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[Book Forum] VIDEO: Becoming Madison: The Extraordinary Origins of the Least Likely Founding Father

[Book Forum] OMNIVORE: It's all part
The ones most people think of

[Book Forum] OMNIVORE: It’s all part
The ones most people think of

[The Millions] My Body Is Mine
1. It was 2010, six months after returning to Portland, Ore., from a stint of working as a stripper on the Pacific island of Guam. My car radio was tuned to NPR on my drive home from a boring office job. “This is Fresh Air. I’m Terry Gross,” the familiar voice sounded from the speakers

[Book Forum] OMNIVORE: Trump show
The Trump presidency is already a joke

[Book Forum] OMNIVORE: Raised by critical theory
What is orthodox critical theory?

[Guardian Books Blog] ‘The greatest literary editor there has ever been’ – John Banville remembers Robert Silvers
The death this week of the New York Review of Books editor marks the loss of one of publishing’s most brilliant mindsRobert Silvers was one of the most significant cultural figures of our time. This will seem a large claim to make about the editor of a twice-monthly literary magazine, but then the

[Book Forum] OMNIVORE: The next French president
Will France sound the death knell for social democracy?

[Guardian Books Blog] How Colin Dexter changed the face of crime fiction
Colin Dexter’s Inspector Morse novels began a boomtime in crime fiction on television and in bookshops – and we are still feeling its effects“Game-changer” is a word Colin Dexter, who died this week, would almost certainly have loathed. But it exactly describes what Dexter himself was, via

[The Millions] A Shirtwaist Story: Why We Are Still Angry
This post was produced in partnership with Bloom, a literary site that features authors whose first books were published when they were 40 or older. 1. Confession: I have not marched. Not in any one of the massive protests the day after Donald Trump’s inauguration; not at Kennedy Airport the

[Book Forum] OMNIVORE: Reasons to be angry in Trump's Washington
Trump scandals make his voters like him more

[Book Forum] OMNIVORE: Reasons to be angry in Trump’s Washington
Trump scandals make his voters like him more

[Book Forum] PAPER TRAIL: “New York Times” hires Jesse Green as theater critic; Jami Attenberg on autobiography in fiction
At The Guardian, John Banville remembers Robert Silvers’s editing ability and knack for matching books with reviewers. “The FedEx package would arrive, containing a volume I could not imagine wanting to read, much less review,” he writes. “Yet a few weeks later I would find myself writing

[Book Forum] OMNIVORE: The economy under Trump
The US protects its wealthy professionals financially while throwing workers to the wolves

[Book Forum] OMNIVORE: North Korea is a big problem
The best ways of dealing with Pyongyang are economic and diplomatic, not military

[Book Forum] DAILY REVIEW: Raw Material
In 1989, John Ahearn, a white artist living in the South Bronx, cast a group of local black and Latino people for a series of bronze sculptures commissioned by the city for an intersection outside a police station. As his models, he chose a drug addict, a hustler and a street kid. Ahearn thought

[Book Forum] VIDEO: Anne-Marie Slaughter: 2016 National Book Festival

[Book Forum] OMNIVORE: Look inside
An elucidation and a defence

[The Millions] John Morris and His Astonishing Century
My father’s father, John Morris, was born at a place called Goochland Court House, Virginia, on June 23, 1863.  Nine days later an uncle of his, also named John Morris, got his left leg blown off and died fighting for the Confederacy at the Battle of Gettysburg.  At the time, my grandfather’s

[Book Forum] OMNIVORE: Plea to the Left
You can't subdue the reactionary Right without a robust alternative political vision

[Book Forum] OMNIVORE: The remarkable confidence of modern nations
The notion of community and of national and cultural identity

[Book Forum] OMNIVORE: A Biblical battle on Trump's behalf
Neoliberal Christian extremism, Trump and the apocalypse

[Book Forum] OMNIVORE: A Biblical battle on Trump’s behalf
Neoliberal Christian extremism, Trump and the apocalypse

[Salon Books] Thank you, Lynette Williamson: An essay on death and acceptance arrives in time
(Credit: Shutterstock/Penguin/Salon) Salon receives many submissions every week for our Life Stories section — some are serious, some lighthearted, some very provocative — that touch on all aspects of what it means to live in the world as a human being. Some arrive with a built-in urgency for

[Salon Books] A tale of two countries: Chris Hayes’ “A Colony in a Nation” describes the conditions for a second American revolution
(Credit: MSNBC/ W. W. Norton & Company) MSNBC host Chris Hayes’ second book, “A Colony in a Nation,” is a dark book for a dark time. Written during Barack Obama’s presidency and with only a single, passing mention of Donald Trump, one might expect the book to call from those

[The Millions] Face/Off
If you (for some reason) want to know more about Vladimir Putin, you could do worse than reading Masha Gessen’s biography. At The Rumpus, Kevin Thomas reviews the book in a novel medium: a cartoon. (You could also read our interview with Gessen.) The post Face/Off appeared first on The

[Salon Books] Epiphany in Trump Town: Finding common ground with the “American Sniper” crowd
(Credit: Getty) There may be hope yet for relations between white Donald Trump voters and non-Uncle Tom blacks — America may not be as divided as we think. That’s what I discovered last weekend during a book tour stop at the Southwest Florida Reading Festival in Fort Myers. I like to

[The Millions] “His gift for matching books to reviewers was uncanny”
“He was surely the greatest literary editor there has ever been – brilliant, autocratic, endlessly curious and possessed of an extraordinary fund of knowledge about a vast range of subjects. True, he was not always easy to deal with, but when has the best ever been easy?” John

[Salon Books] Not for the “clean eating” crowd: Jim Harrison’s “A Really Big Lunch” is a blueprint for eating for pleasure
Jim Harrison (Credit: Grove Atlantic/Wyatt McSpadden) One of the most crucial inquiries of cultural criticism relates to the proximity between art and experience. David Foster Wallace discovered inspiration for his first novel, reportedly, when his then girlfriend accused him of behaving like a

[The Millions] The Magnificent
“In a concession to our unsubtle political age, the cliff is doing a good impression of Abraham Lincoln in profile with a vicious orange fulmination exploding from his head.” Looks like Wells Tower had an interesting time in Hawaii. The post The Magnificent appeared first on The

[Salon Books] Dutch kids aren’t stressed out: What Americans can learn from how the Netherlands raises children
(Credit: Getty/Imgorthand) Two toddlers have just chased each other to the top of a jungle gym while their mothers are lost in conversation on a nearby park bench. A gang of older children in tracksuits comes racing along the bike path, laughing. They overtake a young mom, who is cycling slowly,

[Book Forum] PAPER TRAIL: Patti Smith buys Rimbaud’s childhood home; a new strain of literary nostalgia…
Last week at Wellesley College, six professors sent an email to fellow faculty members, urging them to reconsider the criteria by which they select authors to come and speak at the college. They hoped that their request would prevent speakers such as Laura Kipnis, who appeared at Wellesley earlier

[Guardian Books Blog] Poem of the week: Low Tide at St Andrews by Emily Pauline Johnson
The half-English, half-First Nation Canadian translated the Romantic tradition into a beguilingly low key in this reflection on a coastal sceneLow Tide at St Andrews(New Brunswick)The long red flats stretch open to the sky,Breathing their moisture on the August air.The seaweeds cling with flesh-like

[The Millions] Escaping the Waste Land: On Flannery O’Connor and T.S. Eliot
1. Early in her novel Wise Blood, Flannery O’Connor describes protagonist Hazel Motes, leader of the Church without Christ, by the silhouette he casts on the sidewalk. “Haze’s shadow,” she writes, “was now behind him and now before him.” It’s a strange way to situate a character

[Book Forum] OMNIVORE: In post-revolutionary Egypt
Six years after the Arab Spring, the country's democracy activists live under constant threat of prison

[Book Forum] OMNIVORE: The GOP's health-care failure
Can the White House still make good on its legislative promises?

[Book Forum] OMNIVORE: The GOP’s health-care failure
Can the White House still make good on its legislative promises?

[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 blog,

[Book Forum] OMNIVORE: Theory and practice in development
Is there new capacity for redistribution to end three quarters of global poverty?

[Book Forum] IN PRINT: Apr/May 2017

[Book Forum] OMNIVORE: Talking about it
Set out to distract and divide

[Book Forum] DAILY REVIEW: Title Bouts
A college professor warns that an adult conversation about sex and violence is long overdue

[Book Forum] VIDEO: Daniel Levitin: "Weaponized Lies: How to Think Critically in the Post-Truth Era"

[The Millions] Managed Discontents vs. Unimaginable Misery: On ‘A Line Made by Walking’
To the right of the entrance to my house stands a distinctly ragged old tree. The tree hangs limply for two thirds of the year until it starts to stir around February. A brilliant golden bulb starts to peek out from under its previously harsh exterior and by the beginning of March, the tree is

[Book Forum] OMNIVORE: Redefining "religious freedom"
White evangelicals believe they face more discrimination than Muslims

[Book Forum] OMNIVORE: Redefining “religious freedom”
White evangelicals believe they face more discrimination than Muslims

[Book Forum] OMNIVORE: The future of campaign finance reform
Why and how to get money out of politics

[Book Forum] OMNIVORE: A new measure of human rights
Unpacking the debate of the future of the human rights field

[Salon Books] WATCH: What’s the one thing to do every day? Deepak Chopra explains
Last week’s failed Republican health care bill, and any iteration of an American health care plan, misses the mark on creating a foundation of true wellness, according to author Deepak Chopra. Speaking with Salon about his New York Times bestselling new book, “You Are the Universe: Discovering

[The Millions] Tuesday New Release Day: Tinti; Enard; Shattuck; Matthews; Sontag
Out this week: The Twelve Lives of Samuel Hawley by Hannah Tinti; Compass by Mathias Enard; The Women in the Castle by Jessica Shattuck; Simulacra by Airea D. Matthews; and the Later Essays of Susan Sontag. For more on these and other new titles, go read our most recent book preview.

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