Posts Tagged: Le Bataclan

The Real People: A Conversation with Rebecca Makkai

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Rebecca Makkai discusses her forthcoming third novel, The Great Believers, how she arrived at the book’s structure, and the story and its characters.

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This Week in Indie Bookstores

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A Paris bookseller writes about the terror attacks. Parisians, meanwhile, are responding to the terror attacks by buying up all the copies of Ernest Hemingway’s A Moveable Feast. Iranian bookstores opened early on Thursday last week in a campaign to encourage reading in the country. A bookstore in Germany serves as a cultural hub for […]

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Fighting Terrorism Through Language

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The terrorist organization that coordinated attacks in Paris last week has alternately been called ISIS, ISIL, and IS by government and media. However, when French President Francois Hollande addressed the world, he referred to the organization as Daesh for a very good reason: language. In addition to being a transliteration of the group’s Arabic acronym meaning […]

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This Week in Indie Bookstores

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Shakespeare & Co. sheltered twenty people during the terror attacks in Paris last week. New York City’s Shakespeare & Co., unrelated to the Parisian store, has some expansion plans. The shop and name was bought by Dane Neller, the CEO of On Demand Books, a company that makes the Espresso Book Machine. He envisions a […]

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Paris Forever

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That’s not to say being informed isn’t important—of course it is—but I suddenly felt a more important calling. I remembered the words of Marlon Brando in the wake of 9/11: “This is exactly the time for poetry!” Over at Lit Hub, Tyler Malone writes about the recent tragic events in Paris and finding some relief […]

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On Refugees, and Refusing to Be Scared

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The news that governors are suddenly deciding that they don’t want to welcome Syrian refugees has really driven home to me just how cowardly much of this country is. We talk tough, mind you, but when we’re asked to really open ourselves up to something, we refuse. I’m not talking about the country’s willingness to […]

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Remembering Those Lost at Le Bataclan

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In the wake of the tragedy that occurred in Paris this weekend, the identities of victims from the shooting at the Le Bataclan venue, where the Eagles of Death Metal were playing, have begun to surface. Read more about the issue via Pitchfork, as well as tributes to the deceased, including Les Inrocks reporter Guillaume B. […]

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