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Newswire: Discover the story behind Mama Cass in this California Dreamin’ exclusive

Cass Elliot, best known to the world as Mama Cass of the pop rock group The Mamas And The Papas, was an anomaly in the pop music world of the ’60s and ’70s. She had a smooth, powerful voice and loads of charisma, but her plus-sized appearance set her apart from the rest of the pop starlets of the time, which was both a blessing and a curse. Show More Summary

Arrival Is a Movie About Movies (Not Language)

Because the plot of Ted Chiang’s story is so intricately meshed with its medium — the very words that comprise a short story, and the way that we process a linear narrative as we read it off the page — it would be impossible to make a film that engages with language in the same way. The post Arrival Is a Movie About Movies (Not Language) appeared first on The Millions.

Nonfiction: Two Books Argue the Case for Police Reform From Within

Frank Zimring’s “When Police Kill” and Barry Friedman’s “Unwarranted” take up the case of police use of force and surveillance.

Elyse Watches The Bachelor–Episode Eight: Hometowns

Happy Bachelor Day everyone! It’s that time again, when we ride a wave of Nick Viall’s salty man-tears straight on to true love. Last week on Elyse Watches the Bachelor... Nick cried a lot. I mean, a lot. And he mostly cried while sending women home because “I don’t feel like there’s the in love.” Whatever that means. Show More Summary

Make Love to a Man – 70’s style

How to Make Love to a Single Man How to meet him, understand him, and love him Rajouane 1976 Evidently, it is a LOT of work to get men interested in sex. This comprehensive manual of nearly 200 pages details all the skills and tricks you can use to get a man interested in you. […]

What Makes a President Great? Clipping? Sipping? Slashing?

A guide to the best and worst American leaders in history, and which ones might prevail in a knife fight.

4 3 2 1 by Paul Auster

Emily Burns Morgan reviews 4 3 2 1 by Paul Auster today in Rumpus Books.

Julia Child's Memories of Publishing Icon Alfred Knopf

When Julia Child was trying to get Mastering the Art of French Cooking published she didn't have an easy time of it. It was with Alfred A. Knopf that the book found a home, and reproduced here is an essay Child wrote for the publishing house's magazine in remembrance of the man himself.

The Mystery Woman in the Field: Kristin Hannah Asks Christina Baker Kline About "A Piece of the World"

The author of "The Orphan Train" returns with a novel inspired by a famous Andrew Wyeth painting...

Against Readability

“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

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