Lit List: Wednesday December 21, 2016

Good evening readers. Here's your round-up of today's must-read literary news, commentary and fiction.

  • On Margot Lee Shetterly's "Hidden Figures" and why science never exists in a vacuum NPR
  • The Return of Münchausen: a wanderer stumbles upon a reclusive artist. The Paris Review
  • "This is what happens to the bodies of the women you know": the reality of the 1 in 5 pregnancies that end in miscarriage Medium
  • Why Barack Obama reads: the outgoing president believes reading is crucial to developing an empathetic, complex worldview. The San Francisco Chronicle
  • "America should be afraid of itself": The enduring relevance of Scream MTV
  • For speaking truth to power, the Nepali magazine Himal Southasian has printed its last issue...for now. The New Yorker
  • In Greece, readers are looking across the Mediterranean with a renewed interest in Arabic literature Arab Lit
  • Facebook sees you when you're sleeping, it knows when you're awake The New York Review of Books

 

 Margot Lee Shetterly. Credit: Wikimedia Commons

Margot Lee Shetterly. Credit: Wikimedia Commons