Curiosities

September 20, 2011

Urban Homesteaders 0

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Better late than never, here are eight great new books for Urban Homesteaders.

September 20, 2011

“The truth of poetry is not the truth of history” 0

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Philip Levine is the current US Poet Laureate, and that’s great, but wouldn’t we all rather live in this alternate world fashioned by The Onion?

September 20, 2011

Another “Mildred Pierce” 0

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Are you a Mildred Pierce fan? James M. Cain’s recently discovered manuscript will be released next year by Hard Case Crime.

September 20, 2011

Avoiding “Chick-Lit” 0

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Chick authors who avoid the “chick-lit” stigma.

September 20, 2011

Revisiting Vanessa Veselka 0

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Revisiting Vanessa Veselka’s Zazen and what constitutes as an acceptable author bio.

September 20, 2011

Miranda July’s Advice 0

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Miranda July’s advice to high school girls (and feminists everywhere).

September 20, 2011

Tuesday New Release Day: Thompson, Stephenson, Adiga, McGinniss, Silverstein 2

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New this week: Craig Thompson’s long-awated follow up to Blankets is here. Stay tuned for our review of Habibi later this week. Also new: Neal Stephenson’s Reamde, Aravind Adiga’s Last Man in Tower, Joe McGinniss’s much leaked exposé The Rogue: Searching for the Real Sarah Palin, and a new, posthumous collection of Shel Silverstein’s poetry […]

September 19, 2011

College Football, Academics, and Great Journalism 0

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College football season is upon us, and I’d be remiss not to highlight the recent flood of fantastic writing on my favorite televised sport. Most striking is Pulitzer Prize-winner Taylor Branch‘s Atlantic article “The Shame of College Sports.” It’s accompanied by several other takes on the issue. In regards to academia, this New York Times […]

September 19, 2011

WWII-era NYC… In Living Color 1

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These color photographs of WWII-era New York City may rival those color photographs of pre-revolutionary Russia.

September 19, 2011

“Dressed to the nines, ready for the first martini” 0

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Next time you wait for your date to finish getting ready, occupy yourself with a poem.