Curiosities

October 17, 2011

DFW’s Nonfiction 0

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Leveling the kind of accusation that perhaps only such an esteemed writer can, Jonathan Franzen intimates that David Foster Wallace‘s nonfiction (such as “Shipping Out“) wasn’t exactly honest.

October 17, 2011

MetaMaus 0

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Art Spiegelman sits down with NPR to discuss MetaMaus, which released October 4.

October 16, 2011

Green Girl and Zipper Mouth Release Party 0

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If you like leading ladies so blazing they burn a hole in your head, make way to the East Village on Tuesday evening to hear Kate Zambreno and Laurie Weeks read at Dixon Place. Their latest novels, Green Girl and Zipper Mouth, depict  intense, edgy women with razor-sharp prose. And befitting both protagonists, there will […]

October 16, 2011

“There is No Truth” 0

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Rule number one in journalism: Don’t call the person you are interviewing a fucking asshole. James Frey of A Millions Little Pieces discloses what he believes is the future of the written word. (via)

October 16, 2011

Cheese or Font? 0

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Serious foodie or just extremely well read? Play this game to see if the name you are given is a cheese or a font.

October 16, 2011

Book Scrapping 0

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Not enough shelf space? Pay the people at 1DollarScan to scan and digitize your paper books into searchable PDF files for $1/100 pages.

October 15, 2011

The Fall of the House of Medill 0

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Megan McKinney’s Magnificent Medills and Amanda Smith’s Newspaper Titan chronicle the escapades of Joseph Medill and the power and zaniness of his prominent press family.

October 15, 2011

Marr Resigns 0

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Politico reporter Kendra Marr was forced to resign her position this week after New York Times writer Susan Stellin alerted Marr’s editors to similarities between her transportation policy story published Sept. 26 and Marr’s story published Oct. 10. An investigation by Politico into Marr’s work found seven instances of likely plagiarism. Regret the Error points […]

October 15, 2011

J.G. Ballard Geocoded 0

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The comprehensive list of locations in J.G. Ballard’s fiction has been geocoded. Click on a location to view the relevant text, such as Memories of the Space Age in Vancouver or Rushing to Paradise in Malawi.

October 14, 2011

Dzanc Sessions 0

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With sessions beginning this month, “The Dzanc Sessions are designed for writers who are ready to amplify, polish, and advance their writing. An eclectic platform of craft-based workshops are offered in a series of online sessions throughout the year, with specializations in fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and screenwriting.” Signing up earns you a free print book […]