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  • Three literary Kickstarter projects that aren't offensive

    Three literary Kickstarter projects that aren't offensive
    Last week there was a hubbub over a Kickstarter campaign to fund a "seduction" guidebook that included passages that encouraged men to be assertive with women. "Don't ask for permission. Be dominant. Force her to rebuff your advances," and other amateur...
  • How presidential candidates' stories get sold, from Nixon to now

    How presidential candidates' stories get sold, from Nixon to now
    If the last week has taught us anything, it’s the power, and limitations, of political narrative. First, there was Hurricane Sandy, which brought climate change back into the presidential race — and led to an essential photo op: President...
  • Stephen Colbert, Jennifer Egan and 'The Great Gatsby' [Video]

    On his show Thursday night, Stephen Colbert hosted a book club with distinct Oprah-like overtones: cozy chairs, yellow pillows, a pastel tie and chardonnay. The book at hand was F. Scott Fitzgerald's "The Great Gatsby." To discuss the novel, he...
  • David L. Ulin's summer reading project

    David L. Ulin's summer reading project
    Summer is my favorite season — always has been. Partly, it's the light: slow and thick, like a glaze of honey spread across the world. Partly, it's the heat, which I feel in my joints, making me imagine I was loose-limbed again. But more than...
  • Prefer not to? Kevin Smokler says you should reread 'Bartleby'

    Prefer not to? Kevin Smokler says you should reread 'Bartleby'
    It's almost as if Kevin Smokler found himself in 30-something detention: well into adulthood, he was sentenced to go back and re-read the books he read in high school English class. He might have escaped if he hadn't been passing notes in class written...
  • Roberto Bolano's 'Woes of the True Policeman' a sketchy work

    Roberto Bolano's 'Woes of the True Policeman' a sketchy work
    -------------------- Woes of the True Policeman A Novel Roberto BolaƱo, translated from Spanish by Natasha Wimmer Farrar, Straus & Giroux: 256 pp., $25 -------------------- An early death isn't the end for a writer. Like a special dispensation from...
  • Karl Rove likes reading Jorge Luis Borges. Yes, that Karl Rove.

    Karl Rove likes reading Jorge Luis Borges. Yes, that Karl Rove.
    Karl Rove: Fox News commentator, conservative who caused consternation on election night, major Republican strategist. And fan of metafictional writer Jorge Luis Borges. Yes, really. The news comes from Rove's own website (via Twitter). Since 2010, Rove...
  • Trivia quiz: Salman Rushdie's not-so-hidden life

    Trivia quiz: Salman Rushdie's not-so-hidden life
    Salman Rushdie’s new memoir of his time in hiding, "Joseph Anton," weighs in at more than 600 pages. The British-Indian author was the target of a fatwa death sentence issued by Iranian clerics. A lot of people helped him survive a decade of...
  • A book for Mother's Day? The mystery of my mother's reading habits

    A book for Mother's Day? The mystery of my mother's reading habits
    No two readers are alike. No two mothers are alike. And the only way to really find out what might be a good book to get your mother for Mother’s Day is to ask her what she likes to read. My own mother’s reading habits have always been a bit...
  • All eyes on Apple as e-book price-fixing trial begins

    All eyes on Apple as e-book price-fixing trial begins
    Apple headed to court Monday, as its e-book price fixing trial begins. The U.S. Justice Department alleged last year that Apple had conspired with five publishers to set the prices for e-books when it was planning to launch the iPad and enter the e-book...
  • Adam Johnson wins the Pulitzer Prize in fiction for 2013

    Adam Johnson wins the Pulitzer Prize in fiction for 2013
    The Pulitzer Prize in fiction, announced Monday, has been awarded to Adam Johnson for his book set in North Korea, "The Orphan Master's Son." The committee described the book as "an exquisitely crafted novel that carries the reader on an adventuresome...
  • The artful meditation of Karen Green, David Foster Wallace's widow

    The artful meditation of Karen Green, David Foster Wallace's widow
    "Bough Down," the first book by artist Karen Green, arrives trailing a train of sorrow. Green was married to writer David Foster Wallace, who committed suicide in September 2008. He was 46. Green has surfaced intermittently since then, giving few...