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Cultural Confusion

Over at Broadly, MariNaomi talks about heritage and her graphic memoir, Turning Japanese. Pair with Mia Nakaji Monnier’s Millions interview with the author. The post Cultural Confusion appeared first on The Millions.

Phoenix Rising From Fire

Thirty years ago, nine-year-old John O'Leary was rushed to the emergency room, while his family's home continued to be ablaze. As he lay in a hospital bed, he frantically wondered if he was about to die. He had suffered burns covering 100 percent of his body and was given less than one percent chance of survival. Show More Summary

Woody Allen Is Not an Angel

A well-known writer emailed me when I started my biography of Woody Allen: "Tell! Tell!" She added, "I was shocked! Shocked!" I asked her what she was shocked about. She shared with me the explosive info that she had sat next to Woody's table at Elaine's and that she thought that he and two friends were exchanging notes about threesomes. Show More Summary

Books of The Times: Review: Noah Hawley’s ‘Before the Fall’ Is One of the Year’s Best Suspense Novels

Noah Hawley, the showrunner of “Fargo” on FX, has written a mesmerizing mystery that includes wealth and tragedy.

Newly Released Books Include ‘The Pier Falls’ by Mark Haddon

Works by Milena Busquets, Mark Binelli and Katie Chase are also available.

A Literary Couple Grapple With Bach and His God

Lauren Belfer and Michael Marissen have each just published books that address Bach’s sacred texts and his attitude toward Judaism.

At Southern Colleges, Students Challenge History and Tradition as They Demand Change

Clarie Randall Student Keivy Cannon at the University of South Carolina's #2020Vision walkout this past November. Photo by Madison McDonald, The Daily Gamecock. This student-written article is published in partnership with Generation Progress. “So we’re really doing this.” It was both a question and an answer that had been decided days earlier. Show More Summary

The Sleep Revolution by Arianna Huffington

Getting enough sleep is integral to emotional and mental health, which is why I discuss it frequently with clients.  Finally, there is a book that discusses all of the benefits of sleep, as well as the risks inherent in being chronically sleep-deprived. Show More Summary

Essay: On Reading ‘Portrait of the Artist’ as a Young Man

For years, I thought literature belonged only to others. James Joyce taught me I was wrong.

Cut & Paste: Zines About Women Musicians

cut & paste Marya Jones Cut & Paste is a column highlighting zines and small press publications.  Last year,  I was asked to write about the first time I attended a music event that inspired me to make music, it was for a zine that documented the fifth-annual Gatas y Vatas women’s music fest. Show More Summary

A Short Resource Guide to Food, Race, and Cultural Appropriation

Eva Recinos Chef Rick Bayless has built a career on being the authority on "authentic" Mexican cooking. Photo by Ben Collins-Sussman. We explored this topic—in part—because a Bitch reader asked us to look into it. See what others are...Show More Summary

Not Just Another Walk in the Woods

Spectacular images from Walking the Himalayas, the latest of two epic accounts of travel and adventure on foot by Levison Wood.

An Addictive and Dickensian Genre-Bender: Dan Vyleta’s “Smoke”

On a sunny and unusually warm spring day in Seattle, Dan Vyleta and I sat down with iced coffees and talked about his new literary genre-breaker. Smoke is set in an alternative vision of nineteenth-century England, where a person’s morality...

The Life of Objects

“The meanings we assign to hoods have everything to do with what we regard as frightening and dangerous, and where we think that power resides.” Alison Kinney on her Hood, the latest book in the Object Lessons series. The post The Life of Objects appeared first on The Millions.

Ethical Vertigo and the Human Genome: On Siddhartha Mukherjee’s ‘The Gene’

If ethical issues in genetics are to be solved, we’ll need not only skepticism and compassion, but also a clear understanding of the humans our choices affect. The post Ethical Vertigo and the Human Genome: On Siddhartha Mukherjee’s ‘The Gene’ appeared first on The Millions.

Links: GoFundMe, Siblings, Hollywood Look-Alikes, & More

Welcome to Wednesday Links! This week we have some romance news, an awesome Instagram account to follow, and a call for help! If you missed the announcement, RT Book Reviews will begin its transition to an all-digital format: I loved...Show More Summary

One of Kickstarter's most successful books, 'Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls,' has 13 hours left

"Rebel girl, rebel girl, rebel girl you are the queen of my world," Bikini Kill once sang. That song could be the anthem for one of the biggest book successes ever on Kickstarter, "Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls." With about 13 hours to go, the campaign for "Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls"...

From cock-a-leekie to kinkajou

A haircut from a head hunter? Meyer Berger expresses New York City as well as any journalist I've read on the topic. And there are a lot of distinguished ones, from Walt Whitman to Jimmy Breslin, Pete Hamill and Tom Wolfe. What I like...Show More Summary

11 Books That Kept Us Up at Night

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Reintroducing Captain America and Dr. Manhattan

Comic books are gaining two new villains on Wednesday, though they are both familiar faces.

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