Spring with my New Neighbors by Jacinta Camacho Kaplan

Spring with my New Neighbors by Jacinta Camacho Kaplan

Spring with my New Neighbors The day broke this morning with a chorale of song by my new neighbors some very lovely birds serenading me…

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Arundhati Roy: India's Bold and Brilliant Daughter

Arundhati Roy: India’s Bold and Brilliant Daughter

  Ian Jack    for the Guardian Sat. 29, January 2011       Arundhati Roy took the literary world by storm 14 years ago with The God of Small Things….

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Ishmael Reed Sits Down with Louis Gossett, Jr.

Ishmael Reed Sits Down with Louis Gossett, Jr.

Ishmael Reed I interviewed Lou Gossett, Jr. in his lovely Malibu home on June 25, 2010. His talk ranged over a number of topics. After…

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Once More by the Lake

Once More by the Lake

E.B. White     One summer, along about 1904, my father rented a camp on a lake in Maine and took us all there for…

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Confessions of a Political Pornographer: A Cautionary Tale for Young Writers and Editors

Confessions of a Political Pornographer: A Cautionary Tale for Young Writers and Editors

 Robert Gover             In 1965 when I was 35, my literary agent, Scott Meredith, landed a record-breaking contract with Pocket Books for my fifth novel,…

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In Just 30 Days, You too Can Write a Masterpiece

In Just 30 Days, You too Can Write a Masterpiece

 Andrew Johnson   Hundreds of thousands of aspiring novelists around the world will put pen to paper – or fingers to keyboard – tomorrow with…

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Growing Up Muslim-Lebanese in America

Growing Up Muslim-Lebanese in America

Sam Hamod   Often when I’m introduced to Anglos, people say, “Did you say Hammond or was it Hamon?” I reply, “Hamod, like Mohammed.”  In…

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