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Kurt Vonnegut

Heavy Hitters To Compete In Charity Softball Game

AP | FRANK ELTMAN | Posted 08.12.2013 | Impact

EAST HAMPTON, N.Y. -- Its roster of participants is impressive: former President Bill Clinton, Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer, three Baldwins, D...

Getting Silly

Chris Weigant | Posted 07.24.2013 | Politics
Chris Weigant

It's right around the corner, folks. That special time of year when politicians flee the Washington summer weather for their home districts for 5 weeks of paid time off, in which many politicians hold "town hall" meetings.

Religion's Sins

Scott Perlo | Posted 09.15.2013 | Religion
Scott Perlo

Between the overabundance of bad religion and a scarcity of the good, we, in the Western, Liberal, educationally and financially privileged world, are starving.

'Slaughterhouse Five' Gets A-List Writer

Posted 07.09.2013 | Entertainment

Billy Pilgrim is inching closer toward his big-screen revival, and now the long-gestating "Slaughterhouse-Five" adaptation may have found its writer i...

Cinefantastique's Here's What's Going On: Doctor Who Starring... Michael Jackson!?!

Dan Persons | Posted 09.08.2013 | Entertainment
Dan Persons

Jacko was courted for feature adaptation... Guillermo del Toro announces writer for Slaughterhouse Five... Batman gets recruited for Justice League: The Flashpoint Paradox...

Fluid Fairy Tales at Shulamit Gallery

Sarah Lehat | Posted 07.01.2013 | Arts
Sarah Lehat

For me, two years have contained the discovery of an artist who explores fairy tales, rites of passage, mythologies, folklore and systems of transmission or enumeration. The artist is Doni Silver Simons and most recently she has opened a solo exhibition at Shulamit Gallery.

Movie Review: Beautiful Creatures

Marshall Fine | Posted 04.13.2013 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Based on the first in a series of books by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl, Beautiful Creatures (opening Thursday) hopes the "Twihards" can shift their focus from the undead to the magically endowed.

The Definition of Wealthy: Living Small

James Berman | Posted 02.27.2013 | Business
James Berman

A key to acquiring wealth is preventing living standards from rising along with income. Those who let their needs swell commensurately with their wallet never feel rich.

Literary Luminaries: Ayana Mathis And 13 Other Authors Of The Iowa Writers' Workshop

Posted 12.12.2012 | OWN

For more than 70 years, the University of Iowa Writers' Workshop has been one of the most prestigious programs of its kind in the United States. Celeb...

Why the 'Gene' Concept Holds Back Evolutionary Thinking

James A. Shapiro | Posted 01.30.2013 | Science
James A. Shapiro

DNA and molecular genetics have brought us to a fundamentally new conceptual understanding of genomes, how they are organized and how they function.

5 Books Every High School Student Should Read

By Marissa Page Marissa Page is a junior at University of Chicago Lab. She’s a student reporter for The Mash, a weekly teen publication distribut...

Kurt Vonnegut: 'I Have Invented A Board Game'

Posted 11.11.2012 | Books

This letter, taken from Kurt Vonnegut: Letters ($35, Delacorte), was written at a low point in Vonnegut's finances. In it, he proposes a children’s...

PHOTOS: Kurt Vonnegut's 'Homesick' Letter To His Wife

Posted 11.02.2012 | Books

The following is an excerpt from Kurt Vonnegut: Letters [Delacorte Press, $35.00]. It is a letter written from Kurt Vonnegut to his first wife and chi...

My Dad, Kurt Vonnegut

Nanette Vonnegut | Posted 12.08.2012 | Books
Nanette Vonnegut

When I am asked, What was it like living with your father? , I have a good answer: It was like living with an elephant for 15 years that was trying to give birth to something twice its size.

Incredible Posters Of Famous Literary Quotes

Posted 07.11.2012 | Arts

New York-based graphic designer Evan Robertson has created a charming series of literary posters based on quotes by famous authors. He takes clever ph...

Why Do Women Want To 'Have It All,' Anyway?

Rick Newman | Posted 08.27.2012 | Women
Rick Newman

The whole debate should make us stop and ask: What does "having it all" even mean? Does anybody have it all? Is it even possible?

Stories to Remember in an Unkind World

Gail Vida Hamburg | Posted 08.07.2012 | Impact
Gail Vida Hamburg

There are some stories one can't bear to hear, for to hear them is to lose a slice of our solidarity with all humanity, and to feel a sense of utter cosmic loneliness.

Movie review: Men in Black 3

Marshall Fine | Posted 07.24.2012 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

I will admit: I tend to have a bias against movies with the number "3" in the title. If there's ever a dead giveaway that all imagination has been sap...

The Infinite Reach of My Mother's Laughter

Darin Murphy | Posted 07.11.2012 | Parents
Darin Murphy

My mother Hallie passed away this month at age 68. She was beautiful, smart, curious, compassionate, and rebellious, a compulsive reader and a talented psychotherapist. But of all her attributes, none surpassed her capacity to laugh.

Kurt Vonnegut: 8 Essential Elements Of A Good Short Story

Posted 04.06.2012 | Books

Aspiring authors are sometimes willing to shell out thousands for writing workshops and MFA programs, but according to Kurt Vonnegut, the late politic...

'You Have Insulted Me, I Am A Good Citizen'

The Huffington Post | Laura Hibbard | Posted 08.08.2012 | Education

Drake High School in North Dakota made headlines in October of 1973 when school board members burned 32 copies of Kurt Vonnegut's Slaughter-House Five...

New Kurt Vonnegut Book Released

Posted 03.23.2012 | Books

A previously unpublished novella by satirical war critic Kurt Vonnegut was released today by RosettaBooks exclusively as a Kindle Single for only $1.9...

Remembering Joseph Heller and Kurt Vonnegut in Conversation

Carole Mallory | Posted 05.11.2012 | Books
Carole Mallory

Reading Susan Braudy's vivid remembrance of Joe Heller made me recall the time I had the opportunity to interview him in conversation with Kurt Vonnegut. Just how did I get this dynamic duo together for a chat with a tape recorder by my side?

You Just Got a Kindle or Nook -- Now What? 5 Books and Apps to Try Now!

Andy Wilson | Posted 02.25.2012 | Books
Andy Wilson

The Kindle Fire and Nook Tablet are amazing gadgets, not to mention their e-ink black and white cousins and the various other tablets and the iPad. But now that they're out of the box, what to do with them?

Occupy Christmas!

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 02.22.2012 | Politics
Richard (RJ) Eskow

It doesn't matter whether or not you believe in God or which faith you follow if you do. Here's a question worth asking this holiday season: Would Jesus be an Occupy demonstrator? The Bible suggests that He would.