Valentine's Day is on Friday. But before you get all squirmy and pissed off about love, or the concept of celebrating love on one particular day, this week's best round-up of events isn't about that. Not really. Yes, V-Day events are already underway, but don't fret, we only honor the idea of being ... More >>
Hear from six terrific writers
So what exactly is experimental fiction?
A Master of Fine Arts in creative writing in America is a curious piece of paper, one that says something about the person holding it -- mostly, that they survived an MFA program without killing themselves, which apparently isn't easy -- and also, in some circles, acts as a certification that ... More >>
You may want to clone yourself for this
Writers battle it out for LDM glory
Brooklyn Book Festival Sunday, September 14 Borough Hall It was a late Saturday Los Angeles Times article that broke the news of David Foster Wallace's death for most of us, and it was their book editor David Ulin's quote, describing the scene at Saturday's National Book Critics Circle Board meetin ... More >>
Yesterday was the Brooklyn Book Festival at Borough Hall. The Voice's own Sound of the City was there, and reports on Joan Didion's "surprisingly young woman's voice," Henry Alford's assessment of Raymond Chandler ("Hilarious"), Rivka Galchen reading "some of her favorite Dewey Decimal subcategories ... More >>
The perfect place to meet that special bibliophile
A strange trip indeed!
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A sardonic Russian, and other summer book highlights