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Paige Duggins: Dave Eggers Takes ‘Affective' Approach to World Citizenship

Southwestern University | Posted 07.09.2014 | College
Southwestern University

As I was driving home, I kept hearing him say that in my head. It made me happy to think that through a simple act I had given this man rest, that for this night, our night, we both felt whole and human for encountering each other.

Top 10 Best and Worst Books of 2013

Valerie Stivers-Isakova | Posted 02.22.2014 | Books
Valerie Stivers-Isakova

Welcome to my first end-of-year roundup. I have read a lot of good contemporary literature this year -- more than usual, because I've been doing some official reviewing -- though I don't claim to have an exhaustive sample.

Singapore Migrants Riot, Websites Chill, but Yale-in-Singapore Keeps Warm

Jim Sleeper | Posted 02.10.2014 | Politics
Jim Sleeper

Americans who haven't given up on liberal democracy should pay close attention to what's going on behind Singapore's glittering facade before they praise Yale's role in plunging Yale-NUS' idealistic young students and faculty into a reinvention of liberal education there.

I Know What Books You Should Be Asking for This Christmas/Hanukkah etc.

Catherine McKenzie | Posted 01.23.2014 | Books
Catherine McKenzie

I've also read a lot of good books, and a couple of superior ones. And so, here are my top 10 books I'd be asking for this holiday season (or buying for myself) if I hadn't already read them.

52 Books in 52 Weeks, Week 44: The Circle Closes

Catherine McKenzie | Posted 01.23.2014 | Books
Catherine McKenzie

The Circle, Eggers' first foray into dystopia, is set in a near future where the world doesn't look that much different than now. Eggers does a great job here of taking our current reality and stepping it up a notch.

The Circle Is the Scariest Book of the Year

Paul LaRosa | Posted 01.23.2014 | Books
Paul LaRosa

If you're at all squeamish and worry about the power and ubiquity of companies like Facebook, Twitter and Google, maybe you shouldn't read the novel The Circle by Dave Eggers.

A Secret Tech Conclave: The Circle vs. The Lobby

Steve Rosenbaum | Posted 01.23.2014 | Technology
Steve Rosenbaum

In hindsight, I probably should have thought things through a bit before I packed David Eggers' new book 'The Circle' as a beach read for my trip to t...

To What End Are We Connecting the World?

Chris Hoofnagle | Posted 01.23.2014 | Books
Chris Hoofnagle

The Circle joins Gary Shteyngart's hilarious Super Sad True Love Story in its prediction of the kind of world we might get to live in if we continue to outsource our data and decisions about it to Silicon Valley's technocrats.

Fighting for Our Classrooms, and for the Human Beings Inside Them

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 08.12.2013 | Politics
Richard (RJ) Eskow

On one side are the forces of egalitarianism, economic opportunity, and self-determination. On the other is a well-funded and entrenched elite bent on hijacking our media, our political process, and our institutions, for their selfish ends.

Interview With Vendela Vida About Always Apprentices

Nicki Richesin | Posted 06.19.2013 | Books
Nicki Richesin

It may come as something of a surprise that Vendela Vida doesn't have access to the internet at her home, but make no mistake, she's very connected.

EXCERPT: Dave Eggers's Joke Confession

Posted 02.12.2013 | Books

Herman Mildew was a cantankerous, unpleasant book editor who built up enemies throughout publishing. He was gluttonous, odious, insufferable and entir...

Sore Winners, Sulky Losers and Sour Grapes of Wrath -- MLPC Author Gets the 2013 Prestigious Prize for Distinguished Non-Fiction

Linda Howard Urbach | Posted 03.09.2013 | Comedy
Linda Howard Urbach

My Little Publishing Company plans to single-handedly bring back the prestige of literary prizes.

Dave Eggers & San Francisco Writers Join Forces to Keep Kids in College

Lee Daniel Kravetz | Posted 12.27.2012 | San Francisco
Lee Daniel Kravetz

With an ever-widening gap between the number of rich and poor that earn bachelor's degrees, dropping out of college often has devastating effects on their lives. ScholarMatch harnesses technology and the community-at-large to make up these shortfalls.

What Makes A Great Short Story?

Posted 10.19.2012 | Books

Short stories, when done well, can be perfect narratives, captured in miniature. So when The Paris Review recently released their new book, Object Les...

Do The Write Thing At The Westin: HuffPost DC Top 5 For Tuesday, October 2

The Huffington Post | Brandon Wetherbee | Posted 10.02.2012 | DC

TOP 5 FOR TUESDAY, OCTOBER 2 1. Do The Write Thing At The Westin This 826 fundraiser features Dr. Jill Biden and Dave Eggers. Feel good and meet i...

WATCH: Matt Damon Takes On John Krasinski In 'Promised Land'

The Huffington Post | Christopher Rosen | Posted 11.17.2012 | Entertainment

In August, Focus Features surprised many Oscar prognosticators by setting "Promised Land" for release on Dec. 28. The decision could make the new dram...

826 Valencia Celebrates a Decade With Their Third Annual Write-a-thon on 8/26 Day

Nicki Richesin | Posted 10.20.2012 | San Francisco
Nicki Richesin

In honor of their 10-year anniversary, 826 Valencia asked would-be authors (including children and adults) to round up pledges for 8/26 Day, then join them at 826 Valencia on Sunday, August 26 from noon to 8:26 p.m. to write.

The Return Of Woody, Fiona And Eggers

Posted 06.18.2012 | Home

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New Dave Eggers Book On Sale This Month

Posted 06.04.2012 | Books

A new book by Dave Eggers, the bestselling author of the unconventional memoir "A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius," goes on sale later this mo...

826LA's Young Authors' Book Project

Joel Arquillos | Posted 07.30.2012 | Education
Joel Arquillos

The Young Authors' Book Project is one of 826LA's most exciting projects. Over the course of a semester, high school students become published authors.

Get Personal Letters From Famous Authors

The Huffington Post | Melissa Jeltsen | Posted 03.05.2012 | Books

There's something special about finding, nestled among bills and glossy catalogs, a personal letter in the mail. The envelope may be wrinkled, smudged...

Low Salaries Chase Talent Out Of Teaching, Says Film "American Teacher"

Youth Radio -- Youth Media International | Posted 03.25.2012 | Education
Youth Radio -- Youth Media International

By: Robyn Gee A new film on the education circuit offers a new assessment of the answer to America's public education woes. Simply put: our current ...

826dc Celebrates One Year of Innovative Writing Programs for Under-Served Youth

Alma Katsu | Posted 02.19.2012 | DC
Alma Katsu

Working out of its headquarters at the Museum of Unnatural History (its logo cleverly mimicking the Smithsonian's) at 3233 14th Street NW, 826dc provides writing programs for underserved youth.

World Book Night Giving Away 1 Million Free Books, Needs YOUR Help

Posted 12.14.2011 | Books

Ever heard of World Book Night? If not, you will. Because they want your help to give away free books. WBN first launched in the UK last year. It t...

The Art of Giving: This Artweek.LA (December 12-18, 2011)

Bill Bush | Posted 02.12.2012 | Arts
Bill Bush

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