Interview: Writer Andrew Malan Milward talks character, Kansas and authoring the High Plains

With a “heart as vast as the prairie,” as Storyville puts it, Iowa Writers’ Workshop alum Andrew Malan Milward explores the landscape and legacies of his home state through eight independent but interlocking stories in his second short story collection, I Was a Revolutionary (Harper, 2015). Revolutionary packs more than 150 years of complicated history […]

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Comic Series ‘Saga’ Does Planetary Parenting Right

Parenthood is often the death of media entertainment. Friends, How I Met Your Mother, Murphy Brown — shows like these attempted to swaddle their audiences in overused parenting tropes without relinquishing their pre-pregnancy attitude. Typically, the ratings for these shows drop because writers struggle to effectively characterize the new mommy and daddy characters in their […]

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