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Nora Ephron Made My Career Possible

(17) Comments | Posted June 27, 2012 | 2:53 PM

I remember discovering Crazy Salad (with its trippy psychedelic '70s cover) in my parents' bookshelf when I was about 12. The first essay was one of Ephron's most famous -- "A Few Words About Breasts." It was about growing up, developing, worrying whether she fit in......

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Don't Ask Alice

(16) Comments | Posted July 1, 2009 | 4:04 PM

By now, everyone in Lit-Land has heard about the unhappy affair of Alice Hoffman.

Hoffman, a popular and prolific novelist, was unhappy with the review she received in the Boston Globe, her hometown paper, and took to Twitter to complain, calling reviewer Roberta Silman a "moron" and an "idiot,"...

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To Boldly Go...Backwards

(304) Comments | Posted May 12, 2009 | 6:05 PM

I can't remember wanting to love a movie as much as I wanted to love the new Star Trek.

I grew up watching the original series in re-runs, entranced by the hard-charging, womanizing captain of the Enterprise, his coolly logical (but underneath the exterior, tormented and passionate!) first officer, and...

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R.I.P., Jade Goody

(1) Comments | Posted March 25, 2009 | 11:29 AM

In preparation for my UK book tour last week, I did what any good chick-lit author would do: bought new shoes and boned up on British pop culture, a process that made me feel every minute of my age. Evidently, Bob Geldof's daughter is now a Paris Hilton-style star-slash-train wreck...

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Why Can't a Woman (Writer) Be More Like a Man?

(24) Comments | Posted March 12, 2009 | 11:16 AM

Last year, Stephen King gave an interview to USA Today in which he was asked to account for his critical renaissance. How did he make the move from pulp-peddling horror hack to an award-winning capital-A Author?

King was brutally frank. "Most of the old critics who panned anything I...

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