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  • Louis C.K., holy man

     Louis C.K., holy man
    Louis C.K., once merely a gifted comedian, is now a holy man. Last week, C.K. told Conan O'Brien that he doesn't let his daughters have smartphones. Children who communicate primarily through social media, he explained, don't learn basic interpersonal...
  • Three literary Kickstarter projects that aren't offensive

    Three literary Kickstarter projects that aren't offensive
    Last week there was a hubbub over a Kickstarter campaign to fund a "seduction" guidebook that included passages that encouraged men to be assertive with women. "Don't ask for permission. Be dominant. Force her to rebuff your advances," and other amateur...
  • The orgy of literary treasures bought at Sotheby's auction

    The orgy of literary treasures bought at Sotheby's auction
    Hold on to your hats: Things are about to get hot around here. Hot, that is, for people who love books, who covet literary rarities and whose pulses race at the thought of holding a first edition of F. Scott Fitzgerald's "The Great Gatsby" in their very...
  • All eyes on Apple as e-book price-fixing trial begins

    All eyes on Apple as e-book price-fixing trial begins
    Apple headed to court Monday, as its e-book price fixing trial begins. The U.S. Justice Department alleged last year that Apple had conspired with five publishers to set the prices for e-books when it was planning to launch the iPad and enter the e-book...
  • David L. Ulin's summer reading project

    David L. Ulin's summer reading project
    Summer is my favorite season — always has been. Partly, it's the light: slow and thick, like a glaze of honey spread across the world. Partly, it's the heat, which I feel in my joints, making me imagine I was loose-limbed again. But more than...
  • The artful meditation of Karen Green, David Foster Wallace's widow

    The artful meditation of Karen Green, David Foster Wallace's widow
    "Bough Down," the first book by artist Karen Green, arrives trailing a train of sorrow. Green was married to writer David Foster Wallace, who committed suicide in September 2008. He was 46. Green has surfaced intermittently since then, giving few...
  • Celebrate Thomas Pynchon's birthday with Pynchon in Public Day

    Celebrate Thomas Pynchon's birthday with Pynchon in Public Day
    Happy birthday to Thomas Pynchon! The reclusive authorĀ  of "Gravity's Rainbow," "The Crying of Lot 49," "Mason & Dixon" and more turns 76 today. Unlike the attention-seekers that clog our cultural aqueduct, Pynchon isn't likely to show up on CNN or NPR....
  • Stephen Colbert, Jennifer Egan and 'The Great Gatsby' [Video]

    On his show Thursday night, Stephen Colbert hosted a book club with distinct Oprah-like overtones: cozy chairs, yellow pillows, a pastel tie and chardonnay. The book at hand was F. Scott Fitzgerald's "The Great Gatsby." To discuss the novel, he...
  • A book for Mother's Day? The mystery of my mother's reading habits

    A book for Mother's Day? The mystery of my mother's reading habits
    No two readers are alike. No two mothers are alike. And the only way to really find out what might be a good book to get your mother for Mother’s Day is to ask her what she likes to read. My own mother’s reading habits have always been a bit...
  • Mixtape review: Chance the Rapper's stellar, infinite 'Acid Rap'

    Mixtape review: Chance the Rapper's stellar, infinite 'Acid Rap'
    This post has been updated. See below for details. An infinite jest, Chicago lyricist Chance the Rapper's stellar new mixtape "Acid Rap" begins with a woman's seductive voice -- chanteuse Lili K. -- uttering, "Even better than I was the last time, baby,...
  • Literary Death Match: Henry Rollins not big on spoken word

     
    Is spoken word poetry not literature? That's what, of all people, Henry Rollins seemed to say at an event in LA Wednesday night....