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Bibi Davidson in the Rubicon Dimension

Shana Nys Dambrot | Posted 09.21.2016 | Arts
Shana Nys Dambrot

Bibi Davidson: On the Floor And this is one of the major questions of our lives: how we keep boundaries, what permission we have to cross boundaries,...

Pam Douglas: Life Lines

Shana Nys Dambrot | Posted 09.21.2016 | Arts
Shana Nys Dambrot

Pam Douglas: The Pulse of Our Time Pam Douglas has a nearly alchemical gift for transmogrifying materials beyond their conventional aspects, in the s...

A Wedding At Night

Veronica Wickline | Posted 06.20.2016 | Religion
Veronica Wickline

A bride passes through the city at night. It is dark and a little dangerous, but she is certain of her task. Tonight, she is leaving Philadelphia for a very long trip. The Bible says all weddings should happen at night. Not really, not explicitly, but play along with me for a while.

The Sea Lions - An Allegory

Dr. Ichak Kalderon Adizes | Posted 10.21.2016 | Impact
Dr. Ichak Kalderon Adizes

What will happen if at the end of the day these sea lions disappear? I think the world will be significantly poorer.

Thou Hast Thy Music Too: Three Books for Autumn

Dean Rader | Posted 09.30.2016 | San Francisco
Dean Rader

April may have staked its claim, but for many of us, autumn is the real poetry season. The glib optimism of summer has run its course. The fall movie and television lineups are as appealing as iceberg lettuce without the ranch. Fall was made for reading.

Allegory Is My Nemesis

Lisa K. Friedman | Posted 06.04.2016 | Fifty
Lisa K. Friedman

I'm a pretty experienced reader, and I feel fairly confident that I can absorb, with some regularity, an author's message, slant, intent and, most important, emotion. But when I read something that suggests a hidden meaning, I start to feel the sweat of nervousness accumulating on my neck.

Read "Bossypants" Like A Fancypants | Posted 07.09.2011 | Home

Summer heralds many important things: 3D movies, involuntary camping trips, and sidewalk distribution of ice cream samples in tiny disposable cups. Bu...

The Wisest, Most Relevant Novel About 9/11 Was Published In 1980

Jesse Kornbluth | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Jesse Kornbluth

The South African novelist J.M. Coetzee writes with a pen that's sharp as a knife, in ink made from his own blood. Or so it seems, for each word seems carved or cut, obtained at great price, offered as a sacrifice.

Go Big on Bastille Day

Matt Stewart | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Matt Stewart

One year ago today -- Bastille Day -- I released my debut novel The French Revolution on Twitter. It got some pretty good attention, and last fall I landed a traditional book deal with Soft Skull Press.

Why Publishers are Like Venture Capitalists

Mark Coker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Mark Coker

I invite you to play the word game. Copy and paste this post into a word processor. Replace "entrepreneurs" with "authors," and "startups" with "books." Now read it again!