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[The Millions] xoxo Liza
“Over four seasons, ‘Younger’ became a ‘Gossip Girl’ for the publishing industry—a glossy, winking take on a bounded universe of writers and editors and marketing campaigns.” If you need a show and love literary references, Younger might be the way to go. The

[Salon Books] Inside women’s “Ambition Decisions”: On opting out, buying in or embracing the “flex life”
Salon talks to authors Hana Schank and Elizabeth Wallace about what they learned about women, work, family and life

[Salon Books] Obama’s Russia expert on the “giant gap” between Trump’s policies and his friendship with Putin
Former U.S. ambassador to Russia on Trump, Putin, the Mueller probe and how U.S.-Russia relations got this way

[Book Forum] OMNIVORE: The founding value of human rights
Global human rights are under siege in the Trump era

[Book Forum] OMNIVORE: Cargo cult intellectual
Intellectuals, politics and bad faith

[The Millions] Made a Little Grotesque by Fiction: The Millions Interviews Lauren Groff
Lauren Groff has enjoyed the successes of the literary world since her debut novel The Monsters of Templeton came out in 2008. Her star continued to grow with a short story collection and a second novel—2012’s Arcadia—before becoming a supernova in 2015 with the release of Fates and Furies.

[Book Forum] OMNIVORE: Tip the balance
Intervention to reverse

[Book Forum] VIDEO: Omar El Akkad (author of American War) at the FYE® Conference 2018

[Book Forum] INTERVIEW: Bookforum talks to Cheston Knapp
The word essay comes from a French word meaning “to try,” But thinking of an essay as simply an exploratory effort diminishes the form’s deep tradition—one worthy of serious study, With his debut collection, Up Up, Down Down, Cheston Knapp exhibits both a studied mastery of the form and a

[Book Forum] OMNIVORE: Trump’s border policy
Family separation is part of American history

[Book Forum] PAPER TRAIL: Michelle Alexander joins the “New York Times”; Martin Amis on aging novelists
The New Jim Crow author Michelle Alexander is joining the New York Times Opinion section. In a statement, editorial page editor James Bennet called Alexander “a powerful writer, a fierce advocate for a more just world and a deep believer in open-minded, searching debate over how to achieve it.”

[Book Forum] OMNIVORE: How we talk about fascism
On comparing fascism and Trumpism

[Book Forum] DAILY REVIEW: Sea Change
On Rachel Cusk’s Kudos

[The Millions] The Courage to Take Care of Ourselves: On Kelly Sundberg’s ‘Goodbye, Sweet Girl’
I first read Kelly Sundberg’s work in 2015, with her publication of “It Will Look Like a Sunset” in Guernica; the essay gained a lot of attention online, circulating through social networks, and was later included in that year’s Best American Essays collection, for very good reason. It’s a

[Salon Books] “The Simpsons” writer Mike Reiss: “The Trump years have been a shot in the arm for the show”
Veteran “Simpsons” writer Mike Reiss gets candid about Apu, becoming Homer and the secret to the show’s longevity

[Salon Books] New Mister Rogers film downplays his radical edge: “His work was deeply political”
Salon talks to Michael Long, expert on the philosophy of Mister Rogers, about “Won’t You Be My Neighbor?”

[Book Forum] OMNIVORE: Killing with drones
The campaign to ban autonomous weapons takes aim at technology, and lets humans off the hook

[Book Forum] OMNIVORE: In Israel
Israel’s biospatial politics

[The Millions] ‘Bad Stories’: The Millions Interviews Steve Almond
Those who know Steve Almond as an incredible short story writer might be surprised by the deep rigor and political analysis of this recent nonfiction book, Bad Stories. But those of us who read his Week in Greed column won’t, particularly those of us who read “To Behave like the Fallen World“

[Book Forum] OMNIVORE: Banded together
Deciding to pull the plug

[Book Forum] VIDEO: David Bowie: A Life by Dylan Jones

[Guardian Books Blog] ‘It is like being on psychedelic drugs’: the strange world of literary prizes
Heading to the Scottish Borders to win the Walter Scott prize for historical fiction, Benjamin Myers takes a strange literary trip involving Gordon Brown and a lot of potted shrimpA strange thing happened this week: my dreams came true.When I received a message several weeks ago to say that I had

[Book Forum] OMNIVORE: Of Trump’s immigration barbarity
Trump ended family separation because dehumanizing infants is hard

[Book Forum] PAPER TRAIL: Atul Gawande named CEO of Amazon healthcare venture; Why are Americans reading less?
Being Mortal author Atul Gawande has been named CEO of Amazon, Berkshire Hathaway, and JPMorgan Chase’s joint healthcare initiative. “I have devoted my public health career to building scalable solutions for better healthcare delivery that are saving lives, reducing suffering, and eliminating

[Book Forum] OMNIVORE: Of trans identity
Gender trouble beyond the LGB and T

[The Millions] Captain Stubing from ‘The Love Boat,’ My Literary Nemesis
On a recent visit to Amazon to update my user page, I discovered my first novel, published in 2012, had received hundreds of reviews, most of which carried a five-star rating. I jumped to the most satisfying conclusion: After years of sluggish book sales, suddenly I was a trending writer who had

[The Millions] What is Florida? What is Florida Literature?
This month Oxford American published “Everything Went Wild,” Sarah Viren’s essay on her quest “to figure out what Florida literature is.” In her reporting, Viren reached out to our editor Nick Moran because she’d noticed his ongoing Florida literature project

[Book Forum] OMNIVORE: On human rights
US quits UN Human Rights council

[Book Forum] OMNIVORE: In terms of jus ad bellum and jus in bello
Critique of just war theory

[The Millions] Our Florida, Hers and Mine
1. U.S. Highway 1 stretches the length of Florida, linking Key West to Jacksonville and hurtling beyond Maine. Southbound from the state line over 550 sun-soaked miles, drivers experience the Floridian landscape in geologic rewind: northern moss, central muck, and southern swamp. At the tip of this

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