Franci Kapler

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The Chinese-American author discusses her breakdown and facing up to the trauma of her past<p>In the summer and autumn of 2012, Yiyun Li, the award-winning Chinese-American fiction writer, twice tried to kill herself. When she left hospital, everyone was full of advice: “You should do this or that; …

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Staff Picks: Morgan Parker, David Grann, George Saunders

By The Paris Review February 17, 2017<p>From <i>There Are More Beautiful Things Than Beyoncé</i>.<p>In the early 1920s, a series of unsolved murders terrorized the residents of Osage County, Oklahoma. Most of the victims were members of the Osage Nation—a tribe that had grown rich when oil was discovered on …

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Kyrie Irving says the Earth is undeniably flat: 'This is not even a conspiracy theory'

Despite evidence, err, facts, that say otherwise, Kyrie Irving thinks the Earth is flat<p>If you’re one of those people who believe the Earth is round, …

Kyrie Irving

Did This Belgian Count Have a Bed Big Enough for 50 People?

By Brendan White November 15, 2016<p>On History<p>Jan Gossaert, <i>Portrait of Hendrik III, Count of Nassau-Breda</i>, ca. 1516–1517.<p>I was minding my own business, reading the letters in the <i>London Review of Books</i>, when I saw this, from a response by Marta Uminska to an article about Hieronymus Bosch:<p>The triptych …

Becoming Invisible: An Interview with Mary Ruefle

By Caitlin Youngquist December 12, 2016<p>Mary Ruefle in 2011.<p><i>When I spoke with Mary Ruefle on the phone recently, she’d just moved into a new house and had spent the morning putting screws into the back of a mirror. “I had my toolbox out and one of the screws was deficient,” she told me, “so I had to</i> …

Francesca Woodman's Playful Darkness

By James McWilliams January 19, 2017<p><i>Francesca Woodman’s playful darkness.</i><p>Francesca Woodman, <i>Space 2</i>, 1976.<p><i>Francesca Woodman died on this day in 1981. Digital subscribers can see a portfolio of her early work in our Spring 2014 issue.</i><p>In 1912, the essayist Randolph Bourne wrote in the <i>Atlantic Monthly</i> …

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Here Is Father John Misty’s Incredibly Long, Incredibly Awesome Explanation of What His New Album Is About

On April 7, Father John Misty returns with his new album <i>Pure Comedy</i>. He’s already shared the opening title track and a 25-minute documentary about the making of the record. The announcement was also accompanied by a nearly 2,000-word essay explaining the album’s inspiration. It begins with a quote …

The 50 Best Films of 2016

<i>As voted on by more than 200 critics participating in our annual Criticwire survey, here are the best films of the year.</i><p>“‘Moonlight’ transforms rage …

12 hours on 2 wheels: Cycling the sights of Amsterdam

From world-class museums to pretty parks, windmills and a maze of canals, there's much to explore in Amsterdam. Given its size, speeding through side …

Van Gogh

<b>One year ago today, I published my first post, called prayer</b><i>.</i><p>As the title suggests, it was an act of faith—a voice in the dark asking, “who’s …

Vincent Van Gogh

Paris: Ten must-see art exhibitions in 2017

Open now - 24 April 2017<p>The first retrospective of the American artist since his death in 2011 is a riot of colour, twisted shapes, scribbles and …

You Can Now Listen to Radio Stations Anywhere in the World Thanks to This Site

We spoke to the studio behind Radio Garden about their new project that's transcending global borders.<p>The world's radio stations are now at your fingertips, making it easier than ever to move from listening to Japanese pop-punk on Burnaby, British Columbia's CJSF, to drum and bass and techno …

Musicians share their favorite releases from 2016 - Features - Alternative Press

Now that 2016 is winding down, every media outlet, blogger and YouTuber has had a chance to share their favorites from this year. But what were your …

'Seasons Of Cuba' Featuring Dave Matthews To Premiere On PBS Tonight

PBS’s <i>Live From Lincoln Center</i> series will premiere a new installment tonight, <i>Joshua Bell: Seasons Of Cuba</i>. The special airs at 9 p.m. tonight local …

The Best Jodi Picoult Books You'll Want To Add To Your Reading List

Ripped-from-the-headlines novels can be more than a guilty pleasure. They're actually a good way to explore what's going on in the world. That's …

I Wrote a Novel Entirely in Evernote. Here’s How.

<i>Over the past few months, we’ve highlighted some of the unique ways Evernote employees use the software they build and support — from</i> capturing …

Apple’s New iPhone 7 Commercial Looks Like a Wes Anderson Movie

Apple has released a new commercial showcasing the iPhone 7’s new stereo speakers and water resistance — but even the Wes Anderson-style gimmicks …

The Rumpus Interview with D. Foy

Reading D. Foy is like stepping on a hornet nest—in the best way! His prose is topnotch, sonic and squalid and beautiful. He also knows how to spin a …

REVIEW: Elena Ferrante's New Book: Frantumaglia

The following review first appeared in The National Book Review<p>The recent publication of <i>Frantumaglia: A Writer's Journey</i>, a collection of letters by, and interviews with the pseudonymous writer Elena Ferrante, brought me back to a moment inside a Milanese bookstore a decade ago. I can still recall …

My 10 Favorite Books: Tilda Swinton

<i>For his bookshop and website One Grand Books, the editor Aaron Hicklin asked people to name the 10 books they’d take with them if they were marooned on a desert island. The next in the series is Tilda Swinton, who shares her list with T.</i><p><b>“Unfortunately, It Was Paradise: Selected Poems,” Mahmoud</b> …

From Essex serpents to chimpanzees, political satire to the best new thrillers … leading writers reveal which books they will be taking to the beach<p>I recently reread <b>Anita Brookner</b>’s first novel <i>A Start in Life</i>(Penguin), and it left me thinking that maybe all novelists should be forbidden from …

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The Vatican just digitized this 1,600-year-old epic

Virgil wrote his classic poem, “The Aeneid,” more than 2,000 years ago. Thanks to the Vatican, you can now read one of the the world’s oldest versions of the ancient Latin text online.<p>The Vatican Apostolic Library announced Friday that it has digitized a 1,600 year-old manuscript that contains …

Nostalgia Without Sentimentality

<i>Photos courtesy of Magnolia Pictures</i><i>.</i><p><i>TERENCE DAVIES’S FIRST TWO FEATURES,</i> Distant Voices, Still Lives (1988) <i>and</i> The Long Day Closes (1992), <i>announced</i> …

Annie Proulx’s long-awaited, spectacular new novel ‘Barkskins’

Annie Proulx published her last novel 14 long years ago, but clearly the 80-year-old Pulitzer Prize winner has not settled into retirement. That rumbling you hear is the sound of her new novel arriving in bookstores and libraries across the country. At more than 700 pages, covering three centuries, …

How to Choose a Domain Name for Your Author Website

I don’t think there’s any doubt at this point that <i>every author needs a website.</i> Publishers recommend them for their own authors, and self-publishing …

12 New Books We're Excited to Read on Vacation This Summer

<i>Summer is basically here, you guys, and we're looking forward to taking some weekend getaways and knocking a couple things off our American travel</i> …

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Riot Round-Up: The Best Books We Read in May

We asked our contributors to share the best book they read this month. We’ve got fiction, nonfiction, YA, and much, much more- there are book …

Book Review: Dream of Venice Architecture

<b>Dream of Venice Architecture</b> edited by JoAnn Locktov, photographs<br>Bella Figura Publications, 2016<br>Hardcover, 96 pages<br>About a week before I went to …

The 50 Best Albums of 2016 So Far

Now that we're nearly halfway done with 2016, the time has come for your annual summer-listening list. Expect to find a tender comeback from the …