Blog Profile / The Millions


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Archived Since:February 11, 2009

Blog Post Archive

The Joy of Cooking for Others

Rosie Schaap espouses the joys of cooking for others “in a powerfully fraught, anxious time” such as ours. “I wanted, at least in this small way,” she writes, “to give comfort—both to myself and to my loved ones.” And as our own Hannah Gersen has noted, if you’re fortunate to have such a good friend […] The post The Joy of Cooking for Others appeared first on The Millions.

2017 Newbery and Caldecott Winners

Kelly Barnhill, author of The Girl Who Drank the Moon, is the winner of this year’s Newbery Medal for “most outstanding contribution to children’s literature,” and Javaka Steptoe, author of Radiant Child: The Story of Young Artist Jean-Michel Basquiat, won this year’s Caldecott Medal. The post 2017 Newbery and Caldecott Winners appeared first on The Millions.

‘A Walk in the Woods’ vs. A Walk in the Woods: On Reading as a Substitute for Experience

Reading is an incredible thing, but it’s a poor substitute for life. The post ‘A Walk in the Woods’ vs. A Walk in the Woods: On Reading as a Substitute for Experience appeared first on The Millions.

Purgatorio

After more than sixty years, Antonio di Benedetto has had his book Zama finally translated into English. The novel, which kicks off in the 1790s, depicts a Spanish administrator named Don Diego de Zama, whose viceroy dispatches him to a town in the scrublands of Paraguay. Show More Summary

There Is No End

“In the years before my book came out, I was writing frantically. I remember a week when I was working late at my job, late enough that the buses had stopped running and I had to take a cab home, and I still wrote into the night, trying to finish an essay I had promised […] The post There Is No End appeared first on The Millions.

To Believe Your Own Thought

Recommended Reading: Sophie Atkinson on Frank Ocean as Emersonian hero. The post To Believe Your Own Thought appeared first on The Millions.

Forty-Four

To mark the end of the Obama years, the crew at n+1 rounded up their best writing from his presidency. Head on over to read Aziz Rana, George Blaustein, and more. The post Forty-Four appeared first on The Millions.

“you have not thought thru clearly”

Recommended Reading (Inauguration Day edition): “Haecceity” by Joshua Clover. The post “you have not thought thru clearly” appeared first on The Millions.

The Age of Fiction: How Donald Trump Rewrote My Life

Trump's campaign brought the prevalence of sexual assault into the open, and then brushed it away. It felt like a nation turning its eyes on victims and asking what my male friend asked me: Are you sure? You're not sure. Anyway, it doesn't matter. Show More Summary

Indie Lit Wish List

The recently-revived HTMLGiant previewed twelve indie lit books being published in 2017, and the list is a terrific supplement to our own Great 2017 Book Preview. The post Indie Lit Wish List appeared first on The Millions.

Silver Press Launches

Silver Press is a new feminist publisher based in London. Forthcoming titles include Leonora Carrington’s The Debutante and Other Stories, which you can read about here, as well as the first U.K. edition of Audre Lorde’s essays and poetry. The post Silver Press Launches appeared first on The Millions.

Surviving Trump: Lewis Lapham Wants Democracy to Rise from the Ashes

Our problem is how do we make a political discourse out of emojis? The post Surviving Trump: Lewis Lapham Wants Democracy to Rise from the Ashes appeared first on The Millions.

The Way Individuals Survive: On Jen George’s ‘The Babysitter at Rest’

George's frank dystopias do not rely on beauty or brutality or humanistic appeals to sell themselves. Just a vision and a ghoulish sense of humor. The post The Way Individuals Survive: On Jen George’s ‘The Babysitter at Rest’ appeared first on The Millions.

“Can’t you stay? Can’t I go with you?”

Recommended Reading: “The Shallows” by Christopher R. Alonso. The post “Can’t you stay? Can’t I go with you?” appeared first on The Millions.

What We Talk About When We Talk About Boycotts

People are mad as hell about the rise of the so-called "alt-right." But how do we try to harness this anger productively? Successfully boycotting S&S is not going achieve what many of us really want -- which is to boycott 2016. The post What We Talk About When We Talk About Boycotts appeared first on The Millions.

NBCC 2016 Finalists, Leonard Prize, and Balakian Award Winners

The finalists for the NBCC Book Award have been announced. The post NBCC 2016 Finalists, Leonard Prize, and Balakian Award Winners appeared first on The Millions.

A Tree That Is All Branches: On Rachel Cusk’s ‘Transit’

The peripheral narrative construction of Transit -- the feints and evasions and elisions -- is finally peripheral to the central pleasure: spending time with the book’s animating intelligence. The post A Tree That Is All Branches: On Rachel Cusk’s ‘Transit’ appeared first on The Millions.

The Boss’s Papers

Bruce Springsteen’s archive is headed to Monmouth University, which is located in his hometown: Long Branch, New Jersey. The post The Boss’s Papers appeared first on The Millions.

Ghosts of the Tsunami

People Who Eat Darkness author Richard Lloyd Parry’s forthcoming book on the T?hoku earthquake and its aftermath, Ghosts of the Tsunami, will be released some time in late summer/early fall, and BBC Radio put together a 30-minute teaser to tide you over until then. Show More Summary

Tuesday New Release Day: Kang; Moshfegh; Ronsino; Xilonen; Cusk

New this week: Human Acts by Han Kang; Homesick for Another World by Ottessa Moshfegh; Glaxo by Hernán Ronsino; The Gringo Champion by Aura Xilonen; and Transit by Rachel Cusk. For more on these and other new titles, go read our most recent book preview. The post Tuesday New Release Day: Kang; Moshfegh; Ronsino; Xilonen; Cusk appeared first on The Millions.

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