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15 Pieces of Art Snatched From Fontainebleau

2 minutes agoEntertainment / Books : Paper Cuts

The burglary took place early Sunday, and the thieves were in and out of the château, southeast of Paris, in about seven minutes – the time from when the alarm was set off to when the police arrived.

Finding Her Own Way in Paris: Meet Author/Publisher Adria J. Cimino

Meet Adria J. Cimino, author of Close to Destiny, and one of the publishers behind Velvet Morning Press. Cimino stepped away from both traditional publishing and the United States. After her move to Paris, she teamed up with author Vicki Lesage to form Velvet Morning Press. Show More Summary

Los Angeles Philharmonic Chief Heads to Harvard

29 minutes agoEntertainment / Books : Paper Cuts

Deborah Borda, who hass led the Philharmonic for 15 years, will take a four-month sabbatical to join the Center for Public Leadership at the Harvard Kennedy School.

Birdland

54 minutes agoEntertainment / Books : Bookslut

?Dear Susan Sontag,? writes Kathy Acker in Great Expectations, ?Would you please read my books and make me famous?? My copy, which my friend Katija gave me wrapped in Cookie Mueller?s advice columns, is soggy with pink highlighter. I read...

An Interview with Minae Mizumura

55 minutes agoEntertainment / Books : Bookslut

In The Fall of Language in the Age of English, Japanese novelist Minae Mizumura examines the role of English as universal language, asking about the future of the other languages whose speakers have to adapt to living in a bilingual...

Walking, Talking, Planning: The Friendship of Herman Melville and Nathaniel Hawthorne

55 minutes agoEntertainment / Books : Bookslut

My first year fresh out of college with a dual B.A. in Philosophy and Literature, I headed to Riverside, CA for a year's stay with my sister who was completing her PhD in Dance History and Theory at UC Riverside....

An Interview with Erika Krouse

57 minutes agoEntertainment / Books : Bookslut

Erika Krouse's debut novel, Contenders, tells the story of street fighter Nina Black who earns a living by stealing wallets from unsuspecting men in Denver. Nina is tough, strong, and fearless, her actions are as addictively unpredictable as Krouse's...

An Interview with Kerry Howley

58 minutes agoEntertainment / Books : Bookslut

In Kerry Howley's debut, Thrown, a graduate student in philosophy wanders from the staid atmosphere of a phenomenology conference in downtown Des Moines to discover two closed doors with a framed sign: "Midwest Cage Championship." Inside, she watches one, two,...

An Interview with Kyle Starks

58 minutes agoEntertainment / Books : Bookslut

Kyle Starks's black-and-white graphic novel Sexcastle tells one of mankind's oldest stories: The world's greatest assassin gets pulled out of retirement against his wishes, and he squares off against a host of bad dudes who all bear more than a...

The Speculative in Poetry

59 minutes agoEntertainment / Books : Bookslut

Recently, I lost interest in fiction. Every new novel was a weak version of something familiar. Every short story was uninteresting until the last paragraph, which would hint at a better -- more challenging, more satisfying -- story not in...

The First Bad Man by Miranda July

Ava Kofman reviews The First Bad Man by Miranda July today in Rumpus Books.

Thirty Princes

In every country except France, the copyright for The Little Prince expired at the end of last year, which explains why Turkish publishers chose the first two weeks of January to publish a huge number of new translations of the book. At the LRB blog, Millions contributor Kaya Genc writes about the flood of new […]

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