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[Book Forum] OMNIVORE: Finding all
Instead of a place

[Book Forum] VIDEO: Laura Esther Wolfson: "For Single Mothers Working as Train Conductors"

[Book Forum] PAPER TRAIL: Jennifer Senior takes back praise of Jeff Flake’s book; Wesley Yang on “The Souls of Yellow Folk”
CNN filed a lawsuit against the White House yesterday after Jim Acosta’s press pass was revoked last week. The Columbia Journalism Review rounds up opinions on the case from Knight First Amendment Institute director Jameel Jaffer, the New Yorker’s Masha Gessen, and CJR writer Jonathan Peters.

[Book Forum] OMNIVORE: In Latin America
Democracy is at risk in Latin America and the far Right is moving in

[Book Forum] DAILY REVIEW: The Chapo Guide to Revolution: A Manifesto Against Logic, Facts, and Reason
In October 2004, the comedian Jon Stewart appeared on CNN’s debate show Crossfire and confronted hosts Paul Begala and Tucker Carlson with the charge that their program was “hurting America” and that Carlson was “a dick.” Two years later, at the 2006 White House

[Book Forum] SYLLABI: Charlotte Shane: Outrageous Clarity: The Fictions of Amélie Nothomb

[The Millions] A Story to Be Told Once and Forever: The Millions Interviews Javier Marías
In early 2016, during a monthslong relocation to Barcelona, I fell under the spell of three contemporary masters of Spanish-language fiction: Javier Cercas, of Barcelona, Javier Marías, of Madrid, and Álvaro Enrigue, of Mexico and New York. Even now, back in the U.S., I feel with these writers the

[Salon Books] “Goodnight Trump”: A picture book to soothe politically anxious souls
The team behind “Goodnight Bush” has adapted another “Goodnight Moon” parody for the Trump era

[Salon Books] When women can’t quit the emotional labor habit: “It’s hard to give up that gold star”
Gemma Hartley, author of “Fed Up,” opens up about why women are so angry when men act helpless

[Book Forum] OMNIVORE: Changing the tax structure
Taxation and democracy

[Salon Books] Psychiatrist Justin Frank on Trump’s “God complex”: He is “erotically attached to violence”
Author of “Trump on the Couch” suggests therapy: Trump struggles against “fear of his inner chaos,” and needs help

[The Millions] Whatever Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah Needs the World to Do, He Creates Something to Do It
Very few short stories have grabbed me by the collar and shook me like “The Finkelstein 5.” Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah’s debut collection Friday Black opens with the story that has a vividly grotesque image of a young girl whose head has been sawed off. It’s not for the faint of heart;

[Book Forum] OMNIVORE: Outcomes changed
Easier and more efficient

[Book Forum] VIDEO: Lisa Brennan-Jobs: "Small Fry" | Talks at Google

[Book Forum] PAPER TRAIL: Katy Waldman on climate-change fiction; How should the press respond to the president’s hostility?
The New York Times’s Jim Rutenberg asks various political operatives how the press should respond to Trump revoking Jim Acosta’s press pass. “It isn’t my habit to ask political operatives to weigh in on journalistic matters,” Rutenberg writes. “But in bringing a reporter’s notebook to

[Guardian Books Blog] Endless Night: Agatha Christie's favourite still has shock factor
Christie’s 1967 novel is less a ‘whodunnit’ than a ‘who gonna get done’ – so when the body does appear, it is not a surpriseWarning: spoilers for the end of Endless NightAgatha Christie may have been 76 when she wrote Endless Night, and omore than 50 novels into her remarkable career,

[Book Forum] OMNIVORE: After the midterms
The 2018 midterms did not vindicate your policy preferences

[The Millions] Remembering Shiva Naipaul
His books are long out of print, basically forgotten. And when they were current, his last name always overshadowed his first. But contemporary readers fortunate enough to spend time with Shiva Naipaul, the late younger brother of Nobel Prize-winner V.S. Naipaul, will find the former a true

[The Millions] Tuesday New Release Day: Apostol; Hua; Vogel; Frelih; McPhee; Franzen
Out this week: Insurrecto by Gina Apostol; The April 3rd Incident by Yu Hua; Death and Other Holidays by Marci Vogel; In/Half by Jasmin B. Frelih;  The Patch by John McPhee; and The End of the End of the Earth by Jonathan Franzen. For more on these and other new titles, go read

[Book Forum] OMNIVORE: Everything online
Websites that shaped the Internet

[The Millions] The Millions Top Ten: October 2018
We spend plenty of time here on The Millions telling all of you what we’ve been reading, but we are also quite interested in hearing about what you’ve been reading. By looking at our Amazon stats, we can see what books Millions readers have been buying, and we decided it would be fun to use

[The Millions] Leonard Cohen and Zen
1. Meeting Leonard I met Leonard Cohen—then a Zen monk—on a dirt road in the San Gabriel Mountains east of Los Angeles at the edge of the Mohave Desert. From the main road to the Master’s quarters was a gravelly avenue, dusty in the summer, shaded in parts by 100-year-old sugar pines that

[Book Forum] OMNIVORE: Deployed inside
It’s probably too late

[Book Forum] VIDEO: Gerhard Steidl & Orhan Pamuk

[Guardian Books Blog] Tips, links and suggestions: what are you reading this week?
Your space to discuss the books you are reading and what you think of themAre you on Instagram? Then you can be featured here by tagging your books-related posts with #GuardianBooksScroll down for our favourite literary linksRead more Tips, links and suggestions blogsWelcome to this week’s

[Book Forum] OMNIVORE: A lesson of World War I
We’re still haunted by our failure to grapple with the dark side of World War I

[Book Forum] INTERVIEW: Bookforum talks to Sarah Schulman
Sarah Schulman is a native New Yorker, an activist, and, although I'm not sure she would apply the label to herself, a profound philosopher on social relations and blame, All of these streams flow into her recent novel Maggie Terry, a literary detective story about a former NYPD officer struggling

[Guardian Books Blog] Poem of the week: Smog by David Tait
An increasingly anxious speaker is pained by both systemic homophobia and pollution in the air, in this breathless poem by a Lancastrian living in ChinaSmog by David TaitI don’t have long to writeso let me tell you that today’s smogis so thick that I’ve sat insidewith a headache, wearing a

[The Millions] To Make a World of Words: ‘The William H. Gass Reader’
William H. Gass loved words. “A word is a wanderer,” he wrote in “Carrots, Noses, Snow, Rose, Roses.” “Except in the most general syntactical sense, it has no home.” Gass longed to make worthy homes for words. He often chose lists. Lists were his secular litanies. Lists allowed Gass,

[Book Forum] PAPER TRAIL: PW Releases Its Annual Publishing Survey
Publishers Weekly has released its latest annual publishing survey, which looks at racial diversity pay compensation by gender, and salary increases. The survey also asks employees if they have been sexually harassed in the workplace, and looks at how many companies have sexual-harassment policies.




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