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Archived Since:February 11, 2009

Blog Post Archive

November Preview: The Millions Most Anticipated (This Month)

Here's what we're looking out for this month. The post November Preview: The Millions Most Anticipated (This Month) appeared first on The Millions.

Baby Fever: On Belle Boggs’s ‘The Art of Waiting’

But The Art of Waiting isn’t memoir. It lacks the interrogation and consideration of what it truly means to mother beyond the heteronormative definitions of vaginal birth and sharing your offspring's DNA. The post Baby Fever: On Belle Boggs’s ‘The Art of Waiting’ appeared first on The Millions.

Meet Ironheart

“I just think it’ll have such a positive effect on the geek community, the black girl community, the black geek girl community… just opening the doors of your mind to what you can achieve.” The newest character to wear Iron Man’s suit? A 15-year-old girl named Riri Williams, reports NPR. As for your own inner geek, […] The post Meet Ironheart appeared first on The Millions.

Agent Scully, Author

“There is so much low self-esteem in girls, and so much self-hate that I keep reading about. My first idea for a book was something that would help to lift girls out of that place of negativity.” Actor Gillian Anderson and journalist...Show More Summary

The Five Scariest Books Ever Written

Here are five absolute chillers that will have you turning pages deep into the night -- and are guaranteed to have your teeth a-chattering as you pray for the sun to rise! The post The Five Scariest Books Ever Written appeared first on The Millions.

The Starting Place

“I wanted to be able to approach the subject from many different angles, not just the one most people think of when they think of war: an infantryman with a rifle killing the enemy. What does one make of one’s moral responsibility for...Show More Summary

Boo!

Spooky! The good folks over at The New York Times understand that there is only so much time left to bask in the eerie Halloween vibe, so they’ve put together this helpful list of the latest and best in horror fiction to help you find something suitably scary to read. The post Boo! appeared first on The Millions.

A Brief History of the Future: On James Gleick’s Time Travel: A History

Gleick’s hybrid of history, literary criticism, theoretical physics, and philosophical meditation is itself a time-jumping, head-tripping odyssey. The post A Brief History of the Future: On James Gleick’s Time Travel: A History appeared first on The Millions.

The Gone Girl With The Dragon Tattoo On The Train

Someone’s finally done it, and it’s our own Emily St. John Mandel, to boot: over at FiveThirtyEight, Mandel crunches the numbers on books with the word “girl” in the title, concluding that we may not have reached peak girl yet. (Also...Show More Summary

Eight Horror Films About Writers

For writers, a room haunted by demons pales in comparison to the fear that our best work is behind us. The post Eight Horror Films About Writers appeared first on The Millions.

The Missing Books

Featuring missing titles from Cormac McCarthy, Margaret Atwood, Stephen King, Roberto Bolaño, Vladimir Nabokov et al., The Missing Books is a project by Scott Esposito to assemble “a curated directory of books that do not exist, butShow More Summary

Where Fiction Heralds Facts: On Armando Lucas Correa’s ‘The German Girl’

Correa writes to remind us of the deadly consequences of closed borders, neglected refugees, and maligned and forgotten immigrants. The post Where Fiction Heralds Facts: On Armando Lucas Correa’s ‘The German Girl’ appeared first on The Millions.

Mistaking Solipsism for Intimacy: On Rereading Jamaica Kincaid’s ‘Girl’

So often, when my mother and I would fight -- when I hadn’t lived up to her expectations of how a girl should behave -- I would take out At the Bottom of a River and reread the story of my life. The post Mistaking Solipsism for Intimacy: On Rereading Jamaica Kincaid’s ‘Girl’ appeared first on The Millions.

Sick Burns

Daily Show writer Daniel Radosh was asked by his son’s school to sign a permission slip in order to read Ray Bradbury‘s Fahrenheit 451. Hilarity ensued. Also: remember that time a bunch of parents tried to censor The Lorax? The post Sick Burns appeared first on The Millions.

When Girls Were Boys and Bimbos Were Men

“Did you know that alcohol originally meant eyeshadow, clouds were rocks or that a moment once lasted precisely 90 seconds?” From The Guardian, 10 words that no longer mean what they used to. And if you enjoy that trip down etymology...Show More Summary

Imagine the Card Catalog

This is supercool: Hyperallergic reports programmer Jamie Zawinski has created a digital rendering of the library of Babel from Jorge Luis Borges’s short story of the same name, which imagines an institution intended to house all potential books. Show More Summary

Do You Have That in Paperback

Cairo bookstore Bab Aldonia has installed a soundproof room for its customers in which, MobyLives reports, “anyone can go and scream in privacy for ten minutes at a time.” An unsigned piece on the online magazine Cairoscene notes that...Show More Summary

Ellery Queen’s Mystery Magazine Turns 75

EQMM can be seen as a pioneering force in what is now a fact of life in American fiction — the blending of supposedly “high” and “low” literary forms, the blurring of genre boundaries, the growing sense among writers and readers that...Show More Summary

Our Great Contrarian: On Turkish Humor Writer Aziz Nesin

The torching of the hotel was seen as a violent reaction to Nesin's marginal publishing activities -- at least this was what we were instructed to think by the Turkish media. From the flames that covered the facade of the hotel, Nesin...Show More Summary

Paul Beatty Wins the 2016 Man Booker Prize

Novelist Paul Beatty has won this year’s Man Booker Prize for The Sellout, becoming the first American writer to win the Prize. Our own Matt Seidel reviewed the book earlier this year, calling Beatty’s voice “appealing, erudite, and entertaining”; you can trace those voice’s antecedents in this great piece by Alcy Leyva. Show More Summary

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