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Books as a Trompe-L'oeil: On Fools and What Fools the Eye

Cosmin Gheorghe | Posted 12.07.2014 | Technology
Cosmin Gheorghe

For many people around the globe books are alive, they are collected, cherished and contemplated periodically with love. They are milestones that punctuate one's emotional and social life.

Name-Callers, Deniers and Writer Sexism: Which Side Are You On, Guys?

Randy Susan Meyers | Posted 01.23.2014 | Books
Randy Susan Meyers

Why do some folks get in such an uproar when women simply ask for a fair shake, equal footing? Why does anyone think women writers are exempt from institutional sexism?

What I Learned From Legendary Journalist Ray Suarez: His Toughest Interviews Ever

Gillian Frew | Posted 02.10.2013 | Media
Gillian Frew

Journalists in the public eye know exactly what kinds of questions to expect because they've made careers out of fielding the same ones: What's your take on xyz current event, who will run for office in 2016, and, of course, what's the future of journalism?

The 10 Most Absurd Things Said About Women In 2011

Posted 12.28.2011 | Women

Mallory Ortberg | Eco Salon This post originally appeared on EcoSalon. With beliefs like these floating around, we have to remind ourselves th...

Who Is The Most Important Contemporary Writer Of Fiction?

Anis Shivani | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Anis Shivani

I asked these major fiction writers who they thought was the most important contemporary fiction writer, and what had been his/her influence on their ...

National Novel Writing Month Is Hooey

Brian Gresko | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Brian Gresko

If you really want to write a novel, you should bite the bullet and put in the time and energy to write something that you're going to want to read and hope others will too.

V. S. Naipaul's "Gloomy Clarity" About Africa and Himself (AUDIO)

Christopher Lydon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Christopher Lydon

V. S. Naipaul, in the winter of his long writing life, doesn't disguise his melancholy or his frailty. Still, his inquisitorial eye and his magic with a prose sentence have not abandoned him, nor the organ tones of his mesmerizing voice.

Anis Shivani: The Most Anticipated Books For The Rest Of 2010

Anis Shivani | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Anis Shivani

From important new fiction by Jonathan Franzen and Yiyun Li to penetrating critiques of the current political situation by Matt Taibbi and Chris Hedges, there is a lot to look forward to from publishers at all levels for the rest of the summer and the fall.

Caribbean Writers in the Shadow of Sir Vidia Naipaul

Arlene M. Roberts | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Arlene M. Roberts

No doubt Naipaul deserves the accolades that have been bestowed upon him, bit the fixation on his personal life overshadows the accomplishments of a generation of Caribbean writers.