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Barry Jenkins says adapting 'The Undergound Railroad' for Amazon 'absolutely has to be done the right way'

Barry Jenkins conquered the film world with “Moonlight,” the small-budget movie with the big heart that won best picture at last month’s Academy Awards. And now Jenkins is ready for his next challenge. Amazon announced Monday that it is developing an hourlong limited drama series based on Colson...

Iconic alt-art space Machine Project launching retrospective book with a free 'extravaganza'

“Burritos n’ Beats.” “Crocheting the Hyperbolic Plane.” “The Hidden Life of Garbage.” “Urban Cat Architecture.” “Op-Art Handball.” It may sound like fridge-magnet poetry, but it’s actually a sampling of the weird and wonderful events that Machine Project, Echo Park’s iconic alternative art space,...

'True Blood' author Charlaine Harris will launch a new fantasy series set in a fractured America

Charlaine Harris, whose Sookie Stackhouse books inspired the television series “True Blood,” will release the first book in a new trilogy next year. Harris' novel “Texoma” will be published in fall 2018 by Saga Press, a science fiction and fantasy imprint of Simon & Schuster, the publisher announced...

Lesley Nneka Arimah’s Characters Muscle Their Way through Girlhood

In our current political climate with its rampant animosity towards immigrants, Arimah offers a humanizing portrait of both the Nigerian citizen and first generation young female immigrant.

Fiction: An Unassuming Heroine Envies Her Harvard Classmates the Confidence of Their Convictions

Elif Batuman’s new novel, “The Idiot,” is a rejoinder to the pressure on literature to serve as self-help.

Nonfiction: Hitler’s Little Helper: A History of Rampant Drug Use Under the Nazis

Norman Ohler’s “Blitzed” shows that the Nazis were drug-fueled, with methamphetamines for the public and opiates for The Fuhrer.

Dark Ages Social Media

Connecting Online: Creating a Successful Image on the Internet Sherwin and Avila 1997 Submitter: This is the 1997 edition and it is in a college library in [Canada]. Holly: For the love of All Things Holy, people, I am begging you to weed your computer books. Clearly, a successful online image in 2017 has literally […]

Escaping the Waste Land: On Flannery O’Connor and T.S. Eliot

Eliot delivers the ruins. O’Connor preserves them, navigates them, and then, inspired by Catholicism, discovers in them an original form of grace. The post Escaping the Waste Land: On Flannery O’Connor and T.S. Eliot appeared first on The Millions.

The Magnificent

“In a concession to our unsubtle political age, the cliff is doing a good impression of Abraham Lincoln in profile with a vicious orange fulmination exploding from his head.” Looks like Wells Tower had an interesting time in Hawaii. The post The Magnificent appeared first on The Millions.

Women’s History Month: Our Favorite Biographies

Last year for Women’s History Month, we discussed some of our favorite women in history. This year we’d thought we’d bring you some of our favorite biographies and biopics. RHG: Television has given us some lavish biopics of Royal women recently – Victoria (about Queen Victoria) and The Crown, about Elizabeth II. Show More Summary

Adventures in Comics and the Real World

America Chavez, a gay, Latina Marvel superhero written by a gay Latina writer, joins a growing list of diverse comic characters.

With ‘Big Life,’ Millennial Women Get a New Guide

Ann Shoket, a former editor at Seventeen and at CosmoGirl, has just published the book focusing on her readers’ next challenges.

Interrogating the English Language with Safiya Sinclair

To be forced to speak in the language of the colonist, the language of the oppressor, while also carrying within us the storm of Jamaican patois, we live under a constant hurricane of our doubleness.

Book Review: Gods and monsters are one and the same in Laini Taylor’s Strange The Dreamer

Laini Taylor, bestselling author of the Daughter Of Smoke & Bone trilogy, likes to play with her readers. Early in her latest fantasy novel, Strange The Dreamer, a group of people with an eclectic mix of skills is recruited to help the city of Weep with a mysterious problem. Show More Summary

Book Review: John Oates’ memoir is full of rock and soul

Early on in Change Of Seasons, John Oates maps out the direction of his memoir. Although his personal history converges frequently with that of Daryl Hall, his musical partner of over 45 years, it’s still very much a solo venture. The...Show More Summary

Cover Snark: Horrible Guy, Great Fingers

Most of these covers are safe for work, except for the facial expressions and half-open shirt of the first one. Enjoy! Amanda: Methinks something is lost in translation. Sarah: Um. Yes? Where did you find that majesty? Elyse: I just did an actual spit take Amanda: I was searching for I Hate Fairyland Vol 2 and that’s what came up. Show More Summary

Awesome Kindle Daily Deals, Plus a Paranormal Romance

The Kindle Daily Deals today are amazing! We’re going to feature a few of them today so you don’t miss out while they’re on sale, but be sure to check out the rest of the books discounted!

Smart Bitches Movie Matinee: Love & Basketball

Sarah: One of the reasons we started this feature was to both explore romantic comedies, a film genre that isn’t appearing in theatres much at all anymore, and to explore the films we love to see if they still hold up. With this film, so many people I know and respect adore this movie that I know it should be very good. Show More Summary

“His gift for matching books to reviewers was uncanny”

“He was surely the greatest literary editor there has ever been – brilliant, autocratic, endlessly curious and possessed of an extraordinary fund of knowledge about a vast range of subjects. True, he was not always easy to deal with,...Show More Summary

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