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  • Celebrating late bloomers with 35 Over 35

    Celebrating late bloomers with 35 Over 35
    The history of literature is full of late bloomers: Henry Miller, author of three failed novels before he published “Tropic of Cancer” at 43; Raymond Chandler, who was 51 when he debuted with “The Big Sleep” in 1939. It puts the...
  • When Paul Thomas Anderson studied with David Foster Wallace

    When Paul Thomas Anderson studied with David Foster Wallace
    Paul Thomas Anderson says the first teacher he fell in love with was David Foster Wallace. The novelist who would go on to write "Infinite Jest" taught an English class at Emerson College in the early 1990s. Anderson, who would go on to direct the films...
  • Review: 'Mermaids in Paradise' by Lydia Millet

    Review: 'Mermaids in Paradise' by Lydia Millet
    Now that David Foster Wallace is gone, I think Lydia Millet is the American writer with the funniest, wisest grasp on how we fool ourselves. Take this passage about a Tough Mudder-style competition, from her new novel "Mermaids in Paradise": My...
  • In which J.K. Rowling gets her David Foster Wallace on

    In which J.K. Rowling gets her David Foster Wallace on
    J.K. Rowling and David Foster Wallace haven't got much in common. Wallace wrote complex, challenging novels, topped off by the footnote-thick "Infinite Jest." Rowling created Harry Potter, the boy wizard star of mega-bestselling books for kids. But...
  • Reader of the Week: Ryan Patrick Sullivan

    Reader of the Week: Ryan Patrick Sullivan
    Who I am Ryan Patrick Sullivan from Crystal Lake. One unique thing about me I first fell in love with books when my Grandma Billie read me "The Adventures of Tom Sawyer" when I was about 5. Her voice and Mark Twain's words filled my spongy brain...
  • A Chevron PR website pretends to be an objective news source

    A Chevron PR website pretends to be an objective news source
    If you happened to click Monday on the Richmond Standard, a community news site for that Bay Area locality, you would have come upon a fairly snarky piece about 170 activists ("some from Richmond") who took a train cross-country to participate in the...
  • Join 'Veep's' Anna Chlumsky for a live web chat on Wednesday

    Join 'Veep's' Anna Chlumsky for a live web chat on Wednesday
    "Hey, have you thought about not [sleeping with] your personal trainer, seeing as you’re running for president?" It's a good question -- smart, practical and to the point -- which is what we expect from Anna Chlumsky's Amy Brookheimer, the chief...
  • Counting on summer's promise of boundless books

     Counting on summer's promise of boundless books
    I tried to reread "Infinite Jest" last summer. More like: planned to reread it. I joined a Facebook group modeled on Infinite Summer, the 2009 digital reading project in which hundreds of readers and commentators (including John Green and Colin Meloy)...
  • Amazon and Hachette: The dispute in 13 easy steps

    Amazon and Hachette: The dispute in 13 easy steps
    An unusually public battle is being waged between Amazon and one of America's top five publishers, Hachette. Why the rancor? Here's what you need to know. 1. What is Hachette? Although Hachette publishes about 1,000 books a year, you've probably...
  • CANNES: Movies With Pickup Buzz in the Market

    4 Minute Mile Director: Charles-Olivier Michaud Producers: Mark DiSalle, Deborah Moore, Jennifer Reibman, Micah Sparks Cast: Analeigh Tipton, Cam Gigandet, Kim Basinger Sales: Double Dutch Intl. Autobahn Director: Eran Creevy Producers: Joel Silver,...
  • College grads: With speakers as in life, at times you take what you can get

    College grads: With speakers as in life, at times you take what you can get
    On college campuses all over the country, the classes of 2014 have distinguished themselves like none before — mainly by chasing away their commencement speakers. Students at Smith College scared off Christine Lagarde, the first female managing...