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Is 'The Great American Novel' a Useless Concept?

Claire Fallon | Posted 12.17.2013 | Books
Claire Fallon

Our national preoccupation with the concept is somewhat odd -- no other country seems to share this need to score ambitious new novels by whether it's a "Great _____ Novel contender."

Laura Lost 166 Pounds: 'I Strive To Be The Best Possible Version Of Me'

Posted 07.26.2013 | Healthy Living

Got a success story of your own? Send it to us at and you could be featured on the site! Name: Laura Miller Age...

Jane Austen Weekly: The Brain and Mind

Susan Celia Greenfield | Posted 12.05.2012 | Books
Susan Celia Greenfield

Among her countless accomplishments, Jane Austen is making news in the field of neuroscience.

Conversations on Practice

Jennifer Hamady | Posted 12.03.2011 | New York
Jennifer Hamady

No one can tell you how to become a writer or an artist. The only path is to do it, to think and feel deeply about it, and to persevere.

Lucas Kavner

Mini-Superheroes And Their Major Acts of Kindness | Lucas Kavner | Posted 07.20.2011 | Impact

In these ADD-riddled days of inattention and idleness, getting a group of 3-year-olds to focus their energy on a shared objective is about as easy as ...

Dear New York Times: A Game of Thrones Is Not Just for Boys

Ilana Teitelbaum | Posted 06.16.2011 | Books
Ilana Teitelbaum

Ginia Bellafante's piece in the Times is openly, even proudly contemptuous of the entire fantasy genre, and -- perhaps worst of all -- is patronizing to women readers.

Widening the Gender Gap: A Response to Salon's Laura Miller

Jason Pinter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Jason Pinter

Salon's Laura Miller recently examined the long-argued notion that women are underrepresented in book criticism. Now, I will not argue Miller's thesis. My problem is where it goes from there.

Favorite Books Of 2010 | Steve Kornacki | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Over the last two days, Salon's Laura Miller has revealed her list of the most memorable fiction and nonfiction books of the year. (Her picks included...

Word After Word After Word

Ru Freeman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Ru Freeman

If National Novel Writing Month turns my good friend from the medical field into writing, so be it. Just say it well, work hard, revise and you will find that there is room for us all. And while you are at it, read.

'Secret Agent L' Unmasks Identity To Further Charity Work

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

Until recently, Pittsburgh resident Laura Miller was known only as 'Secret Agent L' -- an elusive Good Samaritan responsible for the random gifts stra...

Weekly Pulse: The Rocky Road to Reform

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
The Media Consortium

Obama must have been disappointed when the non-partisan CBO announced last week that the Dem's healthcare bills won't cut spending, as he won't sign a bill that doesn't contain cost cuts.