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THE GENIUS OF WILLIAM SHAWN, AND THE INVENTION OF THE NEW YORKER
DAVID REMNICK ON THE POST-WAR EVOLUTION OF AN AMERICAN LITERARY INSTITUTION

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To stand out online, publishers push book designers for brighter, bolder covers. The hot color of the moment? Yellow.
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Coding and writing are judged by many of the same standards: elegance, concision, even beauty.
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A part of speech with all of these functions can’t possibly do all of them well.
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I glided through sentence after sentence, volume after volume, on my Android in the nighttime darkness. The experience was remarkably ... Proustian.
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From Flaubert to Teju Cole, writers have the power to make us live through their books. But will novels still be an essential branch of life in 20 years time?
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For Ben Lerner, poems are the perfect medium for failure. So how can they negotiate with the politics of real life?
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I moved across the country for James Salter. I went from Brooklyn to Iowa City so I could study with him at the Iowa Writers’ Workshop. Not that I knew anything about him—but I read A Sport and a P…
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Work on the Thesaurus Linguae Latinae began in 1894 and carries on to this day in a Bavarian palace in Munich, Germany. There's still a long way to go for a project with a soft deadline of 2050.
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The Long History of a Short Form
The aphorism, from Hippocrates to Maggie Nelson.

By Ryan Ruby

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