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Fiction: Who Killed the Priest? An Inquisition Mystery Gets Its Confession

In Matthew Carr’s “The Devils of Cardona,” a priest’s murder draws investigators into the tensions of Inquisition-era Spain.

Fiction: Two Suspense Novels Track Down Girls Gone Lost

Amy Gentry’s “Good as Gone” and Megan Miranda’s “All the Missing Girls” are stories told in reverse.

"Racist Sandwich" Podcast Serves Up Discussion of Race, Gender, & Food Culture

Amy Lam Racist Sandwich is a podcast, and it’s also a story about how white fragility reacts to calls for equity. In 2012, a Portland, Oregon school principal was leading an equity training with teaching staff when she said teachersShow More Summary

Literary Beatdowns: or, Excerpts from Smollett’s ‘Critical Review’

This was a hard-nosed, hard-knuckled era -- in life, in literature, and especially in literary criticism. The post Literary Beatdowns: or, Excerpts from Smollett’s ‘Critical Review’ appeared first on The Millions.

Children Coming Together

Lynda Barry illustrates Carrie (of horror fame) and Heidi (of childhood book fame) meeting for the first time. The post Children Coming Together appeared first on The Millions.

A Day in the Life of a Bestselling Novelist

What does your daily routine look like? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights. Answer by Allison Winn Scotch, New York Times bestselling author...Show More Summary

Narrating the Coup

“In times of tension it is particularly important to defend what is good, identify what would worsen the status quo, strive for balanced assessments, always hoping for the best, and try to identify and oppose any and all steps toward coercive authoritarianism.” Richard Falk narrates the coup in Turkey at Guernica. The post Narrating the Coup appeared first on The Millions.

Secrets about Fonzie

The Truth About Fonzie Herz 1976 From the Happy Days Files, here is the definitive work about the Fonz. Happy Days was a family favorite back when I was a teenager. I am sure if you are my age or older you probably did invoke the phrase “sit on it” at some point (teachers and […]

Short Talks by Anne Carson

Iris Dunkle reviews Anne Carson's recently reissued Short Talks today in Rumpus Poetry.

The Booker’s Dozen: The 2016 Booker Longlist

The Booker judges have put together a diverse and intriguing list. The post The Booker’s Dozen: The 2016 Booker Longlist appeared first on The Millions.

The Office Politics of Workplace Fiction by Women

Bureaucratic experiences are like dreams: profoundly affecting, but very boring to hear about. This tediousness sometimes has consequences. In “The Utopia of Rules,” a polemic about bureaucracy published last year, the anthropologist David Graeber wonders why paperwork is not the subject of more inquiry by his colleagues. Show More Summary

The Writer is Not Here: On Nihilism and the Writing Life

Just as writing may induce multifarious forms of anxiety, the right words are also a middle finger to the dying of the light. The post The Writer is Not Here: On Nihilism and the Writing Life appeared first on The Millions.

How Not to Fall by Emily Foster

It’s taken me a while to put my tangled, jumbled thoughts on How Not to Fall into a somewhat coherent string of words. But I did it! Hopefully! When I first heard about this book after doing a podcast with Sarah and Emily (truly a highlight of my SBTB career, I must say), I lost my mind. Show More Summary

The End of the Perfect 10 by Dvora Meyers

As I write this review, the US Women’s Olympic team in gymnastics was just selected, and this is the sport I love more than all others (yes, more than polo). I watch it whenever I can, and I yell as loud as anyone at the absurd crapfire that is NBC’s coverage (SHUT UP AL TRAUTWIG NEVER SPEAK AGAIN) (EVER). Show More Summary

Best of: The best comics of 2016 so far: The A.V. Club’s catch-up guide

The comics landscape is expanding every year, and it can be difficult to find what’s good in the sea of ongoings, miniseries, graphic novels, digital comics, and webcomics. 2016 has featured new works by some of the industry’s top talent as well as impressive projects by up-and-coming creators, so The A.V. Show More Summary

9 Books Everyone Is Still Talking About

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Celebrating Beatrix Potter's 150th Birthday: The Tale of Peter Rabbit Was Self-Published

"I have never cared tuppence... for the modern child; they are pampered & spoilt with too many toys & books." - Beatrix Potter, in a May 29, 1919 letter to her publisher, Fruing Warne My infatuation with Beatrix Potter began not long...Show More Summary

Epic Reads: 4 SF and Fantasy Sagas to Sink Your Teeth Into

You're taking advantage of long weekends, kids at camp, and a lack of good TV shows to spend more time reading, right? Here are four SF and fantasy sagas that will hook you on new worlds.

The Annual Fund

“And, it really means so much to us to watch our birds fly out of the high school nest and into an income bracket that could really benefit the Annual Fund this year. I mean, we have 85% of our goal, but as you know, that’s only a B. And we know that you are […] The post The Annual Fund appeared first on The Millions.

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