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Mike Middleton Named University Of Missouri's Interim President

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 11.12.2015 | College

The University of Missouri's Board of Curators named Mike Middleton the system's interim president Thursday. The law professor and civil rights attor...

Tom Wolfe: Still Bringing Us the Real Marshall McLuhan

David Tereshchuk | Posted 11.08.2015 | Media
David Tereshchuk

Fifty years later, Wolfe now features in an invaluable online video resource on McLuhan that has, also this month, become widely available to scholars and public alike. It's The 'Marshall McLuhan Speaks' Special Collection, created by producers Stephanie McLuhan and Sandy Pearl, in collaboration with the Open Education Consortium.

American Writers and the Booker Prize

Joseph Olshan | Posted 10.21.2015 | Books
Joseph Olshan

This year, there were two American writers nominated for the Brooker prize: Ann Tyler (whose novels I confess to have stopped reading a while ago) and Hanya Yanagihara, the author of A Little Life.

3 Articles About Books to Read Right Now

The National Book Review | Posted 10.11.2015 | Books
The National Book Review

This article first appeared in The National Book Review The Exemplary Narcissism of Snoopy (Atlantic) - A fascinating deconstruction of what was real...

Private Parts

Francis Levy | Posted 08.26.2015 | Comedy
Francis Levy

Breasts are much in the news recently. Remember Tom Wolfe's The Painted Word? Both Governor Cuomo and Mayor de Blasio have been trying to deal with upsurge of painted breasts in Times Square and then Sunday August 23rd was GoTopless Day in which women demonstrated their right to show their breasts in public.

Hillary Clinton and the Frenzy of the Media

Lanny Davis | Posted 06.04.2015 | Politics
Lanny Davis

Is there a disconnect between Clinton and real voters like Lenore and Gary Patton? Or is the disconnect between the frenzied media scrum and partisan Republican presidential candidates and real, everyday Americans?

Bernstein's Seemingly Simple Song

Daron Hagen | Posted 05.17.2015 | Arts
Daron Hagen

When I was eleven years old, my brother, who two years earlier had turned me on to Jesus Christ Superstar, played me MASS.

'Phantom Limb': A Conversation With Dennis Palumbo

Mark Rubinstein | Posted 05.12.2015 | Books
Mark Rubinstein

Dennis Palumbo is a thriller writer and psychotherapist in private practice. He's the author of the non-fiction book, Writing from the Inside Out and a collection of mystery stories, From Crime to Crime.

'Bonfire of the Vanities' in Ferguson

Robert David Jaffee | Posted 01.25.2015 | Politics
Robert David Jaffee

Nearly thirty years ago, could someone have predicted the searing racial tension in the St. Louis area in 2014? Perhaps, Tom Wolfe could have.

Ralph Steadman in For No Good Reason

Regina Weinreich | Posted 06.24.2014 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

Is there a vicar in the room, asked the British artist Ralph Steadman at the premiere of Charlie and Lucy Paul's documentary about him, For No Good Re...

Flashes of Light From the Annual Gala Event at the Norton Museum of Art

Bruce Helander | Posted 05.27.2014 | Arts
Bruce Helander

Leave it to a first-rate museum with a great permanent collection to host an annual gala for a local super affluent seasonal community, enticing these...

To Jane, Love Andy: Warhol's First Superstar

Bruce Helander | Posted 05.28.2014 | Arts
Bruce Helander

In 1949, a young, ambitious, working-class artist named Andrew Warhola left Pittsburgh for the Big Apple with $50 in his pocket, determined to become in a short while the most successful illustrator in New York City.

Intrepid Travels: The Bus That Fell Behind The Times

Marcel Hidalgo | Posted 02.25.2014 | Arts
Marcel Hidalgo

You might need a little more than just the sonospheric groove in the album, Intrepid Travels, in order to experience Sound Strider's out-of-this-wo...

Secret Societies

Francis Levy | Posted 02.11.2014 | Entertainment
Francis Levy

There is the Hemlock Society which is devoted to suicide and The Eulenspiegel Society whose members gather to express sadomasochistic desires. Perhap...

Ken Kesey: The Formative Years of a Literary Revolutionary

Steve Heilig | Posted 01.23.2014 | Books
Steve Heilig

Where had Ken Kesey come from? His youth was akin to that of a real-life Huck Finn, who transformed into a revolutionary counter-cultural figure.

Tim Youd: An Art of Sound and Word

Juri Koll | Posted 11.17.2013 | Arts
Juri Koll

Most of us have forgotten the unique rhythmic noise of words being typed on a page with a typewriter. What we know these days is soft and sometimes silent, whether composed with our fingers or our thumbs. Tim Youd has not forgotten that original sound.

Bonfire of the Vanities

Francis Levy | Posted 10.29.2013 | Politics
Francis Levy

According to an article in the Times there are seven things Xi Jinping, China's new leader, wants to eliminate ("China Takes Aim at Western Ideas," N...

Surprising News About Tom Wolfe's New Book

Posted 06.20.2013 | Books

Tom Wolfe's new book will be non-fiction, according to a tweet from Publishers Marketplace reporter Sarah Weinman: Tom Wolfe's next book THE KINGDO...

The Wrong Stuff

Ilana Ross | Posted 06.24.2013 | College
Ilana Ross

I wonder if we're just not composed like the ones that came before us. If instead, we're made of the wrong stuff? If the stuff inside of us is flimsy, or too sensitive, self-doubting, if we have inner constitution of cotton candy.

'Kool-Aid Acid' Bus Repairs Memorialize One Hell Of A Trip

AP | By JEFF BARNARD | Posted 05.16.2013 | Travel

GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) — The family of writer Ken Kesey is reviving plans to restore his original psychedelic bus in time for the 50th anniversary o...

8 Writers Aged Over 80

| Greg Zimmerman | Posted 03.15.2013 | Books

First published on BookRiot Philip Roth may not exactly have been in his prime when he “retired” from writing last year at the spry age of 79, ...

Dr. Sonjia: A Multicultural Dr. Ruth for the 21st Century

Erin N. Marcus, M.D. | Posted 05.05.2013 | Miami
Erin N. Marcus, M.D.

Dr. Sonjia Kenya considers herself a multicultural Dr. Ruth for the 21st Century. She is a certified sexologist and serves as sex columnist for the South Florida Sun Post. She recently authored the book Sex In South Beach.

Tom Wolfe: America 'Has No Class Feelings' (VIDEO)

Posted 01.10.2013 | Books

Tom Wolfe recently appeared in an on-camera interview with The Daily Beast to discuss Wall Street in light of the 25th anniversary of Wolfe's novel Bo...

Anticipating a Big Week for Zero Dark Thirty

Regina Weinreich | Posted 03.05.2013 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

At a luncheon at "21" early last December, Jessica Chastain was relieved. Not because her new film Zero Dark Thirty was chosen as Best Film by the New York Film Critics Circle and National Board of Review, but because her secret could now be known.

Tom Wolfe Was Wrong About Miami

NY Times | BRETT SOKOL | Posted 02.02.2013 | Miami

TOM WOLFE has often declared that journalistic truth is far stranger -- and narratively juicier -- than fiction, a refrain he's returned to while prom...