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Click here to download TV listings for the week of Feb. 10 - 16, 2013 in PDF format This week's TV Movies -------------------- SATURDAY Good Morning America (N) 7 a.m. KABC McLaughlin Group 6:30 p.m. KCET SUNDAY The Chris Matthews Show State of...
Starting Thursday, people who attend Live Talks Los Angeles events will be able to nosh on a Conversation Bar. It's a custom, branded energy bar that tastes a lot like cookie dough. It will be, as far as we've been able to determine, the first reading...
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BlackBerry's relaunch includes one new bookish wrinkle: It's doing a year-long project with writer Neil Gaiman. The collaborative project will be written in monthly installments by Gaiman, using ideas and inspiration from readers inspired to join in. In...
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New York Times best-selling author George Saunders will headline the 10th annual CityLit Festival this Spring. Saunders, the recipient of a MacArthur Award Fellowship, commonly known as a "genius" grant, has written four short story collections. The...
When I was a 30-year-old MFA student just starting the Creative Writing program in fiction at UC Irvine, I sat down with my advisor. So, she asked me, what are your plans for your two years here? Well, I said, I figure I’ll write a collection of...
If I told you that George Saunders' new collection of stories is full of talking snack cakes, you would probably be like, "Oh, good, no one captures the morally ambiguous inflection of the talking snack cake like George Saunders." In "Pastoralia" (2000)...
For George Saunders, the lines between utopia and dystopia, between realism and science fiction, between humor and horror, have always been fine. Never is it more true, though, than in his new collection of short stories, “Tenth of December.”...
For RedEyeLiterary fisticuffs abound at Write Club, where opponents duke it out with lightning-fast essays on pre-assigned, opposing topics. But is it really literature as blood sport? "The stakes are real," says founder and self-proclaimed overlord Ian Belknap....
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...
Tribune NewspapersHot Pink Adam Levin McSweeney's Books: 211 pp., $22 In the nine years it took Adam Levin to write his 1,030-page novel "The Instructions" (2010), he was also publishing short fiction. Those pieces, plus a few more, are gathered in the trim collection...
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Jacket CopyA vintage VW Beetle or on foot: which way would you rather cross the country this summer?...
Short stories may be magical creations, but writers need more than a wand. Judges of the 2010 Nelson Algren contest answer two questions about the craft of writing. The judges: •Peter Ho Davies, a professor at the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor'...
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