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Brilliant Writers Describe The Dangers Of Trump As Only They Can

The Huffington Post | Sam Levine | Posted 06.28.2016 | Politics

Several writers better known for their literary contributions have ventured into the political arena recently to denounce presumptive Republican nomin...

These Blank Instagrams Are Really Stories Hidden In Plain Sight

The Huffington Post | Claire Fallon | Posted 05.11.2016 | Arts

< TAP IMAGE TO REVEAL THE STORY > Volunteering with 826 Valencia helps under-resourced students build their writing skills and proudly share their ide...

One Hashtag Reminds Us All Why Writing Really Matters

The Huffington Post | Claire Fallon | Posted 09.03.2015 | Arts

A photo posted by 826 Valencia (@826_valencia) on Aug 26, 2015 at 12:53pm PDT Good writing is like running water; it’s easy to take for granted, bu...

Common App College Essay Prompts 2.0 - They're Here!

Elizabeth Benedict | Posted 06.01.2015 | College
Elizabeth Benedict

This is big news in the college application world. It's not quite landing on the moon or Beyoncé having a baby, but the twitosphere is aflame this morning.

8 Fairs to Visit During Armory Week

ARTPHAIRE | Posted 05.03.2015 | Arts

Whether you're a film aficionado, a young collector, a fan of emerging art or merely interested in getting a finger on the pulse of what's going on in the art world at the present moment, there's plenty to do.

Diffused Congruence Podcast: Al Jazeera's Wajahat Ali on Islamophobia and Muslim Narratives

Zaki Hasan | Posted 04.24.2015 | Religion
Zaki Hasan

This month we're joined by award-winning playwright, journalist, and humorist Wajahat Ali for a far-ranging conversation that starts with a lengthy discussion about the recent tragic shooting of three Muslim college students in Chapel Hill, NC.

The Berlinale Diaries: Opening Night and Why Cinema Can Heal the World

E. Nina Rothe | Posted 04.08.2015 | Entertainment
E. Nina Rothe

I'm all for films, as Jafar Panahi says in his latest Taxi, showing here in Berlinale: "All films are worth watching; it just depends on your taste." But perhaps I wish, deep down inside, as a human being, that our collective taste was just more about peace and love. Without so much blood, so many guns.

Power and Privilege in Oral History Interviews and Projects

Rick Ayers | Posted 02.03.2015 | Education
Rick Ayers

Do you see a problem here? Is something missing from the lesson taught? I think there is. And it is a common problem in the social studies -- in history, sociology, anthropology, even education. The issue, as is so often the case, is power.

Claire Fallon

Why We Need Nonprofit Publishers | Claire Fallon | Posted 10.17.2014 | Home

The announcement on Thursday that independent publisher McSweeney’s plans to become a nonprofit inevitably carried a note of gloom. Though described...

Paige Duggins: Dave Eggers Takes ‘Affective' Approach to World Citizenship

Southwestern University | Posted 07.09.2014 | College
Southwestern University

As I was driving home, I kept hearing him say that in my head. It made me happy to think that through a simple act I had given this man rest, that for this night, our night, we both felt whole and human for encountering each other.

Top 10 Best and Worst Books of 2013

Valerie Stivers-Isakova | Posted 02.22.2014 | Home
Valerie Stivers-Isakova

Welcome to my first end-of-year roundup. I have read a lot of good contemporary literature this year -- more than usual, because I've been doing some official reviewing -- though I don't claim to have an exhaustive sample.

Singapore Migrants Riot, Websites Chill, but Yale-in-Singapore Keeps Warm

Jim Sleeper | Posted 02.10.2014 | Politics
Jim Sleeper

Americans who haven't given up on liberal democracy should pay close attention to what's going on behind Singapore's glittering facade before they praise Yale's role in plunging Yale-NUS' idealistic young students and faculty into a reinvention of liberal education there.

I Know What Books You Should Be Asking for This Christmas/Hanukkah etc.

Catherine McKenzie | Posted 01.23.2014 | Home
Catherine McKenzie

I've also read a lot of good books, and a couple of superior ones. And so, here are my top 10 books I'd be asking for this holiday season (or buying for myself) if I hadn't already read them.

52 Books in 52 Weeks, Week 44: The Circle Closes

Catherine McKenzie | Posted 01.23.2014 | Home
Catherine McKenzie

The Circle, Eggers' first foray into dystopia, is set in a near future where the world doesn't look that much different than now. Eggers does a great job here of taking our current reality and stepping it up a notch.

The Circle Is the Scariest Book of the Year

Paul LaRosa | Posted 01.23.2014 | Home
Paul LaRosa

If you're at all squeamish and worry about the power and ubiquity of companies like Facebook, Twitter and Google, maybe you shouldn't read the novel The Circle by Dave Eggers.

A Secret Tech Conclave: The Circle vs. The Lobby

Steve Rosenbaum | Posted 01.23.2014 | Technology
Steve Rosenbaum

In hindsight, I probably should have thought things through a bit before I packed David Eggers' new book 'The Circle' as a beach read for my trip to t...

To What End Are We Connecting the World?

Chris Hoofnagle | Posted 01.23.2014 | Home
Chris Hoofnagle

The Circle joins Gary Shteyngart's hilarious Super Sad True Love Story in its prediction of the kind of world we might get to live in if we continue to outsource our data and decisions about it to Silicon Valley's technocrats.

Fighting for Our Classrooms, and for the Human Beings Inside Them

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 08.12.2013 | Politics
Richard (RJ) Eskow

On one side are the forces of egalitarianism, economic opportunity, and self-determination. On the other is a well-funded and entrenched elite bent on hijacking our media, our political process, and our institutions, for their selfish ends.

Interview With Vendela Vida About Always Apprentices

Nicki Richesin | Posted 06.19.2013 | Home
Nicki Richesin

It may come as something of a surprise that Vendela Vida doesn't have access to the internet at her home, but make no mistake, she's very connected.

EXCERPT: Dave Eggers's Joke Confession

Posted 02.12.2013 | Home

Herman Mildew was a cantankerous, unpleasant book editor who built up enemies throughout publishing. He was gluttonous, odious, insufferable and entir...

Sore Winners, Sulky Losers and Sour Grapes of Wrath -- MLPC Author Gets the 2013 Prestigious Prize for Distinguished Non-Fiction

Linda Howard Urbach | Posted 03.09.2013 | Comedy
Linda Howard Urbach

My Little Publishing Company plans to single-handedly bring back the prestige of literary prizes.

Dave Eggers & San Francisco Writers Join Forces to Keep Kids in College

Lee Daniel Kravetz | Posted 12.27.2012 | San Francisco
Lee Daniel Kravetz

With an ever-widening gap between the number of rich and poor that earn bachelor's degrees, dropping out of college often has devastating effects on their lives. ScholarMatch harnesses technology and the community-at-large to make up these shortfalls.

What Makes A Great Short Story?

Posted 10.19.2012 | Home

Short stories, when done well, can be perfect narratives, captured in miniature. So when The Paris Review recently released their new book, Object Les...

Do The Write Thing At The Westin: HuffPost DC Top 5 For Tuesday, October 2

The Huffington Post | Brandon Wetherbee | Posted 10.02.2012 | DC

TOP 5 FOR TUESDAY, OCTOBER 2 1. Do The Write Thing At The Westin This 826 fundraiser features Dr. Jill Biden and Dave Eggers. Feel good and meet i...

WATCH: Matt Damon Takes On John Krasinski In 'Promised Land'

The Huffington Post | Christopher Rosen | Posted 11.17.2012 | Entertainment

In August, Focus Features surprised many Oscar prognosticators by setting "Promised Land" for release on Dec. 28. The decision could make the new dram...