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281. Alyssa Cole and Alisha Rai: Romance and the Resistance from Politics and Prose

Hooray! Thanks to Politics and Prose on the Wharf, I have the audio of the November 29, 2017, panel with Alisha Rai and Alyssa Cole, Romance and the Resistance. We talk about their favorite scenes in one another’s books, and which character...Show More Summary

The Book Michelle McNamara Wrote Before She Died Includes 'Letter To The Golden State Killer'

"I can't help feeling that somewhere, in her final pages, she left enough clues... to put California's worst serial killer behind bars," widower Patton Oswalt said.

The creator of a crowdsourced list of allegedly abusive men in media reveals her identity

The creator of the Media Men List, an anonymous, crowdsourced spreadsheet documenting allegations of sexual misconduct by men in the publishing and other media, identified herself as Moira Donegan in a first-person essay for The Cut published Wednesday evening. Her essay preempted speculation that...

Words Can Sustain and Save Us: The Millions Interviews Marie Howe

Over the course of three books, Marie Howe has established herself as one of the great poets of her generation. Her first book, The Good Thief, was chosen for the National Poetry Series by Margaret Atwood, and awarded the Lavan Younger Poets Prize by Stanley Kunitz. Show More Summary

Arthur Miller's archive is going to the University of Texas

Almost 13 years after his death, playwright Arthur Miller's archive finally has a home — at the University of Texas at Austin. The school's Harry Ransom Center, a research library and museum, has acquired the archive of the theater legend, known for plays like “Death of a Salesman,” “The Crucible”...

Hockey Time

Make the Team in Ice Hockey Gitler 1972 Hockey materials is almost a requirement for public libraries (at least in this neck of the woods).  They circ well and instruction books like this are often hot items for both the players and adult coaches. This particular book, though, is so dated that it probably should […] The post Hockey Time appeared first on Awful Library Books.

On Refuge

When I was 18, I left home and moved to the big city. There’s nothing unusual in that.   For me, though, there was no going back. That same year my father changed jobs.   The whole family moved.   It was four decades before I would see my childhood home again. When I revisited it last spring … The post On Refuge appeared first on The Millions.

North Korea Praises ‘Fire and Fury’ Book on Trump Administration

The popularity of the book, which chronicles dysfunction in the White House, “foretells President Trump’s political demise,” North Korean state media said.

Rewind: Outside Cuba’s Revolution, Looking In

Tomás Gutiérrez Alea’s “Memories of Underdevelopment” is based on a novel that is an ambivalent account of life in Castro’s Cuba.

By the Book: Niall Ferguson: By the Book

The historian, biographer and author talks about the books he reads and re-reads, and the ones he is very happy not to read.

Best Teen Science Fiction Of 2017

Landscape With Invisible Hand by M.T. Anderson "Resplendent with Anderson's trademark dry, sarcastic wit, this brief, complicated

The Rec League: Athlete Heroines

A great Rec League subject for the upcoming 2018 Olympics, we want to say thanks to Reader Eve for emailing us this request: I love your Rec League, and am hoping the Bitchery can help me discover more of my favorite theme: athlete heroines. Show More Summary

Australia was ruined the moment Europeans set foot there

The British, French and Dutch discovered Utopia — and left it ‘the worst country in the world’, as Diana Preston relates

Has Ann Quin’s time come at last?

The experimental writer, who committed suicide aged 37, was disregarded in her lifetime. But her strange staccato style now seems quite in vogue

Did the reprisals following the Indian mutiny seal Britain’s fate in the subcontinent?

The brutal punishments meted out certainly reignited the fears that had sparked the uprising in the first place

Never had it so good: British novelists in the 1980s

David Lodge was one of many to hit his stride then, with big-budget TV serials and glamorous world tours unheard of since

My ex-lover’s T-shirt can join the other tragic tat in the Museum of Broken Relationships

We’re now actively encouraged to give vent to jealousy and vengeance — and Emily Hill is sorely tempted

What America needs is another Franklin D. Roosevelt

The trusted father figure who provided faith in the American way of life is a much missed figure in current American politics

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