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Posts Tagged: Steve Almond

New Tin House Podcast

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From our Pacific Northwesterly neighbors, a new Tin House podcast featuring Steve Almond for your enjoyment.

Steve Almond provides a lecture from last summer’s Writer’s Workshop, “Everything They Told You in MFA School Was Wrong, Except For The Debt.” He poses questions like, “What is writing?” It’s not “making shit up” but “decision-making.” There’s humor, there’s sarcasm, strong opinions and poignant life-lessons, true to Almond form.

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The Rumpus Books Sunday Supplement

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There’s been a lot of new people here lately, so if you’re new to the Rumpus (or if you’re not), Sunday’s the day where you can catch up with what Rumpus Books has been up to this week.

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The Rumpus Books Sunday Supplement

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Man, Rumpus Books has been busy. This week, we published quite a number of must-read reviews, excerpts, interviews, and even a reprint, all conveniently rounded up for you below the fold.

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Steve Almond on Music Criticism

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“Am I suggesting that music criticism is a pointless exercise? Yeah, I guess I am.

In many cases it’s even worse than that. Because critics are, by their very job description, charged with being hypercritical. I certainly was. It was as if my critic credibility depended on my not being fooled into actually enjoying myself.”

Rumpus contributor Steve Almond takes on music criticism over at The Boston Globe.

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Notable New York, This Week 3/22 – 3/28

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This week in New York a tribute to George Carlin, James Wood reads a book he’s never read before, Shya Scanlon gets other people to read his poems, NYC Twestival 2010, Huggabroomstik, Jeff Lewis and others cover songs by Major Matt Mason USA, Victor Lavalle and Maud Newton talk, and Lapham’s Quarterly holds a panel discussion on creativity.

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