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Flower Power

The Flower People Gross 1968 I was just a kid in 1968, but a few of those kids were at the local colleges in my town and I remember just being fascinated with the fashion, etc.  8 year old me wanted a fringe vest and boots SO BAD! Mom said no. (What a killjoy.) Best […]

Brawl & Jag by April Bernard

Brian McKenna reviews April Bernard's Brawl & Jag today in Rumpus Poetry.

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.

For Our Consideration: In Stephen King’s It, home is where the clown lives

I’m 12 years old and it’s summer, and I’m in my bedroom reading Stephen King’s It. It’s hot, and my bedroom is on the second floor, so I’ve got a fan stuck in the window by my bed, cranked up to high. The best place in the room to sit...Show More Summary

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.

Double-Souls by Devin Harnois

TW: discussion of rape within the plot and within the book. Double-Souls is an odd little book that I liked very much despite some factors that bothered me. It’s a fantasy romance with paranormal and steampunk elements about a person who is “double souled.”  One soul falls in love with a woman and one with a man. Show More Summary

Beyond ‘Wonka’: Bringing Alive Roald Dahl’s Mischievous World

As the centennial of Mr. Dahl’s birth approaches, the estate of the “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory” author is developing at least 23 projects based on his works.

Nonfiction: The End of Intervention: Two Books Explore the American Catastrophe in the Middle East

Lawrence Wright’s “The Terror Years” and J. Kael Weston’s “The Mirror Test” examine the effects of terrorism in the Middle East and the American obsession with it.

Fiction: A Novel’s Exiles Flee North Korea: Now What?

Exiles define their lives outside North Korea in Krys Lee’s debut novel, “How I Became a North Korean.”

Feature: Making House: Notes on Domesticity

A home is something both looked at and lived in, but that duality can be difficult to reconcile.

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