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How the Army Taught Courage Before World War II: Elizabeth Letts on "The Perfect Horse"

Elizabeth Letts talks about the brave men who remembered the lesson to put their horses first...

Newswire: A tortured spy hunts Nazi war criminals in this Jaeger #2 exclusive preview

Ibrahim Moustafa is best known as an artist in the comics industry, breaking out with his work on the Eisner Award-nominated High Crimes miniseries and recently earning gigs on superhero books like Doctor Fate and Mockingbird. Moustafa’s...Show More Summary

Replacement Burrito

Recommended Reading: This moving essay on secrecy, shame, and binging by Michael Sinert over at The Rumpus: “Our task is to de-son-of-a-bitch all this.” The post Replacement Burrito appeared first on The Millions.

Book Review: Amy Schumer gets surprisingly poignant in her hilarious, brutal memoir

Amy Schumer’s comedy mixes a keen understanding of gender and expectations with knowing self-deprecation. She takes jokes to its extreme conclusion, she has a knack for pop culture references, and she’s unapologetic about her comedy....Show More Summary

Talking With Ezra Furman, Champion of Sincere Body-Positive Dance Jams

Sarah Mirk This summer, Ezra Furman’s song “Body Was Made” has become an anthem of mine. Singing along to a catchy bass guitar line, Furman sings in a growl, “My body was made this particular way/ There's really nothing any old patrician...Show More Summary

Being Bad Is Sad: Bojack Horseman & Boethius

We’re born broken, and yet our wicked choices punish us. Somehow, BoJack the alcoholic, humanoid horse has bumped into Boethius the 6th-century Christian philosopher. The post Being Bad Is Sad: Bojack Horseman & Boethius appeared first on The Millions.

Jonathan Safran Foer’s Family Drama

The author discusses 'Here I Am,' a geopolitical family saga—his first novel in 11 years

Pain Extinguishes Itself

“Not infrequently I unravelled what I had done, continuously tormented by scruples that were taking tighter hold and steadily paralysing me. These scruples concerned not only the subject of my narrative, which I felt I could not do justice...Show More Summary

I Have Devoted My Life to the Clitoris by Elizabeth Hall

Allie Rowbottom reviews I Have Devoted My Life to the Clitoris by Elizabeth Hall today in Rumpus Books.

Forget the Numbers Game, There’s An Art to Managing Your Money

The author of "The Art of Money" explains how managing your financial life can be spiritual and ultra-personal.

HaBO: Duchess Sends Maid to Impersonate Her

This HaBO is from Megan, who is looking for a historical romance: I have a HaBO request for a historical romance I read a long time ago, maybe ten years? Google is not accepting what I remember as an adequate finding aid, and is instead directing me to all kinds of duchess erotica. Show More Summary

Deceitful Above All Things

Are you familiar with JT LeRoy (or rather, Savannah Knoop … or wait, Laura Albert), perpetrator of one of the greatest literary hoaxes in recent memory? Author: The JT LeRoy Story is a new documentary by Jeff Feuerzeig that asks questions...Show More Summary

Just replace that pet dog you love

The Old Dog Zolotow” 1995 Submitter: If it were up to me, I would put a match to every specimen of this genre.  But I’m only a volunteer, so all I can do is shudder quietly. Genre: Picture books about the death of an aging pet. Distinguishing feature: On the last page, the child gets […]

Inside the Attica Uprising: A Doctor in D Yard

Read an excerpt from Heather Ann Thompson's new book 'Blood in the Water: The Attica Prison Uprising of 1971 and Its Legacy'

Talking with Amy Gentry about Her Thriller "Good As Gone" and the Culture of Victim-Blaming

We picked Good as Gone as one of the best books of the month due to Gentry's twisty, turny, and emotionally gut-punching story of a daughter who returns to her family eight years after her abduction. Here, Gentry answers our questions about her debut novel, the likelihood of child kidnapping, and the quiet culture of victim-blaming.

Tuesday New Release Day: Mbue; Davis; Kohler; Avit; Thompson

New this week: Behold the Dreamers by Imbolo Mbue; The Dollhouse by Fiona Davis; The Outside Lands by Hannah Kohler; I’m Still Here by Clelie Avit; and Blood in the Water by Heather Ann Thompson.  For more on these and other new titles,...Show More Summary

What Percival Everett’s ‘Erasure’ Can Tell Us about Authenticity

If we can’t depend on the morals of the writer or the objectivity of the editors and publishers, how do we navigate the shoals of the authenticity debate? The post What Percival Everett’s ‘Erasure’ Can Tell Us about Authenticity appeared first on The Millions.

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