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  • Our 12 favorite non-book literary oddities on EBay

     
    Inspired by Salinger's toilet -- which was listed for sale on EBay for $1 million -- Jacket Copy decided to see what other literary-ish items are currently for sale on the site. What we discovered? The doozy dozen. The first......
  • Janet Fitch's 10 rules for writers

     
    Janet Fitch is the author of "White Oleander" and "Paint it Black," and she teaches writing at USC. It seems like every time I run into her at a reading, she introduces one or two or more of her students......
  • On ceasing to blog: Do not go gentle

     
    The poetry foundation announced on Monday that it was reconfiguring its social-media engagement, scaling back its blog in favor of Twitter and Facebook. It will turn its blog, Harriet, into a an intermittent, multimedia, poetry-focused online venue,...
  • Not Just for Kids: 'Matched' by Ally Condie

    Not Just for Kids: 'Matched' by Ally Condie
    Matched A Novel Ally Condie Dutton: 384 pp., $17.99 Imagine a world of perfect efficiency, in which the culture has been culled into lists of best songs and poems and paintings. Today's plethora of technology has been pared to three standard-issue...
  • Paperback Writers: What made Dylan roar?

    Paperback Writers: What made Dylan roar?
    The Welsh poet Dylan Thomas died in New York on Nov. 9, 1953, at age 39. Already a celebrity, Thomas was turned into a legend. Did he die as a result of 18 double whiskies drunk neat in the White Horse Tavern? Or was the cause half a grain of morphine...
  • Patti Smith's memoir of a rock-poet

    Patti Smith's memoir of a rock-poet
    Nostalgia is never more suspect than when the person romantically harking back is too young to have experienced the era firsthand. But reading Patti Smith's memoir "Just Kids," a tender recollection of her coming of age as a singer-songwriter alongside...
  • Discoveries: 'The Physics of Imaginary Objects' by Tina May Hall

    Discoveries: 'The Physics of Imaginary Objects' by Tina May Hall
    The Physics of Imaginary Objects Tina May Hall University of Pittsburgh Press: 160 pp., $24.95 In hard times, as you well know, fewer risks are taken when it comes to potential profit and potential loss. In the publishing world, this means less...
  • New York City's spots for book lovers

    New York City's spots for book lovers
    On the third floor of a big, gray building at Fifth Avenue and 42nd Street, silver-haired docent Julie Chelminski recently stepped up to the middle of a hushed room and faced 15 spellbound tourists. "On the walls of this room there were 9,000 drawers,"...
  • Ruth Lilly dies at 94; Eli Lilly & Co. heiress

    Ruth Lilly, a prolific philanthropist who was the last surviving great-grandchild of pharmaceutical magnate Eli Lilly, has died at age 94. A family spokesman said Lilly died Wednesday in Indianapolis. Over the course of her life, the Indianapolis native...
  • San Francisco Symphony, Renee Fleming and Steven Epstein win classical Grammy awards

     
    The San Francisco Symphony's recording of Mahler's Symphony No. 8 and the Adagio from Mahler’s unfinished Symphony No. 10 was the big winner in the classical categories at the Grammy Awards on Sunday. The recording won three trophies including best........
  • The year rap got drunk: 2009's best hip-hop songs about booze

     
    The last 12 months are likely to be remembered for their eclectic cultural sweep -- as the year Tiger Woods was sucked into a vortex of groupie hell, Bernard Madoff’s Ponzi scheme came tumbling down and “The Real Housewives of......