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Paris Journal: Raiders of the Lost Generation

Francis Levy | Posted 12.21.2014 | Travel
Francis Levy

Having propagated almost biblically, the descendants of the Lost Generation have become like a plague of locusts. You can't go anywhere in Paris without seeing Americans and just when you think you've located a bona fide Frenchman.

'The Forsaken': A Talk with Ace Atkins

Mark Rubinstein | Posted 10.05.2014 | Books
Mark Rubinstein

Ace Atkins has written 15 books over the past 15 years. He published his first novel, Crossroad Blues, at age 27, becoming a full-time novelist at age 30.

What 'The Great Gatsby' Can Teach You About Life

Posted 09.24.2014 | Books

Happy birthday, F. Scott Fitzgerald! The famed author of such Jazz Age stories as "Tender Is the Night" and "The Beautiful and the Damned" was born on...

The Jay Gatsby in All of Us

Gregoris Kalai | Posted 07.23.2013 | College
Gregoris Kalai

There is a Jay Gatbsy in all of us. Despite our best efforts to be content and happy with what ever our current circumstances are, we have evolved to want more. More what?

Use Vice to Find Your Literary Voice

Jeff Klima | Posted 03.09.2013 | Comedy
Jeff Klima

So many writing tutorial books and articles focus on your actual writing, that most of the time, the other, dare I say, more important, aspects of your would-be author career get overlooked.

How Much Did Fitzgerald Get Paid To Write 'The Great Gatsby'?

Posted 04.06.2012 | Books

If you read a lot of books, you've probably read "The Great Gatsby." Love it or loathe it, it's withstood the test of time and the scoffs of critics, ...

Literary Seductions

Allison K Hill | Posted 11.29.2011 | Books
Allison K Hill

I once slept with a man because he gave me a copy of Murakami's The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle. Before you judge me, read the book. It's lyrical and seductive and changes the way you think about reality, about life.

Does This Tattoo Make Me Look Like a Bestseller?

Melanie Benjamin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Melanie Benjamin

A couple of years ago, in that rosy flush of a little success, I did something stupid. I promised my husband, myself, a taxi driver and several bemused bystanders that I would get a tattoo.

"Laura Bush" by F. Scott Fitzgerald, "An Oil Spill by Ross Macdonald", "Racial Profiling" by Papa

Chris Kelly | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Chris Kelly

What Hemingway, Fitzgerald and others tells us about Laura Bush, Arizona immigration and the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.

Drunk Writers Were Better Sober, Says Psychiatrist

The Independent | John von Radowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

While many artists and writers were famous for substance abuse, most produced their greatest works while not intoxicated, according to the psychiatris...

Those Books You REALLY Mean to Get Around to Reading...No, REALLY

Jilly Gagnon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Jilly Gagnon

The publishing industry is not, contrary to rumor, dead, thanks to people like you and your grand plans. This year I'm going to finally get around to reading X.

Torture Prosecutor Tops 70,000 Questions for Obama on Change.Gov

Ari Melber | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ari Melber

Thousands of Americans are asking whether Obama will order an independent investigation into allegations of torture and illegal surveillance by the U.S. government. We deserve a "yes," or a "no."

Ask Obama For a Torture Special Prosecutor

Ari Melber | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ari Melber

The Obama transition team is taking questions again at -- while the press has fixated on the Blagojevich scandal, the allegations of torture by officials in the current administration receive scant attention.

Friday Talking Points [58] -- [Expletive Deleted] Blagojevich

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

The history of profanity in American political discourse is an untold story out there just waiting for someone to research and write about -- although...