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  • "Cakewalk: A Memoir" by Kate Moses

    "Cakewalk: A Memoir" by Kate Moses
    "Cakewalk: A Memoir" By Kate Moses The Dial Press, 368 pages, $26.00 Kate Moses opens her lyrical and delectable memoir with a defining moment in her childhood. It’s 1965, in Palo Alto, California; she’s not quite four years old. Her...
  • Book review: 'Palo Alto' by James Franco

    Book review: 'Palo Alto' by James Franco
    Most people who write fiction have day jobs mainly because writing fiction tends to pay poorly and sporadically. But James Franco, who has written a collection of short stories entitled "Palo Alto" (Scribners) is a movie star. So when he landed one of...
  • Slaughterhouse 90210: Where high meets low

     
    Slaugterhouse 90210, a tumblr blog and column at Details, takes images from pop culture and captions them, hysterically, with literary quotes. A picture of Crockett (Don Johnson) and Tubbs (Philip Michael Thomas) from "Miami Vice" is accompanied by...
  • How far will our memoir fascination go?

     
    Decades ago, real life became the stuff of novels -- everyone knew "The Bell Jar" was taken from Sylvia Plath's own experience, but nobody wanted to call it a memoir. Flash forward to James Frey and reverse it -- he......
  • A call to poets: stay alive

     
    Sometimes it seems as though poets, in particular, move in an endangered artistic world. Think Sylvia Plath, above; John Berryman, Anne Sexton. And, last month, Rachel Wetzsteon, an accomplished poet who took her own life at age 42. Writer Jennifer......