Lit Hub Weekly: December 12-16, 2022

Literature

TODAY: In 1892, the first issue of Vogue is published.  

Also on Lit Hub:

Ken Chen on the genius of Annie Ernaux • An incomplete list of the great literary minds we lost this year • For your holiday shopping: 50 gift books for everyone on your list, the 10 best cookbooks of the year, and 10 fun literary games • How Hollywood made J. Edgar Hoover and the FBI into the mythical “G-Men” • Considering CokeMachineGlow.com and the afterlife of the old, weird internet • On the optimistic visions of pregnancy and motherhood in Memoirs of a Spacewoman • Shahbaz Taseer recounts his first days of being held captive by terrorists • “One of the reasons it is easy to imagine Victorians on the Moon is that they imagined it themselves.” • An oral history of Roberta Flack’s “Killing Me Softly” • The lingering weight of race and policing in a Cincinnati neighborhood • The magic of writing at sunrise • The revolutionary found family of the Bloomsbury Group • How do you know if your short story should be a novel? • How activists and business leaders collaborated to improve Bedford-Stuyvesant in the 1960s • The 13 best literary adaptations of 2022 • Priyanka Kumar on silencing the technology beast • Rabih Alameddine recommends the best (short) books he read in 2022 • Nick Riggle on the mysterious beauty of being alive (with wisdom from Ocean Vuong) • What makes writing valuable?



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