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    1. A writer of ‘frightening perception’, Don DeLillo guides the reader in an epic journey through America’s history and popular culture As this series approaches the present, the process of making a final selection from great contemporary fiction becomes progressively more contentious. In the impossible choice between Thomas Pynchon, Richard Ford, Cormac McCarthy, Joan Didion, Don DeLillo, Michael...

    2. Puck Daddy's Summer Series: The New York Rangers from A to Z

      Puck Daddy via Yahoo! SportsAug 20 08:59 AM

      (Ed. Note: August is known to be a very quiet month in the hockey world. As we wait for September to arrive and training camps to begin, let’s learn a little history about all 30 teams. Behold, our summer A-Z series, in which we ask fans of all 30 teams to drop some knowledge on us! Add your own choices in the comments!)

    3. Could the Internet Age See Another David Foster Wallace?

      The Atlantic via Yahoo! NewsAug 11 11:13 AM

      The conventional wisdom about Wallace—an idea put forth during the nascent days of his fame, and reiterated in a good portion of the approximately 512,246 essays and novels and Tumblr posts that came as that fame crystallized into something closer to canonization—is that Wallace, the person, was extremely ambivalent about Wallace, the persona. Celebrity, in all its tentacular forms, was one of ...

    4. Ann Beattie: By the Book

      New York TimesAug 26 12:52 PM

      The author, most recently, of “The State We’re In” reads more novels and stories than anything else — “except, maybe, cookbooks. I avoid mysteries, since I never understand what happens.”

    5. New Cormac McCarthy Book, 'The Passenger,' Unveiled

      International Business Times via Yahoo UK & Ireland NewsAug 15 07:37 AM

      After incubating for some 30 years, Cormac McCarthy's next novel just made a dramatic first entrance onto the public stage. Passages from the much-anticipated book, called The Passenger, were read as part of a multimedia event staged by the Lannan Foundation in Santa Fe, New Mexico. The occasion marks nearly 50 years since the publication of McCarthy's The Orchard Keeper, which won the PEN ...

    6. The American novelist has upset everyone from Oprah Winfrey to bird lovers to women writers. Is he sorry? Far from it: Franzen’s arguments with young people, social media and feminism fuel his latest book Jonathan Franzen ’s new novel, Purity , is partly set in Santa Cruz, a Californian town 70 miles south of San Francisco, where the novelist lives with his partner, Kathy. Their house is in the...

    7. A Life Of Reading Women

      The Huffington PostAug 06 06:07 AM

      At first, it was an accident. I was a freshman in college and was taking a 45-minute plane ride home to visit my parents. Due to some mixture of indecision and neuroticism (What if we crash?! I didn’t want to be stranded on an island, or worse, Waco, Texas, without something to read!), I always packed three or four books for the trip. Hobby-wise, I’d barely graduated from high school, where I ...

    8. An IT nerd meets a babe in Bogotá and ends up in prison -- but that's only the surface of this delirious crime saga

    9. The USA show concludes its powerful first season tonight — UPDATED

    10. Chris Baio had an itch. Not literally. The musician/producer best known as the bassist for Grammy-winning rock band Vampire Weekend has long wanted to return to his early days of spinning electronic music like as a DJ in college. Obviously, that kind of music didn't really t fit in the alt-universe of Vampire Weekend so he started experimenting with instrumentals and vocals while with the band ...

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