Kevin Nguyen discusses his debut novel, NEW WAVES.
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Helen Phillips discusses her new novel, THE NEED.
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Naben Ruthnum discusses CURRY: EATING, READING, AND RACE and FIND YOU IN THE DARK.
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“I want to make a case for the serious, literary legitimacy of the female experience of self-construction.”
Tags: American Psycho, Arielle Bernstein, Bret Easton Ellis, d.h. lawrence, Eating Disorder, fashion, female friendship, gender inequality, gender performance, gillian flynn, Gone Girl, henry james, journalism, LiveJournal, millennials, New York City, sexism, Social Creature, Social Media, tara isabella burton, The Rumpus Mini-Interview Project, Thomas Hardy, Thriller, Upper East Side, Upper West Side, vintage clothes, vox, writing process
Sometimes life is so big and so loud and being a human being in the world is so much I feel overwhelmed and need a cocoon. ...more
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Joe Ide discusses his debut novel,
IQ his writing process, and why he enjoys fly fishing. ...more
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Good things happen when people who grow up listening to Thriller become poets. There’s going to be a new Bukowski exhibit down Southern California way, including his “annotated racing forms” that will teach you his system for playing the horses. Jason Pinter takes on the idea that men don’t read. “I guess in this world, […]