And the L.A. Times Festival of Books writers' survey says ... — The fantasy of being a writer appeals to so many of us: sitting in a book-lined study crafting perfectly wrought sentences, which an illustrious publisher swiftly transforms into a bestselling book and an indelible literary legacy. Missing from that idealized image is - well, the reality. Most writers struggle and stumble at every stage.
Apr 10, 2014

40% of fancy writers have lied about reading "Infinite Jest." @latimesbooks poll!…

Apr 10, 2014

cc EVERYBODY RT @mattdpearce 40% of fancy writers have lied about reading "Infinite Jest." @latimesbooks poll!…

Apr 10, 2014

40% of authors at @latimes festival of books surveyed admit to lying about whether they finished Infinite Jest…

Apr 10, 2014

RT @ColPhacts: 80% if you count the footnotes MT @NickRiccardi: 40% of @latimes book fest authors admit to lying abt Infinite Jest http://t…

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Ned Vizzini: Writers and friends pay tribute — Ned Vizzini, who died Thursday at the age of 32, was a successful YA author of books such as "It's Kind of a Funny Story" and "The Other Normals," who had recently expanded into Hollywood film and television. We asked a few writers who knew him to share their impressions and memories of him.
Dec 20, 2013

"He was the perfect collaborator...I can't fathom a world without him" Chris Columbus on his friend Ned Vizzini

Dec 20, 2013

"Ned Vizzini showed up when no one else did. Ned Vizzini bothered" --Beautiful Creatures' Margaret Stohl

Dec 20, 2013

RT @Laurie_Ochoa: "Ned Vizzini showed up when no one else did. Ned Vizzini bothered" --Beautiful Creatures' Margaret Stohl…

Of 'Pre-Saddened' Furniture and the Dangers of False Clarity — "My main problem vis-à-vis journalism is I just don't have an instinct for what's important," Charles D'Ambrosio writes self-effacingly in "The Crime That Never Was," one of 11 extraordinary essays crammed into this pocket-size book.
Sep 09, 2013

I actually reviewed Charles D'Ambrosio's Orphans the first time it came out, a tiny but delightful book:…

Still looking for love in all the trendiest places, the Goodbye Girls party on — Most of the women I know-and quite a few men-are girding themselves for the end of Sex and the City . No other recent TV series has teased out contemporary female ambivalence with such wicked humor. And although I don't know any women who talk about sex (or have it!)
Jul 22, 2013

@MeredithBlake Good! I wrote about the last season at the time & recall dissing it but apparently just ambivalent:…

Vice Bust - Page 1 - News - New York - Village Voice — Vice seemed to appear out of nowhere. Floating into downtown Manhattan record and clothing boutiques in the late '90s, the freebie magazine's peculiar fusion of style-rag gloss, fanzine irreverence, and wigga attitude rapidly snagged a devoted readership.
Jun 18, 2013

Years ago I did a feature on the Vice aesthetic, seems like it still holds pretty true:…

Nov 27, 2015

RT @WesleyLowery: Colorado Springs mayor: shooter is in custody, "huge crime scene," undetermined how many victims

Nov 27, 2015

RT @JamilSmith: The Colorado shooter reportedly brought propane tanks to the Planned Parenthood facility. This situation is only getting more chilling.

Nov 24, 2015

RT @latimesbooks: After the 'Serial' podcast, a book about Adnan Syed by Rabia Chaudry

Nov 24, 2015

How to get away with murder, newspaper edition.

Nov 22, 2015

RT @joycemillman: Follow my old Salon colleague @magiciansbook, who is tweeting links to memorable Salon pieces for its 20th anniversary. #salononce

Nov 20, 2015

RT @JamesGleick: Some days the dystopian novelist must feel like just giving up.

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