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EXTREME PREY Is Extremely Readable

Book Review - Jackie K Cooper EXTREME PREY by John Sandford Michael Connelly has his Harry Bosch; Jeffery Deaver his Lincoln Rhyme; James Patterson his Alex Cross and John Sandford his Lucas Davenport. All of these writers are at the...Show More Summary

How to Read a Publication Like Your Future Editor Wants You To

Not sure why your story ideas aren't selling? If you ask an editor for advice on the best way for a freelance writer to break in to his or her publication,  they often have the same response: "Read it first." Unfortunately, some writers don't take that super simple advice to heart. Show More Summary

Illustrating the Cave

TED-Ed illustrates Plato’s allegory of the cave in this fun video. The post Illustrating the Cave appeared first on The Millions.

Newswire: Ian McKellen launches app to make Shakespeare easier to understand

If you’ve ever struggled to read a Shakespeare play, don’t feel bad: Ian McKellen is here to assure you that reading Shakespeare is impossible. In fact, he argues, actually reading and interpreting a Shakespeare play is a task meant only for actors, in much the same way reading sheet music is a task meant only for musicians. Show More Summary

Newswire: Nobrow exclusive: Einstein explores the history behind the genius

Corinne Maier and Anne Simon are two of the most compelling names creating graphic biographies at the moment. And after delving into the history of Sigmund Freud and Karl Marx in their previous Nobrow graphic novels, they’re turning to another great 20th century thinker for their latest project: Einstein. Show More Summary

Crime: Dan Fesperman’s ‘The Letter Writer,’ and More

Real-life gangsters appear in Dan Fesperman’s dynamic novel set in New York during World War II.

The Shortlist: Homages

New books by Sarah Schulman, Piers Paul Read, Alfred Alcorn, Jaime Clarke and Howard Jacobson.

Inside the List

Curtis Sittenfeld, whose update of “Pride and Prejudice” is No. 5 on the hardcover fiction list, says the Darcy and Liz scenes “were definitely the most fun to write.”

Open Book: Whit Channels Jane

The filmmaker Whit Stillman has a new movie and novel — both called “Love and Friendship” — based on Jane Austen’s “Lady Susan.”

Inside The New York Times Book Review Podcast: ‘Listen, Liberal’

Thomas Frank talks about “Listen, Liberal,” and Lydia Millet discusses her new novel, “Sweet Lamb of Heaven.”

Letters to the Editor

Readers respond to recent reviews of “America’s War for the Greater Middle East,” “American Amnesia” and more.

Nicholas Guyatt’s ‘Bind Us Apart’

A historian argues that 19th-century citizens wanted to help Indians and slaves by deporting them.

English National Opera Names New Artistic Director

The appointment of Daniel Kramer, an American theater and opera director with no experience running a major arts organization, to lead the troubled company was unexpected.

I’ll Be Your Unicorn

When job interviews and Tinder combine, what is the outcome? Megan Sawey shows us at The Rumpus. Pair with an essay on day jobs and fiction writing. The post I’ll Be Your Unicorn appeared first on The Millions.


“You could call Zero K a grand summation of DeLillo’s career themes and prose stylings. You could also call it recycling.” Tony Tulathimutte reviews Don DeLillo’s “techno-prophetic novel,” Zero K. To revisit DeLillo’s prior work, check out David Rice’s review of The Angel Esmeralda. The post Recycling appeared first on The Millions.

Lemonade and Poetry

If you’ve been on the Internet in the past week, you’ve probably heard about Beyoncé’s incredible new record, Lemonade. Noah Friedman at Wordshop 101 explains why Lemonade is great press for poets (particularly Warsan Shire, who is featured in the film). Show More Summary

BitchTapes: There Goes the Neighborhood

Emily Nokes   This week's mixtape is curated by Emily Nokes of esteemed Seattle pop punk band Tacocat!   This is an an ode to the practice spaces, gay bars, weird businesses, affordable housing, and other long-lost treasures that Seattle...Show More Summary

BitchTapes: Punk's Not Dead, It Just Got Better

Annalise Domenighini Everyone loves to claim punk died in the 70s, or was that the 80s? No, the 90s, right? Whatever. They're all wrong. Punk has been alive and well for decades, and this playlist is chock-full of delightful reminders. Punk's...Show More Summary

On Our Radar: Feminist News Roundup

On Our Radar Bitch HQ Happy Friday! May, here we come! • After being sexually assaulted, a student at McGill wonders how many other stories of sexual assault are heard by the same administration and swept under the rug. [McGill Daily] •...Show More Summary

And the Edgar Goes to...

The foremost mystery and thriller writers in America donned their Sunday best on Thursday, to find out who would win an Edgar Award at a black tie banquet in New York City...

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