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June 2, 2016

Ahead of His Time 0

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“Adrianne [Lobel] suspects that there’s another dimension to the series’s sustained popularity. Frog and Toad are ‘of the same sex, and they love each other,’ she told me. ‘It was quite ahead of its time in that respect.’ In 1974, four years after the first book in the series was published, [Arnold] Lobel came out […]

June 2, 2016

Reel Results 0

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Hanah Anderson and Matt Daniels analyzed two thousand screenplays for their representation of gender and age. Check out their data here. Pair with a recent piece from our own Bill Morris on the Hollywood biopic.

June 2, 2016

“A Grand Experiment” 0

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Year in Reading alum Daniel José Older responds to the writers speaking out against Trump.

June 2, 2016

Getting Graphic 0

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Hyperallergic has excerpts from Rokudenashiko’s graphic memoir What Is Obscenity? The Story of a Good For Nothing Artist and Her Pussy, which Michael Melgaard recently reviewed at The Millions.

June 2, 2016

In Which Marcel Proust Anticipates a Minor Mid-Life Crisis at My 15-Year College Reunion 0

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It wasn’t until midway through lunch on the second day, while nursing a bit of a hangover, that I realized that my vision was compromised.

June 1, 2016

The Colonized Space of Language 0

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Recommended Reading: Iona Sharma writes about language as a colonized space, with its own history, politics, and tradition.

June 1, 2016

A Writer’s Writer 0

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Amber Sparks investigates why short stories are overlooked. She writes, “Most people really don’t like short stories. And that includes lots of critics, who often seem to regard short story collections as a warm-up for the real thing.” Pair with Paul Vidich’s Millions piece about the future of the short story.

June 1, 2016

The Life of the Artist 0

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“In the imposed rhythm of the day, there wasn’t the time to step back and appraise my ideas, to delete paragraphs, to question my identity. Whether or not I was a writer was temporarily immaterial, because I was writing.” Adam Dalva contemplates life at an artists’ residency. For more of his writing, check out his […]

June 1, 2016

A Writer’s Day 0

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The Green Road author Anne Enright shares her writing day, over at The Guardian. “22:00 Bedtime stuff with offspring. 23:00 Dishes. Netflix. Two bottles of IPA. Chill.” Pair with Diane Prokop’s Millions interview with the author.

June 1, 2016

Give Rock and Roll Another Name 0

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Chuck Klosterman wonders, which rock stars will historians of the future remember?