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Who's Hurt By the Supreme Court Deadlocking on Immigration? Millions of Families.

Victoria Law A rally outside the Supreme Court to support Obama's immigration actions. Photo by Victoria Pickering. Yesterday, the Supreme Court deadlocked on whether President Obama's executive actions on immigration are constitutional. Show More Summary

A Bramble House Christmas by CJ Carmichael

This is the sixth in a loosely linked series of novels about the Carrigans of the Circle C Ranch. The story starts off well. Willa and her son, Scout, are driving through a snowstorm to a vacation at the Bramble House B&B. They’re being followed. Show More Summary

Break-Up Letter

“Did not really sleep: no Xanax / yesterday, which means I won’t sleep, / then the next night is usually OK, / Xanax or no. It’s Christmas Eve / in Spain, the important day. We’ll / break Dorota’s wafer. My mood / is less good than yesterday when / I would call it ‘normal’.” A few new poems by Kathryn Maris at […] The post Break-Up Letter appeared first on The Millions.

Visible Men

Now is as good a time as there ever will be to go and check out the Art Institute of Chicago. A new exhibit, “Invisible Man: Gordon Parks and Ralph Ellison in Harlem,” combines the photography of Parks, who eventually went on to gain a measure of fame in the ’70s as a Hollywood movie director, and the […] The post Visible Men appeared first on The Millions.

From Paris to New York (Broad) City

“Of course the evening ends with Abbi and Ilana in the bath, together, passing their ‘weed’ from one mouth to another. But I am chilled, less comforted somehow. How are these people anything less than confused, every hour of every day? How on earth, how in all of Eros, do women know which vote to […] The post From Paris to New York (Broad) City appeared first on The Millions.

Recapping June’s Best Sales!

Today, we’re recapping some of June’s most popular books on sale! In case you missed these sales the first time around, get ’em while you can!

A Bramble House Christmas by CJ Carmichael

Y’all, this is going to be a review with several part: I’m putting the basic plot summary and analysis up top, and then there shall be semi-spoilery THOUGHTS. Our main characters are Willa Fairchild and Finn Conrad. Willa is a single...Show More Summary

Genre Snobs Are Everywhere

Among my twenty-five books are eight academic mysteries I had tremendous fun researching and writing. That fun's never been spoiled by hearing someone say, "Oh, I don't read mysteries! There's nothing to them!" They sometimes add, "And...Show More Summary

Lightning Reviews: Tarot, Blue Dresses, & Superheroes

Happy Sunday, everyone! We’re back with some pretty great Lightning Reviews from Elyse and Carrie. We have nonfiction, a cute contemporary romance set at a renaissance fair, and mixture of urban fantasy and romance!

Smart Bitches Move Matinee: Say Anything

Redheadedgirl: I have, in fact, never seen seen this movie. White boys trying to sing Whitney Houston. This is the Most Eighties. Why isn’t Lili Taylor in more things? Sarah: I don’t know. I’d watch Lili Taylor and Joan Cusack do anything. Show More Summary

Paging Hilla Becher

Recommended Reading: These fifteen short texts in search of Hilla Becher, photographer and life/artistic partner of Bernd Becher: “One of the creations of her and Bernd’s artistic partnership was the seemingly perfect fusion of their visions. Show More Summary

Artistic Solitude

“I used to run cross country in high school and it was like, I knew if I put in a certain kind of training, it was going to make me faster. If X, then Y. But with writing, it’s like, if X, if I do this thing that’s necessary, which is giving myself the space […] The post Artistic Solitude appeared first on The Millions.

Pan Macmillan: Research and Audience Development

The Literary Platform has worked with Pan Macmillan since 2011. Initially working on content strategy for the redesign of its... Read more » The post Pan Macmillan: Research and Audience Development appeared first on The Literary Platform.

App Market Immersion Day

A full day workshop focusing on the global app market, including guest speaker spots and ideation sessions. The post App Market Immersion Day appeared first on The Literary Platform.

Hot Take!

Tim Parks’s review of Han Kang’s The Vegetarian has some pretty interesting things to say about the nature of reviewing translation, but it also takes some shots at the novel and its proponents: “Looked at closely, the prose is far from...Show More Summary

Research into opportunities for UK publishers and writers in China

An experiment to understand Chinese demand for British Cultural Content The post Research into opportunities for UK publishers and writers in China appeared first on The Literary Platform.

British Council Creative Economy Tour

A bespoke programme for the British Council Young Creative Entrepreneur's London visit. The post British Council Creative Economy Tour appeared first on The Literary Platform.

‘Library 21’: Research, Feasibility and Visualisation

Project management of a research and scoping project exploring a new concept for public libraries in the digital age. The post ‘Library 21’: Research, Feasibility and Visualisation appeared first on The Literary Platform.

Royal Society of Literature digital

Development of online audience engagement strategy to meet RSL’s business objectives. The post Royal Society of Literature digital appeared first on The Literary Platform.

Ebook Publishing Project

Working with award-winning novelist and cross-platform writer, Kate Pullinger, to publish her backlist as ebooks. The post Ebook Publishing Project appeared first on The Literary Platform.

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