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Thomas Pynchon

"ART GIRLS" (R)evolution in Berlin

Lisa Paul Streitfeld | Posted 04.01.2014 | Arts
Lisa Paul Streitfeld

Even as it creates a fantastical story bringing art into everyday life via a quantum human evolutionary leap, ART GIRLS memorializes the vast raw urban spaces that made Berlin the destination for artists the world over.

Son of 'Random Notes and Fripperies'

Tom Alderman | Posted 01.25.2014 | Comedy
Tom Alderman

Something you won't see in the Alcoholics Anonymous handbook: while staying at the White House during WWII, legendary British Prime Minister Churchil...

This Movie Is Paul Thomas Anderson Meets Thomas Pynchon Meets J.D. Salinger

Bernard Radfar | Posted 11.24.2013 | Entertainment
Bernard Radfar

Now that we know a little too much about Salinger, will the real Thomas Pynchon please step forward. It is time, Tom. I get it, the work is the message, the gift.

Hi, I'm Thomas Pynchon

Anne Margaret Daniel | Posted 11.19.2013 | Books
Anne Margaret Daniel

Does anyone know about a Thomas Pynchon t-shirt offered for sale sometime around 1970? The whole t-shirt campaign for Bleeding Edge is making me wonder.

The Book We're Talking About This Week

Posted 09.17.2013 | Books

"Bleeding Edge" by Thomas Pynchon Penguin, $28.95 Publishes on September 17, 2013 What is it about? As its funny, obscure trailer implies, Pync...

Famous Author Job Search Tips

Roger Wright | Posted 11.10.2013 | Books
Roger Wright

What if reading Elmore Leonard, F. Scott Fitzgerald or any great author could help you find a job?Sounds crazy. Or at best a gimmick. Until you start thinking about what really helps people find jobs.

WATCH: Who Is Thomas Pynchon?

Posted 09.04.2013 | Books

Thomas Pynchon's latest novel, "Bleeding Edge," comes out in fewer than two weeks. (13 days, to be exact, but who's counting?) As if we weren't amped ...

Reese's Surprise Reunion

The Huffington Post | Christopher Rosen | Posted 05.17.2013 | Entertainment

Reese Witherspoon has used the weeks after her arrest in Atlanta for disorderly conduct to reunite with some of the collaborators behind her biggest s...

Owen Wilson Switches Teams

The Huffington Post | Christopher Rosen | Posted 05.10.2013 | Entertainment

From one Anderson to another: TheWrap reports that Owen Wilson will play a leading role in Paul Thomas Anderson's adaptation of Thomas Pynchon's "Inhe...

I'm With Stupid: Joyce in China Bigger Than Hasselhoff in Germany

Todd Hartley | Posted 04.06.2013 | Comedy
Todd Hartley

I once read somewhere that James Joyce's novel Ulysses was the best book ever written, so a few years ago when I found an old copy for a dollar, I bought it.

'FUG YOU': A Decade of Poetry, Politics, and Rock 'n' Roll

Jan Herman | Posted 03.04.2012 | Books
Jan Herman

FUG YOU reads like a nonfiction outtake from Thomas Pynchon's V. The tales Sanders tells, bizarre but true, are buttressed by illustrations and citations from a mammoth archive he compiled through the years.

Why Cultural Literacy Is Dying

Marshall Fine | Posted 10.15.2011 | Home
Marshall Fine

Critics are cultural historians of a sort, trying to tie the present to the past. Audiences, however, apparently don't give a rip. Or, at least, the audience that seem to matter most now, people in their 30s or younger.

Screw Irony: What Jonathan Franzen Learned From David Foster Wallace

Charlie Alderman | Posted 08.29.2011 | Books
Charlie Alderman

James Woods describes Jonathan Franzen, as a "cultural ironist, always a twisted adjective ahead of his characters." I'd argue that this gloss of Franzen misrepresents his two most well-known novels.

A Fighting Lion: Exercises in Awesome Titles

Jeff Klima | Posted 08.07.2011 | Comedy
Jeff Klima

Bar none, the best tool in your author toolbox is a title. Not some suck-ass combination of words culled from your manuscript, supposedly embodying so...

The Future Of Literature: Porn, Cyberterrorism And The Russian Mob

arcadesunshine | Posted 08.01.2011 | Books

This long post is a primer on what's happening / happened to publishing, and also some models for revenue going forward... The models, of course, are...

Say 'No' to Ivy League Frat Boys

Cody Gault | Posted 05.25.2011 | College
Cody Gault

Cornell's Greek system is a lump on the student body, and it's high time we hack it off.

Books You Think Won't Make It To The Movies

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Book adaptations are always an engaging subject. Last week, we posted a slide show of 'unfilmable books": texts that simply would not adapt well to th...

Unfilmable Books

The Huffington Post | Gabe Habash | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Books and movies have gone hand-in-hand since Hollywood's very beginnings. Some of its greatest triumphs--"The Godfather," "Gone With The Wind," "The ...

Novels Are Older Than We Think

Guardian | Steven Moore | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

At university in the early 1970s, I was led to believe the novel originated in England in the 18th century, and no professor told me otherwise as I pu...

The 5 Most Reclusive Authors Of The 20th Century: In Defense Of Privacy

Flavorwire | Caroline Stanley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

In an age where widespread self promotion (and in many cases, oversharing) is just 140 characters away, the idea of a reclusive author seems both coun...

5 Literary Hook-Ups I'd Like to See

Caroline Hagood | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Caroline Hagood

Which writers would you like to see get it on?

10 Books About Marijuana

Los Angeles Times | Carolyn Kellogg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

With the help of Mark Haskell Smith, L.A. Times contributor and author of the forthcoming novel "Baked," we came up with this list of 10 choice books ...

J.D. Salinger's Letters to Me

Andy Borowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Andy Borowitz

Over the last thirty years of his life, Salinger -- or Jerry, as his closest intimates called him -- exchanged hundreds of letters with me, a correspondence which both of us found profoundly nourishing to our souls.

HuffPost Review: Thomas Pynchon's Inherent Vice

Mike Miley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Mike Miley

If you had told me one year ago that the most delightful beach read of 2009 would be written by Thomas Pynchon, I'd have stared back at you in disbelief, raised eyebrows in tow.

inherent Vice

Gershon Hepner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Gershon Hepner

"Inherent Vice not only reminds us how rooted Mr. Pynchon's authorial vision is in the '60s and '70s," writes Kakutani, "but it also demystifies his work, underscoring the similarities that his narratives share."