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Audre Lorde's ABC's of Fighting Facism

Audre Lorde, Fascism, Nazi Germany Alexis Pauline Gumbs When I don’t know what to do, I turn to the Lorde. And right now, a lot of us don’t know what to do. It’s Audre Lorde’s birthday on February 18th and American Nazis have major political power and are using it to terrorize the most vulnerable members of our communities. Show More Summary

She Began Her Career at Hedge Funds. Now She Reports on Their Crimes.

Sheelah Kolhatkar, whose “Black Edge” traces the insider trading scandal at SAC Capital, is a former fund analyst herself.

Finding books in the least expected places around L.A.

The back wall at the Blue Bottle Coffee in downtown Los Angeles is lined from top to bottom with books. The airy coffee destination fills the corner of the historic Bradbury Building in downtown Los Angeles. Behind plate-glass windows, patrons can be seen drifting to the counter for personalized...

Letters to the Editor

Readers respond to recent reviews of “The New Brooklyn,” “The True Flag” and more.

Open Book: The Harlem Renaissance’s New Chapter

Claude McKay’s “lost” novel “Amiable With Big Teeth” is about a group of activists in Harlem during the 1930s.

Heather O’Neill Wants You to Reclaim Your Sense of Wonder: The Millions Interview

Whenever I finish a book, I put it down and the world seems to explode with new meanings. On some level, literature assumes that every reader is a child. The post Heather O’Neill Wants You to Reclaim Your Sense of Wonder: The Millions Interview appeared first on The Millions.

The Raw Nerve of Pain

Daphne Merkin’s new book, This Close to Happy: A Reckoning With Depression, is at once an exploration of her own mental health and a memoir of her experiences growing up in an Orthodox Jewish family with a complicated, domineering mother. Show More Summary

The Shortlist: Fiction in Translation

A singer who breaks race barriers in the theater, a Mexican immigrant living on the edge of survival in an American city and more.

Crime: The Best and Latest in Crime Fiction

Mark Billingham’s “Rush of Blood” is a savage satire about good friends whose special bond originated in murder.

Bookends: Which Canonical Work is Frequently and Frustratingly Misread?

Rivka Galchen and Benjamin Moser discuss which classic books are commonly misunderstood.

BitchTapes: From the Mouths of Babes

Katie Presley The late, great Aaliyah Last week's mix celebrated women who have persisted, and have been making music for 25 years or more. The tables are turning this week. Our latest mix is full of artists who made these songs at or before the age of 21. Show More Summary

First, Emil Ferris Was Paralyzed. Then Her Book Got Lost at Sea.

Ms. Ferris, whom Art Spiegelman calls “one of the most important comics artists of our time,” has just published her first graphic novel.

Reverberations

The Family Values Issue Roberta Nin Feliz Illustrations by Magdalena Mora   This article appears in our 2017 Spring issue, Family Values. Subscribe today! Beyoncé’s Lemonade and Solange’s A Seat at the Table have been lauded as two of the most pro-Black, self-care-centered albums of our time, and rightly so. Show More Summary

Alien Pets – Friday Fiction

Alien Pets Little, ed. 1998 This is an anthology of some decent science fiction/fantasy authors. Not necessarily a weeder at all, but this poor volume had some serious water damage on the inside. Sci-fi and fantasy is usually a good source of interesting cover art. This one is no exception. I was staring at it […]

Two Worlds Exist by Yehoshua November

David Nilsen reviews Yehoshua November's Two Worlds Exist today in Rumpus Poetry.

The Fishermen: The Play

A Nottingham-based theatre company will adapt Millions staffer Chigozie Obioma’s Man Booker-shortlisted novel The Fishermen for the stage. The production is scheduled for next year. The post The Fishermen: The Play appeared first on The Millions.

What Happens When A President Doesn't Like To Read? We're Already Finding Out.

Back what seems like years ago, when former President of the United States Barack Obama surprised Joe Biden with the Presidential Medal of Freedom, he invited the Vice President to step up to the podium and give an off-the-cuff acceptance speech. Show More Summary

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