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

Posted 01.10.2013 | Home

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...

Tom Wolfe: Worst Sex Of The Year?

Posted 11.20.2012 | Home

Eight nominees have been announced for the Bad Sex awards, a competition created by the Literary Review "to draw attention to the crude, tasteless, of...

Are Writers Finishing Great Novels, Or Are Great Novels Finished?

Michael Levin | Posted 01.12.2013 | Home
Michael Levin

Fifty years from now, if people are still reading long-form fiction (say, anything longer than a Twitter feed), what contemporary authors' works will survive? I'll wait.

LOOK: Book Worms Unite!

The Huffington Post | Christiana Lilly | Posted 11.08.2012 | Miami

Whether it's the gentle crack in the spine of a brand new book or the weathered pages of an early edition of a classic, book lovers know the feeling o...

WATCH: Tom Wolfe Gets Back To Blood In Miami

| Miami New Times | Posted 10.11.2012 | Miami

This article courtesy of Miami New Times. By Ciara LaVelle A small motorboat meandered through the 2011 Columbus Day Regatta, carrying just a dr...

Straight Trippin'

Gabriel Mizrahi | Posted 10.22.2012 | Science
Gabriel Mizrahi

Fifty years after Tom Wolfe documented that epic LSD trip on a bus called "Further," a new breed of scientists is attempting once again to put Schedule I drugs into words (peer-reviewed ones, thankfully). The rigorous and careful exploration of these substances points to four key benefits.

Failing Upward: An Interview With the Indispensable George Gurley

David Coggins | Posted 04.24.2012 | Arts
David Coggins

His dispatches from the front lines of New York society evolved into reportage of Gurley's own exploits in boîtes he patronized until he stumbled home, or was ejected, with his dignity in disarray.

Centenary of Influence -- Undervalued By Mainstream

David Tereshchuk | Posted 02.18.2012 | Media
David Tereshchuk

This declining year has been the centennial of Marshall McLuhan's birth -- the man who was, if not the father or godfather, then at least our leading prophet of media-driven political and social change.

Hemingway at War, America in Crisis

Brent Budowsky | Posted 12.02.2011 | Politics
Brent Budowsky

We can read about the carnage of war in A Farewell to Arms, and the power of great aspirations in For Whom the Bell Tolls, and consider what each of us can do in our times by remembering what Ernest Hemingway and so many others did in theirs.

Literary References In The Simpsons

Posted 11.27.2011 | Arts

With the 23rd season of The Simpsons premiering on Sunday, America's longest-running sitcom is still going strong. Despite the perennial complaints ab...

HuffPost Review: Magic Trip

Marshall Fine | Posted 10.04.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

You don't have to be a Deadhead or a Ken Kesey-phile to find the fun and the wistfulness in Magic Trip, Alex Gibney and Alison Ellwood's reconstruction of the famous cross-country bus trip by Ken Kesey and his Merry Pranksters.

The 100 Best Non-Fiction Books

guardian.co.uk | Posted 08.15.2011 | Home

After keen debate at the Guardian's books desk, this is our list of the very best factual writing, organised by category, and then by date....

Rebuilding Edith Wharton's House of Mirth

Lev Raphael | Posted 08.02.2011 | Home
Lev Raphael

Certain books change your life, and Edith Wharton's The House of Mirth changed mine. The novel's brilliance blew me away in college, deepening my desi...

Thirty Years Of Sublime Rock 'n' Roll: A Conversation With Marshall Crenshaw, Plus Chatting With Petra Haden, Cory Mon and Wes Kirkpatrick

Mike Ragogna | Posted 06.11.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

Back in 1981, Marshall Crenshaw's single "Something's Gonna Happen" was released on Shake Records, initiating his string of critically acclaimed classic albums and 45s. Now Marshall, celebrating 30 years of music-making, sits down to talk.

St. Patrick's Day Aftermath: The Best Books For A Hangover (PHOTOS)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

A few years ago, Inigo Thomas wrote in Slate: “If remorse is one part of the hangover, so is resolve — the refusal to give into the worst of it....

Blue Valentine: Reviewing the Reviewers

Melody Breyer-Grell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Melody Breyer-Grell

I did not go see Blue Valentine with the goal of writing a review. My exasperation was brought on by my belief that the reviewers of this film missed some of the film's real messages.

The Pen Name Is Mightier Than the Sword Name

Jeff Klima | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Jeff Klima

Congratulations, you've decided to completely devote yourself to the endless, droning monotony that is professional writing. On the world's stage, you...

Ken Kesey And 'Acid Christ'

Mark Christensen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Mark Christensen

Ken Kesey, the "undisputed King of the Counter Culture" who during the early 1960s became America's top new literary light, then -- fueled by Sandoz 25 LSD -- abruptly ditched his day job as the next Norman Mailer to become a sort of proto acid Christ.

Edith Wharton, Tom Wolfe And More

flavorwire.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

hen it comes to writers' fashion choices, most people know better than to judge a book by its cover. Although most authors are more closely associated...

Chick Lit? Women's Literature? Why Not Just ... Literature?

Diane Meier | Posted 09.27.2011 | Home
Diane Meier

My early reviews were gratifying and the consumer reviews from the Amazon Vine readers were all five star. Except one: "My Chick Lit Loving Wife Hated This Book," read the headline.

They're Parasites

Robert S. McElvaine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Robert S. McElvaine

While "pirates," "banksters," "roaches," and "leeches" are all apt words to describe the arrogant Wall Streeters we saw testifying this week, there is a more accurate scientific term -- it is time to call a parasite a parasite.

Enough of comic-book movies

Marshall Fine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

There are a lot of elements of modern cinema on which I'd like to see a moratorium declared. Let's start with remakes - particularly remakes of reall...

Damned Dapper: The Preppy "Go-to-Hell" Look

Christian Chensvold | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Christian Chensvold

Put on a fresh pot of coffee and settle down for what is, as far as I know, the first-ever history of the whimsical WASP penchant for madras blazers, lobster-embroidered trousers, and sweaters in pink and kelly green.