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Susan Orlean

Uma Thurman Reads from Moby Dick and Salman Rushdie Wins a Prize at House of Speakeasy

Regina Weinreich | Posted 04.01.2014 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

Good news: the written word thrives downtown. The brainchild of Doctor Amanda Foreman, the author of historical works like Georgiana: Duchess of Devon...

In Bonnets or Sweat Pants, We're Cultural Historians

Holly Robinson | Posted 06.01.2013 | Books
Holly Robinson

Whatever subjects we choose, as women writers we are cataloging historical and cultural events in ways that go far deeper than the two-dimensional stories told by photographs. We get into the heads of our audience in ways that movies still can't.

Susan Orlean Starts New Book About A Library

Posted 03.05.2013 | Books

Susan Orlean, the bestselling author of The Orchid Thief (kind-of inspiration for the movie "Adaptation") and Rin Tin Tin: The Life and the Legend, as...

The Only Susan Orlean Interview That Matters

Posted 02.19.2013 | Comedy

Accomplished literary journalist and author Susan Orlean has given plenty of interviews about her life's work, but none of them compare to Thing X's i...

Top Female Writers Reveal Why They Drink

Leah Odze Epstein | Posted 11.17.2012 | Women
Leah Odze Epstein

Each week, since we started the Drinking Diaries blog in 2009, my co-editor Caren and I have been asking women the same question: Why do, or don't you...

Entrepreneurs Can Find Best Advice in Biographies, Not Online

Frank Farwell | Posted 08.11.2012 | Small Business
Frank Farwell

Yep, I am saying that a dog's story can teach you things about product development and brand management better than most business school professors. The book I am referring to is the tale of the most famous dog of all time -- Rin Tin Tin.

The Week's Best Parenting Tweets

Posted 04.20.2012 | Parents

If we had to highlight just a single favorite parenting tweet from the past week, it would be this gem from Susan Orlean, hands down. But other moms a...

Women, Bullying and Tech: Women of SXSW on Online Personas

Kelly Meeker | Posted 01.08.2013 | Women
Kelly Meeker

The vocabulary of social media - "like," "follow," "friends" -- are painful artifacts of the teenage years. Only now we have an actual number."

Who Are We? The Web And Self-(Mis)Representation

Forbes | Posted 03.12.2012 | Women

Who is the woman on your Facebook page? Is she you? No, really. Is she the woman who wakes up in the morning with last night’s eyeliner raccoonin...

Ask Our SXSW Panel A Question!

The Huffington Post | Margaret Wheeler Johnson | Posted 01.08.2013 | Women

HuffPost Women is at South By Southwest this weekend, and we're thrilled to be hosting a panel on an issue we wanted to discuss with other women: anxi...

Margaret Wheeler Johnson

Are You Really You Online? Susan Orlean Answers | Margaret Wheeler Johnson | Posted 03.09.2012 | Women

Susan Orlean, a staff writer at The New Yorker, is also known as one of the most prolific and beloved Twitter users on the planet. On March 10, she'll...

Goosey Events and Trees That Smile

Nancy Sharp | Posted 05.08.2012 | Healthy Living
Nancy Sharp

Let yourself go the next time you stumble across the improbable or the unforeseen. Be wildly silly and curious about everything that you see, paying attention to all that is quirky because you never know what meaning lies behind.

Lucas Kavner

Major Australian Artist Tries To Make It In America | Lucas Kavner | Posted 02.08.2012 | Home

NEW YORK -- The crowd at the Bowery Ballroom on Monday night was there to see Gotye, the alter ego of Belgian-Australian musician Wouter De Backer, pl...

Film Biographers Take Center Stage in Bay Area

Thomas Gladysz | Posted 12.27.2011 | San Francisco
Thomas Gladysz

Fortunately, for local film buffs, the San Francisco Bay Area is a hotbed for those interested in just this sort of thing. Anyone interested in early Hollywood will want to check out at least one of three events taking place in the coming weeks.

Rin Tin Tin Paws His Way Back In Susan Orlean's New Book

Posted 12.22.2011 | Fifty

Very few can boast 26 Hollywood films, surviving a World War I battlefield, saving Warner Brothers from bankruptcy, a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fa...

Rin Tin Tin: The Tale Of The 'Dog Who Was Born In 1918 And Never Died'

The Huffington Post | Posted 11.27.2011 | Books

Move over, Lassie. Rin Tin Tin might be considered "the most famous dog in the history of movies and television," and now Susan Orlean's latest bo...

Bestselling Author Releases New Kindle Single About Animal Love And Technology | JULIE BOSMAN | Posted 07.19.2011 | Books

Last Friday Susan Orlean was on the verge of some serious animal acquisitions. Her latest herd of 12 Black Angus cattle was scheduled to be dropped of...

'Fired Therapist. One Mother Is Enough' And Other 6-Word 'Momoirs'

Larry Smith | Posted 07.06.2011 | Books
Larry Smith

There aren't many topics like moms to really light a fire under a conversation among a few friends, or even an entire community.

Susan Orlean: My Life With The iPad

Network World | Glenn Fleishmann | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Susan Orlean has become a geek, something that simultaneously amuses and mildly horrifies her....

Confessions of a Word Junkie

Caroline Hagood | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Caroline Hagood

Word junkies are seldom without their trusty accessory, the psychic map of creative journeys yet to be had. For me, this has always been my computer.

'Books That Changed My World': Thousands Share Most Influential Books Over Twitter

The New Yorker | Susan Orlean | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

I woke up thinking about Ron Hansen's majestic, mournful book "The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford." The book had gotten into m...

Jason Linkins

Scritti Politti: May 12, 2009 | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

With John and Elizabeth Edwards back in the news, Matt Yglesias espies Michael Tomasky ruminating on what can get you "banished from public life," and...