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John Cheever

Here Comes the Judge

Francis Levy | Posted 12.24.2014 | Arts
Francis Levy

Artists are attempting to find something through the maintenance of a practice but what is a politician or leader trying to find? The answer is usually a series of intelligent decisions that lead his country out of a quagmire.

How To Make Yourself Happy (It's Not What You Think!)

Hippo Reads | Posted 02.03.2014 | Healthy Living
Hippo Reads

What does self-deception mean? As RadioLab's story suggests, self-deceivers are not only more successful, but often happier. Go figure.

How I Learned to Read

Jane Vandenburgh | Posted 07.15.2013 | Books
Jane Vandenburgh

Early reader? Let's just say that had the word had currency in the L.A. of the Fifties, I'd have been the girl with the big dictionary on her lap trying to find "dyslexia." Since I couldn't read it'd never have occurred to me that I'd become a writer.

Paul Theroux's Furies

Francis Levy | Posted 05.08.2013 | Books
Francis Levy

A dentist Ray Testa, who is 58, leaves his wife Angie, to run off with his 31year-old hygienist, Shelby. At the wedding he announces: "I now belong to an incredibly exclusive club. There are not many men who can say that they're older than their father-n-law."

Search for the Real -- Roma

James Franco | Posted 01.21.2013 | Entertainment
James Franco

My NYU grad students and I presented our collaborative film Tar at the Rome Film Festival. What they accomplished is fairly unprecedented and hasn't been done by any group of students at any film school. At least as far as I know, and I teach at a bunch of them.

How Rick Moody Writes

Electric Literature | Posted 11.19.2012 | Books
Electric Literature

I have written things in appalling circumstances. In the worst motels, on scraps of paper and envelopes. And oftentimes the reduced circumstance takes me to creative places I wouldn't go otherwise.

Kids Have Summer Reading Lists. Here's One For Adults. [But With No Book Reports Due In September]

Jesse Kornbluth | Posted 08.28.2012 | Books
Jesse Kornbluth

A friend suggested I pull together a reading list for the summer. I had a hard time taking her seriously. She's one of the smartest, best-read people ...

Cheeveresque Revisited

Lew Whittington | Posted 08.11.2012 | Books
Lew Whittington

In the late '70s, you couldn't go anywhere without seeing the red cover of The Stories of John Cheever the Pulitzer Prize winning collection of the writer's stories that had been delighting readers of The New Yorker for decades.

Famous Authors Related by Blood or Marriage

Dave Astor | Posted 10.21.2011 | Books
Dave Astor

The Bronte sisters weren't alone in blood being as thick as ink.

The Weirdest Writing Habits Of Famous Authors

Posted 09.12.2011 | Books

From Flavorwire: It's an old topic but it always manages to be interesting -- what did the authors we love do in order to write what they did? Beyo...

A Few Good Questions With Justin Cronin

Ben Evans | Posted 07.17.2011 | Books
Ben Evans

A few years ago it was announced that Justin Cronin's next project would be a vampire novel. Many readers found it difficult to believe. In honor of its paperback release, I spoke with Justin last week.

Yves Klein: With the Void, at the Hirschhorn

Daniel Krotz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Daniel Krotz

I recently visited the Hirschhorn Library in Washington last week and saw an exhibit of the French artist Yves Klein's work titled "Yves Klein: With the Void, Full Powers".

25 Novels You Can Read on a Beach Without Embarrassing Yourself (PHOTOS, POLL)

Jesse Kornbluth | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Jesse Kornbluth

This summer, I'm thinking Reading Lite. An iced drink, (make mine an Arnold Palmer). A cool breeze. A careful application of sunscreen. A thin book, so I can get through it and still grab some zzzs. Books like these.

Leatherstone by David Pabian: A Review

Daniel Krotz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Daniel Krotz

The survival strategy of self-publishing was adopted by the screenwriter David Patrick Pabian, author of Leatherstone, an arresting, modern day riff on Mary Shelly's Frankenstein.

Father's Day Gift Ideas: 10 Father's Day Books He'd Never Get For Himself (But He'll Love) (PHOTOS, POLL)

Jesse Kornbluth | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Jesse Kornbluth

Let's give Dad a book that no one else in his crowd is getting. A book that will put ideas in his head, delight his senses and provide him with something fascinating to say. Like these...

John Cheever's Cruel Paradoxes

The New York Review of Books | Edmund White | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

The Strange Charms of John Cheever Edmund White The New York Review of Books "Cheever: A Life" by Blake Bailey Knopf/Vintage, 770 pp., $35.00; $16.9...

Protecting the House Where Lena Lived!

Michael Henry Adams | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Michael Henry Adams

Never again in our history will citizens be forced to live segregated lives, not according to race at any rate. Yet once, not so long ago, this reality was a difficult to oppose matter of course.

Writers Helping Writers... Or Not: Extraordinary Letters From Cheever, Bradbury, Salinger And Vonnegut

Seattle Post-Intelligencer | Stephen J. Gertz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

In August of 1978, [Nicola Nikolov] wrote, heart in hand, two-page long, well-written, typed letters to a small number of American novelists, with ful...

Over a Cheever, Under a Cheever

David Finkle | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
David Finkle

I cried when I found out that John Cheever died in 1982. And now with few readers, the paradise that is Cheever's writing is at risk of being a lost paradise.