Bad Trip

The Blaskets are a small cluster of hilly islands in Ireland, where until recently villagers are said to have lived out their ancient ways…

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Esprit de Corpse

During the New England summers of her childhood, author Elizabeth Strout fell in love with the physical world: the seaweed-covered rocks along the coast,…

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Brought to You by the Number Six

It takes not only literary prowess but also a fine-tuned ability to count to write a proper six-word memoir. Lacking in the former (“I…

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Writers with Drinks

Amy Tan’s characters are so formulaic, she makes Dan Brown look like William Burroughs. Pow! Tan better get used to it: She’s the guest…

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