HOW TO Run A Marathon

October 29, 2010 • 4 Comments

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The question I’m most asked about running is “How far is this marathon?” (Yes, they are all 26.2 miles.) The second most common question is “How do you run a whole marathon?”
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October 28, 2010

MUDBOUND A convocation and a giveaway

21 Comments October 28, 2010 • 21 Comments

What does Hillary Jordan’s debut novel, Mudbound, have in common with the likes of Nickel & Dimed, Freakonomics, The Glass Castle, and Three Cups of Tea? The answer: it’s the 2010 selection for Appalachian State…

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October 26, 2010

What We’re Reading: Cutting for Stone

3 Comments October 26, 2010 • 3 Comments

Editors will tell you that there’s an occupational hazard that comes with the job. To wit: it can be hard to carve out time to read totally and utterly for pleasure.

That is why I…

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October 25, 2010

Algonquin Talks with Amy Salit, Fresh Air producer

4 Comments October 25, 2010 • 4 Comments

Amy Salit—one of the smartest, hardest working, and funniest producers in the biz—was kind enough to take time out from her busy schedule to talk about her career at Fresh Air, including legendary BEA parties…

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October 22, 2010

Short Story Pick of the Month

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Danielle Evans‘s debut story collection, Before You Suffocate Your Own Fool Self, received tons of critical acclaim when it was published just a couple months ago–from the New York Times, People, O: The Oprah Magazine,…

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October 21, 2010

Why I Love English Teachers

1 Comment October 21, 2010 • 1 Comment

1. I had my first shameless obsession with an English teacher when I was in kindergarten. Of course, she was also the craft maker and the hand holder and the nap enforcer, but I knew…

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October 20, 2010

Halloween cocktail, anyone?

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With Halloween right around the corner, you’re most likely facing three crucial questions: Where am I going to go? What am I going to wear? And what am I going to drink?

Never afraid to…

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October 18, 2010

CMJ Giveaway: The Extra Lens & Our Noise

16 Comments October 18, 2010 • 16 Comments

In New York City, fall is marked by the leaves in Central Park changing color, the sun setting well before the end of the work day, the return of chunky knitwear and thigh-high boots, and…

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October 15, 2010

Detroit Diary The GLIBA trade show

6 Comments October 15, 2010 • 6 Comments

DETROIT DIARY
Morning BBQ, Bookstores in Airports, & Red Cowboy Boots:
Life on the road at GLIBA’s trade show
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Monday, October 7th, 10:48am:

On Friday, Algonquin has me all set to board a plane…

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October 14, 2010

Booksellers Rock! Lanora Hurley, Next Chapter Bookshop

2 Comments October 14, 2010 • 2 Comments

Hey, whadda ya know, it’s the second installment of “Booksellers Rock!,” our series of profiles of independent booksellers. Today we hear from Lanora Hurley, owner of Next Chapter Bookshop in beautiful Milwaukee, WI. (Schlemiel! Schlimazel!…

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