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The Moral Case Against Watching Football

HuffingtonPost.com | Melissa Jeltsen | Posted 09.04.2014 | Sports

Is it immoral to consume violent entertainment that can result in dire, even deadly consequences for its participants? Is it immoral to cheer for a da...

10 Tips for Writers Reading in Public

Randy Susan Meyers | Posted 08.10.2013 | Books
Randy Susan Meyers

Don't fall in love with yourself. It is a rare author who can read from their book for more than 8-10 minutes without engendering a tune-out from the audience.

Why I Never Wanted This Baby To Be A Boy

good men project | Posted 10.18.2012 | Parents

Written by Steve Almond for The Good Men Project I’m in the library of a small college in Salt Lake City when my cell phone rings. It’s my wife...

'Letters From People Who Hate Me'

Publishing Perspectives | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

I'm standing awkwardly on the dais steps between a seated Steve Almond and a line of fans waiting to buy signed copies of his three self-published boo...

First Time at AWP? 11 Ways to Tame the Beast

Ru Freeman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Ru Freeman

By now you are elated by (or resigned to) the prospect of sharing a room with a writer you hardly know. Here's a list of 11 sundry things you might want to consider before over-packing.

Loving an Agonizing Read

Randy Susan Meyers | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Randy Susan Meyers

The best books, essays and poems make you laugh, "Oh God, me too," about things we can barely admit to ourselves. Works that when we read them, remind us that we are not alone, even in our crazy-times.

The UK Telegraph vs. The New Yorker

Ru Freeman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Ru Freeman

A list of fiction writers that was, perhaps, missed by those on this side of the pond was the one in the UK Telegraph, which contains a determinedly multi-cultural list of 20 under 40, among whom my personal favorite is Rana Dasgupta.