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April 11, 2013

Feeling Lonely Tonight? 1

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Jeff Ragsdale (Jeff, One Lonely Guy) produced, shot and edited an “immersion documentary” in which he accompanied Canadian escorts on hundreds of calls over a span of several months. The half-hour film is entitled “30 Nights with a Call Girl.” Millions readers may recall Ragsdale’s work from its mention in our own Sonya Chung’s essay […]

April 11, 2013

Against “Context” 0

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Recommended Reading: Robert Silvers defines Instagrams, and also discusses his tenure with the New York Review of Books as well as the publication’s raison d’être.

April 10, 2013

The Hardest Goodbye 0

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“And when she champions authors, she explains specifically what makes their work special. No vague parroting of Kakutani reviews here. She gives you the straight dope.” How do you say goodbye to your favorite bookstore?

April 10, 2013

Write What You Experience 0

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The age old debate: experience versus aesthetics, the real world versus the MFA world.

April 10, 2013

Record-A-Poem 0

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Celebrate National Poetry Month by recording a poem for the Poetry Foundation.

April 10, 2013

Notes From the First Year 0

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“Jo Freeman, a feminist writer and activist who worked with Firestone from the beginning, said at the memorial, ‘When I think back on Shulie’s contribution to the movement, I think of her as a shooting star. She flashed brightly across the midnight sky, and then she disappeared.’” At The New Yorker, Susan Faludi writes on […]

April 10, 2013

Let Us Now Praise Famous Profiles 0

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In praise of the celebrity profile, pre-PR.

April 9, 2013

Book Pirates 0

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The American author is dead, long live the American author! At the New York Times, a eulogy.

April 9, 2013

Cultural Capital 0

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“Too often, being on the left tasks you with a vigilant daily quest to avoid being tagged with snobbery. In sociological living, we place value on those works or groups that seem most likely to force a reevaluation of an exclusive or oppressive order, or an order felt to be oppressive simply because exclusive. And […]

April 9, 2013

Beautiful and Pointless? 0

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Does poetry still matter? At NPR, Tracy K. Smith says yes.