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September 30, 2011

Is My Book Jewish? An Afternoon with Anna Solomon 2

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“I’m still getting used to the idea of getting called a ‘Jewish Writer,’” Anna said. “What does that even mean?”

September 30, 2011

The Joys and Compromises of Bennett Miller’s Moneyball 2

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Take whatever it is that’s important to you – knitting, perhaps, or mountain biking – and then imagine waiting for a feature film about it. Would you be excited or nervous? Or would you simply be dreading how Hollywood would manage to fuck up your passion?

September 29, 2011

Reading Biblical Narrative 0

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Philip Esler’s new book Sex, Wives, and Warriors: Reading Biblical Narrative with its Ancient Audience, reintroduces our culture to some of the Bible’s most dramatic narratives.

September 29, 2011

Zooey Deschanel on New Girl 0

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Every Wednesday, Vanity Fair bloggers dissect Zooey Deschanel’s performance on New Girl and quantify each quirk as “adorkable” or “tweepulsive.”

September 29, 2011

Men of the Stacks 0

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A group of male librarians is “attempting to overthrow the cliché of the bespectacled, permanently shushing female library worker” with the publication of a Calendar Girls-style calendar, Men of the Stacks.

September 29, 2011

Zuccotti Park: Day 10 0

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An n+1 writer revisits Zuccotti Park to find Michael Moore reporting for MSNBC on the tenth day of the protest against financial inequity.

September 29, 2011

Asian American Literary Review Launch Party 0

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The Asian American Literary Review is releasing their Special Issue Commemorating the 10th Anniversary of September 11 with a launch party this Friday at 7pm in downtown New York at Alwan for the Arts. The 350-page(!) issue has interviews, essays, and first person testimony on 9/11 by South/Asian and Arab American contributors — including Kazim […]

September 29, 2011

Susan Orlean in Los Angeles 0

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New Yorker staff writer Susan Orlean sits down with L.A. Times Jacket Copy to talk about her new book Rin Tin Tin: The Life and the Legend. Orlean also discusses her dogs and her family’s recent move to Los Angeles.

September 29, 2011

An Open Letter to the Swedish Academy 52

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Can we please stop the nonsense and give Philip Roth a Nobel Prize for Literature before he dies?

September 29, 2011

Post-40 Bloomers: Yvvette Edwards and A Cupboard Full of Coats 4

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“I suppose I qualify as a late bloomer but I don’t feel like one. The term has connotations of stagnation, finally followed by some kind of transformation. I’d probably prefer to equate myself to a fine wine or good cheese, something that takes time, passion, and dedication to mature perfectly.”