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Football and Ancient Greek Tragedy

Aristotle Tziampiris | Posted 03.23.2014 | Sports
Aristotle Tziampiris

In many ways, football functions similarly to ancient Greek tragedy. Such a claim may sound fanciful at first, but upon closer reflection, it helps ex...

Sanctification Through Words: Joy Williams's 99 Stories of God

K. Tyler Christensen | Posted 07.14.2013 | Books
K. Tyler Christensen

On my first day at Tin House (and during cocktail hour), I anxiously asked Williams what she was reading/what I should be reading. Don DeLillo's Point Omega, she told me.

First Prize For American Fiction Announced By Library Of Congress

AP | Posted 06.26.2013 | Books

NEW YORK — Don DeLillo has won the first Library of Congress Prize for American Fiction. Widely acknowledged as a master chronicler of American...

Big Names Confirmed For National Book Festival

Posted 04.15.2013 | DC

WASHINGTON -- This year's National Book Festival, to take place September 21 and 22 on the National Mall, has some big name authors confirmed to parti...

Movie Review: Cosmopolis

Marshall Fine | Posted 10.13.2012 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

As one would expect from Cronenberg, there are sudden moments of shocking violence to go with the moments of unsexy sex. None of it will distract you from the fact that this limo, like the whole enterprise titled Cosmopolis, is going nowhere.

David Cronenberg and Son Brandon at Cannes (With Don DeLillo)

Karin Badt | Posted 07.30.2012 | Entertainment
Karin Badt

David Cronenberg's new film Cosmopolis depicts a world so skewed by capitalism that rats are about to become the unit of currency. The shots are masterful. But what makes the film brilliant is the startling dialogue from Don DeLillo's novel.

Israeli Photographer Takes Classic Paintings For A Spin

Posted 04.05.2012 | Arts

Israeli photographer Tamir Sher decided to use his old record player to remix the classics. Except instead of taking an old Zeppelin LP for a spin, he...

VIDEO: Robert Pattinson Goes Shirtless In NSFW 'Cosmopolis' Teaser

Posted 05.22.2012 | Entertainment

Robert Pattinson is really looking to shed his"Twilight" image. After portraying a man with a trio of mistresses in this year's "Bel Ami," the acto...

Do Books Influence Where You Go On Vacation?

Posted 09.27.2011 | Books

Like movies and TV, books have a way of reaching into our subconcious and taking hold, influencing our decisions on everything from what to wear, what...

Placing Bets On The Nobel: Who's The Front Runner?

1 July 2011 Archive | Posted 08.31.2011 | Books

True, there are only roughly 100 days left until they announce who gets the 2011 Nobel Prize in Literature, but it's pretty early in the season for th...

Responding To Tragedy, Restoring The World

Rev. Amy Ziettlow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Rev. Amy Ziettlow

When you are in recovery the world slows down and life outside that bubble ceases to exist let alone make sense. Helplessness threatens to wash over you every day and carry you out to the island of victimhood.

Don DeLillo: 'I'm Not Trying To Manipulate Reality -- This Is What I See And Hear'

The Guardian | Robert McCrum | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

The bedside phone in 6 Columbus, my New York hotel, rang twice. Then a familiar voice said: "You're seeing Don today. I'll join you for lunch afterwar...

Why Do Novelists Hate Being Interviewed?

Salon.com | CHRISTY LEMIRE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

"I Don't Want to Talk About It." That was on the card Don DeLillo handed me in Athens after I crossed seven time zones to interview him back in 1979. ...

Most Anticipated Summer Reading 2010

The Millions | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

2010 has already been a strong year for fiction lovers, with new novels by the likes of Joshua Ferris, Don DeLillo, Ian McEwan, Lionel Shriver, Jennif...

A Terrorist And His Cat

Amitava Kumar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Amitava Kumar

Daisy Rockwell has painted portraits of Osama bin Laden and Mullah Omar, but what she is especially good at is painting those one would call ordinary terrorists.

Don DeLillo On 'Point Omega',

The New York Times | CHARLES McGRATH | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

But Mr. DeLillo, famous for novels about dread, violence, the dehumanizing effects of technology and the invasion of popular culture into private live...

Top 10 Rock 'N Roll Novels

The Guardian | Tiffany Murray | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

"What is a 'rock'n'roll novel'? Rock'n'roll -- from Robert Johnson to Jack White -- is a coming-of-age sound that allows us to find ourselves, and may...

Books To Look Forward To In 2010: The Millions' Preview

themillions.com | C. Max Magee | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

There's something for every lover of fiction coming in 2010, but, oddly enough, the dominant theme may be posthumous publication. Roberto Bolaño's re...

Liu Xiaobo Imprisonment: Edward Albee, E.L. Doctorow And Other Writers Gather To Protest

Los Angeles Times | Carolyn Kellogg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Major writers will gather in New York this morning to call for the release of Chinese writer and dissident Liu Xiaobo. On Christmas Day, Liu Xiaobo w...

Political Fiction on Economic Crisis, 9-11: Slattery's Liberation and DeLillo's Falling Man

Jeff VanderMeer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jeff VanderMeer

"The collapse was a tsunami, and all of us and the American dream had been on the beach, eyes closed, chairs angled at the sun, too close to the water to get away."