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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.

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.
Mar 05, 2015

@stephiekrik I could too, in theory; but in practice there'd be a lot of squinting involved.

Mar 05, 2015

RT @NiemanLab: Here’s how the NYT, BuzzFeed, the FT and more are preparing for news on smartwatches

Mar 05, 2015

Eventually we will all be watching YouTube & checking emails on a pinkie ring.

Mar 05, 2015

Reading about sites prepping to create news for smartwatches & wondering if the next gen's eyesight will adapt for smaller & smaller type.

Mar 05, 2015

'Homesickness is a wonderful thing': Dennis Lehane tells @paperhaus what happens when a Boston writer moves to LA

Mar 05, 2015

@evankindley I asked to be on the episode with Flava Flav & Winona Ryder but it didn't work out.

Mar 05, 2015

TBT to the the time I was on Bjork's version of Hollywood Squares w/ RZA, Thom Yorke & Alexander McQueen

Mar 04, 2015

I love that @rtraister made smart points about HRC on MSNBC while her sleeping baby made TV debut. That's a good kid

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