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This Pen Can Draw Every Single Color In The World

The Huffington Post | Kate Bratskeir | Posted 09.08.2014 | Arts

This itty bitty, little pen can draw 16 MILLION colors.

Mother's Day Gifts for the Technomom in Your Family

Michael L. Berman | Posted 07.06.2014 | Technology
Michael L. Berman

Let's face it, what we don't want is a reaction that resembles a smile, a murmured thank you and cold dinner. So, as a public service, here are a few items that may keep you out of the dog house.

Talking Transition: Mayor-Elect De Blasio Gets an Earful From Writers

Vicki Cobb | Posted 01.23.2014 | New York
Vicki Cobb

A sequence of speakers informed the NYC Mayor-Elect, Bill de Blasio of their hopes and dreams for the future of this great city. They were a particularly articulate bunch. No surprise, since they all fight for freedom of expression worldwide.

Writers Invite Increased Surveillance of Their Work

Francis Levy | Posted 01.23.2014 | Comedy
Francis Levy

"Surveillance Leaves Writers Wary," read the headline (the New York Times, 11/11/13) It's an innocent enough statement and one that almost precludes ...

Reading Joan Didion

Jill Robinson | Posted 01.23.2014 | Los Angeles
Jill Robinson

The Governor of California, Jerry Brown, looked uncomfortable at the head table in the Beverly Hills Hotel ballroom where we had come to celebrate Joan Didion's PEN Lifetime Achievement Award. He struggled for the words; "I'm so sorry to have to tell you," he said, "Joan Didion will not be with us tonight."

Interview With PEN Award Winner, Steve Dalachinsky

Lisa Chau | Posted 09.05.2013 | Books
Lisa Chau

PEN Award Winner, Steve Dalachinsky's revised and expanded book of poems, A Superintendent's Eyes arrived in bookstores on July 3rd.

PEN International: Mobilizing Writers to Defend Free Speech

Ru Freeman | Posted 07.08.2013 | Books
Ru Freeman

PEN deserves to be recognized for the work the member centers have done to produce their new report, "Creativity and Constraint in Today's China." It's like a mirror held up to a face that asks: Is this what you want to look like to the world?

PEN Gala: Philip Roth Receives 'Literary Service' Award

AP | HILLEL ITALIE | Posted 05.01.2013 | Books

NEW YORK -- Philip Roth's latest honor was as much for what he has done for other writers as for his own work. Roth received the PEN/Allen Foundation...

PEN Translation Fund Donor's Identity Revealed

Susan Bernofsky | Posted 12.03.2012 | Books
Susan Bernofsky

"He was enormously embarrassed at the thought of being publicly associated with the donation, and insisted on complete anonymity. Mike had a visceral horror of money, which he associated with excess. He explained that the money was the death benefit that his mother received in 1945."

On the Culture Front: Cock Opens Off-Broadway, PEN Festival Storms New York and More

Chris Kompanek | Posted 07.18.2012 | New York
Chris Kompanek

Mike Bartlett's buzzed about new play, Cock, from the Royal National Theatre opened to a thunderous and mostly deserved standing ovation at the Duke Thursday night.

Lost & Found in Translation

Joe Woodward | Posted 05.01.2012 | Books
Joe Woodward

Let us enjoy the surprises, the challenges of literature in all languages, in translation and otherwise. Let us contemplate the writer, too, writing in all her forms. Let us see how we are.

Edith Pearlman, PEN Award Winner, On Success Late In Life

Debra Ollivier | Posted 01.29.2012 | Fifty
Debra Ollivier

Why Edith Pearlman is not known to a broader audience is a mystery on par with how the pyramids were built -- so suggests Ann Patchett in the introduction to Pearlman's Binocular Vision: New & Selected Stories.

Salman Rushdie Picks Books For New York Hotel's Guest Rooms

Reuters | Posted 06.20.2011 | Books

Acclaimed novelist Salman Rushdie has come to the aid of guests who check into a trendy Manhattan hotel with nothing to read, choosing 13 celebrated A...

iPad Killer: Truly, Really, I mean It

Jim Louderback | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Jim Louderback

CES 2011: I'm the first to admit that I fall victim to shiny objects at trade shows, and I regularly call every new tablet an iPad Killer. But now, really, I've found it.

China Roiled by Washington's October Surprise

Eric Ehrmann | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Eric Ehrmann

Robert Gates agreed to hold talks with China next year. Cybersecurity, oil politics, and China's expanding role in Latin America will all be on the agenda. And if Liu Xiaobo doesn't have his 'get out of jail' card by then, he might be too.

What I Learned Going Home on the Number Seven Bus

Reese Schonfeld | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Reese Schonfeld

What do I learn in 15 minutes on the number 7 bus between 50th St. and 66th St.?

Liu Xiaobo, Chinese Writer, Transferred To Prison Camp

Los Angeles Times | Carolyn Kellogg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

On Christmas Day last year, Chinese writer Liu Xiaobo was sentenced to 11 years in prison for his part in creating Charter 08, a document calling for ...

Verizon Ending FiOS Expansion

Shelly Palmer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Shelly Palmer

Verizon's decision leaves many high speed broadband seekers in 32 states without the option of signing up for the powerful FiOS network.

Sherman Alexie Wins PEN/Faulkner Award

Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Sherman Alexie has won the PEN/Faulkner Award, the PEN/Faulkner Foundation announced Tuesday morning. Alexie's 2009 novel, "War Dances," came out on t...

Toni Morrison, Salman Rushdie Among Writers Featured At PEN World Voices Festival

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

NEW YORK — Toni Morrison, Salman Rushdie and Sherman Alexie will be among the writers featured at the sixth annual PEN World Voices Festival of ...

Princeton Scholar Re-elected As PEN President

AP | HILLEL ITALIE | Posted 05.25.2011 | College

NEW YORK — Author-scholar Kwame Anthony Appiah has been elected to a second one-year term as president of the PEN American Center. In a stateme...

ESPN And PEN Team Up For Sports Writing Award

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

NEW YORK — ESPN and a leading writers organization agree: Sports stories can be literature. The Bristol, Conn.-based cable television sports ne...

Every Day My Heart Gets Broken

Dennis Danziger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Dennis Danziger

What I love about my students' writing is its honesty. What I admire about most of my students is that despite the hurt they've felt, the fear that follows them, they keep showing up.

Liu Xiaobo Imprisonment: Edward Albee, E.L. Doctorow And Other Writers Gather To Protest

Los Angeles Times | Carolyn Kellogg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Major writers will gather in New York this morning to call for the release of Chinese writer and dissident Liu Xiaobo. On Christmas Day, Liu Xiaobo w...

Writer Liu Xiaobo Release from China Demanded By Congress

PEN American Center | Larry Siems | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

New York City, October 2, 2009--Calling yesterday's near-unanimous vote approving a Congressional resolution demanding the immediate release of critic...