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A rolling feed of our favourite literary resources.

Source: New Yorker / CulturePublished on 2018-04-23
Stephen Marche on the parallels between problems with “fake news” in the social-media era and the pamphlet culture of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries in England.
 
Source: The RumpusPublished on 2018-04-23
1. Your submissions, although numerous in quantity, lack the quality of experience we are currently looking for. Go outside. Say nothing for fifty years. Listen. Then, and only then, write something new and send it our way.

2. I AM THE HIGH PRIESTESS JADE FEMINISTA VON HARPY. I AM THE EDITOR OF ALL HUMANITY. WHO DARES DISTURB HER ROYALNESS WITH THE PETTY RAMBLINGS OF MEN?

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Source: New Yorker / CulturePublished on 2018-04-23
Bitterly resented by supporters of Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump alike, the former F.B.I. director James Comey tells his side of the story to David Remnick.
 
Source: The AtlanticPublished on 2018-04-23
As Donald Trump’s approval ratings hover around 40 percent, two glimmering celebrity names appeared to come to his defense this weekend. Shania Twain, the Canadian country-pop pioneer, told The Guardian that if she could have participated in the U.S. election, she would have voted for Trump because “even though he was offensive, he seemed honest.” Kanye West, the rap institution ...
 
Source: New Yorker / CulturePublished on 2018-04-23
Curtis Sittenfeld writes about her relationship with a polka-dotted H&M blouse, which she wore over and over again until her friend Sam Park died.
 
Source: New Yorker / Books & FictionPublished on 2018-04-23
Curtis Sittenfeld writes about her relationship with a polka-dotted H&M blouse, which she wore over and over again until her friend Sam Park died.
 
Source: NYT BooksPublished on 2018-04-23
Two new novels — “If We Had Known,” by Elise Juska, and “How to Be Safe,” by Tom McAllister — imagine communities roiled by mass murder.
 
Source: New Yorker / CulturePublished on 2018-04-23
Amy Davidson Sorkin writes about Trump, Giuliani, and all the President’s lawyers in “Unrule of Law.”
 
Source: BibliokleptPublished on 2018-04-23
The Little Murderess, 1987 by Paula Rego (b. 1935)

 
Source: LA Review of BooksPublished on 2018-04-23
THE YEAR WAS 1921, and the United States’s religious leaders were girding for battle. The conflict, as usual, centered on sex. The birth control advocate Margaret Sanger was scheduled to deliver a speech at the First American Birth Control Conference that would call for the decriminalization of contraceptive devices and information. No sooner had Sanger mounted the stage at New York City&rsq...
 
Source: The RumpusPublished on 2018-04-23
Recently, after working in various industries over the course of several years, I accepted a job as a high school art teacher. In August, prior to the first day of school, I found myself thinking of D. Nurkse’s poem, “Seniors,” which I had not looked at in several months. It begins:

Deep in August
when the teacher was in Canada
we broke into her house in the f...
 
Source: NYT BooksPublished on 2018-04-23
The artist, on his response to the migrant crisis: “In China we say, ‘When birds pass over the sky...’ I’m just one of the birds who made some sounds.”
 
Source: Paul McVeighPublished on 2018-04-23
‘A Flawless Silence’ a new short story by Yiyun LiTweets by @paul_mc_veigh
 
Source: New Yorker / CulturePublished on 2018-04-23
Hua Hsu writes about Arsène Wenger, the manager of the North London football club Arsenal, who will leave the team at the end of this season after twenty-two years in charge.
 
Source: NYT BooksPublished on 2018-04-23
Olivia Jaimes, the latest cartoonist and first woman to draw “Nancy,” has brought earbuds, Snapchat filters and apps into the venerable character’s world.
 
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