Blog Profile / The Millions


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Archived Since:February 11, 2009

Blog Post Archive

Saving Hughes’s House

Last-minute signal boost! You have a few more hours to donate to I, Too, Arts Collective‘s campaign to convert Langston Hughes‘s former home into a non-profit cultural center. See also: our own Emily Wilkinson’s review of his Tambourines to Glory. The post Saving Hughes’s House appeared first on The Millions.

Proust Book Club: On Reading Recklessly

In real life, it would be hazardous to take on another person’s point of view so completely, but in reading, you can be reckless. The post Proust Book Club: On Reading Recklessly appeared first on The Millions.

An Invitation to Hesitate: John Hersey’s ‘Hiroshima’ at 70

In our current age, in which every refresh of the Web browser brings a new story of tragedy, to be forgotten as quickly as it appeared, it seems that Hiroshima is as relevant as ever. Drone warfare is now a simple fact of life, and the nuclear threat still very much exists. The post An Invitation to Hesitate: John Hersey’s ‘Hiroshima’ at 70 appeared first on The Millions.

Back to School

The Guardian has a list of its five favorite on-campus novels, including Jeffrey Eugenides‘ The Marriage Plot, which we ran an excerpt of back when it came out, and Donna Tartt‘s The Secret History, whose connections to the academy we’ve also explored on the site. The post Back to School appeared first on The Millions.

Get Your Rare Books Here

Last week the literary web was abuzz with the news that the mysterious 15th-century Voynich Manuscript would be published in a limited run; but why wait for that when you can see the manuscript yourself online now? The post Get Your Rare Books Here appeared first on The Millions.

Book Ninjas

On Monday we mentioned that the MTA has started offering free e-books underground as part of its Subway Reads program, but they weren’t the first to make books an integral part of the public transit experience. London’s Books on theShow More Summary

To the Stars and Beyond

Very exciting news for space nerds: NASA just opened its research library to the public for free. Pair with our suggestions for the best fiction to send into space. The post To the Stars and Beyond appeared first on The Millions.

A Toast to the Good Life

Listen to the latest episode of  the 2 Dope Queens podcast, in which Year in Reading alum Roxane Gay drops knowledge about how to write a killer memoir. The post A Toast to the Good Life appeared first on The Millions.

Catch ‘Em All

“I can locate the remnants of two or three abandoned cars that haven’t moved in a year, a couple of defunct pay phones, several tire piles, and at least one trashed couch that doesn’t seem to be going anywhere.” Rob Walker on playing Pokémon Go in New Orleans’ Lower Ninth Ward. The post Catch ‘Em All appeared first on The Millions.

Tuesday New Release Day: Hill; Donohoe; Bausch; Hall & Hobbs

Out this week: The Nix by Nathan Hill; Ashes of Fiery Weather by Kathleen Donohoe; The Legend of Jesse Smoke by Robert Bausch; and Sex and Death, a new story anthology including pieces by Kevin Barry, Wells Tower and Yiyun Li.  For more...Show More Summary

Bango! Tom Wolfe Surfs the Net

Tom Wolfe thinks Charles Darwin was a fraud, a snob, a cheater, and an asshole. And he doesn’t like Noam Chomsky much better. The post Bango! Tom Wolfe Surfs the Net appeared first on The Millions.

Lost and Found in Translation

“The Google Translate results feel less and less lucky as the sentence progresses, and with each new roll of the search engine dice.” Over the six years that Esther Allen was translating Argentine novelist Antonio Di Benedetto‘s classic, Zama, she would occasionally run lines through Google translate as an experiment in the ersatz. Show More Summary

Literary Alimentary

“After mixing the drink, sit back and fan yourself with the wide brim of a Kentucky Derby hat.” Thanks to Ploughshares, you can impress your friends by serving them The Great Gatsby – to drink. The post Literary Alimentary appeared first on The Millions.

D) All of the Above

“I guess the book could be read also as poetry, but I just didn’t want to define this book, I didn’t want to put it under any label.” The Rumpus interviews Chilean author Alejandro Zambra about his newest book, Multiple Choice. And if you want more Zambra – and believe us, you do – we […] The post D) All of the Above appeared first on The Millions.

A Tale as Old as Time

“In contemporary capitalist societies, libraries stand out as slightly odd. While people are generally accustomed to going into a store and having to pay if they plan on leaving with something – in a library this relationship is quite...Show More Summary

Beach Reads

From Ian McEwan to Iris Murdoch, The Guardian offers a list of the 10 best seaside novels. Pair with our own Mark O’Connell‘s account of a close encounter with John Banville, whose The Sea makes the #8 spot. The post Beach Reads appeared first on The Millions.

The Nu-Audacity School of Poetry

For the Nu-Audacists, being a poet is nothing to celebrate, at least not in any conventional sense. The post The Nu-Audacity School of Poetry appeared first on The Millions.

Fiction in Motion

If you see something, read something: Yesterday New York City’s MTA launched Subway Reads, an eight-week-long initiative allowing strap-hangers to download novellas, short stories, or excerpts from books via the city’s new(ish) wi-fi service in 175 underground stations. Show More Summary

Black Bodies Matter

“All the rage and mourning and angst works to exhaust you; it eats you alive with its relentlessness.” The New York Times‘ Jenna Wortham on taking care of herself during a summer rife with violence against people of color. The post Black Bodies Matter appeared first on The Millions.

A Girl Is a Fully-Formed Thing

“The things I do not want to write about become the things I write about.” Year in Reading alumnus Eimear McBride talks to The Guardian on the occasion of her second novel’s arrival. The Lesser Bohemians follows upon her hugely successful...Show More Summary

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