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  • Book review: 'Nom de Plume' by Carmela Ciuraru

    Book review: 'Nom de Plume' by Carmela Ciuraru
    "The obvious trouble with pen names … even with the most inspired and impressive ones, was that they somehow failed to convey truly the full extent of one's literary genius," said Romain Gary, the great French filmmaker and novelist, among other things.. Here Gary, a.k.a. Émile Ajar, was referring to his trouble picking out a pseudonym, one that he felt suited him well enough, considering the fame he expected.
  • Baltimore hip hop duo AK Slaughter share their likes and dislikes

    Baltimore hip hop duo AK Slaughter share their likes and dislikes
    AK Slaughter, the dual voices of Emily Slaughter and Aran Keating, have been making music in Baltimore since their college days at Goucher, mixing fast with slow and musical simplicity with quirky complexity. Their answers for this week’s Like/...

    Occasionally atrocious

    Occasionally atrocious
    Every writer -- even the great ones -- suffers rejection. Several years ago, The Missouri Review went digging in the Alfred A. Knopf archives and retrieved a collection of in-house readers' reports documenting the publisher's rejection of several...

    Bookmark: Inscriptions tell their own stories

    The first house I owned was quite small, but it came with a wonderfully mysterious basement. Among the treasures housed therein was a wringer washer, a green metal cabinet that opened with a deliciously coffin-like squeal and a collection of textbooks...

    Adrienne Rich dies at 82; feminist poet and essayist

    Adrienne Rich, a pioneering feminist poet and essayist who challenged what she considered to be the myths of the American dream and subsequently received high literary honors, died Tuesday at her home in Santa Cruz. She was 82. The cause was...