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.
Apr 10, 2014

40% of fancy writers have lied about reading "Infinite Jest." @latimesbooks poll! latimes.com/books/jacketco…

Apr 10, 2014

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

Apr 10, 2014

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

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

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.
Dec 20, 2013

"He was the perfect collaborator...I can't fathom a world without him" Chris Columbus on his friend Ned Vizzini lat.ms/1dsrdjM

Dec 20, 2013

"Ned Vizzini showed up when no one else did. Ned Vizzini bothered" --Beautiful Creatures' Margaret Stohl lat.ms/1dsrdjM

Dec 20, 2013

RT @Laurie_Ochoa: "Ned Vizzini showed up when no one else did. Ned Vizzini bothered" --Beautiful Creatures' Margaret Stohl http://t.co/3pXC…

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.
Sep 09, 2013

I actually reviewed Charles D'Ambrosio's Orphans the first time it came out, a tiny but delightful book: villagevoice.com/2005-02-01/boo…

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!)
Jul 22, 2013

@MeredithBlake Good! I wrote about the last season at the time & recall dissing it but apparently just ambivalent: villagevoice.com/2003-12-30/art…

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.
Jun 18, 2013

Years ago I did a feature on the Vice aesthetic, seems like it still holds pretty true: villagevoice.com/2002-11-12/new…

Feb 06, 2016

@oliverswang Exactly. Probably dragged the same obsolete garbage through 3 different laptops now...

Feb 06, 2016

Basically the inside of my laptop looks like a warren of rooms inhabited by the Collyer Brothers.

Feb 06, 2016

Midway through transferring contents of old laptop to new, dawned on me I should've cleaned it up first. Dragging old mess to a new home.

Feb 05, 2016

@LacqueredStudio I'm not actually hoping rock stars will die; just think it might make us feel better to see who's left in one simple place

Feb 05, 2016

Smart @sheelahk piece on the ever-growing women's empowerment conference circuit: bloomberg.com/features/2016-…

Feb 05, 2016

Has anyone taken an inventory of which music icons are still breathing? An "Abe Vigoda is alive/dead"-style page might be helpful.

Feb 03, 2016

RT @sarahw: The Whiting Foundation is launching a Creative Nonfiction Grant. Application/more details here: whiting.submittable.com/submit/58029ee…

Feb 02, 2016

@michelledean I see expensive coffee/taxidermy shops and overpriced rents in your block's future.

Feb 02, 2016

RT @ManohlaDargis: 1932 ad for Oscar Micheaux's film company: "Why not give them one of our Negro features as a change?" t.co/1zcWvfL54o


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