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BEST OF 2014: FICTION

Each year, we force ask our staff to contribute a few favorites to a list of the “best” non fiction, music, poetry, film, television, and fiction of the year (with a few cheaters from years past). Yesterday, listing our favorite film and television of 2014, our staff tended toward nonfiction. Even the most popular flick, Boyhood, feels […]

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BEST OF 2014: MOVIES AND TV

Each year, we force ask our staff to contribute a few favorites to a list of the “best” non fiction, music, poetry, film, television, and fiction of the year (with a few cheaters from years past). In a year that saw the release of the beautiful, stirring film adaptation of the very first Tin House book (Amy […]

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BEST OF 2014: POETRY

Each year, we force ask our staff to contribute a few favorites to a list of the “best” non fiction, music, poetry, film, television, and fiction of the year (with a few cheaters from years past). Every year is a big year for poetry, because poetry never goes out of style. 2014, though, felt bigger than most. […]

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BEST OF 2014: MUSIC

Each year, we force ask our staff to contribute a few favorites to a list of the “best” non fiction, music, poetry, film, television, and fiction of the year (with a few cheaters from years past). Whether we’re pairing local bands with our authors for events, scrounging up vinyl for the office turntable, or practicing […]

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BEST OF 2014: NON-FICTION

Each year, we force ask our staff to contribute a few favorites to a list of the “best” non fiction, music, poetry, film, television, and fiction of the year (with a few cheaters from years past). We’re kicking it off today with our non fiction picks. Check back in tomorrow for our picks for album […]

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BOO!

Halloween is a favorite holiday around the Tin House offices, which is kind of surprising, because we still have to come into work and it typically isn’t considered one of the Five Great Drinking Holidays—4th of July, Labor Day, St. Patrick’s Day, New Year’s Eve, and the NBA Draft. Regardless, here are our staff’s recommendations […]

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What We’re Reading

Meg Storey (Editor, Tin House Books): I have just started reading a novel I’d never heard of by an author I’d never heard of (but you may have heard of it, since it was just short-listed for the National Book Award). Last week, I walked by a book lying in the wrong place at Powell’s. […]

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September Gems

Matthew Dickman (Poetry Editor, Tin House Magazine): The world of Visual Arts is crazy and keeps expanding like a bowl of Strega Nona’s pasta. But one of my favorite authors who has constantly showed up with her fork and spoon, Chris Kraus, wrote an amazing guide of recent movements in her book Where Art Belongs […]

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August Gems

Jakob Vala (Graphic Designer): You have to appreciate a film that begins with the following disclaimer: “While the names have been changed to respect the victims and their families, the musical numbers will be performed exactly as they occurred.” Combining two of my great loves, musical theatre and slasher flicks, Stage Fright (2014) is both […]

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What We’re Reading

The books we’ve been digging this month . . .

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July Gems

Jakob Vala (Graphic Designer): I learned a few truths at the Writer’s Workshop this year: Lacy Johnson is a baby whisperer, Nick Flynn is a softie and My Feelings really is the title of his next book, and the purple-on-purple of Anthony Doerr’s author photo outfit wasn’t just a fluke. I also finally started reading […]

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June Gems

Emma Komlos-Hrobsky (Assistant Editor, Tin House Magazine): Ellen Bass charmed the socks off me when she read “At The Padre Hotel In Bakersfield, California” at the Writers @ Work conference in Alta, Utah. I loved its slyness and honesty, its willingness to walk right up to the real stuff of this world. I immediately bought […]

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What We’re Reading

The interns are ambitious this week: Pound’s Cantos, new graphic novels, classic sci-fi, etc.

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What We’re Reading

Wordless woodcut novels, post-human apocalypses, powerful music, and the books we’re slavering for after BEA.

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May Gems

Swedish Punk Kids, Canadian Jazz Giants, Fat Old Orson Welles, and French New New Wave

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What We’re Reading

Death, Colombia, 21st century metafiction, and the free online stories. Good week!

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What We’re Reading

The interns are reading Elena Ferrante, Jonathan Lethem, Homer, Marianne Boruch, and Mei-Mei Berssenbrugge.

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What We’re Reading

We check out Blake Bailey, Walter Kirn, Anthony Doerr, Giacometti via James Lord, and a bit about moms from Lydia Millet.

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What We’re Reading

Culinary outliers, dad life, Aamer Hussein, Robert Lax, and The Virgin Suicides

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April Gems

Travel writing, time travel music, Sancerre on the patio, space aliens, new media politics, and Rip City dunks.

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What We’re Reading

We’re reading, rereading and finally reading Jacques Prévert, Tom McCarthy, Charles D’Ambrosio, and Sven Birkerts.

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What We’re Reading

Our amazing interns tackle big issues in their reading this week: art and faith, memory, language, peace, and comedy.

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What We’re Reading

Dorthe Nors, Kevin Brockmeier, Iris Owens, Scott Spencer, and a stack of enticing books keep us reading and re-reading this week.

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March Gems

March has taught us about the multiverse, drama, sports, the power of food, and one more great thing about beer.

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What We’re Reading

The interns (as usual) tell us what’s cool: A.M. Homes, Colin Winnette, Susanna Clarke, and Marcel Theroux.

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