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April 2, 2012

Fifty Shades of Fan Fiction 23

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For every story that puts Harry, Ron, and Hermione in some kind of BDSM threesome, there are a thousand stories in which they manage to save the world without having any sex at all. So why does fan fiction’s stigma persist?

April 2, 2012

I Doubt The Authors Would’ve Been Thrilled With This 0

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Deep South Magazine‘s Hunter Murphy compiled a list of “The Greatest Bromances in Southern Literature.”

April 2, 2012

New from Jess Walter 0

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The Financial Lives of the Poets author Jess Walter has a new short story out in the Kindle Single format: “Don’t Eat Cat“.

April 2, 2012

“This Book is Delicious!” 2

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The German design firm Korefe partnered up with Gerstenberg Publishing to release a special edition cookbook that’s edible. The recipes have been imprinted on fresh pasta pages which can be baked into a lasagna. (via)

April 2, 2012

Underground Poetry 0

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Three cheers, NYC commuters, for the return of Poetry in Motion, the project which pairs poems with artwork on subway trains.

April 2, 2012

The Berenstain Bears and the Tyranny of Timeliness 10

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The news hook is an ugly necessity. In my five years as a political speechwriter, I wrote and placed dozens of op-ed pieces for my bosses — and each time, a little bow of deference to the news cycle, no matter how halfhearted — helped answer the mandatory question: not “why this?” but “why this, now?”

April 1, 2012

Keep An Open Mind About It 0

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From the annals of Wikipedia: would you rather have Witzelsucht or Foerster’s syndrome? Whichever you decide, it looks like neuron your own with this one.

April 1, 2012

Highly Recommended 0

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Some kind soul has put the title story from Alvin Levin’s under-appreciated collection Love Is Like Park Avenue online for all to enjoy. That means you.

April 1, 2012

Unsustainable Sustainability 0

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Brian Nitz wants environmentalists and writers to seriously consider whether the word “sustainable” is, well, sustainable. (Related: this XKCD comic)

April 1, 2012

The Millions Top Ten: March 2012 0

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Murakami returns to the top spot, but a shake-up is coming next month.