readers. Very often, when you’re writing your day’s work, something you write will remind you of something that you read. And the thing that you read shines a kind of light on the sentences that you’re writing. So I think it would be very hard to write without having […]

May 26, 2016

Non-Issues 0

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“As a gay man, I would argue that gender and sexual identities are irrelevant, complete non-issues.” Alexandre Vidal Porto talks with our own Bruna Dantas Lobato about Brazilian fiction, gender identity, and his second novel, Sergio Y., at BOMB Magazine.

May 26, 2016

Raining Poetry 0

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Bostonians, check out this new collaboration between the city and Mass Poetry. They’ve been covering the city’s sidewalks in poetry that you can only see when it rains. If you’re visiting the city, stop at the Old Corner Bookstore for lunch, which is now a Chipotle.

May 26, 2016

Team Ladislaw: What Henry James (and Everyone Else) Gets Wrong About Middlemarch 2

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If we take Ladislaw and Dorothea’s storyline on good faith, we must confront a terrifying truth — that it is often the heart that defies our best plotting.

May 25, 2016

Cultural Confusion 0

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Over at Broadly, MariNaomi talks about heritage and her graphic memoir, Turning Japanese. Pair with Mia Nakaji Monnier’s Millions interview with the author.