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Books and Culture Editor — LA Times
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Books & Culture Editor at the LA Times

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.

How to be a writer — Aspiring writers often ask established authors,

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.

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.

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!)

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.
Oct 29, 2014

RT @sarahrlnrd: This is smart. "Why Google Will Kill Gmail"… No $$$ in unmediated "dumb pipes."

Oct 29, 2014

A history of the chapter at @pageturner: 'a way of dividing time and, therefore, of dividing experience'

Oct 29, 2014

Congrats to Michelle Meyering, new exec director of LA's @PENusa

Oct 29, 2014

Poet Galway Kinnell has died at 87. Nice to hear him read several poems at this @PoetryFound recording…

Oct 27, 2014

RT @BenjaminFMoser: As the Pentagon mans up to fight invisible foreign invader Ebola, Sontag's "Illness as Metaphor" remains unfortunately relevant as ever.

Oct 25, 2014

8 yr old asks: Why are all the songs on the radio by girls about breaking up with boys but all the songs by boys are about getting girls?

Oct 24, 2014

I may be the goth here but @paperhaus did double duty for Halloween w/ an author grave guide & this Anne Rice profile

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