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June 24, 2016

Archiving the Internet 0

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“Our contemporary analogues to the personal notebook now live on the web — communal, crowdsourced and shared online in real time.” Jenna Wortham writes on how archiving the Internet would change history. We’ve written about the implications of the Internet more than once.

June 24, 2016

A Summer Reading List for Wretched Assholes Who Prefer to Wallow in Someone Else’s Misery 14

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The plot should involve hardship, anxiety, and a certain level of suffering; these hold my occasional bouts of existential dread at bay.

June 23, 2016

Elena Ferrante Revealed 0

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Elena Ferrante has revealed her true identity. At McSweeney’s. You could also read this piece on Ferrante’s “encompassing vision of human experience.”

June 23, 2016

Fighting Words 0

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At WBUR’s Modern Love podcast, actress Alysia Reiner (Orange Is The New Black, How To Get Away With Murder) reads author Laura Munson’s essay “Those Aren’t Fighting Words, Dear” from her memoir This Is Not The Story You Think It Is.

June 23, 2016

Titling Publishers 0

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How did Random House get its name? A joke. Book Riot gives the stories behind eleven publishers’ names. You could also read a piece on how writers title their novels.

June 23, 2016

Well Fed: Breastfeeding in Literature 4

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For the first months of my daughter’s life, when I was nursing a lot more often and for longer sessions, I depended on TV and books to keep me sane.

June 23, 2016

B&N or Bust 0

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We need Barnes & Noble. Alex Shephard writes on the role of the retailer for publishers and readers. You could also check out our series on the Future of the Book.

June 23, 2016

Family Language 0

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Our own Bruna Dantas Lobato reflects on her position living between languages. “I learned English out of necessity and that comes with its own problems—aesthetic and political ones. With childhood in one language and a writing life in the other, I’m standing both inside and outside my mother tongue and my stepmother tongue.” Pair with […]

June 23, 2016

Beyond Digital vs. Print: On How We Consume Media 1

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Miscellaneous trivia feeds a different part of our selves than an intentionally-crafted story, regardless of length or format — two minutes or two hours, text-based or visual, GIFs or emojis, ephemeral Snapchats or six-second looped Vine videos.

June 22, 2016

Writing Is a Dangerous Pursuit 0

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“We might not win. And yet we have to commit ourselves to the struggle, because there’s nothing else besides struggle.” Toni Morrison talks about literature and activism with Ta-Nehisi Coates and Sonia Sanchez.