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Saturday Afternoon Links Because Rain Threatens

Robert Lipsyte wrote for the New York Times that boys aren’t reading. The Rejectionist neatly sums up everything that’s troubling about Lipsyte’s piece.

At the Los Angeles Review of Books, Emily Green writes about how her work was plagiarized.

Anna Clark wrote a lovely essay about writing, necessity, heat, performing the role of writer and more.

That essay was inspired by this week’s Dear Sugar which is also well worth the read. That column is always worth reading.

White Readers Meet Black Authors has a list of fall releases including Percival Everett.

Maud Newton offers a really interesting take on how DFW has stylistically influenced the way we argue on the Internet, and not for the better.

Fuckscapes by Sean Kilpatrick is available for pre-order from Blue Square Press.

My favorite new Tumblr is Fashion It So which takes a close look at the beautiful fashions of Star Trek: TNG.

Roundup / 37 Comments
August 20th, 2011 / 5:45 pm

Unto Us, These States of Grace: A Love Letter to Sugar

When I was younger, I used to read Dear Abby and Ask Ann Landers. Those advice columns offered brief glimpses into the troubled lives of others. Sometimes, the columns were lighthearted and humorous with advice on how to deal with inlaws or children who refused to move out at the age of 31. There were more serious columns that dealt with addiction, or the death of a loved one, or a crumbling marriage. The advice of Ann and Abby was always sage, albeit a bit tame. In a few sentences they applied down home wisdom and common sense but more than anything their advice felt like a brief reminder that we are not alone.


Massive People / 48 Comments
July 16th, 2010 / 3:35 pm