Tres sagas de libros pendientes de concluir desde hace tiempo


Hablamos de tres aclamadas sagas, pendientes de concluir, y que sus seguidores esperan desde hace tiempo. Los lectores de Patrick Rothfuss reclaman el desenlace final de la trilogía Crónica del Asesino de Reyes. Cada escritor emplea una dinámica distinta a la hora de trabajar; hay quienes prefieren escribir una única obra, hay quienes escriben cientos de ellas a lo […]

Luchita Hurtado’s Persistent Perspective


Photo by Jeff McLane/Luchita Hurtado/Hauser & Wirth Luchita Hurtado: Untitled, 1971 It wasn’t until Luchita Hurtado was ninety-nine years old that she would witness the opening of her first museum retrospective. Titled “I Live I Die I Will Be Reborn,” the exhibition at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) showcases the artist’s paintings, […]

The Rec League: Underdog Twin


We have a very specific Rec League from Sarah Drew, that kind of stumped us: Twins. Specifically (if possible) the overlooked twin winning through. I’m Scottish and therefore really keen on underdogs. Twins preferred, siblings if there is real rivalry (at least on one side). Specific, much? Sarah: So, like Jacob Have I Loved with […]

Solar de Samaniego presenta el concurso de microrrelatos 7Cepas


El grupo bodeguero Solar de Samaniego lanza el concurso de microrrelatos 7Cepas. El jurado fallará el ganador final entre cuatro ganadores semanales. Solar de Samaniego ha puesto en marcha un concurso de microrrelatos literarios para celebrar el lanzamiento de su nueva colección de vinos 7Cepas. Con esta acción proponen a los escritores la redacción de […]

Netflix estrena la serie “Valeria” basada en los libros de Elísabet Benavent


Valeria es una escritora treintañera que atraviesa un bloqueo de creatividad mientras trata de encontrarse a sí misma en la ciudad de Madrid. La primera temporada de la serie estará disponible en Netflix a partir del viernes 8 de mayo. Los seguidores de la escritora española Elísabet Benavent tienen una cita ineludible con la pequeña pantalla […]

Rethinking the Eighties: An Interview with Quan Barry


By Elinor Hitt May 8, 2020 At Work Left: Quan Barry, photo courtesy of the author In 1692, a small group of adolescent girls dominated Salem politics, accusing local women and men of witchcraft. The condemned women were often misfits, unfairly deemed dangerous by their kin. The young accusers themselves—their active imaginations stifled by puritanical […]

Staff Picks: Mums, Moms, and Mothers


By The Paris Review May 8, 2020 This Week’s Reading Photo: Jane Breakell. In a paper gesture to the fistfuls of wilting dandelions offered by children, and beloved—surely!—by mothers all over the dandelion-growing world, I offer my mother Newcomb’s Wildflower Guide. I can remember Mom saying about certain plants, They grow where they are planted; […]

Art in Isolation: The Delicate Paintings of Edo Japan


Photo: Katya Kallsen/President and Fellows of Harvard College Suzuki Kiitsu: Cranes, circa 1820–1825 The majority of the world’s museums are currently shuttered indefinitely due to the Covid-19 pandemic. What is there to say about an art exhibition that is closed to the public? We can wrestle theoretically with whether art requires a physical viewer to […]

The Pandemic Jobless Youthquake


Andrew Caballero-Reynolds/AFP via Getty Images Day laborers waiting in a parking lot during the week the US unemployment rate hit nearly 20 percent, Arlington, Virginia, May 6, 2020 On Friday, the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) published harrowing data on the labor-market consequences of the shutdown, based on survey data on households and firms taken […]

Soggy Bottoms: Recipes That Worked for Us


We’re taking a slight detour with this month’s Soggy Bottoms. Instead of one recipe, we’re sharing the ones that have worked well for us recently! Sarah: I’ve been trying to include one new recipe a week in our menu plans, along with extremely delicious family favorites, so let me share an old favorite, a new […]

10 prácticos consejos para escritores noveles


Escribir un libro no es tarea sencilla y en muchas ocasiones querrás abandonar. Te damos algunos consejos para abordar la apasionante tarea de escribir tu propia obra. ¿Quién no ha pensado alguna vez en escribir una novela histórica relatando grandes batallas y aventuras?, ¿o bien una novela de amor donde los protagonistas se enzarcen en un […]

Poets on Couches: Tess Taylor


By Tess Taylor May 1, 2020 Poetry Rx In this series of videograms, poets read and discuss the poems getting them through these strange times—broadcasting straight from their couches to yours. These readings bring intimacy into our spaces of isolation, both through the affinity of poetry and through the warmth of being able to speak […]

Classic Fiction with Binary Numbers


By Tom Gauld May 1, 2020 Comics Tom Gauld was born in 1976 and grew up in Aberdeenshire, Scotland. He is a cartoonist and illustrator, and his work is published in the Guardian, The New Yorker, and New Scientist. His comic books—Baking with Kafka, Mooncop, You’re All Just Jealous of My Jetpack, and Goliath—are published by Drawn & Quarterly. He lives […]