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  • A grammarian's lament

    A grammarian's lament
    I recently read David Quammen's "Spillover," a scary, brilliant book about zoonotic diseases. Quammen is a marvelous stylist. But I was dismayed to discover, on page 506, this sentence: "One of the things that makes influenza so problematic, Webster said,...
  • Small Demons will close Nov. 25 unless last-minute buyer appears

    Los Angeles-based bookish tech startup Small Demons will close its doors Nov. 25, it has told publishers, unless a last-minute buyer is found. The U.K.'s Bookseller reports Small Demons had been in negotiations with an international buyer, but those talks...
  • Biographer D.T. Max on David Foster Wallace and Chicago

     Biographer D.T. Max on  David Foster Wallace and Chicago
    David Foster Wallace was no fan of cities. He used to complain to friends that they left him riled up. Being in New York City, he once wrote to the then-fiction editor of Playboy, Alice Turner, “My whole¬†nervous system seems to be on the outside...
  • McSweeney's publishing archive acquired by Austin's Ransom Center

    McSweeney's publishing archive acquired by Austin's Ransom Center
    For 15 years, Dave Eggers' McSweeney's publishing enterprise has helped readers discover all things cool and quirky. On Wednesday, the Harry Ransom Center, the humanities library at the University of Texas, announced that it has acquired the archive of...
  • George Saunders' Syracuse commencement address to become book

    From the department of it had to happen: The commencement address George Saunders delivered this past spring at Syracuse University, which has gone viral across the Internet, will be published next year as a book by Random House. The title? “...
  • A New Comedy About Parenting World-Premieres in Westport

    A New Comedy About Parenting World-Premieres in Westport
    Carly Mensch has had plays done at Steppenwolf in Chicago, Ars Nova in New York City and the Humana Festival in Louisville, Ky. She's also written for the TV shows "Weeds" and "Nurse Jackie." Often, when writers are sucked into screenwriting jobs, they...
  • Louis C.K., holy man

     Louis C.K., holy man
    Louis C.K., once merely a gifted comedian, is now a holy man. Last week, C.K. told Conan O'Brien that he doesn't let his daughters have smartphones. Children who communicate primarily through social media, he explained, don't learn basic interpersonal...
  • Renowned Author Renata Adler at R.J. Julia in Madison, April 4

    Renowned Author Renata Adler at R.J. Julia in Madison, April 4
    Renata Adler has won renown during her years as a staff writer for The New Yorker and film critic for the New York Times. Though her political and arts criticism has been deeply divisive at times, she remains a powerful force in the literary world. Adler'...
  • Q&A: Marnie Stern

    Q&A: Marnie Stern
    Singer/guitarist Marnie Stern's evaluation of her discography sounds a bit like Goldilocks reviewing porridge. "With the first record I thought, 'Oh, it's too experimental,'" she said. "With the second record I thought, 'Oh, it's too rock.' With the...
  • Adam Johnson wins the Pulitzer Prize in fiction for 2013

    Adam Johnson wins the Pulitzer Prize in fiction for 2013
    The Pulitzer Prize in fiction, announced Monday, has been awarded to Adam Johnson for his book set in North Korea, "The Orphan Master's Son." The committee described the book as "an exquisitely crafted novel that carries the reader on an adventuresome...
  • Whitney Biennial 2014 to include L.A. artists, David Foster Wallace

    Whitney Biennial 2014 to include L.A. artists, David Foster Wallace
    The 2014 Whitney Biennial in New York will feature a roster of 103 names from around the country, organizers announced on Thursday. Several prominent artists from Los Angeles are on the list, including Karl Haendel, John Mason, Laura Owens and the late...