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Books and Culture Editor — Los Angeles Times

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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

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:…

Oct 08, 2015

And my DVR is working overtime thx to #TrailblazingWomenInFilm on @tcm: Girlfriends, Valley Girl, Wanda and Border Radio this week

Oct 08, 2015

And the Nobel winner for literature is....Svetlana Alexievich. That's who you were rooting for, right?

Oct 06, 2015

The snow-covered ground on a hot LA day was probably too much of a giveaway.

Oct 06, 2015

Is this: a) Neighbors jumping the Xmas decorations gun or B) A holiday TV commercial shoot?

Oct 06, 2015

@MargaretWappler I sometimes think I should wear a warning sign around my neck with this info.

Oct 06, 2015

If you thought "Gen X" and "Millenial" were horrible labels, just be glad you're not a "Becomer"…

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