Posts Tagged: iphone

The Rumpus Poetry Book Club Chat with Khadijah Queen

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Khadijah Queen about her new collection I’m So Fine, the importance of including sexual assault as a part of everyday life, and how the poems in the collection found their form.

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The Rumpus Interview with Terry McDonell

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Terry McDonell talks about his new memoir The Accidental Life and his career in the magazine business, which spans the beginning of New Journalism through the digital revolution.

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The Rumpus Interview with Vi Khi Nao

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Vi Khi Nao on her new novel Fish in Exile, why women shouldn’t apologize (even when they’re wrong), moving between genres, and why humor is vital in a novel full of darkness and grief.

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The Rumpus Interview with Louisa Hall

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Author Louisa Hall discusses her latest novel, Speak, the future of artificial intelligence, and how playing squash taught her a love of literary technique.

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The Rumpus Interview with Bud Smith

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Novelist Bud Smith talks about his new book, F-250, working construction and metalworking, finding writing after his friend’s death, and crashing his car over and over again.

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Now, Writing is for Extroverts Too

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When my wife proposed writing a novel together last year, I was initially resistant but not for the most obvious reasons. I wasn’t worried about our ability to work together. I wasn’t even worried about whether we could actually produce a good novel. We had decades of writing experience between us, mostly as reporters for […]

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The Web Isn’t Nirvana (But You Can Get All Their Albums For Free)

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On February 26, 1995, just about twenty years ago, Newsweek published an article by Clifford Stoll called “Why the Internet Won’t Be Nirvana.” In it, Stoll provides a litany of faults to be found in the nascent web. Although there’s a decidedly un-zen tone to the article, Stoll makes some surprisingly accurate predictions—right alongside some laughable ones. […]

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Go Tell It on the iPhone

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Praise the writer’s notebook, and praise the evolution of the writer’s notebook. Over at the New Yorker, Casey Cep writes about archiving the daily details digitally in photographs, rather than on paper: Photography engenders a new kind of ekphrasis, especially when the writer herself is the photographer. That is why I have found myself so willing to […]

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Science Saturday

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In yet another example of how the real world is far weirder than most peoples’ imaginations, I give you brain-shrinking algae. NASA has an iPhone app. There are scientific questions with surprising answers, and then there’s this one. MSNBC has a terrific collection of insect photos. Really beautiful closeups. The Walt Disney company is offering […]

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Morning Coffee

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fresh links every morning at 6a.m. Make your own Obamicon. A ten minute YouTube biography of Ernest Hemingway. At the intersection of flash fiction, white pizza, a blackberry run amok, and a disastrous rash on the upper thigh, is Goodjobbb. An iPhone love story. Billed as a game you can play, it’s actually “a story […]

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Phone or Book?

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ScrollMotion has signed deals with several major publishers to produce best-selling and new books as eBooks for the iPhone. ScrollMotion is different from other eReaders in that it covers newer titles and each book is a stand alone application. Karen Templer at Readerville is not feeling it. Maud Newton’s on board.

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