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The Rumpus Interview with Yaa Gyasi

Yaa Gyasi discusses her debut novel Homegoing, growing up in Alabama, the multiplicity of black experiences, the legacy of slavery, and her writing process.

205. Writing, RWA, and Loving the Romance Genre: An Interview with Author Tracey Livesay

After losing the audio for the first interview conducted at RWA, I talk to Tracey Livesay for the second time – special thanks to Tracey for agreeing to speak twice! We talk about her experience at RWA this year, being starstruck when meeting Beverly Jenkins, and attending a conference during the release week of her book, Love on my Mind. Show More Summary

Big Issues: Innovative superhero action elevates Millar and Quitely’s Jupiter’s Legacy 2

Each week, Big Issues focuses on a newly released comic book of significance. This week, it’s Jupiter’s Legacy 2 #2. Written by Mark Millar (Huck, Empress) with art by Frank Quitely (All-Star Superman, The Multiversity: Pax Americana)...Show More Summary

Popaganda: Best-Of Geek Culture

Sarah Mirk As we put together brand-new podcast episodes to debut in August, we bring you three favorite nerdy stories from past episode of our show. We take trip through the history of women working in the comic book industry, debunk...Show More Summary

The Better Half: 8 Tales of Powerful Wives

By Erica Nelson | Off the Shelf As the saying goes, "Behind every man, there's a great woman." With this list, we're paying homage to the stories of the wives of real-life famous men, wives of fictional men, and wives who are famous in their own right. Show More Summary

when it pains you not to speak

I’m reclaiming the word witch. To do so, I’ve got to take things all the way back to its roots…which are, much like the way we regard the word itself—shadowy, misunderstood and not completely clear. Even renowned scholars of etymology can’t quite agree on how it first sprang up, but they all admit its origins are tantalizingly old, stemming from times and places...

Dav Pilkey's Super Amazing Author Adventures

The allure of the Captain Underpants series is lost on some adults. Rife with flatulence jokes, characters with puerile names like Professor Pippy P. Poopypants and starring an unlikely superhero in tighty-whities, the series topped the American Library Association's list of Most Frequently Challenged Books in both 2012 and 2013. Show More Summary

Memories of Mexico

Lucia Berlin was a writer whose work went under-read for much of her life. For many readers, “A Manual for Cleaning Women,” a collection of selected stories published in 2015, eleven years after her death, at the age of sixty-eight,Show More Summary

What Should Fiction Do?

Bonnie Nadzam asks us what should fiction do? “An artistic practice that perpetually reinforces my sense of self is not, in my mind, an artistic practice.” The post What Should Fiction Do? appeared first on The Millions.

Missing White Girl Syndrome: Whose Disappearances Make National Headlines?

Black Lives Matter Roberta Nin Feliz Jada Jordan, left, and Katie Vega are both Bronx girls who have gone missing since 2014. Photos and more info are available at Black & Missing. In June, New York Council Member Andy King released a list of 14 girls, all teenagers, who went missing from the Bronx since July 2014. Show More Summary

Last Call for Summer Reading: 9 Books You'll Kick Yourself for Not Picking Up

See for yourself what all the hype is about for these nine new books that we think are the absolute perfect way to spend the final month of summer reading. Plus, in case you missed them the first time around, check out three crazy-good books now available in paperback.

New Film "Equity" Tells the Story of Women on Wall Street

Sarah Marshall There has always been something sexy about Wall Street. We love stories of whispered deals, liaisons in the backseats of limos, and transgressions both romantic and fiduciary. In the ‘80s and early ‘90s, Hollywood mined...Show More Summary

Great Job, Internet!: Read This: Food and YouTube bring a father and son closer together

When A.V. Club food editor Kevin Pang was growing up, he and his father, Jeffrey, did not always get along famously, to put it mildly. In many ways, their volcanic battles were rooted in a clash of cultures. The family had moved to the...Show More Summary

Great Job, Internet!: A ghoulish showbiz story by Max Landis gets the audio-drama treatment

The golden age of audio dramas arguably ended in the 1950s, when television established itself as the dominant home entertainment leader and many of radio’s top shows and stars jumped ship to the new medium. Just as Norma Desmond’s silent...Show More Summary

Poussey Lives

Exciting news, Orange Is The New Black fans! Samira Wiley will be co-starring in the Hulu adaptation of Margaret Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale. The post Poussey Lives appeared first on The Millions.

We’re Hiring: The Millions Needs a Social Media Manager

For the first time ever, The Millions is hiring a paid part-time social media manager. The post We’re Hiring: The Millions Needs a Social Media Manager appeared first on The Millions.

Capitalism Is Not About Equality

Check out this interview with Andi Zeisler, author of We Were Feminists Once: From Riot Grrrl to CoverGirl, the Buying and Selling of a Political Movement. “Capitalism, ultimately, it’s not about equality, it’s not about social justice. Show More Summary

“Bad Moms” Is Even Less Funny Than You Could Possibly Imagine

Jess Kibler New film Bad Moms is marketed as a comedy that pushes back against stereotypes of motherhood and the burdens of modern work-life balance. But if you’re looking for either insightful critique or any funny jokes at all, look...Show More Summary

How a Hollywood Talent Agency Won Big With Sports

In James Andrew Miller’s forthcoming book, executives with CAA Sports and athletes like LeBron James describe the agency’s impact on sports — and the way sports affected the agency.

Fiction: A Cambridge Student Who Tries to Do Good Goes Missing

Susie Steiner’s smart, stylish second novel, “Missing, Presumed,” involves the disappearance of a postgraduate student.

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