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July 28, 2014

The Book That Wasn’t: 5 Fiction Writers Talk About their Novels in Drawers 2

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What are we to do to with our books that weren’t? How can we learn from them, and when should we let them go?

July 27, 2014

Thanks, Nick 1

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After roughly three years and an astounding 2,373 posts, Nick Moran is handing off his duties on the Curiosities blog. When we re-launched the site in 2009, we had the idea that a faster-paced mini-blog would add a lot to The Millions, giving readers fresh material to check out and give us a more “newsy” […]

July 27, 2014

“There’s potential on Twitter for wild formal invention.” 0

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If you’ve finished reading David Mitchell’s latest short story – which was published on Twitter last week and then ran on our site five days ago – you’ll appreciate Ian Crouch’s look at its greater meaning, and what it could mean for Twitter as a whole.

July 27, 2014

Combing The New Yorker’s Archives 0

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If you’ve finished winding your way through Elise Liu’s recommended New Yorker articles – which, as of this week, are free to be read online – you can start working your way through Longform’s roundup of their 25 favorite unlocked pieces. (Or you can go even bigger, thanks to The Awl.)

July 27, 2014

Miami’s Sackner Archive of Concrete and Visual Poetry 0

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The Miami Herald put together a nice video overview of the Pérez Art Museum’s Sackner Archive of Concrete and Visual Poetry.

July 27, 2014

Zadie Smith’s Big Week 0

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Oh, look, the Paris Review freed Zadie Smith’s “Big Week” from the clutches of their paywall. (Bonus: you can subscribe to a dual subscription to both the Paris Review and the London Review of Books all summer long.)

July 27, 2014

To Antarctica We Go 0

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Recommended Reading: Chris Jones went to Antarctica, and on the way he started believing in ghosts.

July 26, 2014

Wells Tower on Your TV Screen 3

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Talk about burying the lede. This article about Alec Baldwin’s return to television acting, and how he’ll be playing “a Rob Ford-type mayor of New York,” doesn’t make a big deal out of the show’s pilot writer. But it should. Because his name is Wells Tower.

July 26, 2014

Two Tumblrs Worth Seeing 1

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Consider these two Tumblrs as late additions to my three-part (one, two, three) taxonomy of literary blogs. Writers at Work is three years in the making, so we’re a bit late to the party, but Erasing Infinite, which creates erasure poems out of each page of Infinite Jest, looks like it’s got a long way to go […]

July 26, 2014

The Best and Worst of Times in Today’s New York 0

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This September, OR Books will publish Tales of Two Cities, an anthology of short fiction focused on economic inequality in New York City. Among its contributors are some familiar names: Junot Díaz, Lydia Davis, Dave Eggers, Colum McCann, Téa Obreht, Zadie Smith, and Teju Cole. The volume will also be illustrated by Molly Crabapple, whose […]