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New Plan for Archicture School at Wright Foundation

In an effort to maintain accreditation for its architecture school, the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation approves a plan that could lead to the school's independent incorporation.

The Rumpus Interview with Boris Fishman

Boris Fishman discusses his debut novel, A Replacement Life, Russia, the “immigrant novel,” Turgenev’s Fathers and Sons, and Vladimir Putin.

How We Rationalize the Silences We Invade

When I first told my aunt I was writing a memoir, she said, "Be careful what you write." "I'm not being careful," I said. "I know." She looked at me with those loving eyes of hers, no judgment, but no understanding either. Then she walked out of her kitchen, a plate of food in her hand. Show More Summary

Unesco Condemns Destruction of 11th-Century Shrine in Iraq

Researchers who are tracking the widespread destruction of heritage sites in Syria and Iraq blamed the Islamic State, also known as ISIS.

Penguin releases movie tie-in cover for ‘Inherent Vice’

On Dec. 12, Paul Thomas Anderson’s adaptation of Thomas Pynchon’s seedy 2009 detective novel Inherent Vice hits theaters. Penguin has revealed a

Exclusive Interview With Amy Poehler on her book, Yes Please, and More

Amy Poehler has numerous titles and accolades next to her name - she received a Golden Globe award and five consecutive Emmy nominations for her role as Leslie Knope on the hit show Parks and Recreation, is the host and producer of her...Show More Summary

On the Books: Pulitzer-winning poet Galway Kinnell dies at 87

- Renowned American poet Galway Kinnell died of leukemia last week at the age of 87. Kinnell received numerous accolades throughout

Great Job, Internet!: R.L. Stine wrote another short story on Twitter

R.L. Stine, the master of preteen terror whose dark, pun-based visions have kept many a 10-year-old awake at night, is still churning ‘em out at an impressive rate. He’s so prolific, he can afford to give away his stories on Twitter....Show More Summary

Mothers & Monsters

“All I know was that in Paris I felt haunted, like a double exposure photograph that shows a figure and then a milky specter behind. I felt stalked by a creature of my own making, a monster that was both my mother and myself.” Darcey Steinke writes about Paris, loss, and monsters in an essay for […]

Fans to Get More Phish in Their Stream

Phish fans will now be able to subscribe for unlimited streaming of many of the band's recordings.

Newswire: Exclusive Marvel preview: The Weapon X Program lives on after Wolverine

[This preview reveals major plot points from The Death Of Wolverine.] In the last issue of Charles Soule’s The Death Of Wolverine miniseries, the titular character discovered the reemergence of Weapon X, the government-sponsored program that gave him his adamantium skeleton and turned him into a killing machine years ago. Show More Summary

Winter Readalong ~ Harry Potter Series

Sheila at Book Journey is hosting a winter readalong of the Harry Potter series. As my regular readers are probably aware, I’ve never read the Harry Potter series. It was one of the goals I had set for myself at the beginning of this year. I had even toyed with setting up a challenge similarly […]

Books on Sale: Three Lisa Kleypas Historicals at $2.99

NB: I’m including Audible links by reader request, though the price varies depending on whether you’ve bought the Kindle version, if you’re an Audible member, etc. So I can’t always guarantee the sale price is valid, but since buying the digital often drops the price of the audiobook there, I wanted to include it.

9 Tips for Dealing with the Emotions When Writing a Memoir

Writing a memoir is much like going through your trunk of family treasures and keepsakes. At times the memories may be fuzzy, just like the ink on the pages of that 70-year-old journal your great-grandmother kept. Sometimes the memories may be painful, much like the ring your father gave you before he passed away. Show More Summary

Galway Kinnell Passes Away

“To me, poetry is somebody standing up, so to speak, and saying, with as little concealment as possible, what it is for him or her to be on earth at this moment.” Galway Kinnell, whose Selected Poems won a Pulitzer in  1983, passed away Tuesday.

My Life on Two Wheels and Two Continents

The first bike I ever loved was stolen from the ground floor of the building I lived in in Beijing in 1999, where she had been locked only to herself, the same as all other bikes in China. She was a beauty, a Flying Pigeon 2000, silvery and smooth with a ride to match. Show More Summary

See the cover for Sarah Dessen’s latest novel, ‘Saint Anything’

Sarah Dessen is synonymous with contemporary YA fiction. Similarly, Dessen’s book covers have a distinct look indicating you’ve got a

Literary Philadelphia: The Highs and Lows

While researching my new book, "Literary Philadelphia," Greg Gillespie of Port Richmond Books lent me three novels by three Philadelphia novelists, now long dead and not well known to the general public. The first novel, "Steps Going Down," by John T. Show More Summary

Wolf in White Van by John Darnielle

Marie Myung-Ok Lee reviews Wolf in White Van by John Darnielle today in Rumpus Books.

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