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Peter Sis Shares Early Sketches and Talks About "The Pilot and the Little Prince"

An acclaimed children's book author and illustrator, Peter Sis' book The Wall: Growing Up Behind the Iron Curtain, about his childhood in Cold War-era Prague, won a Caldecott Honor in 2008. Most recently Sis turned his attention to the life...

I Am Having So Much Fun Here Without You by Courtney Maum

Jennifer Kurdyla reviews I AM HAVING SO MUCH FUN HERE WITHOUT YOU by Courtney Maum today in The Rumpus Books.

How to read the New Yorker this summer

Starting today and lasting until the end of the summer, The New Yorker is completely free online, full archives included. What to read? To start off, try searching the fiction page for, say, George Saunders. There’s that famous Lawrence...Show More Summary

Not Your Mama’s Drama

Dramatized classics for Radio-style reading Olfson 1964 Submitter: From a public middle school library with a lot of outdated books – especially in poetry and drama. We are in the process of weeding the entire library. Holly: I don’t even have much to say about this other than BORRRRING. As you can see from the contents […]

I Learned How To Spell ‘Gyllenhaal’ Without Looking While Writing This

The last time Jake Gyllenhaal was in Pittsburgh was when he was filming 2009’s Love & Other Drugs.  Now, he’s back in town filming Southpaw. Directed by Hill District-native Antoine Fuqua—who led Denzel Washington to his Oscar win in 2001’s Training Day—the currently-filming drama follows … Continue reading ?

The Millions Top Ten: June 2014

We spend plenty of time here on The Millions telling all of you what we’ve been reading, but we are also quite interested in hearing about what you’ve been reading. By looking at our Amazon stats, we can see what books Millions readers have been buying, and we decided it would be fun to use […]

Amazon Asks: “War of the Whales” Author, Joshua Horwitz

Joshua Horwitz spent six years researching the story of the marine biologist and the environmental lawyer whose battle against the US Navy and its secret underwater sonar programs went all the way to the Supreme Court. The result, War of...

Book Review: In California, the apocalypse can be hell on a marriage

After appearing on several of the year’s “most anticipated books” lists, being thrust into the middle of the Amazon-Hachette dispute, receiving a subsequent Colbert Bump from The Colbert Report, and becoming one of the most pre-ordered...Show More Summary

The Baffler Puts Its Archive Online

The acerbic left-wing magazine has made all of its 25 back issues available online for the first time.

New Elmore Leonard Stories on the Way

Jennifer Schuessler reports that a book of unpublished Elmore Leonard stories will be published in 2015. In 2010, our own Bill Morris touched on one element of what made Leonard’s writing so special.

The Myth of the “Knausgaard-free Day”

Did Karl Ove Knausgaard’s autobiography become so popular in Norway that the country had to institute “Knausfaard-free days?” Casey N. Cep investigates.

A Slow Weekend at Movie Theaters

Box-office sales at North American theaters were down 25 percent compared with the same three days last summer.

Summer Poems from Charles Simic

Recommended Listening: Charles Simic reads five new poems for The Southern Review’s summer podcast.


Its Part Two of the geeky couples. This week we are tackling television. Now there have been a lot of tv couples that have made me smile, but these are seven of my favorite. Did I miss anyone you thought should be on this list? Who are...Show More Summary

Tove Jansson to Grace Finnish Coins

Finland will pay tribute to author and artist Tove Jansson by adding her likeness to a new two-Euro commemorative coin. This isn’t the first time a country’s wanted to add an author to their currency. (Related: Alex Ohlin looks at the “sad, strange brilliance” of Moomin; and Jansson’s works are recommended by Emily St. John […]

On the True Grit Trail

If the first paragraph – and really, the entirety – of Jay Jennings’s piece about retracing the True Grit trail doesn’t make you want to drop what you’re doing and hit the road, then you and I are fundamentally different human being...

Robert Gardner and Peter Matthiessen in Conversation

The New York Times unearthed footage from a 1996 interview with Robert Gardner and Peter Matthiessen. The pair discuss a trip they took to New Guinea in the 60s, which “resulted in Gardner’s film Dead Birds and Matthiessen’s book Under the Mountain Wall.”

Pamela or Plath?

I’m disappointed that I was only able to get 8/12 correct on the Guardian’s “Who’s the Poet: Pamela Anderson or Sylvia Plath” quiz, but I’m consoling myself with the fact that the 50% is the average.

James Franco: Poet

James Franco’s poetry collection, Directing Herbert White, reviewed on the front page of The New York Times Book Review. It’s an interesting meditation on celebrity well worth reading. I mean the review is. Related Posts: No related posts…

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