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  • 'MFA vs. NYC' debates the usefulness of a creative writing degree

    You're invited to a party. It's going to be fun, because it's being thrown by writer Chad Harbach, an editor of the literary magazine n+1, where he has been lightheartedly provocative. You're excited, because "MFA vs. NYC: The Two Cultures of American...
  • Review: 'The Dream of the Great American Novel' by Lawrence Buell

    Review: 'The Dream of the Great American Novel' by Lawrence Buell
    This is an ambitious work about an enduring ambition — "The Dream of the Great American Novel." As Lawrence Buell's title suggests, there's something both wide-eyed and not-quite-actual about the idea of the G.A.N., an abbreviation first coined by...
  • Literary Death Match: Henry Rollins not big on spoken word

     
    Is spoken word poetry not literature? That's what, of all people, Henry Rollins seemed to say at an event in LA Wednesday night....
  • The Chicago Tribune's favorite books of 2011

    The Chicago Tribune's favorite books of 2011
    As 2011 comes to a close, we take a minute to reflect on the year's best in the world of publishing. Here is the list of our favorites, all published this year: FICTION "The Paris Wife" by Paula McLain This gorgeous novel portrays the whirlwind...
  • Man charged with killing cat, abusing another

    Man charged with killing cat, abusing another
    Ethan Phillip Weibman went to the Maryland SPCA, and from the dozens of cats, police say, he chose a short-haired one named Lucy to adopt. He returned to the shelter two days later with the cat — dead, according to authorities. And, they said, he...
  • Baltimore actress Julia Pickens reveals the woman behind the roles in 'Like/Dislike'

    Baltimore actress Julia Pickens reveals the woman behind the roles in 'Like/Dislike'
    She’s played in indie horror films, in plenty of tough girl roles, and with multiple theater groups, and she recently “signed a contract in blood” (her words!) with the Baltimore Rock Opera Society. Julia Pickens, 27, has been acting...
  • Pulitzer Prizes : No fiction winner

    The 2012 Pulitzer Prizes award today had a big gap -- there was no winner in the fiction category, which must have ticked off a whole lot of marketing execs. What will they do with all the "Winner of the Pulitzer Prize" stickers they had printed up for...
  • A tweenager toys with new identity

    A tweenager toys with new identity
    A funny thing happens when a retired journalist brings his 20-plus years of word craft to fiction writing — namely, the birth of a 12-year-old boy named Max, whose angles are shaped by David Foster Wallace, Norman Mailer and the author himself,...
  • This Thursday. Black Rock. 'The Great Dysmorphia' Launch

    This Thursday. Black Rock. 'The Great Dysmorphia' Launch
    This Thursday at 8 p.m. there will be a launch party for a new thingamajob I wrote titled the “The Great Dysmorphia: An Epistemological View of Ingesting Hallucinogenic Mushrooms at a 2012 Republican Presidential Debate”. Honestly, if the...
  • Midwestern lit: Plain-spoken

    Midwestern lit: Plain-spoken
    I recently took one of those online quizzes to test your accent, and it declared, accurately, that I come from the "Central U.S." The test said my accent is essentially no accent, the one that's employed by television news anchors, who are supposed to...
  • Annoyingly talented

    Annoyingly talented
    You know what's annoying? Experimental short stories. You know what else is annoying? Adam Levin. He is 35 and grew up on the North Shore. He is talented and can't do anything half- way, which makes him frustratingly, endearingly bold, the twin...