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Game Review: Dream Daddy

If you’ve been on Twitter over the past month, you might have seen tweets and photos about the dad-dating simulator Dream Daddy, created by Game Grumps and written by Vernon Shaw and Leighton Gray. In the game, you play a single dad with a teen daughter named Amanda (she’s way cooler than me) who just moved to the small town of Maple Bay. Show More Summary

Stuff We Like: Pet Hair? What Pet Hair?

This month for Stuff We Like, I want to share some products that, no kidding, have changed my anxiety levels about cleaning things. But before I get started, I wanted to give you all a heads up that this fall I’ll be launching the first...Show More Summary

In a Quicksand of Language: A Conversation with Krys Lee

Krys Lee discusses her debut novel, How I Became a North Korean, having empathy for people and characters, and finding the balance between real-world facts and imagination.

The Internal Exile of Dulce María Loynaz

Carina del Valle Schorske on the life and work of the Cuban poet Dulce María Loynaz and “Absolute Solitude,” recent translations of her poems by James O’Connor.

Fiction: A Postmodern Buddy-Cop Novel Sends Up the World of Semiotics

Laurent Binet’s “The Seventh Function of Language” turns the story of the death of Roland Barthes into a romp through the days when literary theory reigned.

Nonfiction: A Family Memoir Makes the Case That Autism Is Different, Not Less

Judith Newman’s “To Siri With Love,” about life with an autistic son, is both riotous and moving.

Harriet Beecher Stowe House Is for Sale Online

The Litchfield, Conn., home where Stowe grew up has been listed on eBay for $400,000.

Privilege

Into this sky which has more airplanes than other skies I look and see half a dozen small whitenesses passing like tired stars through the blue. I watch them instead of watching the woman swimming in an oversized T-shirt that clings to her body like slime, instead of

Books of The Times: ‘New People’ Riffs on Race and Love, With a Twist

Danzy Senna’s new novel follows a woman’s love triangle (of sorts) with two men.

HaBO Double Dose: Heroine Gifted an Expensive Black Opal Ring

This HaBO comes from Emmy, who’s hoping to find two books: My school library stocked these romance novels with very large print fonts, and usually pastel blue or pink colored covers. I am actually looking for two novels – one had a heroine whose dead husband had been a spy and she was scarred because he had been abusive. Show More Summary

Inside North Korea, Last Week's Looming Threat

Like the internet says, life comes at you fast. The Hermit Kingdom was the big story when we started putting this list of books together, but - fortunately for this list, unfortunately for us - something tells me this one will come back around.

The Rumpus Poetry Book Club Chat with Iris Dunkle

Iris Jamahl Dunkle on her new collection Interrupted Geographies, writing against the pastoral tradition, the power of persona poems, and the town of Pithole.

True Crime Gets Pretty

A woman learns that her best friend from childhood has been murdered. A woman dithering over her stalled career in a small town becomes preoccupied with a serial killer. A woman interning at a law firm specializing in death penalty defense is shocked to find herself wishing for the execution of one of the firm’s clients. Show More Summary

At Your Leisure

Opportunities in Recreation and Leisure Careers Jensen 1990 Submitter: 3 circs in about 9 years, and I can only retroactively apologize to those folks who checked this out assuming it would assist them. I’m also slightly annoyed that “carnival game operator” and “college teacher” are listed together as opportunities. Show More Summary

Nonfiction: How the Radical Right Played the Long Game and Won

In “Democracy in Chains,” Nancy MacLean digs into the work of the economist James McGill Buchanan, who paved the way for our current political moment.

Fiction: An Art World Mystery Wrapped in the Story of a Young Woman Coming Unglued

Lucy Ives’s “Impossible Views of the World” is a fictional work about a disappearance in the art community.

Nonfiction: An Intellectual Historian Argues His Case Against Identity Politics

In his slim polemic “The Once and Future Liberal,” Mark Lilla urges the left to overcome its differences.

What to Read Before You Head to Pittsburgh

Writers like August Wilson, John Edgar Wideman and Michael Chabon have used the city as a backdrop for their stories.

Match Book: Desperately Seeking Love Stories With a Temporal Twist

A reader desires romance — dazzling, literary, unsettled by time. Our columnist responds with titles by John Fowles, Italo Calvino, A. S. Byatt and others.

Trapped in Purgatory with Stephen Dedalus and Anse Bundren

Get over yourself, Anse—and quit jabbering about your new teeth. The post Trapped in Purgatory with Stephen Dedalus and Anse Bundren appeared first on The Millions.

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