Blog Profile / The Millions


URL :http://www.themillionsblog.com/
Filed Under:Entertainment / Books
Posts on Regator:12062
Posts / Week:28.1
Archived Since:February 11, 2009

Blog Post Archive

John Morris and His Astonishing Century

My inventory led to an unassailable conclusion: not all that much has changed in my lifetime, really, and certainly not in the fundamental ways my grandfather’s day-to-day life changed. The post John Morris and His Astonishing Century appeared first on The Millions.

A Shirtwaist Story: Why We Are Still Angry

Perhaps it is only fitting that the fire should be on our minds, then, as the new administration’s infringements on the rights of immigrants, workers, women, and the poor manifest themselves daily. The post A Shirtwaist Story: Why We Are Still Angry appeared first on The Millions.

My Body Is Mine

When I started to dance again I insisted silently to myself it was just about the money, but the moment I stepped back in the club, the moment I slithered into my favorite piece of sheer pink lingerie, brushed black mascara onto my eyelashes, and slipped into my eight-inch platform shoes, I felt relieved. Show More Summary

Writer’s Colony at Dairy Hollow

Women writers of color can apply for the two-week Writer’s Colony at Dairy Hollow, which is being organized by Jack Jones Literary Arts, and will take place between October 16-30, 2017. The retreat will feature daily master classes with agents, editors, and publishing professionals, and comes with a $1,050 stipend. Show More Summary

Surviving Trump: Pankaj Mishra Wants You to See The Donald as a Blessing

When terrorism first erupted in a big way on 9/11, we tended to blame it on Islam or some defects or flaws within a particular community defined by religion. What we utterly failed to see was that terrorism always had deep political,...Show More Summary

The 2017 Whiting Award Winners

The 2017 Whiting Award winners were announced tonight at a ceremony in Manhattan, and this year’s list of ten honorees includes Francisco Cantú (The Line Becomes a River), Simone Wright (Of Being Dispersed), Phillip B. Williams (Thief...Show More Summary

A Guy Who Wants His Friends to Read the Book He Wrote: An Oral History

At one point he told me it was, like, a crime thriller? But then at another point, it sounded like he was writing a comedy, but with sports in it. And then he said it was an “elegiac meditation on life,” but when he said it, I’m pretty...Show More Summary

Encouraging People To Fail: The Millions Interviews Patty Yumi Cottrell

The navigation of the madness of the world is endless. The post Encouraging People To Fail: The Millions Interviews Patty Yumi Cottrell appeared first on The Millions.

A Brief Review of Walls in Literature

In Kafka's "The Great Wall of China," the building of the wall illustrates the power and wisdom of the Emperor, for such a huge undertaking cannot be anything but impressive. The post A Brief Review of Walls in Literature appeared first on The Millions.

Commas, commas, and more commas

The outcome of a court judgment concerning a dispute between a dairy company and its delivery drivers hinged on a grammar. Specifically, what does the Oxford comma signify? The post Commas, commas, and more commas appeared first on The Millions.

Tuesday New Release Day: Unferth; Grodstein; Carter; Journey; Brown; Lethem

Out this week: Wait Till You See Me Dance by Deb Olin Unferth; Our Short History by Lauren Grodstein; Lucky You by Erika Carter; An Arrangement of Skin by Anna Journey; The River of Kings by Taylor Brown; and More Alive and Less Lonely by Jonathan Lethem. Show More Summary

The Man Behind the Masks: On Nabokov’s Forewords

After all the humorous huffing and puffing, all the tricks and traps and underhand maneuvers on the author’s part, the forewords exist, after all, to locate the English-language versions of Nabokov’s books within the context of a person in exile. The post The Man Behind the Masks: On Nabokov’s Forewords appeared first on The Millions.

New Prize for French Literature

Albertine Books, the bookshop of the Cultural Services of the French Embassy in New York City, is offering a $10,000 prize aimed at “introducing American readers to the best French-language novels that have been translated into English.”...Show More Summary

Chasing Hemingway’s Ghost in Havana

In Havana, the spirit of Hemingway endures, much like the architecture of the city itself, a fading reminder of what was and what might have been. The post Chasing Hemingway’s Ghost in Havana appeared first on The Millions.

The Eternal Struggle

“I bet you can relate. Always another crisis, always more costs to keep down. It’s hard to find time for yourself, you know? But the president of the United States should be able to read a book when he wants to. Or at least look at one. Maybe I could just look at this book […] The post The Eternal Struggle appeared first on The Millions.

Boiled Down

“Like reading, love works in roughly the same way every time, but the details of any given case are irreducibly particular, and it’s in the details that everything happens.” Lidija Haas on Elif Batuman’s debut novel, The Idiot. (You could also read our review by Virginia Marshall.) The post Boiled Down appeared first on The Millions.

Sense and Senility

What kind of writer would Jane Austen have been if she’d lived beyond her forties? We can never know, but Freya Johnston has some ideas. The post Sense and Senility appeared first on The Millions.

Go Figure

Our friends at Bloom launched a new feature, “Go Figure,” which seeks to “explore the portrayal of mathematics and science in fiction and literature … to uncover … deeply emotional and naturally creative connections.” The post Go Figure appeared first on The Millions.

The League of Extraordinary Critics

Hume was sued after putting George Plimpton in a chokehold, convinced that one of the dilettante’s witticisms was cribbed from a Martial epigram. Hume wouldn’t release him until two Commentary editors and William Styron assured him that the bon mot was most definitely a Plimpton original. The post The League of Extraordinary Critics appeared first on The Millions.

An Inside Job: Lessons from Watergate for the Trump Era

Since much of the material being leaked about alleged connections between Trump and Russia involves classified national security matters, Trump can plausibly threaten to prosecute the leakers. And, unlike Nixon, Trump has a stalwart Republican majority in both houses of Congress. The post An Inside Job: Lessons from Watergate for the Trump Era appeared first on The Millions.

Copyright © 2015 Regator, LLC