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Holiday Bonus: Why I'm Releasing a Deleted Scene From my Novel on Cyber Monday

Matt Stewart | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Matt Stewart

Last winter, as I was editing my debut novel, The French Revolution, I confronted a thorny section detailing a wild Christmas scene which my editor ha...

On Names

Jeff Klima | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Jeff Klima

There is a two-fold complaint nestled in the plumy thicket of today's screed, good people. And while they (the individual issues of the complaint) are...

Blackberries Off: Ten Essential Movies For Easily Distracted Twenty-Somethings

John Farr | Posted 06.12.2013 | Entertainment
John Farr

What if we only had a month in which to force our young adult offspring to see ten essential movies before they succumbed entirely to short-form digital content? My own personal picks.

Dennis Lehane: Between Dorchester Ave and Sunset Boulevard (VIDEO)

Christopher Lydon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Christopher Lydon

Dennis Lehane so rules the neighborhood of Noir ("Nwaaah," as we say in Boston) that he gets street credit for work he didn't write, like "The Departe...

ART AND DRUGS: High Society, Exhibit On Mind-Altering Drugs In History And Culture

Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

We all hope that the art we view can inspire us, as the audience, to take a different perspective on an age old question; to make the familiar unfamil...

Did you know there is a "Frugal" literature?

Jonathan Ezer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Jonathan Ezer

In an article in the latest Atlantic Monthly, I just found out about the "frugal" literature. Until today, I had no idea bookstores were teeming with...

Celebrity Imprints

Jason Pinter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Jason Pinter

Publishing must find new ways to shed light on talented writers. And often the strongest light can emanate from writers whose stars already shine bright.

On In(form)ality: Creative Writing Pedagogy in the Youtube Generation

Ming Holden | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Ming Holden

One thing that renders me reluctant to begin writing about the "business" of writing and the teaching of writing is the sneaking suspicion that there are things I lack that "real writers" should have in order to teach.

WATCH: The 10 Worst Movie Adaptations Of Great Books

Alex Palmer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Alex Palmer

Here are 10 of the most epic adaptation fails in the history of film.

Defiant Daughter Emerges in Harlem Renaissance Era Drama

Len Hollie | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Len Hollie

A distinctly New York play finally lands in the city when Knock Me A Kiss, by playwright Charles Smith, begins previews Thursday in its Off-Broadway premiere.

"I'm Writing This Book, and I'm Wondering if You --"

Will Weaver | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Will Weaver

These words are God's punishment for literary success. Requests to "pick your brain" (code for "read my manuscript") come along unceasingly.

Notes from a Kickstarter Campaign

Laura Silver | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Laura Silver

A month until Thanksgiving and already I'm brimming with gratitude. Thirty days, $5,000 and 70 backers. The magic and the mania of my Kickstarter cam...

Pat Conroy's Memoir

AP | KIM CURTIS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

"My Reading Life" (Doubleday, $25), by Pat Conroy: Best-selling novelist Pat Conroy doesn't just love books, he devours them. He doesn't just visit li...

Our Knight In Shining Armor

Richard C. Morais | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Richard C. Morais

Don Quixote most crucially, is about the eternal struggle between those who believe in the power of the imagination, versus those who believe that looking harsh reality straight in the face is the only true way to live a life.

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.

From Rage to Civilization

Nigel Hamilton | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Nigel Hamilton

One of the nice things about blogging on Huff Post is not only can you expound on your chosen subject in more than a soundbite, but you may find yours...

Why Every Writer Should Watch 'Jersey Shore'

Deanna Fei | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Deanna Fei

This week, as I started to anticipate Jersey Shore withdrawal, it occurred to me that the show isn't just great TV. It's some pretty great storytelling, and it holds some valuable lessons for literary folks like me.

Axing Art$ And Humanitie$

Iris Erlingsdottir | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Iris Erlingsdottir

"My most heartfelt wish is to be allowed to read Nordic studies at the university, because it is my unwavering belief that doing so will cultivate my ...

Biography: The Falsest Art?

Joe Woodward | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Joe Woodward

I've come to believe that what makes the biography of a writer crackle and pop is knowing as many lies as truths -- the lies they told to others, the lies others told of them, and, most importantly, the lies they told themselves.

Making Sense of the Memoir

Will Weaver | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Will Weaver

Hunting has a brutal side. Crippled birds not found. Blood trails and gut piles. Shooting accidents (my family has had its tragedies). It soon became clear to me as I wrote: tell the truth or stay home.

No Time?

The Guardian | John Crace | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Lolita. Light of my life. Lo. Li. Ta Very Much. If you wonder where my peculiar interests came from, I should have to say it started when I was 13 wit...

Adults Take the Fun Out of Reading, Again

Alex Palmer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Alex Palmer

The big story on The New York Times today is that parents are again urging children to ditch children's books. Sure, Where the Wild Things Are and Gre...

Celebrate American Literature on the 1st Annual Dead Poets Remembrance Day

Farryn Weiner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
Farryn Weiner

Poetry is a thing of the past, unless you include rap as poetic play-on-prose. But there's one man out there keeping the literature alive. Walter Skol...

N + 1 Kills The Hipster, Again, In New Book (POLL)

Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Literary journal n + 1 will be releasing a small book entitled 'What Was The Hipster' -- a "sociological investigation" into the hipster trend, and...

Books Uncovered - Indie Press Edition!

Jason Pinter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Jason Pinter

Ok, so I was aiming to run a 'Books Uncovered' column every month or two. Instead it's been about four months since my last one, and needless to say t...