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Writing as Resistance

Doomed writers buried their accounts of the Warsaw ghetto in the hope that they could teach whoever unearthed the documents about good, evil, indifference and the importance of the truth as an act of resistance. They have left us a trove of papers on how to construct a life of meaning.

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The Instant Gratification Culture Is Killing Fine Writers

A sometimes acrid essay by an author and former creative writing professor delivers some tough love to people hoping to become published writers.

Posted on Mar 5, 2015 READ MORE



The Empty Room

Lauren B. Davis’ novel dissects the patterns of fear, denial, lies and justification that propel an alcoholic further into an addiction that destroys everything she has and is.

Posted on Jun 6, 2014 READ MORE



Write A House

Free Homes for Writers in Detroit? (Video)

Directors of the nonprofit Write A House are bent on fixing up some portion of the Michigan city’s thousands and thousands of vacant and blighted homes and handing them over to writers for virtually nothing, forever.

Posted on Dec 26, 2013 READ MORE



Mr. Fish

Masturbation: The Typing Requirement

Only when I first started reading what other people had written did I begin to realize that possessing the ability to write shouldn’t automatically demand that a person become a writer.

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By George W. Bush

If authoring a war against innocent civilians abroad and civil liberties at home wasn’t enough, George W. Bush is toying with the idea of writing a book upon leaving the Oval Office in January.

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Kurt Vonnegut Dead at 84

The iconic writer, who challenged conventional wisdom through 14 novels and numerous essays, died Wednesday from a brain injury. Vonnegut survived a nearly lifelong smoking habit only to succumb to a recent fall in his apartment. He once joked that he would prefer to die in a plane crash on Kilimanjaro and said he would avoid suicide “so as not to set a bad example for my children.”

Posted on Apr 12, 2007 READ MORE


The Boy Crisis
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Ellen Goodman: The ‘Boy Crisis’ Is a Red Herring

Although it’s sexier and more startling to talk about boys falling behind girls in schools, the real dividing line is race and class.

Posted on Jul 5, 2006 READ MORE


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