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Salinger Documentary by Shane Salerno, a Revealing Homerun

Carole Mallory | Posted 03.25.2014 | Entertainment
Carole Mallory

Shane Salerno succeeds in solving the riddle of J.D. Salinger's reclusive behavior. Salinger chose to be a recluse when it suited his needs. Folks int...

When Kurt Vonnegut Met Kilgore Trout!

Greg Mitchell | Posted 08.22.2013 | Books
Greg Mitchell

In early 1974, Kurt Vonnegut Jr. granted me a then-rare interview, at his new townhouse on the East Side of Manhattan, where he'd just moved with phot...

Fun Excerpt From New Book, Kurt Vonnegut and Me

Greg Mitchell | Posted 10.19.2013 | Books
Greg Mitchell

I first encountered Kurt Vonnegut in 1970 when I took part in a "rap session" with him just before the opening of his play, Happy Birthday, Wanda June...

PHOTOS: Kurt Vonnegut's 'Homesick' Letter To His Wife

Posted 11.02.2012 | Books

The following is an excerpt from Kurt Vonnegut: Letters [Delacorte Press, $35.00]. It is a letter written from Kurt Vonnegut to his first wife and chi...

The Worst Interview of All Time

Norb Vonnegut | Posted 12.17.2012 | Comedy
Norb Vonnegut

The other day I was meeting with a book club, and a woman asked me, "How do you write oh-sh** moments? You know what I mean. When a character suddenly realizes everything is about to hit the fan. I responded that, "It helps if you've lived through thousands of them." I know, because I have.

Kurt Vonnegut: 8 Essential Elements Of A Good Short Story

Posted 04.06.2012 | Books

Aspiring authors are sometimes willing to shell out thousands for writing workshops and MFA programs, but according to Kurt Vonnegut, the late politic...

'You Have Insulted Me, I Am A Good Citizen'

The Huffington Post | Laura Hibbard | Posted 08.08.2012 | Education

Drake High School in North Dakota made headlines in October of 1973 when school board members burned 32 copies of Kurt Vonnegut's Slaughter-House Five...

New Kurt Vonnegut Book Released

Posted 03.23.2012 | Books

A previously unpublished novella by satirical war critic Kurt Vonnegut was released today by RosettaBooks exclusively as a Kindle Single for only $1.9...

Writers and The Bomb: Novel Takes on the Nuclear Age

Greg Mitchell | Posted 10.16.2011 | Books
Greg Mitchell

If the great Hiroshima novel remains unwritten, a number of major poets have written brilliantly on nuclear concerns, and they have invoked Hiroshima far more often than the novelists.

Favorite Outdoor Reads

nytimes.com | Amy Goldwasser Is the Editor Of “Red: Teenage Girls in America Write on What Fires Up Their Lives Today.” Peter Arkle Recently Published the 57th Issue Of “Peter Arkle News.” | Posted 08.06.2011 | Books

For many people, summer reading involves SPF, shirtlessness and bare feet in the grass. On a recent partly sunny Sunday afternoon on the Sheep Meadow ...

Insider Trading: 'Tis the Season

Norb Vonnegut | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Norb Vonnegut

Bam, bam, bam came the knock at Phoebe's door, reverberating through her modest home like angry thunder. The pounding burst a cache of happy memories that could have lasted well past her afternoon coffee.

What Do Sondheim, Roosevelt And Vonnegut Have In Common?

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

"APOLLO'S ANGELS: A History of Ballet" by Jennifer Homans The New York Times Homans's accomplishment is akin to setting the most delicate and beautifu...

Different Strokes for the Same Folks

Daniel Grant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Daniel Grant

For most children of artists, their lives forever revolve around their decisions whether or not to enter the "approved career." In these families, the introduction to art starts quite early.

The Last Decade & Mediocrity: A Look Ahead

Richard Laermer | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Richard Laermer

There's a Kurt Vonnegut short (very short) story called Harrison Bergeron. In it the United States Handicapper General, under the auspices of the 211t...

Trains, Planes, On The Street...

Gabe Habash | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

It's time for another installment of Reading In Public! When someone takes a book into a public place, it's a big commitment. We have lots of things ...

The Best Books To Help You Enjoy The Apocalypse

npr.org | Victor Gischler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

I've never been much of a joiner, but I am a member of a Facebook group called "The Worst Part of a Zombie Apocalypse will be Pretending It's Not Awes...

Debate Over Controversial Rape Novel Heats Up

guardian.co.uk | Alison Flood | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Judy Blume and fellow authors and readers have rallied behind Laurie Halse Anderson's acclaimed young adult novel about the rape of a teenager, "Speak...

Young Adult Novels Called 'Soft Porn'

Sammy Perlmutter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

An associate professor attacked the reading list of a Missouri public school district this weekend, calling three books "soft pornography." The profes...

9 Best Science Fiction Novels For Young Adults Besides 'Mockingjay' (PHOTOS)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

In case you haven't heard, "Mockingjay," the third and final installment in Suzanne Collins' super-smash "Hunger Games" series, hit bookstores this Tu...

Like Stieg Larsson? Let's Date! Can Books REALLY Lead To Love?

AP | LEANNE ITALIE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

NEW YORK — Chin Ma is 25 and looking for love. He paddles regularly in the dating pools online, paying fees to navigate millions of profiles bas...

Vonnegut Memorial Library Set To Open

AP | RICK CALLAHAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

INDIANAPOLIS — Three years after his death, pieces of Kurt Vonnegut's life are coming together in his hometown, where a new library will chronic...

9 Of Your Favorite Books: Huffington Post November Readers' Picks (PHOTOS, POLL)

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Ever since we posted our first installment of the HuffPost Readers' Picks, we've gotten a flood of further reader recommendations. The feature has bee...

Look at the Birdie: A Review of Kurt Vonnegut's New Book

Bryan Young | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Bryan Young

The biggest problem is that each of the 14 stories in this collection are all classic Vonnegut, handcrafted to perfection by a master storyteller, and deserve your full attention.

Friday Talking Points [90] -- Obama To Switch Parties

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Ted Kennedy is putting both his legacy and his sense of entitlement to his office before the interests of his constituents.

Friday Talking Points [58] -- [Expletive Deleted] Blagojevich

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

The history of profanity in American political discourse is an untold story out there just waiting for someone to research and write about -- although...