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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 ...

latimes.com — 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

latimes.com — 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

villagevoice.com — "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

villagevoice.com — 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

villagevoice.com — 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.
May 27, 2015

@GraywolfPress @Nosowsky Ah, now I understand why Erin was carrying that around all night!

May 27, 2015

RT @LorraineAli: Seismologist @DrLucyJones fact checks 'San Andreas' film in live tweets. "OMG! A chasm?" Like SO lame, Hollywood. fw.to/U6EK7Am

May 27, 2015

@paperhaus @DavanMaharaj Don't know if we are on same flight but the squealing dog next to me is named Serenity!

May 27, 2015

You know how sometimes you end up sitting next to an annoying passenger on a plane? I'm next to a tiny poodle who is whimpering loudly.

May 26, 2015

RT @sarahw: Lots of people making the "Good Stamp Is Hard to Find" joke today

May 26, 2015

I think Flannery O'Connor may be the most glamorous literary postage stamp model yet lat.ms/1Q8SHNF

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