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How To Dress Well Interview: “I Have the Unique Luxury of Having Started a Trend and Not Being Bound by It”

Source: Flavorwire

See him on the street and Tom Krell is definitely Just A Dude. Hear the music the philosophy PhD candidate has made under the moniker How To Dress Well for the last five years, though, and Krell is a point of emotional projection. His three albums have all been critically acclaimed for their honesty and their ability to shed new light on well-trodden genres like R&B, ambient electronic, and now, pop. But his new album What Is This Heart is… almost happy? “I d ...
Full article at: Flavorwire Jun 24 2014, 9:30am CDT


The Millions Top Ten: May 2014

Source: The Millions

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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 those stats to find out what books have been most popular with our readers in recent months. Below you’ll find our Millions Top Ten list for May. This Month Last Month Title On List 1. 1. The Be ...
Full article at: The Millions Jun 9 2014, 5:00am CDT

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Against YA: Adults should be embarrassed to read children's books

Source: Oh No They Didn't!

As The Fault in Our Stars barrels into theaters this weekend virtually guaranteed to become a blockbuster, it can be hard to remember that once upon a time, an adult might have felt embarrassed to be caught reading the novel that inspired it. Not because it is bad—it isn’t—but because it was written for teenagers.The once-unseemly notion that it’s acceptable for not-young adults to read young-adult fiction is now conventional wisdom. Today, grown-ups brandish their copies of teen novel ...
Full article at: Oh No They Didn't! Jun 6 2014, 9:33am CDT

Violence and death on two coasts of happy, peaceful Canada


MONCTON, N.B. — As the great Canadian and Nobel Prize-winning author Alice Munro wrote in one of the stories in her Dear Life collection, “There’s always one morning when you realize that the birds have all gone.” This is likely not that morn, as it happens — except perhaps in Moncton, N.B., itself, where three RCMP officers are dead and a city is in lockdown as an armed-to-the-teeth gunman prowls about in fatigues — but it has that feel all the same. Things are ...
Full article at: Jun 5 2014, 7:05pm CDT

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