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[Book Forum] OMNIVORE: Conservatism in the age of Trump
Donald Trump is the most pure conservative president ever

[Book Forum] OMNIVORE: Way to think about Russiagate
Uneasy dive into the Trump-Russia frenzy

[Book Forum] OMNIVORE: Power to turn
To participate in instrumenting

[Book Forum] VIDEO: Beyond Belief: The Politics of Religious Freedom

[Book Forum] OMNIVORE: Elites rigging the market
How wealthy people use the government to enrich themselves

[Book Forum] PAPER TRAIL: Margaret Brennan to host “Face the Nation”
CBS News senior foreign affairs correspondent Margaret Brennan has been hired as the next Face the Nation moderator, replacing John Dickerson, who replaced Charlie Rose on CBS This Morning earlier this year. The New York Times notes that Brennan’s new role makes her “the only woman currently

[Book Forum] OMNIVORE: America’s gun madness
Everyone say hi to the tank and the 150 heavily armed men

[The Millions] The Writer and I
For many in my generation, living and breathing amidst the colonial ruins and ebbing pride of Calcutta, Amitav Ghosh was the first writer in English to write about the everyday life that we lived. The first writer to write of the streets we took, the bookstores we shopped in, the distinguished

[Book Forum] OMNIVORE: The gender gap in economics
Wielding data, women force a reckoning over bias in the economics field

[The Millions] How James Fenimore Cooper Redefined Pioneer
Pioneer. The word often evokes esteem and reverence here in America, and those bold enough to earn the honorific are vaulted to an almost holy, prophet-like status. We cheer technological pioneers like Steve Jobs and Bill Gates; extol political pioneers such as Jeannette Rankin and Barack Obama.

[Book Forum] OMNIVORE: Possible ways
Algorithm and the scope

[Book Forum] VIDEO: Launching BEAUTIFUL RISING at Bluestockings NYC, feat. Laura Newman

[Guardian Books Blog] Marvel comics' Fresh Start looks like a return to old cliches
With yet another reboot for Thor, Iron Man and Hulk on the cards, the cartoon giant is showing worrying signs of pandering to its most conservative readersAnother year, another relaunch at Marvel comics: on Tuesday, it was announced that it is revamping its output with a project called Fresh Start.

[Book Forum] PAPER TRAIL: More on the chaos at “Newsweek”; “LA Times” book prize finalists announced
The Guardian has an article explaining the chaos at Newsweek magazine, where management tried to shut down a story by its reporters about the publication’s ties to a Christian college. The magazine’s offices were raided by the DA on January 18th, and since then, the staff has been trying to dig

[Guardian Books Blog] Why does literature ignore pregnancy?
Madame Bovary, A Winter’s Tale, The Age of Innocence ... when it exists at all in fiction, childbearing generally manifests as a problem or impediment – but there is something universal to be learned from a very female experienceA few years ago, I spent a couple of weeks in the Wellcome Library,

[Book Forum] OMNIVORE: Rising up against gun violence
The country is broken, the kids are alright

[The Millions] Dear Claire: On Letters From My Readers
I started writing in isolation. For me, it was the natural result of reading too much: those extra words bred in the pools between my ears, multiplying and evolving, and finally spilled out of me in a tidal rush. I read everything when I was young. I loved the privacy of being a reader, and how a

[Guardian Books Blog] Edna St Vincent Millay's poetry has been eclipsed by her personal life – let's change that
She was once deemed ‘the greatest woman poet since Sappho’ and won a Pulitzer – but Millay’s legacy has been overshadowed by her sexuality and addictionsWhen pseudonymous Elena Ferrante’s identity was reportedly revealed in 2016, she reflected on the dangers of an author’s life

[Book Forum] OMNIVORE: Dynamics of political tribalism
In despair over today’s politics

[Book Forum] OMNIVORE: RussiaGate matters
Trump’s conduct is inexplicable, unless he’s in Putin’s pocket

[Book Forum] OMNIVORE: Called into question
All the wrong lessons

[Book Forum] VIDEO: Alain Locke's Historical Influence on Society

[Book Forum] PAPER TRAIL: “Newsweek” under fire; Adeshina Emmanuel on race and the “Chicago Reader” controversy
A Newsweek story about the magazine’s ties to a Christian university was published last night with a lengthy note from the editors. The letter charges the publication’s leadership with trying to suppress the article. The opening paragraph states that two editors and a reporter were fired “for

[Book Forum] OMNIVORE: A bad-faith party attracts bad people
Blame the GOP

[Book Forum] OMNIVORE: The Second Amendment
To protect the Second Amendment, conservatives are dumping on the Fourth and Fifth

[Guardian Books Blog] Awards for women, writers of colour, small presses – why are there so many books prizes?
There are so many literary prizes these days that they could be regarded as an industry in their own right – but they’re needed to change the status quoHow many literary prizes are there in the UK today? To Wikipedia’s tally of around 70, I can immediately add half a dozen more – and still

[The Millions] In Praise of Unfinished Novels
Several years ago, I spent a summer traveling back and forth between Baltimore and Washington, D.C., to visit the Ralph Ellison papers stored at the Library of Congress. I had long been enthralled by Invisible Man, Ellison’s seminal 1952 novel of race and identity in the waning years of Jim Crow.

[Guardian Books Blog] Top 10 books about cheating
From illicit James Salter to category-defying Jeanette Winterson, here are the best contemporary works about romantic infidelityWhy do we keep coming back to the adultery novel? What is it about infidelity that bears retelling across the centuries, especially now, when the ancient prohibitions

[Book Forum] OMNIVORE: Blame the GOP
What do you call a plutocratic, fake-populist party?

[Book Forum] OMNIVORE: Trump is confronting a slow-moving sex scandal
Don’t forget about Trump’s sex life




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