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Lee Siegel

Open Letter to the Obama Campaign: Do's and Don'ts for Charlotte

Elizabeth Tannen | Posted 11.04.2012 | Politics
Elizabeth Tannen

I think you got the memo about not inviting Clint Eastwood and thinking twice when someone makes a last-minute request to the prop guy. But perhaps there are other lessons you can take from the RNC.

Is Shirley Jackson One Of The Greatest American Writers?

Salon | Andrew O'Hehir | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

The Shirley Jackson Awards for excellence in "literature of psychological suspense, horror, and the dark fantastic" were awarded over the weekend, and...

Death of the Literati: Good Riddance to Closed-Mindedness

Jason Pinter | Posted 06.16.2011 | Books
Jason Pinter

The Literati have been dividing literary culture for years, decrying popular fiction, dismissing authors, genres and authors exploring new media. And by doing so they have journeyed far, far away from the realm of relevancy.

Fiction Is Alive: LA Times's Carolyn Kellogg Responds To The NY Observer

Los Angeles Times | Carolyn Kellogg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Every few years someone finds a platform to declare fiction dead, despite all evidence to the contrary. This time around, it's Lee Siegel, writing in ...

The Way We Watched Movies...Remember?

Ellen Sterling | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Ellen Sterling

In the May 18 edition of the New York Observer Lee Siegel wrote an article titled Ciao to the Cineplex; I Miss Mass Culture! He noted that "The Federa...

Lee Siegel, New Republic Critic Turned Anonymous Commenter, Blames Bush For Nasty Commenters

Huffington Post | Adam Rose | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Lee Siegel, the senior editor at the New Republic who was suspended for posting a handful of self-serving comments on his TNR blog under the handle "s...