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Against Readability

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“Readable” has become the chosen term of praise in our times precisely because so many of us find ourselves unable to concentrate as we once could or still aspire to. But to praise readability is to embrace the vicious feedback loop that our culture now finds itself in. The post Against Readability appeared first on The Millions.

Tuesday New Release Day: Coetzee; Li; Enriquez; Hoffman; Hogan; Puchner; Shepard

Out this week: The Schooldays of Jesus by J.M. Coetzee; Dear Friend, from My Life I Write to You in Your Life by Yiyun Li; Things We Lost in the Fire by Mariana Enriquez; Running by Cara Hoffman; The Keeper of Lost Things by Ruth Hogan; Last Day On Earth by Eric Puchner; and The World to Come by Jim Shepard. Show More Summary

HaBO: A Kiss Ends Panic Attack

This HaBO request is from Nicola, who is looking for the book based on the description below: The heroine has panic attacks and a young dog, who somehow causes an incident outside a shop involving the hero. She starts to have a panic attack and I’m fairly sure the hero heads it off by kissing her. Show More Summary

Dick Bruna, Author of Miffy Books, Is Dead at 89

The Dutch writer and illustrator was known for children’s books depicting a sparely drawn round white rabbit who gained a worldwide following.

12 Books That Will Make You Happy To Be Single

1. Homesick for Another World by Ottessa Moshfegh “A smartly turned and admirably consistent collection about love and its many discontents.” Dysfunctional relationships of many stripes—crumbling marriages, bad dates, slacker partners—drive this dark and quirky clutch of stories. Show More Summary

‘Charge the Cockpit or You Die’: Behind an Incendiary Case for Trump

The Claremont Review of Books published “The Flight 93 Election,” an incendiary case for Donald J. Trump. Can it now help pilot the American government?

Books of The Times: Review: ‘The One Inside’ Presents Sam Shepard in a Minor Key

This new volume, labeled a work of fiction, provides a sharp-edged distillation of the themes that have preoccupied him throughout his career.

This Week in Books: American Purgatory

Welcome to This Week in Books, where we highlight books just released by small and independent presses. Books have always been a symbol for and means of spreading knowledge and wisdom, and they are an important part of our toolkit in fighting for social justice.

Reading Is Fundamental

There is something magical in watching a child engrossed in a book or asking you to please read to them and seeing their eyes light up as you turn the pages. Giving every kid a chance to discover a love of reading is what RIF is all about...

“The Books Do Absolutely Operate out of a Sense of Fragmentation”: Rachel Cusk on Her New Novel, "Transit"

Rachel Cusk speaks with us about the crumbling of reality, the selectivity of memory, and how reading and writing drama has impacted her own novels.

NBC and the Manufacturing of Donald Trump

Donald Trump, The Family Values Issue Jennifer L. Pozner Art by Alex Gregory   This article appears in our 2017 Spring issue, Family Values. Subscribe today! Clever producers manufactured [a] story about a billionaire whose empire was,...Show More Summary

"There Are More Beautiful Things Than Beyoncé"

Beyonce Amelia Ayrelan Iuvino photo of Morgan Parker by Kwesi Abbensetts  Poetry is language operating at its highest purpose, called through compression and complexity of image to function on an aesthetic level while communicating meaning. Show More Summary

E.L. James, author of the 'Fifty Shades' books, whips Piers Morgan on Twitter

British journalist Piers Morgan tried to use E.L. James to distract from his ongoing Twitter feud with J.K. Rowling, but the "Fifty Shades of Grey" author ended up spanking him on social media. "Hi @E_L_James, any chance you could start tweeting me one of your books?" Morgan tweeted at the erotica...

Newswire: Feline irritability reaches new heights with Garfield-Grumpy Cat crossover

Nearly four decades ago, Jim Davis set the template for the internet phenomenon known as Grumpy Cat: Take a distinctive looking house cat, fill its head with sarcastic grousing suitable for hanging in the workplace, and watch the merchandising money pile up. Show More Summary

New Music Monday: Astronautica

Katie Presley Sometimes techno is self-care. During my first listen to "Reasons," the latest single from Los Angeles producer Astronautica (Edrina Martinez), I think my blood pressure probably dropped five points and my jaw muscles unclenched for the first time since early November. Show More Summary

Five Ways ‘Homo Deus’ by Yuval Noah Harari Changed My Life

I am an avalanche of electric signals fired by billions of neurons that stimulate glands to secrete hormones and make my muscles contract in such a way that chocolate finds its way to my mouth. The post Five Ways ‘Homo Deus’ by Yuval Noah Harari Changed My Life appeared first on The Millions.

Newswire: Kara gets her first taste of being a hero in this Supergirl: Being Super #2 exclusive

After floundering for most of DC Comics’ New 52, Supergirl is finally getting the respect she deserves in the current Supergirl comics. Writer Steve Orlando and artist Brian Ching have taken the main Supergirl ongoing in a strong new...Show More Summary

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