Curiosities: Dancing About Architecture
Debut short story writer
Matthew Vollmer gets some love. For those left baffled by descriptions of “the Purdie shuffle” in last week’s
New Yorker and , the mighty New York Times Bernard “Pretty” Purdie offers a demonstration. At the International Edible Book Festival,
you can chase down your Remembrance of Things Pasta with some Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Bread (via The Book Bench) Despite (or because of?) its compassionate ecumenicalism,
Sana Krasikov’s wins One More Year the Jewish Book Council’s Sami Rohr Prize.
A 1979 cover letter from then-unknown Kazuo Ishiguro, re: the story “Getting Poisoned.” Bonus features: Hemingwavian brevity, grease stains. The
New York Times Magazine’s editor ponders the fate of long-form journalism… …while
Vanity Fair questions the . Times’ relentless interactivity
Stephen King, once thought to be considering retirement, has been as prolific as ever, now announcing the November publication of a 1,120-page novel, , about a town that has been sealed off by an invisible force field. Under the Dome
The Complete Review turns 10!
30 Poets/30 Days: a celebration of children’s poetry “
Notes and Errata” on D. T. Max’s profile of David Foster Wallace “The Unfinished.” (via kottke)
Kassia Krozser says “ Enough With The Smell of Books, Okay?” about the olfactory argument in the ebooks debate.
William Zinsser on writing and On Writing Well keeping it up-to-date for 35 years. Google
poses a literary stumper.