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Lit Hub Daily: July 18, 2019

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CJ Hauser has some pretty convincing evidence that her niece is the reincarnation of Shirley Jackson. | Lit Hub “People who do unspeakable things are often haunted by them for the rest of their lives. The rest of us, it seems to me, are more likely
'TODAY: In 1817, Jane Austen dies. CJ Hauser has some pretty convincing evidence that her niece is the reincarnation of Shirley Jackson . | Lit Hub “People who do unspeakable things are often haunted by them for the rest of their lives. The rest of us, it seems to me, are more likely to be haunted by what we’ve left  un done.” Richard Russo on the power of regret . | Lit Hub How does a lobster wind up with the Pepsi logo “tattooed” on its shell ? And more upsetting questions about our plastic-clogged oceans. | Lit Hub The fictional singer-songwriter who got her own real album : Laura Barnett on creating the musician she’d always dreamed about. | Lit Hub A guide to Craig Johnson’s Walt Longmire series ( just in time for “Longmire Days” fan fest in Wyoming ), from bookseller Scott Montgomery. | CrimeReads Colson Whitehead as the steward of painful histories, Svetlana Alexievich’s enchanted naturalism, Chuck Klosterman’s curious fictions, and more of the  Book Reviews You Need to Read This Week . | Book Marks Here’s the story of the tiny book that flew to the moon with Buzz Aldrin (and might still be there if it weren’t for those lunar sticklers at NASA). | The Boston Globe “ I’ve been thinking about white male privilege, and I wonder if you think about yours or your son’s?” Claudia Rankine asks directly (and indirectly). | The New York Times Magazine Andrea Camilleri, the creator of the beloved Inspector Montalbano books, has died at age 93 . | The Guardian “I had a sense that we are—for any given moment in time—how we act.” Chia-Chia Lin reflects on her time impersonating the ultra-rich in Macau . | The New Yorker From Ted Chiang stories to a Nnedi Okorafor trilogy, here are some books to get you excited about the moon landing anniversary —as if you needed any more reason. | Chicago Tribune Diversity in children’s literature has improved greatly over the last 50 years, with stories that explore the Civil Rights movement, immigration experiences, and more. | Datebook Also on Lit Hub: John Waters talks working for Mary Oliver on A Phone Call from Paul • On The Maris Review ,  Marcy Dermansky on writing self-centered men in post-Trump America • Cherise Wolas discusses her many career paths on But That’s Another Story • The compelling tales we tell of fictional tigers • 11 literary parties we’re sad to have missed • Read an excerpt from Yara Rodrigues Fowler’s debut novel Stubborn Archivist .'

The Open 2019 LIVE: Leaderboard, highlights, and blog for opening round at Royal Portrush

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THE OPEN returns to Northern Ireland for the first time in almost 70 years – and all the game’s best are desperate for glory. Rory McIlroy is the favourite at Royal Portrush but Brooks Koepka, Tiger Woods and Dustin Johnson will all be looking to
'THE OPEN returns to Northern Ireland for the first time in almost 70 years – and all the game’s best are desperate for glory. Rory McIlroy is the favourite at Royal Portrush but Brooks Koepka, Tiger Woods and Dustin Johnson will all be looking to take home the Claret Jug. Below, you can view the live leaderboard, watch video highlights and follow all the action in the rolling blog. To follow the live blog click on ‘Live Text’ below . Five to watch at The Open Jon Rahm Victorious in the Irish Open just two weeks ago, the Spaniard has shown a real love for the links having won the same event in foul conditions two years before. The 24-year-old Spaniard looks ready to finally add a Major to his collection and knows he has the game after taking down Masters champ Tiger Woods in the singles at last year’s Ryder Cup. Odds: 16-1 Xander Schauffele It is now impossible to ignore the 25-year-old American with the weird name. He is 11th in the world, always seems to fly in under the radar meaning decent odds and this year his worst finish in a Major is tied-16th at the USPGA. Oh, and he was runner-up at last year’s Open. Odds: 28-1 Matt Kuchar American was recently told off by his grandmother for not paying a caddie his fair amount after a win… but Kooch is a money-making machine and always there or thereabout. He shared the first-round lead with a 63 at last week’s Scottish Open and has the game to contend on a links having finished runner-up to Jordan Spieth at Birkdale in 2017. Odds: 35-1 Ian Poulter British hero has been desperate to live up to the billing in his home Open since he worse those Union Jack trousers. But the truth is now, on a course which favours supreme distance control with the second shot and a fine touch around the greens, he may finally have met his match. Odds: 66-1 Erik Van Rooyen Don’t feel guilty if you have never heard of this under-the-radar South African. He is little known but has serious game, highlighted by a T14th finish last week (five shots off the lead) and T17th finish in this event last year before a T8 finish in May’s USPGA. Decent each way claims. Odds: 100-1 \t \t\t \t\t \t\t \t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t Latest Golf news \t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\tCRIME WAVE\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\tWatch bizarre moment cop car gets stuck in sand at The Open as tide rushes in\t\t\t \t\t\t \t \t \t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\tPARFECT PAD\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\tMcIlroy's stunning £8.5m Florida mansion with pool, home cinema & games room\t\t\t \t\t\t \t \t \t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\tOPEN FOR GLORY\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\tThe Open 2019 start time, TV schedule, odds and tee times for Royal Portrush\t\t\t \t\t\t \t \t \t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\tSLIMMING PHIL\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\tMickelson's drastic weight loss after shedding over a stone with six-day fast\t\t\t \t\t\t \t \t \t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\tROR POWER\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\tRory McIlroy drives 374-yard par 4 with Jordan Spieth still putting on the green\t\t\t \t\t\t \t \t \t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\tJOIN THE CLUB\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\tWoods paired with hot head Wallace as tee times revealed for The Open\t\t\t \t\t\t \t \t \t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\tHOME COMFORT\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\tMcIlroy was given round at Portrush for tenth birthday, now he's back for more\t\t\t \t\t\t \t \t \t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\tROR TALENT\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\tOpen favourite McIlroy shot course record 61 at Royal Portrush aged just 16\t\t\t \t\t\t \t \t \t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t \t\t \t \t \t \t Five hardest holes at Royal Portrush White Rocks – 5th hole, Par 4, 374 yards This downhill hole can be just about reachable in one for the longest hitters if they get favourable conditions with the wind behind. They will need a lucky bounce, though, with the many humps and bumps in the fairway prone to kicking the ball offline. The rough is also particularly thick here, with the beach and sea over the back of the green all too eager to gobble up any approach hit slightly long. Be brave. But don’t be stupid. Harry Colt’s – 6th hole, Par 3, 194 yards This typically plays as the hardest of all the par 3s and during the Irish Open in 2012 was the third toughest hole on the course. The huge, pear-shaped green with mounds and swales galore demands pinpoint accuracy from the tee, especially if the hole is placed right at the back, where the putting surface sucks in dramatically. There is not one bunker on this hole and players will be delighted to walk off with par on all four days. Tavern – 9th hole, Par 4, 432 yards Traditionally this hole is the toughest at Portrush and is a right to left dog-leg with the front of the green protected by a big mound on the left. Interestingly, entry to the tee box will be via a newly constructed tunnel, which should create an electric atmosphere as players bid for the Claret Jug on Sunday. Competitors will need to control their adrenaline as well as their shots if they want to walk off this hole – which used to be played as a par 5 – without suffering disaster. Calamity Corner – 16th hole, Par 3, 236 yards Picture the scene: you lead the Open by one shot with three holes to go. The game’s top players are breathing down your neck. You pray for an easy finish… then you’re greeted by this brute of a par 3. The average score in 2012 was 3.19 even though the green itself is a massive target. In 1951, when the Open was last played at Portrush, the legendary Bobby Locke purposely played short left of the green and chipped up each time, rather than going right and into certain danger. He made par each time and, though unconventional, that could be the best way to tackle this hole. Babington’s – 18th hole, Par 4, 474 yards With the approach and green surrounded by the massive grandstand, the 18th, which usually plays as one of the toughest holes on the course, provides a dramatic setting for what is sure to be a pressure-packed finish. Go strong off the tee and you have a shorter iron left in – but you need to avoid the two bunkers and deep rough. Protecting a lead? Then you can lay up further back to the wider landing area but be left with a long iron in which you more than likely will need to run up the severely undulating apron just short of the putting surface.'

The Open 2019 LIVE: Leaderboard, highlights and blog for first round at Royal Portrush

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THE OPEN returns to Northern Ireland for the first time in almost 70 years – and all the game’s best are desperate for glory. Rory McIlroy is the favourite at Royal Portrush but Brooks Koepka, Tiger Woods and Dustin Johnson will all be looking to
'THE OPEN returns to Northern Ireland for the first time in almost 70 years – and all the game’s best are desperate for glory. Rory McIlroy is the favourite at Royal Portrush but Brooks Koepka, Tiger Woods and Dustin Johnson will all be looking to take home the Claret Jug. Below, you can view the live leaderboard, watch video highlights and follow all the action in the rolling blog. You choose what you see by picking a different tab.'

Powell’s employees protested a reading by the author of The Red Pill.

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Powell’s employees were among a group on Monday night that protested a reading at the bookstore by Blake Nelson, a Portland author whose recent work and public statements have drawn on extremist right-wing rhetoric. Nelson’s newest book, The Red
'Powell’s employees were among a group on Monday night that protested a reading at the bookstore by Blake Nelson, a Portland author whose recent work and public statements have drawn on extremist right-wing rhetoric. Nelson’s newest book, The Red Pill— published by Bombardier Books in June—references the online misogynistic movement of the same name and features a main character who begins to delve into extremist right ideology in the Trump era. In the publisher’s words : It’s early 2016, and divorced, liberal-minded Martin is having trouble meeting women. He reluctantly agrees to some coaching from Rob, his Trump supporting brother-in-law. Skeptical at first, Martin’s romantic life improves immediately. Maybe Rob and his “red pill” dating strategies aren’t so backward after all. Williamette Week reporter Matthew Singer described the protest outside Powell’s location on Hawthorne St. in Portland: While Nelson read to about a dozen people inside the store, a small group—including some of the bookstore’s employees—gathered outside near the entrance, handing out flyers describing the “red pill dating strategy” as “misogynistic” and accusing Nelson of being “openly racist, homophobic and transphobic” on social media. Brianna Bonham, who works at Powell’s and organized the protest, told Williamette Week that the red pill movement is “a hateful movement that varies from just disrespecting women to rape. That’s a dangerous ideology to support.” In the meantime, Nelson said he’s had trouble publicizing the book and has turned to right-wing outlets. Read more of their reporting here .'

A literary guide to the 2019 Emmy nominations

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It is a truth, universally acknowledged, that the book is always better than the movie (or, in this case, the television show). That’s just the natural order of things. There are rare exceptions, of course, and perhaps the best way to find said
'It is a truth, universally acknowledged, that the book is always better than the movie (or, in this case, the television show). That’s just the natural order of things. There are rare exceptions, of course, and perhaps the best way to find said exceptions is to cast an eye over the shows being nominated for Emmy Awards. That in mind, here are all of the 2019 (Primetime) Emmy-nominated television shows which are based on books. As to whether any of them surpass their source material, I really couldn’t say. I’ve seen Game of Thrones and Sharp Objects , but not read the books, and I’ve read The Handmaid’s Tale , but not watched the Hulu series, so I’m afraid I cannot help you there. Still, one thing I think we can all agree on is that the Game of Thrones finale was perfect, so there’s probably no need to read the books.   Show: Game of Thrones (HBO) Based on:   A Games of Thrones by George R. R. Martin Nominations:  14 (Drama; Actress, Drama; Actor, Drama; Supporting Actress, Drama X4; Supporting Actor, Drama X3; Best Guest Actress, Drama; Writing for a Drama Series; Directing for a Drama Series X3)   Show: Chernobyl (HBO) Based on: Voices From Chernoby l: The Oral History of a Nuclear Disaster by Svetlana Alexievich Nominations: 6 (Limited Series; Lead Actor in a Limited Series or Movie; Supporting Actor in a Limited Series or Movie; Supporting Actress in a Limited Series or Movie; Directing for a Limited Series, Movie, or Dramatic Special; Writing for a Limited Series, Movie, or Dramatic Special)   Show: Fosse/Verdon (FX) Based on: Fosse by Sam Wasson Nominations:  6 (Limited Series; Lead Actor In A Limited Series Or Movie; Lead Actress In A Limited Series Or Movie; Supporting Actress In A Limited Series Or Movie; Directing For A Limited Series, Movie Or Dramatic Special; Writing For A Limited Series, Movie Or Dramatic Special)   Show: Sharp Objects (HBO) Based on: Sharp Objects by Gillian Flynn Nominations: 3 (Limited Series; Lead Actress in a Limited Series or Movie; Supporting Actress in a Limited Series or Movie)   Show: A Very English Scandal (BBC/Amazon) Based on: A Very English Scandal by John Preston Nominations:  4 (Actor, Limited Series or Movie; Supporting Actor, Limited Series or Movie; Writing for a Limited Series, Movie or Drama; Directing for a Limited Series or Movie)   Show: The Handmaid’s Tale (Hulu) Based on: The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood Nominations:  3 (Guest Actor, Drama; Guest Actress, Drama; Directing for a Drama Series)   Show: Orange is the New Black (Netflix) Based on: Orange is the New Black: My Year in a Women’s Prison by Piper Kerman Nominations: 1 (Guest Actress, Drama)'

Lessons for Living From the Burial Society

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I met Holly Blue Hawkins at the Limmud Festival in England last year. She led a session called “What 20 years in a chevra kadisha has taught me about living.” I wept through the entire hour. Hawkins is the head of the chevra kadisha (burial
'I met Holly Blue Hawkins at the Limmud Festival in England last year. She led a session called “What 20 years in a chevra kadisha has taught me about living.” I wept through the entire hour. Hawkins is the head of the chevra kadisha (burial society) in Santa Cruz, California, She also serves on the board of trustees of the Funeral Consumers Alliance of the state of California, teaches end-of-life planning classes in synagogues and schools, participates in Death Cafes (informal discussion groups about death and dying), and speaks at Kavod v’Nichum (literally “honor and comfort”) conferences. Continue reading \'Lessons for Living From the Burial Society\' at..'

Lit Hub Daily: July 17, 2019

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Alt-right ideas have become “imaginable and utterable”; Alexandra Minna Stern looks at the pseudo-anthropologists who made it possible. | Lit Hub Read a poem by Margaret Atwood, with photographs by Owen Deutsch, from Bringing Back the Birds. | Lit
'TODAY: In 1934, the Circular Manchester Central Library in England opens. Alt-right ideas have become “imaginable and utterable”; Alexandra Minna Stern looks at the pseudo-anthropologists who made it possible . | Lit Hub Read a poem by Margaret Atwood , with photographs by Owen Deutsch, from  Bringing Back the Birds . | Lit Hub “It’s also our mission to express the sheer joy of scientific speculation” : On the fine (and difficult) art of science writing. | Lit Hub Crossing, and claiming, spaces: how contemporary poetry treats the old myths of the American railroad . | Lit Hub Look, smell, taste, observe, concentrate: a primer on tasting chocolate like a professional (seriously). | Lit Hub The Essential Colson Whitehead : a reading list for America’s most versatile storyteller. | Book Marks This week in Secrets of Book Critics:  Sarah Neilson on Virginia Woolf’s  Orlando  and brilliant Bookstagram critics . | Book Marks “The producers of Miami Vice had pulled off the Florida dream: They told a lie that came true. ” Craig Pittman on the bright colors, cool attitude, and transformative power of Miami Vice . | CrimeReads “The technological optimism of the Apollo programme seems shadowed with a darker hue”: Author Erica Wagner reflects on the political undercurrents of humankind’s journey to the moon . | New Statesman Textbook publisher Pearson is moving to a “digital first” model —in an attempt to have its textbooks “be much more like apps, professional software, or the gaming industry.” School is fun after all! | Publishers Weekly “I feel most comfortable in the fluid mapping of sexuality”: Ahead of the release of Find Me , the follow-up to Call Me By Your Name , read an interview with André Aciman on the writing process, unexpected success, and the projects he’s working on next. | The New Indian Express A step-by-step guide to the ultimate American Gods -themed cross-country road trip . | Syfy “What would happen to the global economy if all the women on the planet suddenly decided: I don’t care if you think I’m fuckable .” Laura Lippman on not dieting. | Longreads Because the Summer of Scam is eternal (and because writing is the greatest scam of all), here’s a story about a conman turned true crime writer . | The Atlantic “Together, they form a lifelong refusal of every kind of goose-stepping conformism.” An ode to the “aggressively odd” books of Georges Perec . | The New Yorker Also on Lit Hub: On Otherppl , Steve Almond on writing with genuine interest •  Oyinkan Braithwaite talks beauty, violence, and My Sister, the Serial Killer , on  Reading Women • Read a prose poem by Alissa Quart from her collection Thoughts and Prayers • Mukoma Wa Ngugi on the poem that made him fall in love with words • Read a story from Chuck Klosterman’s collection  Raised in Captivity .'