A Fan’s Notes on A Fan’s Notes

4 Comments Brock Clarke on Frederick Exley’s cult classic photo credit: Jon Hughes/ Photopresse .I first read Frederick Exley’s A Fan’s Notes in the summer of 1993. I was at my parents’ house in upstate New York.…

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Ask Dr. Bleedingheart

No Comments No Comments Dear Dr. Bleedingheart, Help! There’s this really cute guy working at a local bookstore near my office and I’d love to ask him out. But every time I go into the store he’s busy with…

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More From Merge: The New Arcade Fire Album

1 Comment 1 Comment Christinne Muschi for The New York Times Arcade Fire, the indie-rock band that surprised everyone with its meteoric rise, releases its third CD, “The Suburbs,” today. The album is already receiving amazing reviews and attention,…

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Jam Sessionwith Heather Lende

No Comments No Comments No, not THAT kind of jam session. We’re talking about berry jam. Fresh-picked, home-made, sticky summer jam. Today, we have an excerpt about jamming from Heather Lende’s Take Good Care of the Garden and the…

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Ask Dr. Bleedingheart

No Comments No Comments Dear Dr. Bleedingheart, I’ve leaving in a few weeks for a vacation with extended family at a beach house that we’ve rented for a week. Do you have any tips for surviving the week with…

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Ask Dr. Bleedingheart

No Comments No Comments Dear Dr. Bleedingheart, I’m attending a housewarming party for a young couple who love good food and outdoor entertaining. I want to get them something useful and enduring–maybe to help with their garden or to…

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Guest Post: Mei-Ling Hopgood

No Comments No Comments This column appeared in the New York Daily News on Nov. 6, 2009 _________________________________________________ From the author of Lucky Girl, Mei-Ling Hopgood I can’t help but do a double take when I see a little…

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Goodwin’s Dream Golf Blog

No Comments No Comments Today we have an entry from Stephen Goodwin‘s Dream Golf Blog, where he talks about the subjects covered in his new book, Dream Golf: The Making of Brandon Dunes. _____________________________________________________ Opening Day at Old Macdonald…

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Author Q&A: Stephen Goodwin

1 Comment 1 Comment This is Stephen Goodwin–author of four previous books (including the acclaimed novel Breaking Her Fall), former director of the literature program at the National Endowment for the Arts, two-time president of the PEN/Faulkner Foundation, and…

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From Largehearted Boy—Peep Show Soundtrack

4 Comments 4 Comments Josh Braff, author of the new book PEEP SHOW, put together a playlist for the (really awesome) blog Largehearted Boy. We liked it so much, we had to repost it! You can see this post…

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