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Off the C(H)uff: Jennifer Egan Talks About A Visit From the Goon Squad

Patricia Zohn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Patricia Zohn

2010-07-27-eganoutside.jpg It's summer. Some people are reading Larsson or re-reading Proust. Instead, I spent last week curled up with Jennifer Egan.

ON MOTHER'S DAY OR ANY DAY: Cinnamon Buns in the Morning

Cheryl Carlesimo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Cheryl Carlesimo

ON MOTHER'S DAY OR ANY DAY Cinnamon Buns in the Morning Everyone thinks that their mother is the best cook in the world. My mother, Lucy, had to be a...

The 5 Most Reclusive Authors Of The 20th Century: In Defense Of Privacy

Flavorwire | Caroline Stanley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

In an age where widespread self promotion (and in many cases, oversharing) is just 140 characters away, the idea of a reclusive author seems both coun...

New York Review: The Collected Stories Of Lydia Davis

Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

The New York Review Of Books Dan Chiasson The Collected Stories of Lydia Davis by Lydia Davis Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 733 pp., $30.00 1. Lydia ...

Damion Searls: A Thoreau Journal for Writers & Moderns (AUDIO)

Christopher Lydon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Christopher Lydon

Damion Searls has found and freed the lean, shapely and modern American classic inside the very definition of a "baggy monster." Henry David Thoreau'...

In Sartre's Words. The Day Proust and Joyce Met. The Death of François Baudot

Bernard-Henri Lévy | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Bernard-Henri Lévy

His name was François Baudot. He was an old friend I scarcely saw in the last months, but whose suicide at the age of 60 moves me deeply.

Avatar: Pandora Is in the Eye of the Beholder

Eliezer Sobel | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Eliezer Sobel

Certain Avatar viewers are leaving the movie depressed at their inability to access a world as spiritual and beautiful as Pandora. The problem is not Earth, but rather these viewers.

Other Economists in the Room

Jane Smiley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Jane Smiley

I don't disagree with Paul Krugman, but he is missing out on some big issues that also need to be discussed and understood before we actually know what is going on in our world.

Obama's Beach Books -- and Yours

Rick Horowitz | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Rick Horowitz

The thing about beach books -- or even "beach books" -- isn't the total tonnage of the entire pile. It's the glow of the glorious possibilities.

Islamic Porn, Fake Diamonds And Racist Literature

Huffington Post Contributor | Andrew Marantz | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

When the novelist Jose Manuel Prieto left Cuba to spend a decade in Siberia, he could only fit a few books in his suitcase, so he packed several volum...

The Obamas Are Making Us Smarter! Thanks Michelle & Barack for Stopping the Dumbing Down of America

Betsy Perry | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Betsy Perry

Listening to a president hard-pressed to get a sentence out without a goof, I believe we got lazy. But now we have a very smart first family and I don't want to be left behind.

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.

First Time Novelist Breaks All Rules with a Winner

Cynthia Kling | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Cynthia Kling

"How Far is the Ocean from Here," by Amy Shearn has to be the weirdest, funniest saddest road novel I've ever read. A single 20-something agrees to surrogate for a pair of cozy yuppies.

Primary Questions About The Making Of A "Who Is" The President Series; Or, Something Else That NBC, ABC and CBS Have In Common

Huffington Post | Rachel Sklar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

CBS News announced a new Presidential candidate interview series, beginning tonight, called "Primary Questions: Character, Leadership & the Candidates" wherein Katie Couric will pose ten Proust questionnaire-type questions to candidates.