Ray Bradbury, the Pulitzer Prize-cited sci-fi scribe who penned Fahrenheit 451 and The Martian Chronicles, died Tuesday night at 91.
And he wouldn't have wanted you to blog, Tweet, or Facebook about his death -- just like we're doing right now.
Much like his contemporary Kurt Vonnegut, Bradbury wa ... More >>
The circumferential crust of the pie is heavily embedded with sesame seeds, and seeds are scattered across the width of the pie, too, though in less profusion.
Rocket Joe sat in the window of his Delancey Street pizzeria reading the Post. If you saw him through the window, you might mistak ... More >>
Lorenzo CiniglioElaine Kaufman, the owner of the eponymous Upper East Side restaurant that for decades has served as a second home to legions of writers, died earlier this afternoon. The Post reports that Kaufman, who was 81, died from complications of emphysema.
A lifelong New Yorker, Kauf ... More >>
Victoria BekiempisSlaughterhouse five not required in preparation of this meal.
So Kurt Vonnegut and James Hilton were doing shots one night, and they got into a heated discussion about Kilgore Trout and gastronomy. Their concern: Trout's dining options in the mythic, Himalayan city of Shangr ... More >>
Best Coast TumblrBobb, Bethany, and Snacks
It's become increasingly impossible to mention Best Coast, the three-person vehicle for noise-pop Cali-queen Bethany Cosentino, without referencing her pet Snacks. That darn cat is on the cover of her debut full-length Crazy For You, nonchalantly poised am ... More >>
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April 30, 1970, Vol. XV, No. 18
Vonnegut & Earth Day
by Anna Mayo
It was the night before Earth Day. Kurt Vonnegut, set off by the ambience of the Algonquin Hotel, looked more like Mark Twain than Hal Holbrook.
He was talking about th ... More >>
Have you played with I Write Like yet? It's the site where we learned that Madonna's daughter and Kurt Vonnegut are basically the same writer. It's also been telling some users they write like Dan "Da Vinci Code" Brown, and people are getting pissed.
We were just checking Madonna and her daughter's blog today, like we do every day, and got to thinking: Who does Lourdes write like? David Foster Wallace? F. Scott Fitzgerald? The answer is actually Kurt Vonnegut.
Well, that's what I Write Like, the site where you can copy and paste your dr ... More >>
Of the many magical moments you'll have on New York City's subways, one of them is the respite from the rest of your life in the city that comes during those rare moments you get to use your time underground to finally get some reading done. Well, kiss that goodbye. Because you're being watch ... More >>
The wildly inventive and passionately polemical science-fiction writer Philip José Farmer quietly expired at home, Ash Wednesday morning, at the ripe age of 91. I and many others first became aware of Farmer's work in the 1970s, shortly after the first volume of his legendary Riverworld series, T ... More >>
"We always just wanted to be Fugazi, but people saw us otherwise."
Thursday: Geoff Rickly is the one in the middle
It's been almost a decade since Thursday released their breakout record Full Collapse, the album that launched the "post-hardcore" band into a major label contract with Island Records ... More >>