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Alexander Chee on Jonathan Lethem's 'A Gambler's Anatomy': 'Oceans 11' meets 'Escape to Witch Mountain' meets a meningioma

I read the jacket copy for the new Jonathan Lethem novel a little surprised, a little uncertain — it sounded like “Escape to Witch Mountain” crossed with “Ocean’s Eleven”: A professional international backgammon player with telepathic powers has a concerning blot on his face that is distracting...

Backtalk: Trump's Terribleness and Feminist Horror Films

21 minutes agoEntertainment / Books : Bibliobitch

Election 2016, Donald Trump Amy Lam A true Halloween horror show! We discuss the horrors of Donald Trump and how traumatic it is for many women to read every day about news of his history of sexual assault and harassment. Shout-out to Tamara Winfrey Harris's column on the race and gender dynamics in the discussion around Trump's bigotry. Show More Summary

Missing the Anticipation

21 minutes agoEntertainment / Books : Bibliobitch

Ana Valens The cast of the new Rocky Horror tribute show. Photo courtesy Fox. The original Rocky Horror Picture Show was an important work for queer filmgoers. As Jes Richards wrote about earlier this week, the film became a community...Show More Summary

Trump's Description of Abortion is Totally Incorrect

22 minutes agoEntertainment / Books : Bibliobitch

Election 2016, Donald Trump, HIllary Rodham Clinton Everett Maroon Hillary Clinton during last night's presidential debate. Over the course of three presidential debates, America has witnessed nearly six hours of rhetorical parry and riposte from the candidates without a lot of substance on the issues. Show More Summary

Homeward Bound

By Peter Ames Carlin Chapter 1 Real and Assumed On February 16, 1967, Paul Simon sat at a conference table in his lawyers' offices and tried to explain who he was, who he used to be, and who he had become. This would take some doing. For...Show More Summary

BitchTapes: Now on Spotify!

23 minutes agoEntertainment / Books : Bibliobitch

Katie Presley This week brings exciting news for BitchTapes: We're now on Spotify! Find us @bitchmedia, where we'll be hard at work porting over our favorite past mixes with new bonus material, and further additions made regularly. Let...Show More Summary

CMI Management Book Of The Year 2017 Shortlist Announced

This year's best management books explore the importance of management trust and ethics through a lens of leadership, technology and change Trust and ethics, diversity and productivity are key themes running through this year's 25 best...Show More Summary

Weekend Reading

Hitler vs. Dracula, and a kitten!

Hollywood English Class: On Margaret Atwood’s ‘Hag-Seed’

26 minutes agoEntertainment / Books : The Millions

At times the book feels more like a thought experiment than an immersive novel. The post Hollywood English Class: On Margaret Atwood’s ‘Hag-Seed’ appeared first on The Millions.

Bill is Back (Thank You Berkeley Breathed)

I'll admit it, I had given up on ever seeing my beloved Opus, Bill the Cat, or Steve Dallas in new strips again. And then Berkeley Breathed came back, bringing laughter, joy, and two new books.

Henry James for Every Day of the Year

27 minutes agoEntertainment / Books : The Millions

This book more or less vanished. A few older works of criticism list it in their bibliographies, and a small press in Pennsylvania reissued it in 1970. But no scholar has ever paid it much attention, and for decades it survived in the...Show More Summary

Big Issues: MMPR: Pink puts Kimberly Hart in charge to reinvigorate Power Rangers

Each week, Big Issues focuses on a newly released comic-book issue of significance. This week, it’s Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: Pink #4. With a story by Brenden Fletcher (Batgirl, Black Canary) and Kelly Thompson (Jem & The Holograms,...Show More Summary

Great Job, Internet!: Make Harry Potter even nerdier with detailed stats on all the series’ spells

If there’s one way to take something that’s already wonderfully geeky—like, say, J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter novels—and make it even more magical, it’s statistics. We’re in luck, then, because Tableau user Skyler Johnson has taken the...Show More Summary

Movie Review: The Girl on the Train

The Girl on the Train is the movie version of the thriller that became part of the national zeitgeist for over a year. The story follows three women: Rachel, Anna and Megan. Rachel is an alcoholic, still struggling after her divorce....Show More Summary

The Rumpus Interview with Saleem Haddad

Saleem Haddad discusses his debut novel Guapa, the Orlando shootings, the importance of queer spaces, and Arab literature.

217. Self Publishing, Happy Ever Afters, and Performing Romances: An Interview with Mina V. Esguerra

This week, Sarah chats with author Mina V. Esguerra, a romance writer in the Philippines. They talk about how self-publishing has changed her career immeasurably, and her experience writing characters who endure sexual shaming to reach their happily ever afters. Show More Summary

Highly Recommended

The New York Times recommends eight new books it thinks you’ll like, including Alan Moore‘s Jerusalem, which we reviewed last month, and two novels – Jonathan Lethem‘s A Gambler’s Anatomy, and Jade Chang‘s The Wangs vs. the World – that were on our own most-anticipated October list. The post Highly Recommended appeared first on The Millions.

Terrific Ham

“Terrific ham. The best. Terrific eggs. Were they green? Who knows? So many years.” In case you missed it, the best tweets from yesterday’s #TrumpBookReport trend. Pair with our own Claire Cameron‘s translation of Lauren Groff‘s Fates and Furies for Twitter. The post Terrific Ham appeared first on The Millions.

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