Nobody tells a story like a good storyteller. Kurt Vonnegut, the acclaimed American author, had a structure for crafting stories. He said one is the Cinderalla story, and another is the Man in a Hole. "People love that story," he said. That about sums it up for corporate counsel,......
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Beautifully told and demonstrated. You will smile. [HT: Newmark's Door}
This archival video features Vonnegut using a chalkboard and his famous deadpan wit to map out three highly familiar narrative arcs that seem to have lost none of their popularity despite countless iterations.
Why so serious, Moby? After years of major adrenaline-soaked rave tunes, Moby’s Blue Period is entrenched in the End Times (see his last two albums collaborating with The Void Pacific Choir, or really, or any track from his forthcoming release). Show More Summary
One of the minds behind Syfy's brain-bending comics adaptation Happy! is bringing another weird tale to television. Kurt Vonnegut's iconic, time-twisting satire Slaughterhouse-Five. More »
One of the first books I ever read about World War II was Kurt Vonnegut’s novel, Slaughterhouse-Five. Billy Pilgrim, an optometrist opposed to war who is drafted and becomes a chaplain’s assistant, is captured after the Battle of the...Show More Summary
While preparing to present for a conference that was cancelled (sigh), I found myself wondering what Kurt Vonnegut would say about it. You see, I thought it might be fun to design my slide show based off of Kurt Vonnegut's story frame.Here are some popular frames that appear in this LifeHacker article. Show More Summary
“We are what we pretend to be, so we must be careful about what we pretend to be.” - | Kurt Vonnegut
--Dud Raphael foresee some Baby future Rangers? There's only one rule that I know of, babies -- "God damn it, you've got to be kind --God Bless You, Mr. Rosewater, Kurt Vonnegut Jr. ________________________ What follows are some apothegms, witty aphorisms jottted down apropos of nothing in particular. Show More Summary
"We could have saved the Earth but we were too damned cheap." -- K.V.
Readers respond to Martin Amis’s essay and expound on Kurt Vonnegut’s time in public relations.
“It all adds up to a fascinating portrait-of-the-artist-on-the-make in the booming 1950s. And it makes you wish the stories were better.” Year-in-Reading alum Jess Walter reviews a new (911-page) collection of stories by Kurt Vonnegut. See...Show More Summary
“Complete Stories” shows Vonnegut using short fiction to test the ideas he would put to better use in his famous novels.
Kurt Vonnegut, in particular, loved to give fans a little extra artistic flourish with his signature.
In this edition, a book to help tame your blood pressure, a tribute to the age of the rock star, and some "new" stories from Kurt Vonnegut...
Peter S. Prescott says in his Newsweek piece on science fiction (December 22, 1975): "Few science fiction writers aim higher than what a teen-age intelligence can grasp, and the smart ones--like Kurt Vonnegut, carefully satirize targets--racism,...Show More Summary
Editors putting together an upcoming collection of Kurt Vonnegut’s short fiction have stumbled across five never-before-published stories from the American literary master. Dating from a period in the early 1950s, before Vonnegut published any of his novels, all five of the stories will be included in the 97-entry … Read more...
The Atlantic has created a really wonderful animation to accompany the newly found Kurt Vonnegut story “The Drone King“. This story along with four others, were written early in Vonnegut’s career and were discovered by Dan Wakefield and Jerome Klinkowitz at the Lilly Library at Indiana University as they were working on “Complete Stories“, an...
The Atlantic has just put up a previously unpublished short story by Kurt Vonnegut, The Drone King. It’s about bees. He examined the card for a long time. “Yes,” he said at last. “Mr. Quick is expecting you. You’ll find him in the small...Show More Summary