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Posts Tagged: New York Times Magazine

Murderer’s Murder Mystery Wins Prize

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When the judges of a lucrative “debut-detective-novel writing contest” chose Alaric Hunt’s murder mystery Cuts Through Bone, they didn’t realize it was written in prison by an actual murderer. Click here to read a New York Times Magazine piece about Hunt’s crime, his novel, and what Minotaur Press decided to do with a criminal’s crime novel. While […]

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Pioneer Women

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My own mother bought our clothes at the mall. She didn’t allow pork in the house and mostly cooked curry. The saris she wore didn’t require needlework. Growing up in Wyoming, Nina McConigley longed for an authentic pioneer life like she read about in the Little House on the Prairie books—and resented her mother, an immigrant […]

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Ultrarunning, Ultrawriting

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The relationship between writing and running has a long history, so perhaps it’s not surprising to see a cluster of longreads having to do with ultrarunning. One is this New York Times Magazine profile of Kilian Jornet Burgada, “the most dominating endurance athlete of his generation,” who, judging by the article, seems to be some sort of […]

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The Lives They Loved

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Last month, The New York Times Magazine asked readers to share photographs of loved ones who passed away in 2011. The result is “The Lives They Loved,” an interactive feature revealing 291 photos that “illustrate a story from their lives.” Much love for friend, writer, and continual inspiration, Devin Lomax Bolkom Smith.

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Creativity Tapping With Lynda Barry

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Veteran cartoonist Lynda Barry is highlighted in this New York Times piece, which explores her current roles, specifically that of a “creativity guru,” teaching creative writing classes for nonwriters. “Narrative, Barry believes, is so hard-wired into human beings that creativity can come as naturally to adults as it does to children. They need only to […]

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Random Media Notes

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New York Times Magazine withdraws altered photo essay. Is unconcious plagiarism, ala Maureen Dowd, real? Yes and no. Pandora, online radio stations, reach fee deal. Analyst who made forecast about Up admits to being wrong. NFL says no to players tweeting during the game. How much money are Facebook and Myspace making? (via Mashable)

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