Lost for Words

Lit geeks know Edward St. Aubyn, acerbic British author of six novels, one of which (At Last) contains the following sentence: “I think my…

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Writers Blockade

British author Zadie Smith, known best for her acclaimed first novel White Teeth, will be speaking at the Nourse as part of City Arts…

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Brevity Is the Soul of It

Kay Ryan is a classic poet, which is to say that she’s spent a lot of time working as a teacher at a community…

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Word for Word

With so many serious writers working in the children's section, kids’ books are a welcome trap door into high culture. And nobody has tripped…

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Remember Hey Faggot?

Savage Love, the wildly popular sex column by Dan Savage, the editorial director of Seattle's alt-weekly The Stranger, is not just smart and egalitarian…

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