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monty-heying's picture
Apr.03.2013
It's debatable the degree to which anyone can actually be taught to write, but according to one source Salinger blossomed while taking Whit Burnett's writing class at Columbia University. Publicly, Salinger has given credit to The New Yorker for teaching him to write by virtue of their...
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Aug.21.2012
The Ascent of the A-Word: Assholism and the First 60 Years. by Geoffrey Nunberg Book Review It is delightful that a respected linguist would take up the challenge of writing about an inelegant word that has become a staple of our spoken language. Although it is not surprising as his other books...
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Aug.01.2012
Gore Vidal was an accomplished author, playwright, essayist, screenwriter, and a political activist. His swath of friendship transcended American presidents, Oscar-winning actors,  scribes who earned a Pulitzer Prize, and other iconic 20th century figures. He was briefly...
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Jun.27.2012
Even with writing from staples of the journalistic essay - sex, romance, humor, and, of course, NYC - Ephron found ways to freshen up those old subjects and make them contemporary.  In the 60s, during a protracted newspaper strike, she and others began their own newspaper, where Ephron...
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Mar.14.2012
"Our Presidents should not be able to conduct secret operations which violate our principles, jeopardize our rights, and have not been subject to the checks and balances which normally keep policies in line." - Morton Halperin    Former Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for...
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Feb.21.2012
Every now and then, I like to feel connected to writing and real writers, so I subscribe to one of those writing magazines. Makes me feel I’m doing something positive towards my efforts to write, and you never know I might read an article that shows me how to write brilliantly, get published,...
bob-mustin's picture
Oct.20.2011
It's always a pleasant surprise when the reader in me finds a new publication worth subscribing to. In fact, I've just renewed my subscription to CNF. I received the Summer 2011 edition a couple of weeks ago, and I'm pleased to report that there are some pieces well worth any reader's time -...
dale-estey's picture
May.05.2011
Norman Mailer’s Eclectic Life, as Seen Through His Last Home  Trevor Tondro for The New York Times Norman Mailer expanded his fourth-floor apartment in Brooklyn Heights into a nautical adventureland and filled it with mementos of his life. Now that he and his wife are deceased, his nine children...
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Nov.22.2010
No writer could've made up a character like Norris Church Mailer.  With a life filled with so many twists and turns, any editor would've raised their eyebrows and said, "My God, what was this woman? Forrest Gump?" Born Barbara Jean Davis, a Southern Baptist girl whose family went to...
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Aug.14.2010
Continued from Part 1 of Author Gore Vidal and the Sexual Signs of Our Political Times These biographies on Tennessee Williams proved particularly vulnerable to the blade of Vidal's wit because of his friendship with the playwright, whom he nicknamed "the Glorious Bird." Such intimacy...