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The Best Romances of 2016 So Far

Looking back at the first half of the year, a few things stand out for me: The small-town romance is still going strong, like a brawny contractor determined to get the job done right. Billionaires and dukes remain on top...

The Top 10 Movie Adaptations Of John le Carre Novels

Some say John le Carre a.k.a. David Cornwell, is the best spy genre author in the 20th Century. Some say he is one of the best novelists of the 20th Century, as his contribution to literature reaches well beyond making the spy genre mainstream. Show More Summary

Word Origin Comics: Shop Until You Drop

Whoever said money can't buy happiness simply didn't know where to go shopping. ? Bo Derek "Have you ever considered what Adam and Eve were doing when they got into so much trouble? As I read the story, they were shopping. The forbidden...Show More Summary

A Writer's Only Motivation

I discovered a few years to my own surprise that I love to teach. I was surprised because I had long believed that writing couldn't be taught. I often didn't understand how I did what I did when I wrote; in fact, my best writing always seemed to come from someplace mysterious within me. Show More Summary

On Reading Haruki Murakami: What Does It Mean To Follow An Author's Canon Of Work?

Haruki Murakami's books are a blend of modern culture, and fantasy. Arguably, Murakami is Japan's most famous author, his writing resonates on a frequency that is distinctly "Murakami." Over the past 30 years, Murakami has written 13...Show More Summary

The Naked Truth About Sex And The Single Evangelical

By Barbara Falconer Newhall For the young evangelical Christian, chastity before marriage seems to be a hot topic -- if the folks I met in my spiritual writing group at the Glen Workshop in Santa Fe a few years ago were any indication. Show More Summary

Beginning of the End

“As a speaker of a small language, it can be alarming to hear the rapidly increasing influx of new words from a dominant force. Back in 2000, linguistics researcher Sylfest Lomheim caused upheaval by claiming the Norwegian language wouldn’t survive the next century. Show More Summary

The Birth of the Novel

Recommended Reading: On Herman Melville and his reputation for “being sexually dangerous, and even depraved.” The post The Birth of the Novel appeared first on The Millions.

Black Homes Matter: San Francisco’s Gentrification & the Fight to Save Midtown Park Apartments

Zoe Samudzi   Phyllis Bowie (photo via author)   We explored this topic—in part—because a Bitch reader asked us to look into it. See what others are asking about and tell us what you've been wondering about!    When Phyllis Bowie first...Show More Summary

The Laws Are Struck Down, but the Tragic Impact of Texas's Abortion Laws Remain

Sarah Mirk Reproductive rights supporters rallying outside the Supreme Court yesterday. Photo by Jordan Uhl (Creative Commons) Reproductive rights advocates are still doing a little victory dance after yesterday’s win at the Supreme Court. Show More Summary

Egged On: The commodified altruism of the assisted-reproduction industry

The Money Issue Katie O'Reilly Illustration by Katherine Streeter This article appears in our Summer 2016 issue, Money. Subscribe today!   The demand for egg donation in the United States has increased precipitously since the first birth via donor egg occurred here in 1984. Show More Summary

Night Hush by Leslie Jones

Trigger warning for torture and attempted rape. Night Hush is a romantic suspense by Leslie Jones. It takes place in the fictional country of Azakistan. A terrorist group has taken an a female American service member hostage, and special forces group Delta Force runs across her in the course of their operations. Show More Summary

Comics Panel: A salute to the unsung heroes of comics: The sidekicks

For Comics Week, we take a break from our normally scheduled Comics Panel to bring you our favorite second bananas, second stringers, and second fiddles of the comics world. One of the strangest things to come out of the popularity of the Marvel Cinematic Universe is Marvel’s inability to figure out what to do with James “Rhodey” Rhodes. Show More Summary

Problems by Jade Sharma

Chelsey Clammer reviews Problems by Jade Sharma today in Rumpus Books.

HaBO: Medieval Heroine Brought Back to Life

This HaBO request is from Leslie, who wants to find a medieval historical romance: I’ve been looking for a book I read in the early to mid-1990s, sometime before 1994 or 1995. It was sort of a semi-mystical medieval, featuring Taliesin as a bit character. Show More Summary

How Digital Marketing is Changing Publishing

What does digital marketing in 2016 look like and where is it headed in the next five years? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights. AnswerShow More Summary


I just saw this trailer and it just looks…charming, sweet. What is your favorite part about living on Earth? What things would you show Gardner? Lovely escape movie. Also I kind of see anything with Gary Oldman in it. What do you think?...Show More Summary

William Gaddis and American Justice

'Frolic' is full of a neurotic vernacular of Americana that purls and perfectly personifies the sue-happy, media-soaked years during which Gaddis constructed it The post William Gaddis and American Justice appeared first on The Millions.

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