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The Last Battle

When memory fails, we must imagine. So let us imagine that it is early 1982, and a new, almost universally fatal disease is spreading through the gay communities in New York and San Francisco. A year ago, people called it “gay cancer,”...Show More Summary

A Year in Reading: Annie Proulx

It all ends badly, as it must, in a swirl of cannibalism, baby-switching at birth, contests, and psychiatrists. Oh, how we need Richler today! The post A Year in Reading: Annie Proulx appeared first on The Millions.

The First Christmas of the War: An Interview with Alan Simon

Over the holidays, millions of Americans will pick up and read a book. I'm more of a non-fiction guy, but as an author I try to pay attention to literary trends. One of the most interesting is the growth of historical fiction. I was curious about what such a book looked like. Show More Summary

Clarity, Faith, a Dash of Dyspepsia

“I don’t really believe in Collected Poems,” the American poet and critic Christian Wiman has said. “They’re almost always bad.” Wiman has long believed that real poetry is rare. As editor of the prestigious magazine Poetry, a position he held for 10 years, he faced a slush pile so big it had slopes, a base camp. Show More Summary

As Close To Us As Breathing by Elizabeth Poliner

Amina Gautier reviews As Close To Us As Breathing by Elizabeth Poliner today in Rumpus Books.

HaBO: Shangri-La & an Evil Landlord

It’s HaBO Tuesday, where we try to reunite readers with romances, based solely on extremely vague and random details! This HaBO is from Heather: I read my first romance novel in the mid to late 90’s. I don’t remember a whole lot about it, but I remember at the time I loved it. Show More Summary

Basketball’s Nerd King

Reprinted from The Undoing Project: A Friendship That Changed Our Minds. Copyright © 2017 by Michael Lewis. With permission of the publisher, W.W. Norton & Company, Inc. All rights reserved You never knew what a kid in the interview room might say to jolt you out of your slumber and back to your senses and force you to pay attention. Show More Summary

Bruce Jenner’s Guide to the Olympics

Bruce Jenner’s Guide to the Olympics Jenner and Abraham 1979   Submitter: I’m the library director at a small community college in [Alabama], and I came across this little gem while I was shelving this morning.  I think it’s a prime candidate for weeding, because most of our students only know Bruce Jenner as the […]

Comics Panel: Motor Crush will sear your retinas and have fun doing it

First issues are always difficult. Authors have to introduce readers to the world of their story, revealing enough to make the issues satisfying while withholding enough to compel the reading of the second issue. Too often, this leads to cartoonists structuring the issue as an advertisement for the series. Show More Summary

Celebrity Picks: Steve Young's Favorite Reads of 2016

Steve Young is regarded as one of the greatest college and pro football players of all time. Across a pro career spanning more than 15 years, the left-handed quarterback earned numerous achievements and accolades, including a victory in Super Bowl XXIX (where he was named Most Valuable Player for his...

Tuesday New Release Day: King; Savill; Handke; Morris; Grass; Hustvedt

Out this week: Everything Love Is by Claire King; They Are Trying to Break Your Heart by David Savill; The Moravian Night by Peter Handke; All Joe Knight by Kevin Morris; Of All That Ends by Günter Grass; and A Woman Looking at Men Looking...Show More Summary

A Year in Reading: Richard Russo

Say you’re writing a sentence and the noun you’ve chose is “ferocity.” Some writers would let that noun stand on its own, but you decide to intensify it with an adjective. Which one? Well, if you come up with the word “warthog,” then...Show More Summary

Pursuits: Ann Patchett’s Guide for Bookstore Pilgrims

If bookstores are a must on your travel itinerary, Ann Patchett has a road map for you.

A Year in Reading: Nicole Dennis-Benn

McFadden’s prose lingers, giving me courage to stay committed to telling authentic stories that, while revealing of unspeakable truths, serve to unite us all. The post A Year in Reading: Nicole Dennis-Benn appeared first on The Millions.

Nonfiction: From Michael Lewis, the Story of Two Friends Who Changed How We Think About the Way We Think

In “The Undoing Project,” Michael Lewis tells the story of the friendship and work of Amos Tversky and Daniel Kahneman, and how they changed our understanding of human rationality.

Mockingbird by Chelsea Cain

The heroes of the Marvel Universe have had so many storylines and incarnations that they’ve become loose templates open to a variety of interpretations. Chelsea Cain has written an eight-issue arc of Mockingbird in which her version of Bobbi Morse, AKA Mockingbird, is sexy, smart, kickass, feminist, and hilarious. Show More Summary

Alan Hollinghurst: The Secret Life of a Poem

An inspiring conversation with the award-winning English novelist Alan Hollinghurst - noted for his novel 'The Line of Beauty' - about being a sort of puppet master to his characters and being characterized as "a gay writer." "I read...Show More Summary

From the Heart ~ Rosemary Benson, Sean Crisden, and Amy Landon

December… the time to give thanks for those things that have sustained us through the past year. For narrators, a huge part of that is YOU, the listening community! As we wind down 2016, we want to give back to you, our listeners, who help make our job so rewarding, and who travel with us […]

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