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September 13, 2013

5 Women Under 35 0

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For the first time ever, this year’s National Book Foundation “5 Under 35” winners are all women. Congrats to Molly Antopol  (The UnAmericans), NoViolet Bulawayo (We Need New Names, which was also just shortlisted for The Booker Prize), Amanda Coplin (The Orchardist), Daisy Hildyard (Hunters in the Snow), and Merritt Tierce (Love Me Back).

September 12, 2013

The Pioneer Detectives in San Francisco 0

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The Pioneer Detectives is coming to San Francisco! Join author Konstantin Kakaes and Gelf Magazine editor David Goldenberg at The Knockout in the Mission, Tuesday, September 17 at 6.30.

September 12, 2013

Harry Potter and the Teflon Cloak 0

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We’ve been jealous of Harry Potter’s invisibility cloak since The Sorcerer’s Stone. Now scientists can make an invisibility cloak in 15 minutes with Teflon. We’ll never get our Hogwarts acceptance letter, but this is pretty close.

September 12, 2013

US of Grey 0

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“New York: Ana and Christian explore bondage in the back of a New York City taxi cab. The driver confuses Ana’s safe word for their destination and mistakenly drops them off at the ‘Guggenheim.’” At The Morning News, Sean Tabb imagines how Fifty Shades of Grey could be adapted for every state.

September 12, 2013

Wild Ride 0

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A lot of women feel a connection to Cheryl Strayed, but one reader’s connection was personal. Strayed’s lost half-sister found her when she just happened to check out Wild because she liked travel narratives. “She didn’t know anything about me except when she read the description in my book of my early life, my mother and […]

September 12, 2013

Get Shorty 1

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Want your writing to have punch? Want your readers to believe you? “The five-word sentence as the gospel truth…Express your most powerful thought in the shortest sentence,” Roy Peter Clark writes in The New York Times.  Sorry that every sentence in this post is more than five words.

September 12, 2013

Colbert in the Rye 0

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Recommended viewing: Tobias Wolff tried to convince Stephen Colbert that The Catcher in the Rye is J.D. Salinger’s best book. “Do we need to be reinforcing our kids’ bad behavior as teenagers with the idea they could be a character in a great novel? Dad, I wasn’t disobeying you, I was exploring modes of alienation,” […]

September 11, 2013

“An American train can’t help but dream of the West” 0

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Recommended Reading: this graphic short story by Ben Nadler and Alyssa Berg.

September 11, 2013

Something Is Off 0

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At Full-Stop, Nathan Weatherford reviews Duplex by Kathryn Davis, a book which he describes as a gateway to “that half-state between consciousness and unconsciousness.”

September 11, 2013

Audio Conversation With Paul Harding 0

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At Bloom this week, a spotlight on Pulitzer-Prize winner Paul Harding, whose second novel Enon has just been released.  Plus a special treat: Joe Schuster speaks to Harding by phone in this two-part interview.