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Beware of the Gravedigger

Recommended Reading: On the literary tradition of objectifying and consuming women’s corpses. The post Beware of the Gravedigger appeared first on The Millions.

A Brief History of Gay Liberation

“If the taglines used to market lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender Americans to the country’s mainstream—‘Love Wins,’ ‘It Gets Better,’ and ‘You Can Play’—have led to unprecedented levels of inclusion and visibility, it is precisely by shoving sex aside and presenting gay people and straight people as essentially the same at heart. Show More Summary

Comics Panel: Civil War II fails to capitalize on the success of the Marvel Cinematic Universe

Fresh off the heels of a little movie called Captain America: Civil War, Marvel has launched a new Civil War, a thematic sequel to the original 2006 blockbuster. It might have slipped peoples’ minds, what with the attention being paid...Show More Summary

Nonfiction: ‘Rat____ed,’ by David Daley

A supercharged brand of gerrymandering is undermining democracy.

Nonfiction: ‘The Fractured Republic,’ by Yuval Levin

A leading conservative intellectual argues that both parties are suffering from unrealistic nostalgia for a bygone era.

The Best Romances of June

The best romances of June! Toss 'em in your bag with your sunglasses and a big hat, and hit the beach, my friends.

Movie Review: Finding Dory

Finding Dory was just delightful. I loved it. My biologist husband liked it although he kept whispering things like “That’s not really an Open Ocean Exhibit.” My tween daughter adored it (“A+!”). I did not consult with any smaller children, but the theater I sat in seemed to be a happy place. Show More Summary

8 Lena Dunham-Approved Books You Need to Read Right Now

By Hilary Krutt | Off the Shelf Lena Dunham seems to be everywhere these days. Best known as the creator, writer, and star of the HBO series Girls, now in its fifth and penultimate season, and the author of Not That Kind of Girl, she has emerged as a feminist voice for the millennial generation. Show More Summary

Movieola! by John Domini

Angie Jabine reviews Movieola! by John Domini today in Rumpus Books.

HaBO: New Zealand Movie; Possibly Based on a Romance

This HaBO comes from Susana and is a little different. Instead of a romance novel, Susana is trying to track down a movie she watched, that may or may not be based on a book: I need help finding a movie not a book. I saw it around 1997-1999 on HBO. Show More Summary

The Pleasure of Eavesdropping

Recommended Listening: Poet Rachel Zucker has just launched Commonplace, a bi-monthly podcast featuring conversations with poets (and other people) about quotidian objects, experiences, anecdotes, advice, and obsessions. The post The Pleasure of Eavesdropping appeared first on The Millions.


I love LAIKA. The movies are just beautiful and when you realize the utter art behind each of their films you cannot help but be amazed. Or maybe that is just me. I think that Kubo looks great. I think I will smile. I might get a little sniffly. Show More Summary

Getting High

Getting High How to Really Do It Clark 1983 This guy is here to show you the REAL way to get high.  I am sure you will be shocked to discover that this book is about motivation and not controlled substance management. Self-help books, especially for young people, age faster than milk. I also think […]

Make the Western Canon Great Again!

I’ll ban all books by immigrant writers until we can figure out what the hell is going on with the Western Canon. The post Make the Western Canon Great Again! appeared first on The Millions.

Tuesday New Release Day: Tyler; Shriver; Watson; Tremblay; Raymond; Juchau

Out this week: Vinegar Girl by Anne Tyler; The Mandibles by Lionel Shriver; As Good as Gone by Larry Watson; Disappearance at Devil’s Rock by Paul Tremblay; My Last Continent by Midge Raymond; and The World Without Us by Mireille Juchau. For...Show More Summary

No Better Man by Sara Richardson

I started No Better Man with high hopes. Chapter 1 was great. And that was it. Actually, I’d made it about 72% of the way through sometime back in April, then put the book aside when I couldn’t deal with it anymore. Besides, I had a lot of cereal boxes to read. Show More Summary

Rosanna Pansino: The YouTube "Nerd" Baker With a Billion Views (And A New Cookbook)

Five years ago, Rosanna Pansino was just a face in the crowd in Hollywood. Now she's one of the most recognizable faces on YouTube, where 6 million people - many of whom are young girls - subscribe to her Nerdy Nummies baking channel. Her...Show More Summary

Remember When Cleveland Hated Lebron?

Fresh off the Hollywood-perfect ending of bringing a championship to the long-suffering fans of Cleveland, the praise for Lebron James will certainly hit new levels of genuflection. Without a doubt,

The Best Self-Help Books for the Summer of 2016

Our nation has a sort of embarrassing and very consuming addiction: self-help books. From The Power of Now to The Artist's Way to the 7 Habits, we are bingers of how-to. The last time I checked, reported that Americans spend a whopping 11 billion on self-help books every year. And summer is the best time to read them. Show More Summary

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