Blog Profile / The Millions


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Archived Since:February 11, 2009

Blog Post Archive

Some Solutions

Over at the Literary Hub, Helen Phillips and Matthew Vollmer talk about the short story as a form. Pair with Paul Vidich’s Millions piece about the future of the short story. The post Some Solutions appeared first on The Millions.

Caw, Says the Crow

Max Porter’s Grief Is the Thing with Feathers is “the book of the moment,” according to the staff of Houston-based Brazos Bookstore. For other recommended reading, don’t miss our Great Second-Half Book Preview. The post Caw, Says the Crow appeared first on The Millions.

Claiming Kolkata as My Own

As much as I was disappointed by Kolkata, I was disappointed also by myself. Why was I unable to see what writers I admire so obviously see? What do Jhumpa Lahiri, Amitav Ghosh, and Amit Chaudhuri see that I don’t — that I can’t? The post Claiming Kolkata as My Own appeared first on The Millions.

Transgressive, Interesting, Weird

This summer, Emily Books will launch a new imprint with Coffee House Press, featuring books “by women and gay men and gender outsiders—or people who had transgressive, interesting, weird personalities.” Also check out this Millions essay on what we call what women write. The post Transgressive, Interesting, Weird appeared first on The Millions.

Falling in Love with Language

“When I heard Afro-Brazilian people speak Portuguese, first in films like City of God and Bus 174, and then live and direct in Bahia, I fell hard for the ease, lyricism, and lilt in their voices which reminded me of the Anglophone Caribbean...Show More Summary

The Ice Is Slick

Recommended Reading: A new poem by Danez Smith for BuzzFeed READER. The post The Ice Is Slick appeared first on The Millions.

Martin Seay’s ‘The Mirror Thief’ as Explained by Martin Seay

So when I recognized Martin Seay from across the room at a party a few weeks ago, I was just tipsy enough to go over and say, "I'm Janet, did you write The Mirror Thief?" The post Martin Seay’s ‘The Mirror Thief’ as Explained by Martin Seay appeared first on The Millions.

Owning It

“What I want to argue is that we in contemporary English and literature departments need to think instead about how to keep doing abstraction, but better—how can we ‘own’ it, as my students might say, rather than wish it away.” Jeanne-Marie Jackson writes at 3:AM Magazine about comparative literature, the public, and politics. The post Owning It appeared first on The Millions.

Adapted for Screen

Shastri Akella writes on Colm Toibin’s Brooklyn and what it means to adapt a book for film. Our own Bill Morris writes about the Oscar nominees for adapted screenplay. The post Adapted for Screen appeared first on The Millions.

On Representation

David Barnett writes at The Guardian on the first transgender superhero to take center stage in a comic book, Chalice. Clarence Harlan Orsi writes about the representation of the transgender community in literary criticism. The post On Representation appeared first on The Millions.

It’s Complicated: On Amy Gustine’s ‘You Should Pity Us Instead’

Gustine treats her characters — and thus her readers — with dignity and compassion. Our complications, she demonstrates with each story, may drive us and often damage us, but they’re important. The post It’s Complicated: On Amy Gustine’s ‘You Should Pity Us Instead’ appeared first on The Millions.

Nevermind

Robert Fitterman, author of Nevermind, a book of poems created from Nirvana’s seminal album, interviews critic and scholar Paul Stephens about his own work and Nirvana’s art. Looking for more music related lit? Check out our Torch Ballads and Jukebox Music section. The post Nevermind appeared first on The Millions.

Bill Cunningham’s Proustian Eye

Cunningham often said he was looking for beauty, and he believed that it could be found anywhere. Like the great novelists, he taught us how to see other people, and the world. The post Bill Cunningham’s Proustian Eye appeared first on The Millions.

America: A Review

“Airing from the 1776-77 season through today, America focuses on a small ensemble of white people using things in the ground to become rich or kill brown people.” Megan Amram reviews America at McSweeney’s. The post America: A Review appeared first on The Millions.

The Pen Reveals

What does handwriting tell us about its author? The Atlantic investigates. Our own Kevin Hartnett explains why he writes by hand. The post The Pen Reveals appeared first on The Millions.

Oratory Passion

The best Fourth of July speech? Frederick Douglass delivered it on July 5, 1852. Pair with a reading list for July. The post Oratory Passion appeared first on The Millions.

Indie Reads

The Guardian publishes an interview with my favorite indie bookstore, Harvard Book Store in Harvard Square, Cambridge, MA. Looking for book recommendations? Check out our Great Second-Half Preview. The post Indie Reads appeared first on The Millions.

Celebrating America’s Birthday

It was America’s birthday this week. Celebrate with quintessential American fiction, according to the rest of the world (via LitHub). More of a poetry person? We search for the great American epic. The post Celebrating America’s Birthday appeared first on The Millions.

Most Anticipated: The Great Second-Half 2016 Book Preview

While it’s true that no single list could ever have everything worth reading, we think this one — at 9,000 words and 92 titles — is the only 2016 second-half book preview you’ll need. The post Most Anticipated: The Great Second-Half 2016 Book Preview appeared first on The Millions.

Standing Atop a Very High Wall Made of Ice

“The right candidate will be a big idea thinker, meaning that they have the capacity to understand the huge idea that White Walkers are coming for us, all of us, and someone’s got to do some shit about it. If you love telling brand stories...Show More Summary

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