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Aimee Bender

Strawberry Basil Cake

Lauren McElwain (1cookingchick) | Posted 06.02.2016 | Taste
Lauren McElwain (1cookingchick)

A classic summer dessert and one of my family's favorites, is Strawberry Cake. The pureed strawberries in the batter make it moist and it's usually better a couple days after it is baked. I felt like adding a bit of a kick to this fresh summer delight. The cake batter recipe would be hard to know the basic white cake mix/strawberry jello one? So I tweaked the icing recipe to give the finished product a little something extra.

A Whimsical and Imaginative Novel That Trusts in the Magically Real

Off The Shelf | Posted 11.16.2016 | Home
Off The Shelf

Bender follows in the magical realism tradition of Gabriel García Márquez, Bruno Schulz and Italo Calvino. Her writing is light, amused, airy -- but dead serious underneath.

Hamptons Journal: Laurie Anderson Talks Dirt and Other Riffs

Regina Weinreich | Posted 10.19.2013 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

On a field of lights, on a stage bare except for a podium, a big chair, and a neon rectangle that could have been a James Turrell design, Laurie Ander...

Want to Be an Author? 5 Insider Tips

Anna Leahy | Posted 01.18.2013 | Home
Anna Leahy

Here are five secrets from the insiders in publishing to writers everywhere who want to be authors.

Why Huffington Went Literary

Nicholas Miriello | Posted 11.21.2012 | Home
Nicholas Miriello

Though there have been grumblings about new technologies' detrimental effect on more traditional forms of literature, we believe that these media are not mutually exclusive. We can hold on to, and elevate, the things we love about books and still embrace the worlds opened up by more recent developments.

A Note on Aimee Bender's "The Red Ribbon"

Electric Literature | Posted 11.10.2012 | Home
Electric Literature

Aimee Bender's "The Red Ribbon," which originally appeared in Electric Literature no. 3. It's a story about secrets and identity, about how much of ourselves we are willing to expose, about the consequences of taking control of our desires.

Battle Royal: US vs. UK Book Covers | C. Max Magee | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Like we did last year, we're going to have a little fun comparing the U.S. and U.K. book cover designs of this year's Rooster contenders....