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The Story of Merge Records

July 24, 2014 • No Comments

“There are also hazards associated with having a record label in your bedroom.
The tape gun nearly killed me a few times.”
Merge Records defies everything you’ve heard about the music business. Started by two…

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What We Talk About When We Talk About Manuscripts

2 Comments July 17, 2014 • 2 Comments

When writers submit their projects for possible publication, it can feel like all of that hard work has been sucked into a black hole, especially if the response is ultimately a rejection. Having your project…

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Vive la France! Celebrate Bastille Day with William Alexander

No Comments July 13, 2014 • No Comments

For the most French of days, William Alexander, author of The $64 Tomato and the upcoming Flirting with French, shares some of France’s charms.

Vive la France! It’s Bastille Day! Never mind that the site of the famed…

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Share Your Moment

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We find ourselves in the throes of summer, filled with its infinite possibilities, warm nights, and life-changing adventures. Some of life’s most memorable moments happen during these months. And…

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Giveaway Tuesday: Of All the Gin Joints

2 Comments July 8, 2014 • 2 Comments

The golden days of Hollywood featured celebrities with larger-than-life personalities and even grander drinking habits. Mark Bailey dives deep into Tinseltown lore, revealing the legendary alcohol-fueled fights, drunken seductions and movie set sagas — brought…

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20 Years of Craig

3 Comments July 5, 2014 • 3 Comments

It was 20 years ago today that Craig Popelars came to Algonquin Books. Twenty exuberant, creative, hilarious, energetic, devoted, book-filled, beer-filled, prank-filled years. Craig is the mad marketing genius behind Algonquin. He’s the man who…

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July 2, 2014

Inspiration and the Eighties Anthem

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Imagine, if you would, a writer. Let’s put him in his car. He’s listening to the radio. (Kickin’ it old school, as it were.) Actually, he’s only half-listening, because really he’s thinking about deadlines. And lunch. And…

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July Lucky Stars: Summer Girls

No Comments July 1, 2014 • No Comments

Now that daylight lasts well into the evening, it’s as if the days are begging you to find a cool spot on the porch and catch up with your summer girls, your friends for a…

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