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Riese’s Team Pick: And The Heart Says Whatever

NY Mag: Who do you think will read your book? Emily Gould: Twenty-three year old girls who have Tumblr Accounts. I’m going to write something about Emily Gould’s And the Heart Says Whatever this week or yesterday. By repeatedly pressuring you to purchase it, I’m upping the chances that you’ll want to talk to me […]

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Riese’s Team Pick: Emily Gould & Megan Daum

I’ve been reading everything Megan Daum‘s written since 1998 (when I first discovered her via New Yorker essay) & especially loved her collection My Misspent Youth. So imagine my delight to see that Curtis Sittenfeld (author of Prep another favorite book) interviewed Megan in New York Magazine along with Emily Gould, who’s new book And […]

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Sarah’s Team Pick: Straphanger Fiction

This tumblr is a bit different than most. The concept of Straphanger Fiction is simple, but fun: every morning, the writer takes a photo of someone on her morning commute and then writes a short piece of fiction based on it. Consider it a mildly voyeuristic way to get a daily dose of creative writing!

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Riese’s Team Pick: Queer Zine Archive Project

“The mission of the Queer Zine Archive Project (QZAP) is to establish a “living history” archive of past and present queer zines and to encourage current and emerging zine publishers to continue to create. In curating such a unique aspect of culture, we value a collectivist approach that respects the diversity of experiences that fall […]

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J.D. Salinger, 91, Dies: All Eyes On the Literary Recluse Who Despised Our Eyes

J.D. Salinger, author of “Catcher in the Rye” and legendary recluse, dies of natural causes at the age of 91. Will death kill his well-cultivated privacy? How do we honor our literary idols using the same media machine employed to vaporize/idolize our dead celebrities & rock stars? Will we get to read all his unpublished books now? Why do some people feel entitled to that, or anything, from anyone who has passed away, ever?

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Riese’s Team Pick: Mary Gaitskill on Lady Gaga

I said once on twitter that I wanted to read Mary Gaitskill describe Lady Gaga, and then it turned out that such a thing had in fact already happened. !. Mary Gaitskill on Lady Gaga at ryeberg curated video: “This video is to me a picture of hell. It is so normal, yet so terrible.”