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November 11, 2008

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Sam Sacks offers up a review of Booker winner The White Tiger by Aravind Adiga for Open Letters “Obama spotted carrying poetry book” – It was Collected Poems 1948-1984 by Derek Walcott The amazing, exhaustive, 7-part, behind-the-scenes look at the 2008 campaign from Newsweek Rahm, Ari, Zeke: Which Emmanuel brother are you? In case you […]

October 30, 2008

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This just in! Senator Barack Obama has “palled around” with the notorious constitutionalist Richard Posner. The good folks at Hotel St. George Press interview Taryn Simon, the artist behind the brilliant Index of the Hidden and Unfamiliar. Jonathan Franzen’s remembrance of David Foster Wallace is quite moving… …as are the Elizabeth Bishop stanzas that conclude […]

October 20, 2008

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It’s not online but “The Boy Who Had Never Seen The Sea” by newly named Nobel laureate Jean-Marie Gustave Le Clézio appears in this week’s New Yorker. See our recent guest post about publishing Le Clézio. In last week’s New Yorker, Malcolm Gladwell was back, this time talking about “genius.” His guinea pigs were Ben […]

October 6, 2008

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Try out our new “Random Post” button below the search boxes on the sidebar. CJR unveils new software in the quest to stamp out “gotcha journalism.” * Charlie Gibson, September 11, 2008:Question: “Have you ever met a foreign head of state?”Gotcha Quotient: 95Reason: First of all, foreign policy-related questions are incredibly unfair… Tennis reprints David […]

September 28, 2008

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The Guardian has put together an extensive section called “How to Write” with tips from the pros like Robert Harris, Antonia Fraser, and Catherine Tate on writing fiction, poetry, comedy, screenplays, memoirs, journalism, and books for children. David Foster Wallace links: DFW’s Pomona syllabus (via) and “The last days of David Foster Wallace” in Salon […]

September 8, 2008

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From one muckracker to another: Thomas Frank on Mailer and Miami. Fear and Loathing at Build-a-Bear Workshop The folks at n+1 on Obama and the culture war redux Sarah, the book, nibbles at the edges of Amazon’s Top 10, sparking its own kind of culture war in the reviews section (scroll down) Can Palin! The […]

August 3, 2008

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Anne Fernald’s two posts about her grandmother’s editions of Virginia Woolf are a treat. Gwenda Bond of Shaken and Stirred landed on NPR over the weekend to talk about the 100th anniversary of Anne of Green Gables, in honor of which the Modern Library has put out a new edition. The Oxford Project: “In 1984, […]

July 17, 2008

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The Exile, home of the War Nerd, is back online at a new address after being forced to fold their print operation. Lots of folks were excited about Mark Twain being on the cover of Time. So was Season, until she opened the magazine. Will Leitch’s story of meeting Hunter S. Thompson is brilliant, funny, […]

July 9, 2008

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Olsson’s, a small chain that was an old standby among Washington D.C. independent bookstores, is likely to file for bankruptcy. It was the stores’ ample music sections and gentrification that contributed most to its downfall. “‘The book business is getting a little soft. It’s not selling as much as it used to,’ Olsson said. ‘Our […]

June 15, 2008

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Much linked elsewhere, Triple Canopy has published the first complete English translation of the Roberto Bolano’s 1999 speech accepting the Romulo Gallegos Prize. Keith Gessen of n+1 and All the Sad Young Literary Men has started a blog. People who like to make grand pronouncements about such things and/or snark about them are all aflutter. […]