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Every week there seems to be a news story circulating featuring people who have brought humiliation on themselves. While the disgraced individuals are occasionally hapless and sympathetic, quite often — like the Oklahoma frat boys and their elderly "frat mom" who recently exposed themselves as bigots when cellphone videos and Vine clips of them gleefully spouting racist bile went viral — they are deserving victims, and a unique kind of gratificat...
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James Hannaham has made a career out of being unpredictable. The Bronx-born writer has worked as a journalist, critic, actor, comedian and teacher. His first novel, "God Says No," about a young African American Christian man coming to terms with his attraction to men, garnered critical praise for his original mix of biting humor and emotional realism.
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The birth of rock and roll didn't occur as you’ve been told. It wasn’t a big-bang event with Elvis Presley or Chuck Berry or a conspiracy by Murray the K or Alan Freed . Rather, the music was born over decades as segregated neighbors passed each other on the street, as music seeped from windows and into alien ears, as communities integrated one borrowed melody and rhythm ;at a time.
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I've read a lot of emotionally taxing books in my time, but "A Little Life," Hanya Yanagihara's follow-up to 2013's brilliant, harrowing "The People in the Trees," is the only one I've read as an adult that's left me sobbing. I became so invested in the characters and their lives that I almost felt unqualified to review this book objectively.
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Writing is a crapshoot. One never knows, from day to day, sentence to sentence, whether one will be read, let alone remembered, which is why posterity is a sucker’s game. We write to share something of ourselves, something of our point of view, our experience, to participate in a conversation about what it means to be human, to live and love and suffer, and in a very real sense to die.
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In our technology-obsessed world, libraries provide tranquil sanctuaries for zoning out with physical books.
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How many times since T.C. Boyle began publishing in 1979 has traditional fiction been declared dead, moribund, irrelevant?
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A recent report from the University of Wisconsin 's Cooperative Children's Book Center reveals the persistence of a diversity gap in literature for children and adolescents. In 2014, only 112 books for young people featured Asian/Pacific and Asian/Pacific American characters — an improvement from the 69 that were published in 2013 but still negligible considering that more than 2,500 juvenile titles are published every year. Authors Ellen Oh and...
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Seth Greenland talks about his new novel and exploiting life for his art: 'I try to be a nose-to-tail writer, you know?
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Jacob Silverman, by his own admission, has a "jaundiced eye." His first book, "Terms of Service: Social Media and the Price of Constant Connection," proves this self-appraisal all too well. "Terms of Service" is a bleak, unsparing and discomfiting critique of a modern life built around Facebook and Twitter and Instagram .
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David Morris' experiences as a former Marine infantry officer and an embedded reporter in Iraq brought him up close to the horrors of war, the ghosts of which hounded him into the treatment offices of the Veterans Affairs Department and beyond. Currently, the self-described semi-hipster writer spends his days pursuing his own brand of therapy, out on a surfboard or kicking it in the coffee shops of Portland, Ore. His compulsively readable book, "...
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